Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"Cooking Wild in Missouri" cookbook signing and party


Slow Food Katy Trail and The Wine Cellar & Bistro present
"Cooking Wild in Missouri"
cookbook signing and party

Sunday, August 28
Book signing at 4:30 p.m. — Food/wine at 5:30 p.m.
The Wine Cellar & Bistro, 505 Cherry St., Columbia

Summer black-and-blue pudding

Come join in the fun as we taste dishes from “Cooking Wild in Missouri,” a new cookbook by Slow Food Katy Trail co-leader Bernadette Dryden. Chef Craig Cyr will make the recipes come alive from the book’s pages, and Bernadette will be on hand to sign cookbooks (available for purchase at the party).

Adam Puchta wines will complement the food. Winemaker Michael Rouse will be on hand to pour five hand-selected wines from the Hermann winery.

(presented as bountiful hors d'oeuvres)

Craig’s Picante Pecans

Northern Missouri pecans spiked with Craig Cyr’s delightful blend of lavender, rosemary, red pepper and maple syrup

Freshwater Seviche
Lime-marinated local lake perch tossed with cherry tomatoes, red onion, sweet red pepper, cucumbers, avocado, fresh herbs and jalapenos

Black Bass Spring Rolls

Lightly sautéed Boone County bass wrapped in delicate rice papers with lettuce, avocado, mint, basil, cilantro and peanuts; served with Asian dipping sauce

Missouri “Crab” Cakes
Morgan County trout blended with breadcrumbs, green onion, fresh herbs, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and lemon juice, then lightly browned in butter

Chanterelle and Smoked-Salmon Bruschette

Fabulous fungi gathered from the mid-summer, mid-Missouri woods and sautéed with smoked salmon, butter, shallot, garlic and brandy; served on grilled bread

Venison Kebabs
Pettis County ground venison spiced with onion, herbs, garlic and hot pepper; grilled and served with cucumber-yogurt dip and pita

Summer Black-and-Blue Pudding

Chilled summer bread pudding of Cooper County
blackberries and blueberries

Black-Walnut Chocolate Biscotti
Missouri’s robust black walnut complements
the zesty fresh ginger and chocolate in this crunchy dipping cookie

Elderberry Lemonade

Boone County elderberry juice swirled with fresh lemonade

The $50 ticket price includes gratuity for the servers. To make reservations for the event, please go to the Brown Paper Tickets site at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/192126

Each ticket and book sold at the event will help support Slow Food Katy Trail educational activities in the community. Thank you for helping us raise awareness about the importance of good, clean and fair food.