Ancient Grains: Cooking with Quinoa & Teff

Thursday, April 2, 2015
1:30pm - 3:30pm

McClure Multi-Generational Center
241 N. Winooski Ave
Burlington, VT 05401

Quinoa via Flickr: nerissa's ring

For thousands of years, ancient grains and seeds have sustained civilizations around the world. This class will introduce students to quinoa and teff, highlighting their health benefits and nutritional profiles, and will show how they can be easily prepared and incorporated into our daily diet. We will learn to make healthy breakfast, main course, soup and dessert dishes that feature quinoa and teff. We will also learn about their regions of origin, cultivation and traditional cooking methods, and discuss how export has impacted the local economy and farming communities where these grains are grown. Preparation techniques for enhancing flavor and increasing nutrient absorption will be discussed. Anna Mays is an anthropologist who enjoys researching and teaching about world culinary traditions, agricultural practices and the intersection between food, diet, culture and well-being.

Directions for Entering the Senior Center at McClure MultiGenerational Center: The McClure Multigenerational Center is located at 241 N. Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT 05401. Classes are held in the kitchen of the Senior Center. Parking is available in the lot directly behind the building (driveway on the right), as well as along the street. Please enter through the side door of the Senior Center, which is along the driveway. All other doors will be locked. If arriving more than 15 minutes late, please tap on the kitchen window, which is also along the driveway, to be let in.