Flavors of Rochester Sampling Series at the Market

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A Saturday Sampling Series at the Market

Enjoy Flavors of Rochester at the Market each Saturday morning, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., May through September! Flavors is sponsored by the Public Market,  Democrat and Chronicle, Friends of the Rochester Public Market, and Summit Federal Credit Union.

Prime your palate for a terrific tastings experience at the Market!  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! 

In addition, the Friends of the Rochester Public Market's own Margaret O'Neill prepares her Summit Federal Credit Union Healthy Tastings once per month as part of the series, featuring in-season Market produce.

This year, Flavors will feature the cuisines of cultures and countries of the International Sister Cities of Rochester!

2017 Schedule

May 13:   Rochester Area Vegan Society: Rosie Potato Palette   Recipe   

May 27:  Margaret O' Neill, Friends of the Rochester Public Market:  Spring Pesto Pasta with Ramps  Recipe
                (Sponsored by Summit Federal Credit Union)

June 10:  Jessica Silon, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach  Recipe 

June 17:  Wellventions: BBQ Carrot Dogs Recipe 

June 24:  Margaret O' Neill, Friends of the Rochester Public Market: Market Strawberry Salad  Recipe
                  (Sponsored by Summit Federal Credit Union)

July 1:       International Sister Cities of Rochester:  Rennes, France  

July 22:    Margaret O' Neill, Friends of the Rochester Public Market: Market Rainbow Salad  Recipe 
                  (Sponsored by Summit Federal Credit Union)

July 29:    International Sister Cities of Rochester:  Hamamatsu, Japan  

August 5:   International Sister Cities of Rochester:  Krakow, PolandSalatka Jarzynowa  Recipe 

August 12:  International Sister Cities of Rochester:  Novgorod, Russia  

August 26:  Margaret O' Neill, Friends of the Rochester Public Market (Sponsored by Summit Federal Credit Union)

September 2:  International Sister Cities of Rochester:  Alytus, Lithuania  

September 9:  Tracy Schuhmacher, Food/Drink Writer for the Democrat & Chronicle

September 16:  International Sister Cities of Rochester:  Waterford, Ireland   

September 23: Margaret O' Neill, Friends of the Rochester Public Market (Sponsored by Summit Federal Credit Union)

September 30: East High School Culinary Program

 

2016 Guest Chefs and Recipes:

Rochester Area Vegan Society: Sunshine Quinoa Salad  Recipe 

Democrat & Chronicle Food and Drink Writer Tracy Schuhmacher: Brown Rice & Veggie Bowl with Warm Peanut Dressing  Recipe 

The Public Market's Evan Lowenstein and his son Lyndon: Chilled Asparagus Salad  Recipe 

Friends of the Rochester Public Market's Margaret O'Neill: Market Cauliflower Fried Rice  Recipe 

Turkish Cultural Center of Rochester: Bulgur Salad  Recipe 

Democrat & Chronicle Food and Drink Writer Tracy Schuhmacher:  Kale Salad with Vinaigrette and Candied Almonds  Recipe 

WellVentions: Carrot Dogs  Recipe 

 Friends of the Rochester Public Market's Margaret O'Neill: Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble  Recipe  

 Monroe County Department of Health: Tap Water Taste Test/Contest! (part of a national annual competition)

Friends of the Rochester Public Market's Margaret O'Neill: Market Pasta Primavera Salad  Recipe 

Flower City Pickers  

Polish Heritage Society of Rochester and the Krakow-Rochester Sister Cities Committee  Recipe 

Democrat & Chronicle Food and Drink Writer Tracy Schuhmacher: Waffled Zucchini & Corn Fritters  Recipe                   

Nutritionist/Dietician Lucy Piper

Friends of the Rochester Public Market's Margaret O'Neill

Rochester Lithuanian American Community (Alytus, Lithuania is also one of Rochester's Sister Cities!)

Friends of the Rochester Public Market's Margaret O'Neill: Ramen Noodles with Market Veggies
In honor of College Day at the Market!   Recipe

Persian Association of RIT Students: Baghali Polo, Halva, and Tah-Chin   Recipes 

Democrat & Chronicle Food and Drink Writer Tracy Schuhmacher: Roasted Cherry Tomato Dip  Recipe  

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 

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