Innovative Cooking Class Using Only Local Ingredients Has Excited Participants Dreaming of Eating Four Months a Year

BATH — The small but enthusiastic group that attended a cooking class about local foods Tuesday came away not only with a good meal, but with some food for thought, too. Local Farms-Local Food, a collaboration between the Brunswick-Topsham and Kennebec Estuary land trusts, offered the class, held at Now You’re Cooking on Front Street. Aaron Park, chef/owner at Henry and Marty in Brunswick, used in-season ingredients from Farm Fresh Connection, a Freeport food distributor, to make a meal for participants. “I had such a great feeling when I left, and my belly was full with incredible food,” said Joyce McPhetres, a Topsham resident who took the class. She said she plans to buy local, even more so than she does now, and that she attended because “it just seemed like a wonderful cause, an opportunity to be creative and to get inside the mind of an incredible chef.” (read more at the Forecaster)