Cooking with Fire – Paula Marcoux

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Hearth Cooking, a real Slow Food treat!

Slow Food Seacoast is thrilled to bring back Paula Marcoux for another fantastic workshop on May 4th! Paula has just release a new cookbook entitled Cooking with Fire. She will be leading a hands-on workshop at 3:30, followed by an open-to-all  potluck with the theme of – you guessed it – cooking with fire.  Click here for full details.

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About the Cookbook

Grilling is a national pastime, but live-fire cooking goes beyond the Weber. Wood-fired ovens, firepits, and even fireplaces make it easy to infuse everything from meat to bread and vegetables with full flavors using these low-tech tools. Cooking with Fire explores these live-fire cooking methods and more and invites rediscovery of a wide range of historical traditions and cultures. Read More about Paula and her cookbook


Sunday, May 4
3:30 – 5:30  Workshop ($20/$25)
5:30 – 7:30  Open Potluck and Author Cookbook Reading

Stoodley’s Tavern, Strawbery Banke Museum
17 Hancock Street, Portsmouth NH

The Workshop

open_hearth_cooking. (430 x 316)Live-fire cooking. It’s hard to think of any other method that affords so much pure joy and satisfaction.  Not only are the flavors incomparable, but learning its techniques connects us to hundreds of generations of good cooks who have gone before. Join food historian Paula Marcoux for an afternoon at the hearth of Stoodley’s Tavern at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth. Together we’ll cook a range of delectable springtime foods from all around the globe and from random eras, just for the fun of it! All participants are guaranteed to learn at least one new skill that will stand them in good stead through the whole approaching summer of outdoor cooking.

Tickets for the Workshop are $20 for Slow Food members and $25 for non-members. Space  is limited to 12 participants so Click Here to register now!

The Potluck

Our Sunday Supper Potlucks are open to all. Our theme for this month is of course, Cooking With Fire and we will be sampling some of the food from the workshop. Your dish can be grilled, smoked, toasted, spit roasted, skewered, wood fired,  flambeed….you get the idea.  Include 1 locally sourced ingredient and make it large enough to serve approx 10 people. Bring your own place setting, glasses, dishware, napkin and serving utensil. BYOB is allowed at this location. The potluck is open to everyone ( not just workshop attendees)  and does not require registration.

Email us for more information at slowfoodseacoast@gmail,.com

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Paula’s new book, Cooking with Fire, will be available at the event and we will hear Paula read some of her favorite parts for us. A comprehensive guide to the surprising ways in which wood and fire can be used to create truly delicious dishes — from Roma-style bacon on a greenwood stick, to spit-roasted pork loin, to Plymouth fish chowder in a cast-iron pot, to wood-fired naturally-leavened breads — Cooking with Fire explores live-fire cooking methods and invites rediscovery of a wide range of historical traditions and cultures. It is the ultimate reference for the adventurous cook.

The Author

marcoux_paulaPaula Marcoux is a food historian who has also worked professionally as an archaeologist, cook, and bread-oven builder. She is the food editor of Edible South Shore magazine, writes on food history topics for popular and academic audiences, and consults with museums, film producers, and publishers. She also gives regular workshops on natural leavening, historic baking, and wood-fired cooking. She lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Learn more about Paula at her Webpage:

Watch this video of Paula sharing a recipe from the book: