Monday, May 11, 2009

A Spicy Feed Me/Drink Me Meet and Greet!

Hey, kids – I know it's been a long break but at little face-to-face get together is the perfect way to come back! Mark your calendars for next Thursday, May 21 as the fabulous Kirsten of Middle West Meals and I team up with Second Helpings to host a community get-together.

Here's the deal: In order for their culinary students to learn, Second Helpings -- the city's premier food rescue and retraining program -- needs to stock the pantry. Kirsten and I think filling this need is right up the alley of most of our readers.

Which herb or spice will you add to the Second Helpings pantry?

$35 Donation: Black Pepper (need 2), Mint
$25 Donation: Cumin (need 4) (Kirsten – 2), Oregano, Crushed Red Peppers
$20 Donation: Garlic tubs (need 2), Thyme leaves (need 4), Ground Chili (need 6), Tarragon
$14 Donation: Cloves (Renee), Rosemary, Cajun Seasoning, Nutmeg (Renee)
$10 Donation: Marjoram, Basil, Parsley or Dill
$8 Donation: Rubbed Sage, Coriander, Savory, Cinnamon, Chives, Fennel or Lavender (Renee)

Want to sponsor a spice? Contact Ben Shine via email at ben at or 317-632-2664, ext. 29, and reserve your spice of choice. (Plus, email me and I'll note your pledge, too!) Then join us on May 21, you'll get a chance to see Second Helpings in action, celebrate our effort, or just plain meet some fellow bloggers, food writers, chefs and food lovers in person!

There will be snacks (courtesy of Class 54 of the Second Helpings Culinary Job Training program, as well as the Best Chocolate in Town and Cabot Creamery) wine, and a chance to take a look around.

What to choose? I chose some of my favorites to cook with – Cloves, Nutmeg and Fennel. Hope to see you there!

5:15-6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 21
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Center
1121 Southeastern Ave(off Keystone)


1 comment:

Kirsten said...

So excited... I can't wait to see how the spice bounty develops!