Bennington Free Library to Host Noted Cookbook Author
Andrea Chesman, author of ‘The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How: Field to Table Cooking Skills’ will present a talk and cooking demonstration on vegetable fermentation at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver Street, Bennington.
Attendees will learn how to make sauerkraut and have the opportunity to sample kraut and kimchi. The Bennington Bookshop will be on hand selling books and will provide refreshments as co-sponsor of the program. Chesman’s cookbooks include ‘The Pickled Pantry,’ ‘Recipes from the Root Cellar,’ ‘Serving Up the Harvest’ and ‘Mom’s Best Crowd Pleasers.’ She has also written a number of books on grilling, including the James Beard Award nominee ‘The Vegetarian Grill.’
Chesman, a resident of Ripton, has contributed to many publications including the New York Times, Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, Fine Cooking and many regional and local newspapers. She teaches and leads cooking demonstrations and classes at fairs, festivals, book events and garden shows across the United States.