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Nibbles: Cooking on a budget, healthy eating tips and the history of Maine's food columnists – The Ellsworth American

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Eating well for less

The Ellsworth Public Library, Maine SNAP-Ed, Healthy Acadia, and Hancock County Technical Center will jointly offer a free series of six cooking classes running Tuesday-Tuesday, Sept. 24-Oct. 29, at HCTC.

This series is designed for community members who want to gain knowledge and skills to eat healthy food on a limited budget. Participants will work together to create and enjoy a different meal each week, inspired from the cookbook they will take home. Cookbooks from the library’s collection will be available to check out each week. Free take-home ingredients will be provided for all participants.

Participants are requested to commit to all six classes in the series. Registration is required.

To sign up, contact Jada Wensman at 667-7171 (ext. 211) or [email protected].

Flavor of Maine

Maine food historian and cookbook author Sandy Oliver will speak about some of the state’s early food columnists in a talk on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor.

The talk will focus on Marjorie Standish and Mildred Brown “Brownie” Schrumpf. Schrumpf was known for her Bangor Brownies. Oliver credits the pair for starting the “Maine foodie movement.” Admission is free.

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Plant-rich diet

Ellsworth resident and city councilor Marc Blanchette will share his experience and cooking expertise in “Plant-based Cooking for Health” from 6 to 8 p.m., starting Tuesday, Sept. 19, as part of a four-week series ending Oct. 15.

Offered through Ellsworth Adult Education, Blanchette will show how simple and affordable this way of eating can be and dispel related myths and stereotypes. His daily diet consists of grains, fruits, beans, legumes and vegetables.

The series will include cooking demos, food to sample, recipes, shopping tips and group support resources. The cost is $40 per person. To sign up, call 664-7110 or visit ellsworth.maineadulted.org.

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