Class: Rock’n Root Veggies

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Class: Rock’n Root Veggies

  • date: November 9, 2016
  • time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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  • Get inspired to use the season’s bounty of root vegetables like beets, parsnips, carrots, and sweet potatoes in delicious ways during this hands on culinary experience! Guest instructor and dietitian Joanna Wirkus will settle the great sweet potato vs yam debate, help guests to understand the health benefits of root veggies, and share concepts of leaf-to-root cooking that combine excellent flavor and sustainability. Guests will assist with hands-on menu to include sweet & spicy roasted root vegetables, roasted beet, beet green, feta salad, and homemade artisan bread. Vegetarian with dairy, wheat optional.

    Instructor Joanna Wirkus,
    Joanna is a Bastyr University trained Registered Dietitian who specializes in environmental nutrition, whole foods, and natural medicine. While completing her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition at University of California, Davis she was inspired by her involvement in personalized nutrition research, nutrition education including gardening, and sustainable food service initiatives. Currently, she works as an inpatient dietitian, and enjoys the hands-on aspect of helping everyday people optimize their nutrition in the 21 Acres kitchen. Joanna often weaves in aspects of her Polish heritage into her culinary style, especially when it comes to teaching fermentation techniques.

    Registration is required in advance for culinary programs. All proceeds benefit educational programming at 21 Acres and initiatives related to accelerating social change toward more sustainable ways of growing, eating and living that protect the environment while supporting a better quality of life.

    Register now