By BR Whalen
Sunday, December 4, at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church, Okanagan College’s ESL Settlement Assistance Program (ESLSAP) and Adult Volunteer Literacy Program participants and volunteer tutors cooked and ate a Holiday Turkey Meal together. Leslie Savage, food editor at The Revelstoke Current and author of its Savage Delights column, created the menu, shopped and led the event as a cooking class.
For some of the immigrant participants, this was their first opportunity to cook a tradition holiday meal. The menu included Stuffed Roast Turkey with Mixed Herb Rub, Bread Stuffing with Sausage and Cranberries, Mushroom Wine Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Maple Glazed Carrots, Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Hazelnuts, Cranberry Sauce and Buche de Noel (Christmas Chocolate Log Roll).
In advance of the cooking class, ESLSAP participants studied the menu as a topic in class learning new vocabulary such as mince, simmer and giblets. One lucky participant, Yuko Tanaka-Fujimura, won the door prize, a stuffed turkey prepared for the roasting. There were 14 cooks, and over 30 participants to eat the meal.
Leslie said that she plans to include these recipes in her Savage Delights articles before Christmas.
Here is a variety of photos from this great community event: