Boston Local Food Festival

Presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts

Do-It-Yourself Demo Booth

The theme of Do-It-Yourself Demo Tent is “Local All Year Round.” This volunteer-run portion of the event requires experts in a variety of areas related to food, urban homesteading, living green, environmental sustainability, etc., to share their skills with the eaters of  Boston Local Food Festival. Volunteer presenters were given a free 30-60 minute slot to share tips. Boston Local Food Festival is excited to offer the Do-It-Yourself Demo Tent this year on The Rose Kennedy Greenway!

The 2014 D0-It-Yourself Stage is brought to you by…

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The Do-It-Yourself stage at this year’s festival wouldn’t be complete with the help from Kitchensurfing! Kitchensurfing is the marketplace community where talented chefs worldwide build businesses by bringing their food and expertise into homes, offices, and spaces in between. Diners communicate directly with approved chefs to create custom dining experiences: from simple family meals to in-home cooking classes, explorations of new cuisines, and large-scale celebratory banquets. Whether it’s a romantic date night, a family dinner, or a summertime clambake on Cape Cod, Kitchensurfing takes care everything-making your special dinner a delicious, worry-free and memorable experience.
DIY Chefs:
[11:00 AM to 12:00 PM]
Kimi Ceridon, Make Your Own Homemade Farmers Cheese
Homemade farmers cheese is easy, and with the right milk, it can also be delicious! During this workshop, you will learn how to make a simple farmers cheese using ingredients you probably have right at home. We will talk about the intricacies of selecting a milk that will give you the best results. For those inspired to try more advanced recipes, there will also samples of other homemade cheese such as mozarella. As a little primer, check out this article by Kimi on about homemade cheese.
With 14 years experience in innovation, product sustainability & technical management, Kimi decided to apply these skills to revolutionizing the food industry. Integrating technology & management with food culture, history & policy, Kimi operates at the intersection of marketing, innovation and research.
[12:00 PM to 1:00 PM]
Fulani Haynes, How to Get Kids Excited About Veggies
From Fulani’s Kitchen, you’ll learn fun and creative techniques on how to get kids excited about cooking and eating vegetables. In the Community Garden Salad demo, Fulani will combine her nursing and culinary backgrounds to teach us how eating healthy can also be fun!
[1:00 PM to 2:00 PM]
Andrea Morales, Hand Made Flour Tortillas– Forget store-bought!
A quick lesson in making flour tortillas at home from scratch. Once you try home made tortillas, you’ll never want to go back to store bought!  They are simple to make, and its easy to make different flavors for different dishes. I will be demonstrating the process for making basic flour tortillas and cilantro lime flour tortillas.  There will be some samples of both flavors of tortilla along with some slow roasted pork.
Stop by their tent on Sept. 14 for a bite to eat and to learn more about booking a chef! More information on the DIY Stage Schedule coming soon.