Flavors of Rochester Series at the Market
Enjoy Flavors of Rochester at the Market each Saturday from May through September, presented by the Democrat and Chronicle, Friends of the Rochester Public Market, and Summit Federal Credit Union!
Prime your palate for a terrific tastings experience in the City of
Rochester. Each year this series of food demonstrations is offered outside the Market office, and features creative culinary artists in the area, who serve up sumptuous morsels from their best recipes. Most Flavors of Rochester series samples are made from fresh ingredients acquired right here at the Market!
This annual series celebrates the Market's and the Greater Rochester community's colorful cultural and ethnic diversity.
In addition, the Market's own Margaret O'Neill prepares her Healthy Tastings once per month as part of the series, featuring in-season Market produce.
Culinary enthusiasts interested in sharing their recipes through this program
should contact the Market office at (585) 428-7282.
2016 Guest Chef Schedule:
Saturdays, May through September, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., outside the Market Office. Stay tuned to this page for the guest chef schedule! Below you can get a sense of the series by checking out the guest chefs and recipes from the 2015 series.
May 7: Rochester Area Vegan Society: Sunshine Quinoa Salad Recipe
May 14: Democrat & Chronicle Food and Drink Writer Tracy Schuhmacher: Brown Rice & Veggie Bowl with Warm Peanut Dressing Recipe
May 21: The Public Market's Evan Lowenstein and his son Lyndon: Chilled Asparagus Salad Recipe
May 28: Friends of the Rochester Public Market's Margaret O'Neill: Market Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe
June 4: Turkish Cultural Center of Rochester: Bulgur Salad Recipe
June 11: Democrat & Chronicle Food and Drink Writer Tracy Schuhmacher:
Kale Salad with Vinaigrette and Candied Almonds Recipe
June 18: WellVentions: Carrot Dogs Recipe
June 25: Friends of the Rochester Public Market's Margaret O'Neill: Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Recipe
July 16: Monroe County Department of Health: Tap Water Taste Test/Contest! (part of a national annual competition)
July 23: Friends of the Rochester Public Market's Margaret O'Neill: Market Pasta Primavera Salad Recipe
July 30: Flower City Pickers
August 6: Polish Heritage Society of Rochester and the Krakow-Rochester Sister Cities Committee
August 13: Democrat & Chronicle Guest Chef TBA
August 20: Nutritionist/Dietician Lucy Piper
August 27: Friends of the Rochester Public Market's Margaret O'Neill
September 3: Rochester Lithuanian American Community (Alytus, Lithuania is also one of Rochester's Sister Cities!)
September 10: Friends of the Rochester Public Market's Margaret O'Neill
September 17: Persian Association of RIT Students
September 24: Democrat & Chronicle Guest Chef TBA
2015 Guest Chefs/Recipes
Rochester Area Vegan Society: Chickpea mini-sandwiches and tofu scramble Recipe
Margaret O'Neill's Healthy Tasting of the Month: Market Asparagus Salad Recipe
Turkish Cultural Community Center: Kisir (Bulgur Wheat Salad) and Gozleme (potato-filled flatbread) Recipe
Democrat & Chronicle's Tracy Schuhmacher: Fresh Market Egg Scramble
Happy Earth Tea's Niraj Lama: Nepal Tea and Chai (to benefit Nepal earthquake victims)
Marilyn Ajavananda and Jack LoCastro: Thai Apple Salad Recipe
Leah Schwartz of Friends of the Rochester Public Market: Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Recipe
Democrat & Chronicle's Tracy Schuhmacher: Guacamole with Peas Recipe
Margaret O'Neill's Healthy Tasting of the Month: Market Zucchini Salad Recipe
Corn Roast and Delectable Dips, in honor of National Farmers Market Week!
Lucy Piper, Certified Holistic Health Coach: Fermented Foods 101 Recipe
Persian Association of RIT Students: Mirsa Ghassemi, Ghormeh Sabzi, Shole Zard Recipe
Margaret O'Neill's Healthy Tasting of the Month: Market Summer Corn Salad Recipe
Democrat & Chronicle Guest Chef, TBA
The Market's Evan Lowenstein prepares a College Day at the Market Special: Ramen Noodle-Market Veggie Delight Recipe
Somali Community of Refugees Helping Refugees: Somali Vegetarian Sombusa Recipe
Margaret O'Neill's Healthy Tasting of the Month Recipe
WellVentions Youth: SauceAtude Carrot Dogs Recipe
More Market Events
Learn about other Public Market Special Events at our main Special Events page.