Seaside — Take a mini vacation on foreign shores at Seaside Public Library’s “Local Fishes, Global Dishes” cooking class 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.
Taught by Jennifer Burns Bright, the event is sponsored by the Friends of the Seaside Library and will be held in the Community Room. The class is limited to 20 people. People can sign up for this special event at the Circulation Desk or by phone.
The class will feature cooking instruction and hands-on demonstrations using local catch to prepare classic and exotic dishes from the Mediterranean and Asia. It will include recipes and tips for preparing favorites on the Oregon Coast.
Burns Bright will instructing participants in the preparation of Thai rockfish cakes with cucumber dipping sauce; Tunisian brik, a savory pastry filled with tuna, egg and capers; Provencal Sunshine — bourride fish soup with roasted red pepper aioli; and Korean savory seafood scallion pancakes.
Attendees will have a full experience of prepping, cooking and serving these tantalizing items, as well as sharing an international repast.
Burns Bright is a food and travel writer based in Port Orford. She recently retired from teaching at the University of Oregon, where she led a faculty research group in the emerging discipline of food studies.
She earned a Ph.D. from the University of California at Irvine and a Master Food Preserver certification. Her writing appears in Gastronomica, Oregon Quarterly, NPR’s The Salt, Eugene Magazine and other publications.
The Seaside Public Library is located at 1131 Broadway St. For more information call 503-738-6742 or visit seasidelibrary.org.