Perfect Picnic with Keegan Rodgers

Keegan C. Rodgers, owner of The Lakehouse Bakery in Chelsea, leads this lively talk!

It's the best time of the year in Michigan and the perfect time for al fresco dining. Learn how to pick the right foods, recipes, and pairings for a lovely outdoor picnic for a family, a small group of friends or a romantic meal for two. Learn tips & tricks for packing a perfect picnic baskea.

Japan Week | Wagashi Confectionery Making Demonstration with Toshiko Sugii Steffes

Join us for a demonstration on making and decorating nerikiri representing the four seasons by Toshiko Sugii Steffes. Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections originally made to be served at tea ceremonies. They are considered a visual and culinary art form and are often enjoyed during special occasions or seasonal transitions. Nerikiri is a type of Wagashi that is created using white butter beans, sugar, mochi, and food coloring. 

This demonstration will happen twice, first at 2:00pm then again at 6:00pm.

Japan Week | Wagashi Confectionery Making Demonstration with Toshiko Sugii Steffes

Join us for a demonstration on making and decorating nerikiri representing the four seasons by Toshiko Sugii Steffes. Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections originally made to be served at tea ceremonies. They are considered a visual and culinary art form and are often enjoyed during special occasions or seasonal transitions. Nerikiri is a type of Wagashi that is created using white butter beans, sugar, mochi, and food coloring.  

This demonstration will happen twice, first at 2:00pm then again at 6:00pm.

Recipe Share | Rock the Crockpot

Each week, AADL staff members share recipes in a specific category – from “Unusual Veggies” to “Favorite Cookies” - whether tried and true or tried and failed. The recipes that are discussed in this episode are attached to this event page. Please join the conversation in the comments section! What are your favorite recipes from this week’s category?

Gardening and Farm Fest | Ryan Poe of The Hungry Locavore

Ryan Poe is a local farmer and the owner and operator of The Hungry Locavore weekly 'At Will' CSA share that runs year around. Traditionally CSA models revolve around one farm's products for a set amount of weeks whereas The Hungry Locavore offers produce from multiple farms and farm to table prepared foods in the weekly share offerings, and individuals can opt in or opt out of purchase each week. This project is all about building community and sustainability with a focus on consuming local food.

Culinary Historians | The History of Bread in Medieval Europe

In his Summation of All Theology (published in the 1260s), Thomas Aquinas stated categorically that God was not present in sacred breads made from any grains other than wheat. Aquinas further advised that the wheaten host should be made as small, flat, white discs without any leavening, completely unlike the bread people ate at home. Yet a thousand years earlier Christians had celebrated Jesus’s Last Supper using whatever breads they had at hand.