Join Elisa Callow, author of this year’s widely praised cookbook The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring and Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside, for Descanso Gardens’ first cooking series at the newly renovated Boddy House. Featuring accessible recipes that will appeal to novice and experienced cook alike, The Urban Forageralso celebrates Elisa’s community by showcasing one of L.A.’s richest and most rapidly expanding cooking cultures. Food makers representing the area’s diverse food traditions share beloved personal recipes, ingredients, innovations, and treasured neighborhood food resources. The cookbook includes recipes from Sumi Chang of Europane fame, Minh Phan, of porridge + puffs, and brilliant home cooks Mario Rodriguez, Rumi Mahmood, and Jack Aghoian. Part cookbook, part guide to foraging the best food purveyors L.A. has to offer, The Urban Forageris a compelling bridge to the unfamiliar and demonstrates how new discoveries can become a part of everyone’s cooking repertoire.
On November 3rd Join Elisa for the final class of the year, Seasonal Salads. A refreshing look at the myriad forms of salad—fresh, marinated, and pickled—designed to bring out the best of hardy winter greens such as cabbage, kale, and lettuces. And class members will be encouraged to develop their own salads, based on our exploration of flavor profiles.