The Liberty Elm Diner will serve a local farm-to-diner “Earth Dinner” for 40th anniversary of Earth Day. For more information and to make reservations (required) please visit this online reservation page on The Liberty Elm’s site.
On Monday, April 19th at 8:00 p.m., filmmakers Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney of King Corn and The Greening of Southie will appear at the Brown University Salomon Center for Teaching, DeCiccio Family Auditorium to share their latest food and film project, TRUCK FARM. The event is free and open to the public.
Their stop in Providence is one in a 1200 mile tour along the eastern seaboard, where Ellis and Cheney are hitting the road with their public art project TRUCK FARM – a rolling garden they’ve installed in the back of a vintage pickup. While at Brown, Ellis and Cheney will speak about the importance of sustainable and local agriculture and share segments of their work-in-progress TRUCK FARM film.
This Saturday is the first National Food Bloggers Bake Sale (part of the Great American Bake Sale). This sale raises money for Share Our Strength, a national organization fighting to end childhood hunger in the United States. The Bake Sale will take place on Saturday, April 17th, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at The Pizza Place Restaurant at 43 Broad Street in Westerly, RI.
If you can’t make it to the Bake Sale please consider a donation to Share Our Strength online. Thank you.
On Wednesday, April 14, 2010, McCoy will speak about her experience writing a cookbook based upon her blog. The talk is free and will be held at the URI Kingston Campus, Coastal Center, Weaver Auditorium, at 6:30pm.
As a successful freelance producer for network and cable television, McCoy once enjoyed gourmet food with little concern for price. Then the recession hit and the freelance work all but disappeared. As a result, McCoy embarked on a mission: to eat the best food she and her husband could while spending as little as possible. Fortunately, both McCoy and her husband, JR Richardson, have been having fun meeting the challenge, with McCoy sharing humorous moments (such as the time Richardson attempted to hypnotize one of their slightly-past-prime-for-egg-production hens in preparation for humane slaughter, but instead ended up scaring the whole coop into increased egg production, or McCoy’s obsessive squash bug management techniques) in addition to recipes on her blog.
The Poor Girl Gourmet cookbook aims to dispel the myth that inexpensive food is of inferior quality, unhealthy, or difficult to prepare. Each meal for four costs $15 or less, with many of the recipes coming in at under $10. McCoy relies on techniques learned from her mother, grandmothers, and years of home cooking to create memorable meals from less expensive ingredients, and always with an eye toward quality and flavor. McCoy included a “splurges” chapter that features recipes for $15 to $30 for four, as well as a wine recommendations chapter. In addition to recipe development and writing essays on gardening and preserving, McCoy shot the photography for the book.