WOOSTER, Ohio -- Ohio State University’s Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair will feature two free cooking demonstrations, both spotlighting local foods. Chef Jeannine Snyder will prepare Chorizo Sliders on Cheddar Biscuits, Italian Sausage Patties, and Apples Foster with Ice Cream at noon; and Lamb Pitas and Wilted Mushroom Salad at 3 p.m.
Snyder is operations manager of Cafe Carmen at Ohio State’s Agricultural Technical Institute in Wooster and is a Certified Chef de Cuisine.
The fair is a university/community effort aimed at teaching about sustainability. It’s from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on April 19 at the university’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., in Wooster. Admission is free.
Free recipes related to the demonstrations have been posted at http://www.wcsen.org/WCSGGF/. Click on “Food” and scroll to the bottom.
For more information, call 330-263-3700 or go to the same website.
Local restaurants will sell food at the fair, too, including Des Dutch Essenhaus of Shreve, the Hartzler Family Dairy of Wooster, Broken Rocks Cafe and Bakery of Wooster, and Sue-min’s Chinese Gourmet of Wooster.
A Columbus Dispatch story last month called buying more local foods "a recipe for growth." The article cited a Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission report from last year that found the central Ohio economy would benefit by growing and selling more local foods.