September 18th promises to be a day of great food, great conversation and a unique behind-the-scenes farm experience as we celebrate two of our culinary heroes, Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer of Canal House.
We'll gather at beautiful Jorgensen Farm to hear Christopher and Melissa, who describe themselves as "home cooks writing about home cooking for other home cooks," share stories of life in the kitchen in an informal lecture/Q&A while we enjoy a gourmet picnic box lunch of Canal House recipes prepared by The Seasoned Farmhouse.
We'll meet and mingle on the front lawn over lemon verbena lemonade, jamon serrano on toast with housemade red tomato preserves, and little blue reds (cherry tomatoes stuffed with buttery blue cheese). We'll then move into the main barn for a picnic box lunch at rustic elegant tables set under racks of drying lavender blossoms. While Christopher and Melissa describe their approach to simple home cooking, we'll feast on string beans in vinaigrette with French feta, a composed summer vegetable salad with lemony aioli, a roast beef sandwich with avocado, tomato and horseradish mayonnaise or pasta salad with basil and green olive pesto, and classic thick & chewy brownies.
When lunch winds down, Christopher and Melissa will be on-hand to sign your copy of Canal House Cooks Every Day, their magnificent James Beard Award-winning collection of natural light photography and timeless, seasonal recipes for every day of the year. While you wait, Jorgensen Farm staff will lead small group tours of the garden beds, hoop houses and grazing pastures that make up their 65 acres of certified organic farmland.
Registration includes the lecture, one picnic box lunch, a signed, hard-bound copy of Canal House Cooks Every Day and a farm tour.
This event is NOT at the cooking school. Jorgensen Farm is located at 5851 E. Walnut St., Westerville, OH 43081. Parking is available on site. For more information, be sure to click our details tab below.