Beloved Chef Shellie Kark Is Back With Literary Cooking Demos in RiNo

Chef Shellie Kark has created delightful cooking presentations for Denver Public Library for nearly 10 years. Often times they were themed demonstrations around great authors, films about food and even one very memorable series based on Marlene Dietrich! Over the years, our customers learned lots of helpful techniques, gained useful information about food and culinary history -- and they always walked away with delicious samples and recipes to boot. 

After a two year hiatus, she's back! Denver Public Library will be hosting Chef Shellie this summer with culinary demos in the RiNo neighborhood. Each of the four consecutive demos will highlight a book about food. The first two are fiction and the next two draw from Shellie's current list of favorite cookbooks. 

Here's a tease for the first two demos; hope to see you there. 

The Love Goddess’ Cooking School: Culinary Demo with Chef Shellie 
Sunday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Cultivated Synergy, 2901 Walnut Street, 80205 
Chef Shellie is taking some time away from her professorship at Johnson & Wales University, College of Culinary Arts, to show us some great kitchen tips and recipes for the summer. Drawing inspiration from the delightful novel, The Love Goddess’ Cooking School by Melissa Senate, Shellie will share recipes and samples that echo the Italian specialties Senate lovingly describes in her book. Enjoy learning to make bruschetta with tomatoes and fresh ricotta as well as a spring risotto. Mangia!

Next up:
The School of Essential Ingredients: Culinary Demo with Chef Shellie
Sunday, June 24, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. @ Cultivated Synergy, 3501 Walnut Street, 80205
Great cooking includes ingredients that aren’t listed on any recipe: gratitude, empathy, love. Inspired by Erica Bauermeister’s The School of Essential Ingredients, Chef Shellie Kark will talk about cooking with mindfulness and adding in a good measure of love. Recipes and samples for Classic Italian bolognese and house-cut pappardelle pasta included.

And what's coming up in July? Chef Shellie will make several of her favorites from the cookbooks, Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden and Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi

Check out our full list of summer events and see you in RiNo!

Written by Chris on June 5, 2018