Want to get more out of the ducks and geese you brought home last season? Or do you want to know – exactly – what you can do with a whole duck or goose you bought in the store? Come on down to the Sacramento Library (828 I Street, downtown) and I will walk you through the ins and outs of cooking waterfowl.
This will be a seminar with lots of Q&A — basically I hope it to be everything you ever wanted to know about cooking ducks and geese but were afraid to ask.
The event is free, and begins at 6:25 pm. There will be copies of my new book “Duck, Duck, Goose” for sale afterwards.
Bodega Bay, CA
Excellent tides on a weekend?! Yes, please. I will be taking advantage of this by leading a class on how to catch Northern California’s largest clams: Horsenecks and Washington clams; the tides won’t be good enough for geoducks, though. The tide is early, so we will be in Bodega Bay and head out onto the salt flat.
Cost: $50 and includes brunch (I’m cooking), and a copy of either Duck, Duck, Goose: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Waterfowl, Both Farmed and Wild or my first book, Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast.
Acorn Processing and Cooking Class
Yes, I know it isn’t acorn season, but I’ve received many requests to show people how to process and cook with acorns and acorn flour, so here’s your chance to learn first hand. I will show you how to process acorns — from whatever species — to leach out the bitterness, how to make flour, and how to cook with your acorns once you have them processed.
Acorns were the mainstay of the diet of many California Indians, especially those who lived in and around Sacramento. You’ll learn which oaks have the best acorns for eating, what’s different about each one and all you ever wanted to know about turning this normally unloved nut into a high-carbohydrate, high-protein food that’s just downright tasty.
Where: Whole Foods, 4315 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA.
When: Monday, May 5 at 6 pm.
Cost: $50, includes a copy of Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast (which has a whole chapter on acorns!)
Click here to register for the class.