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Countdown to Cooking with Fire! June 28th – July 5th

Paula MarcouxFrom Paula Marcoux
Following on the heels of the First Annual Woodcarvers’ Weekend at Searsport Shores June 27th – 29th, comes a week of wood-fired cooking and baking. We will roast, bake, steam, broil, seethe, sear, simmer, fry, toast, and possibly even grill, the best ingredients we can rustle up locally. Every day will be different as we explore the potential and inspiration that Searsport Shores’ wonderful location brings us.
I’m looking forward to a flatbread session, a focus on baking naturally leavened bread, a greenwood spit- building project, then, of course, how to roast something using a spit. And we’ll of course have to make cheese borek and campfire baklava on a griddle, and maybe find some mussels to flash-flame under pine needles! And let’s mess around with cooking with hot rocks a bit…
We’ll let the actual weather determine our final schedule, but I’ll post a rough draft as soon as we are within the NOAA prediction range.
Extra — at the Penobscot Marine Museum, Tuesday, July 1st, 7pm.
For those with an interest in food history and archaeology, I will be giving a slide talk called , an investigation into the baking technologies used by 17th-century French and English colonists.
Making toasted cheese over coals requires concentration, but yields delicious results.
Making toasted cheese over coals requires concentration, but yields delicious results.

Cooking With Fire

Cooking With Fire Book
Paula Marcoux is the author of the book Cooking with Fire
Cooking with live fire goes way beyond the barbecue grill. Rediscover the pleasures of a variety of unconventional techniques, from roasting pork on a spit to baking bread in ashes, searing fish on a griddle, roasting vegetables in a fireplace, making soup in a cast-iron pot, baking pizza in a wood-fired oven, cooking bacon on a stick, and much, much more. Includes 100 recipes for everything from roasted rabbit and fish chowder to baguettes and burnt cream. 
Paula Marcoux is a food historian who consults with museums, film producers, publishers, and individuals. Her training is in archaeology and cooking, and she enjoys applying the knowledge of past cooks and artisans to today’s food experience.  She builds wood-fired ovens both experimentally and for keeps, and has worked on a broad range of projects.
Fire and Food what could be more exciting! We are thrilled and delighted Paula will be spending the week at “The Shores”
She will have books available for sale and would be happy to sign them for you!

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