'Top Chef' and Author Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques

Monday November 27, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Kristen Kish was born in South Korea and adopted into a family in Kentwood, MI. She showed an affinity for cooking at a young age. Her mother suggested she go to culinary school and since attending Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago, Kish has never looked back.

After moving to Boston, Kish worked in many high-profile restaurants including Michelin-star Chef Guy Martin’s Sensing and Barbara Lynch’s Stir as Chef de Cuisine, overseeing all back of house operations, including the design and execution of nightly menus and demonstration dinners for 10 guests. Kish competed on Bravo’s Top Chef Season 10 where she won the coveted title, becoming the second female chef to win the prestigious competition. She went on to become Chef de Cuisine of Menton, Chef Barbara Lynch’s fine dining restaurant. She left this position in 2014 to travel the world and write a cookbook.

Kish was co-host of “36 Hours,” a Travel Channel show that partnered with The New York Times to bring the hit newspaper column to television. In each episode, co-hosts Kish and Kyle Martino arrived in a new city where they had 36 hours to explore the most delicious foods and hot spots, and experienced the best attractions unique to each place.

Kish is currently traveling and will be going on tour with her first cookbook — Kristen Kish Cooking — which launches late October 2017.

Raw Vegan Winter Tips

Tuesday December 12, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Get great tips from an expert on how you can maintain a fresh diet and have a vibrant winter.

Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and at her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor. Ellen also offers life coaching and health retreats.

This event is in partnership with the People's Food Co-Op.

Conquering Food Cravings with a Raw Diet

Tuesday November 14, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Discover nature’s one superfood that can end your cravings.

Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and at her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor. Ellen also offers life coaching and health retreats.

This event is a partnership with the People's Food Co-Op.

Raw Vegan Fall Detox

Tuesday October 10, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Learn a safe and powerful raw vegan cleansing and detoxifying program you can start today.

Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and at her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor. Ellen also offers life coaching and health retreats.

This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op.

Cookies Galore with Keegan Rodgers!

Wednesday December 13, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on how to make cookies galore!

In this class, students will learn all about how to make a variety of cookies for the holidays or anytime. The ingredients, the steps involved with each cookie, and how to properly store the finished product will all be covered in this class. Keegan will have cookies to taste too!

This event is a partnership with the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

Basic Knife Skills with Keegan Rodgers!

Monday November 13, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on basic knife skills! In this class, students will learn about knife safety, key knife cuts, and how to properly use, store, and care for high quality knives. Students will also learn the difference between sharpening and honing and get all their questions answered!.

This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing cooking series.

Perfect Pies & Tarts with Keegan Rodgers

Wednesday November 1, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on how to make the perfect pie dough.

Participants will take home enough dough for two single crust pies or one double crust pie. Learn the difference between pies and tarts, understand the different fillings and crusts for pies and tarts, and understand how to blind bake a pie shell.

Attendees will leave with new baking skills and literature to take home. Tastes of Keegan's baked goods will be included, too!

This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

Delicious Caramel 101 with Keegan Rodgers

Wednesday October 4, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this lively workshop on how to make perfect caramel.

In this class, students will learn how to make various types of caramel, how to safely cook with hot sugar, and how to make brittles. This is a demo workshop and attendees won't be making their own caramel, but will learn what they need to know to do it at home. You will get to taste the caramel sauce and take some home!

This event is a partnership with the People's Food Co-Op and part of an ongoing baking series.

Candy Making 101 with Keegan Rodgers

Friday December 8, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on how to make candy!

In this class, students will learn how to make chocolate truffles and bark, plus how to work with sugar to make rock candies or brittle! The ingredients, the steps involved with each candy, and how to properly store the finished product will all be covered in this class. You get to try some of Keegan's tasty treats too!

This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

Savory Holiday Potluck Ideas with Keegan Rodgers!

Wednesday October 11, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads lively workshop on learning some new dishes to share as we head into holiday potluck season! Freshen up your cooking repertoire and learn some new recipes just in time for this busy season.

This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

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