Powell’s Books Presents the Following Food Events in October
Sarah Marshall “Preservation Pantry: Modern Canning from Root to Top & Stem to Core”
Saturday, October 14, 2pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland)
Sarah Marshall’s Preservation Pantry includes 100+ recipes for whole-food canning and preserving locally grown, organic produce that helps fight food waste by transforming roots, tops, peels, seeds, skins, stems, and cores into beautiful, delicious dishes.
When Sarah Marshall started her hot sauce business, Marshall’s Haute Sauce, she noticed that too much of her produce was getting thrown away, so she decided to make it her mission to learn creative uses for food parts that have normally been tossed aside. Through simple, approachable steps, readers will be guided through the process of canning and preserving produce and using parts like carrot and strawberry tops, fennel fronds, beet stems, onion skins, apple cores, Brussels sprout stalks, lemon rinds, and more to make 100+ unique and delicious recipes.
Preservation Pantry’s root-to-top, stem-to-core method recycles every part of fruits and vegetables so that farmer’s market produce stays delicious long after the season ends. Whether you’re an experienced homesteader or a novice canner, Marshall shows you how to create recipes for canning and preserving that you can then incorporate into finished dishes.
Sarah Marshall is the creator of Marshall’s Haute Sauce. Her sustainable, farm-to-table approach has led her to develop recipes for The Walrus and The Carpenter, Jacobsen Salt Co., Bee Local Honey, Portland Creamery, and Union Wine Company. She has been interviewed for Sunset, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Magazine, and O, The Oprah Magazine and her recipes have been feature in The Oregonian and Taproot magazine. She teaches cooking and canning classes and is a member of the Portland Preservation Society and Le’ Dames PDX. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Andrew Barton & Peter Schweitzer “The Myrtlewood Cookbook: Pacific Northwest Home Cooking”
Sunday, October 15, 2pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland)
Experience beautiful home cooking that takes its cues from the kitchen gardens and forest harvests of the Pacific Northwest. Andrew Barton and his friends run Secret Restaurant Portland, a monthly supper club. After hosting dinners for five years, a culinary style emerged that reflected his practical approach to cooking: accessible recipes alive with flavor, lovely on the plate and the palate. The Myrtlewood Cookbook brings forth 100 recipes that amplify the tastes, colors, and textures of summer tomatoes, fall mushrooms, winter roots, and spring greens. You will gain nearly as much from reading these recipes as from cooking them. Whether you are inspired to make Nettle Dumplings in Sorrel Broth, Candied Tomato Puttanesca, or Russet/Rye Apple Pie, be prepared to swoon under the spell of Myrtlewood.*
*The Myrtlewood tree is found on the same ground as fiddlehead ferns, nettles, and other wild foods characteristic of the Pacific Northwest. The plates, bowls and cutting boards carved from Myrtlewood shown in this book connect to the land where this cookbook was created.
Andrew Barton is a preschool teacher by day. He has co-run Secret Restaurant Portland since 2010, putting on dinners for 15 to 60 people, themes and style varying upon location and inspiration. He also curates, edits, designs, and letterpress prints a series of books under the name Two Plum Press.
Peter Schweitzer is a freelance photographer who has captured the mood of Secret Restaurant Portland since 2012. For over ten years he worked on a continual documentary project, photographing a moment from his life every day between 2006 and 2017.