On Sunday, June 5th, Chef John Ross, author of The Poetry of Cooking,
will treat attendees at Phoebe & Belle in Cutchogue to a tasting extravaganza.
"Cooking from scratch using fresh seasonal ingredients found close to home is a great way to enjoy the company of your friends and family in addition to being therapy for the soul," said Ross. "I hope the poems and recipes in this book help to inspire you towards this end."
Starting at 3 p.m., the prestigious North Fork Chef, restaurateur, manager, educator, columnist, writer and home cook will grill up bites from his latest cookbook, The Poetry of Cooking,
for attendees to try and he'll also dish out cooking tips. Additionally, guests can leave with a personalized copy of Chef Ross' newest book.
Released during the fall of last year, The Poetry of Cooking
is Ross' third cookbook. A professional chef since 1965, Ross was the chef/owner of North Fork Restaurant in Southold for 27 years. He is considered a pioneer of the 'farm-to-table' movement, and his latest cookbook is curated by seasonal availability. Organized by the twelve months of the year, each section starts with a food-related poem that Ross selected. Next, readers will find what the chef considers a "prime meal" indicative of the month. That main dish is followed by other easy to create recipes and photos captured by Ross and other East End photographers. The book includes several recipes that the chef adapted from his The North Fork Chef column that he has penned for The Suffolk Times
and Riverhead News Review.
The tasting at Phoebe & Belle is free and open to the public. This event kicks off a poetic summer packed with cooking demos, tastings and signings for Chef Ross.
Phoebe & Belle is located at 37070 Main Road in Cutchogue. For more information about Chef Ross, visit www.chefjohnross.com.