Rhinecliff Resilience & Sustainability Series Presents Chef Rob Handel

“Weeds: From Nuisance To Nourishment”
Wednesday, May 24 @ 6:00 pm

Morton Memorial Library
82 Kelly ST, Rhinecliff

Most gardeners consider weeds a nuisance at best, but in fact many weeds are edible and nutritious. Join chef Rob Handel from the Bees Knees Cafe at Heather Ridge Farm for a discussion about common edible garden weeds and how you can use them in your home kitchen. The presentation will include how to identify common edible weeds, preparation methods, and more. Following the presentation will be a tasting where you can sample foods prepared with some of the weeds mentioned.

Rob Handel has been cooking since his grandmother first set him to cracking eggs and peeling potatoes in her resort kitchen as a child. Since then he has broadened his culinary horizons through research and travel, as well as periods of formal study in biology, chemistry, and culinary arts. Rob is currently the executive chef at The Bees Knees Café at Heather Ridge Farm, where he crafts both classic dishes and unique preparations pairing the meat and poultry raised on the farm with local produce, cheeses, dairy, and foraged goods. While not in the kitchen, Rob can be found in the woods foraging mushrooms and wild foods, or tending to his own small home farm.

Free to the public.   Sponsored by Back Yard to Table.

(845) 876-2903

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