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Get Cooking Tips At Ossining's Down To Earth Markets' Learning Center

Down to Earth Markets will host several events for those interested in sharing and learning cooking secrets.
Down to Earth Markets will host several events for those interested in sharing and learning cooking secrets. Photo Credit: Contributed
Christiane will instruct participants in the art of baking heart-shaped Linzer cookies on Feb. 11.
Christiane will instruct participants in the art of baking heart-shaped Linzer cookies on Feb. 11. Photo Credit: Contributed

OSSINING, N.Y. -- Down to Earth Markets invites popular food makers to share their secrets in the 2015 Learning Center series.

Starting on Wednesday, Feb. 11, the monthly events will be held on Wednesday evenings at the Down to Earth Markets office in Ossining. Tickets are $15 per event or $40 for three events and are available now at DowntoEarthMarkets.com .

“The emphasis of this series will be on how-to instruction,” explained Miriam Haas, founder of Down to Earth Markets. “It’s a way to get behind the scenes with talented food makers and learn their techniques and insights.”

The kickoff event, Bake Up the Love, on Wednesday, Feb. 11, features Christiane Kirchgaessner of Christiane’s Backstube, who is renowned for baking in the German and Austrian traditions. Over the recent holiday season, she sold out of almond crescents (Vanillekipferl) and other treats at Down to Earth Farmers Markets. Kirchgaessner will instruct participants in the art of baking heart-shaped Linzer cookies just in time for Valentine’s Day. Everyone will go home with a gift bag of some freshly baked cookies and the printed recipe.

Other events in the series include the following:

  • Tastes of Spring Bloom with Great Olive Oil Kontoulis, Family Olive Oil and Demi Olive Oil. Share family techniques from farm to bottle, including a cooking demonstration with fresh, local produce on Wednesday, March 11.
  • The Perfect Food Cooking class by Barry Schwartz of Grown in Brooklyn, which will feature tempeh dishes made with seasonal vegetables on Wednesday, April 8.

All learning center classes will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Down to Earth Markets' office is at 173 Main St., 3rd floor, in Ossining.

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