meeting announcements


Featured Cookbook:  The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook by Michelle Wojtowicz, Philip Wojtowicz, and Michael Gilson

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When: Tuesday, October 13th from 5:30pm (or as soon as you’re able to arrive) to 9:00pm (or as long as the wine holds out).

Where: Miriam Schulingkamp’s kitchen on Walloon Lake in Boyne City (directions available upon registration).

Cost & Registration: $20 per person — this cost covers the entire meal, dessert and libations. Space is limited, so please contact us today to reserve a spot. The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook is available for purchase for $40 at McLean & Eakin, or by clicking here. We would love for as many individuals as possible to spend some time becoming familiar with the cookbook in advance so that we are able to have lively discussion as we cook together from the book! To that end, we’re offering this special savings:  purchase your cookbook at the time of registration and receive $5 off the list price.

How to Register: As of August 28th, registration for this event is full.  However, you may add your name to our waiting list by stopping into the store or by calling us at 231-347-1180.

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Wow! Number three already? We are so established.  And we’re very excited about the delicious fruits and vegetables appearing at our farmers markets each week — just this morning I spotted both snap peas and strawberries.  Hooray!  With the abundance of summer produce in mind, we’ve chosen a quirky and contemplative guide to cooking fresh vegetables.  We hope you’ll enjoy Farmer John as much as we do.

Feature Cookbook: Farmer John’s Cookbook:  The Real Dirt on Vegetables

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Farmers Market Field Trip:  Wednesday, August 19th from 8:30am to 10:00 am. Attendance is optional, and each tour will run for about 30 minutes, so come anytime during this hour and a half.

Where: Boyne City Farmers Market, at the end of Water Street next to Sunset Park and the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce.  Click here for directions.

Dinner and Discussion:  Thursday, August 20th from 5:30pm (or as soon as you’re able to arrive) to 9:00pm (or as long as the wine holds out).

Where: Miriam Schulingkamp’s kitchen on Walloon Lake in Boyne City (directions available upon registration).

Cost & Registration: $20 per person — this cost covers the entire meal, dessert and libations. Space is limited, so please contact us today to reserve a spot. Farmer John’s Cookbook is available for purchase for $30 at McLean & Eakin, or by clicking hereWe would love for as many individuals as possible to spend some time becoming familiar with the cookbook in advance so that we are able to have lively discussion as we cook together from the book! To that end, we’re offering this special savings:  purchase your cookbook at the time of registrationfor only $45.

How to Register: As of June 20th, registration for this event is full.  However, you may add your name to our waiting list by stopping into the store or by calling us at 231-347-1180.

Feature Cookbook: Fish Without a Doubt by Rick Moonen & Roy Finamore

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When:Wednesday, June 10th from 5:30pm (or as soon as you’re able to arrive) to 9:00pm (or as long as the wine holds out).

Where: Miriam Schulingkamp’s kitchen on Walloon Lake in Boyne City (directions available upon registration).

Cost & Registration: $20 per person — this cost covers the entire meal, dessert and libations. Space is limited, so please contact us today to reserve a spot. Fish Without a Doubt is available for purchase for $35 at McLean & Eakin, or by clicking here. We would love for as many individuals as possible to spend some time becoming familiar with the cookbook in advance so that we are able to have lively discussion as we cook together from the book! To that end, we’re offering this special savings:  purchase your cookbook at the time of registration for only $30.

How to Register: As of April 28th, registration for this event is full.  However, you may add your name to our waiting list by stopping into the store or by calling us at 231-347-1180.

mcfadden-auguste-escoffier_thAuguste Escoffier is a name synonymous with the modernization, simplification and organization of French haute cuisine. His influence as chef and dining manager extended from the kitchen of the Ritz in Lucerne to London’s Savoy hotel, during his lifetime.

It was with his passing in 1935, however, that the world at large began to glean inspiration from this eminent figure—Les Amis D’Escoffier formed as an all-male organization devoted to Escoffier’s approach to food preparation, service and preservation. In a mere 14 years, Les Amis was able to boast a members list of international professional chefs, caterers, growers, critics, etc. This fame caught the attention of one Amis’ wife who was jealous of her husband and threw a dinner party for her own friends. Shortly thereafter, Les Dames D’Escoffier was born.

From MFK Fisher to Alice Waters, from Julia Child to Marcella Hazan, the group has included some of the most notable forerunners of food philosophy and cooking today. ‘[Les Dames] have made it their personal duty to ensure that no one just “eats,” but that we all eat well . . . [they] have promoted sustainable land use, clean water, local food production, humane animal husbandry, fair working conditions, strong food communities, and public education.’*

It is with the utmost admiration for these revolutionary women, for the men who came before them, for Auguste Escoffier and his vision, and for all those who enjoy eating well, that we are pleased to announce the inaugural meeting of Gastronomical M&E.

Feature Cookbook: Cooking with Les Dames D’Escoffier: At Home with the Women Who Shape the Way We Eat and Drink, edited by Marcella Rosene & Pat Mozersky

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When: Friday, April 17th from 5:30pm (or as soon as you’re able to arrive) to 9:00pm (or as long as the wine holds out).

Where: Miriam Schulingkamp’s kitchen on Walloon Lake in Boyne City (directions available upon registration).

Cost & Registration: $20 per person — this cost covers the entire meal (including vegetarian option), dessert and libations. Space is limited, so please contact us today to reserve a spot. Cooking with Les Dames D’Escoffier is available for purchase for $35 at McLean & Eakin, or by clicking here. We would love for as many individuals as possible to spend some time becoming familiar with the cookbook in advance so that we are able to have lively discussion as we cook together from the book! To that end, we’re offering this special savings:  purchase your cookbook at the time of registration for only $30.

*from the foreword by Alice Waters and Jerry Anne Di Vecchio