Thanks to all who are trying to register for The Edible Art of Cookie Decorating, our special Drop In & Decorate® event at RISD. I know it has been a frustrating process, but please keep trying. We will be able to take walk-ins on the day of the event, but it helps if you pre-register so we know how many people are coming.
Please email to me (lydia AT ninecooks DOT com) if you need help with the process.
So please take that $5, and register today for The Edible Art of Cookie Decorating -- a benefit for the RI Community Food Bank's Kids Cafe program, on Saturday, January 30, 2010, 1-4 pm, on the RISD campus in downtown Providence.
The event is a first-time collaboration between Drop In & Decorate, RISD Dining and Catering, and the Food Bank.
Our goal is to decorate and donate 1,000
cookies to more than 500 low-income Rhode Island
school children for Valentine's Day.
No experience necessary; practice
cookies will be available. There will also be recipes and cookies for participants to take home.
Inside- or outside-the-lines decorating welcome! And we have a fabulous door prize: a baker's dozen cookie cutters, generously donated by Ann Clark Ltd. of Vermont.
This event is family friendly; children must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over, and adults
and children must register separately.
Cookies and icing generously donated by RISD Dining and Catering.
The $5 registration fee will help pay for decorating supplies, and if this will be your
first Drop In & Decorate® event, we'll teach you how to do what we
Please sign up
for this wonderful event, generously hosted by RISD, and bring your
friends and family, too. Let's make some kids happy for Valentines Day!
HOW TO REGISTER for this event (course # 2010/CW-CULIN-0143-01)
2. by phone: Registration phone lines are limited. You may have to wait or
redial before getting through, so we encourage you to register by the
methods listed above. If you do choose to register by phone, please
fill out the registration form in advance and have your MasterCard/VISA
number ready. Note: A registration fee is assessed for registrations
made by phone. Call 401 454-6209 during these hours: Monday-Thursday,
10am-5pm; Friday, 10am-3pm.
3. at the door on the day of the event (but it will really help us plan if you can register in advance).
This post originally appeared on The Perfect Pantry.
Wahoo! It's opening day for Menu for Hope, now through December 25.
We're so excited to offer bid item #UE15, generously donated by The Spice House
in Chicago: a deluxe gift box of ten Ethnic Chicago Neighborhood spice
blends, plus a wonderful cookbook, Chicago Cooks.
Menu for Hope is an annual food bloggers' fundraising event created by Pim Techamuanvivit. Five years ago, the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia inspired her to find a way to help; to date, Menu for Hope has raised nearly $250,000 in support of the UN World Food Programme.
This year Menu for Hope will support a new initiative of the World Food Programme called Purchase for Progress (P4P), which enables smallholder and low-income farmers to supply food
to WFP’s global operation. These farmers learn better farming practices
and increase their income, which helps their local economies and
creates more jobs.
Each December, food bloggers from all over the world join together to offer food-related items for the Menu for Hope. Anyone can buy tickets to bid on gift certificates, home-cooked goodies, cookbooks and more. For every $10 donated, you earn one virtual ticket to bid on an item of your choice.
*** The Perfect Pantry is offering the ultimate item for pantry lovers: a deluxe box of ten spice blends, plus a Chicago cookbook and culinary history, all donated by The Spice House. Bid item #UE15 can be shipped anywhere in North America. ***
Thanks to Anastacia Marx de Salcedo from Slow Food Boston for sharing news about this upcoming event on December 3. All are invited!
Slow Food Boston is kicking off a series exploring the food traditions of local immigrant groups. First stop: Brazil!
Nazare and Washington—two of the volunteer cooks for our upcoming festa—and I are here at Casa de Carnes Solução, a Brazilian butcher shop on Bow St. in Somerville. We're shopping for the ingredients for pão de queijo, rolls made from manioc and cheese from Minas Gerais, region of origin for most of Massachusetts' estimated 75,000 to 230,000 Brazilians. Let's take a look inside!