Tuesday, April 21, 2009

From the Kitchen: Steven is working on country-style pork ribs for Thursday’s menu. Marinating in spices as your read this, the piquant ribs will be beer-braised and served with black beans accompanied by Flint cornbread cakes and his famous slaw. Finish your meal with a bowl of maple pudding cake.

Music News: Eric Segalstad, musician and author, will be at Claire's Restaurant on Thursday, April 23, as part of the duo The Motel Brothers. Between sets, Eric will sign copies of and talk about his book, The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll. The event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for sale at Claire's for the evening. Books may also be purchased at The Galaxy Bookshop in advance. Get a preview from Eric’s recent appearance on NPR’s “All Things Considered” here: “Before I Get Old”

Art News: We are pleased to welcome Kathy Stark as the curator for the exhibits featuring local artists at Claire’s. Many of you know Kathy from her work with G.R.A.C.E., at Tamarack Gallery in East Craftsbury and the Brown Library at Sterling. We are excited to welcome an artist with a strong reputation for curating shows in our area.

Book News: Tonight is the Galaxy Bookshop’s Open Mic Night, 7 pm on Mill Street. See events at www.galaxybookshop.com

Movie News: Earth Day, Wednesday April 22, is the premier of the documentary Food Life: from Seed to Shelf, produced by St. Mike’s journalism students Sarah Coghlan, Brielle Domings, and Kelly Huettner, at the Hoehl Welcome Center on the St. Mike’s campus. The film looks specifically at the global politics and psychologies behind our food habits, and includes interviews with Vermonters Bill McKibben, David Zuckerman, and folks from Claire’s, as well as a host of farmers, restaurant owners, and food distributors far and wide. Intriguing, thought provoking, and entertaining, the documentary showcases some of the movers and shakers of local food production as well as global perspectives on the international coffee industry. See a preview of the film at: Food Life

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