Berkshire Co-op Launches New Workshop Series with Local Cooking Author

Alana Chernila

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – In a new collaboration with Berkshire Co-op Market, Alana Chernila, author of The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying & Start Making, will offer kitchen and cooking workshops. The Homemade Pantry Workshop Series will take place the first Thursday of each month at Berkshire South Regional Community Center from 6 to 8pm.

In The Homemade Pantry, Chernila offered the world her simple, approachable recipes for staple items like cheese, ketchup, cereal and other common pantry items.  She also shared her methods for organizing a kitchen to facilitate true do-it-yourself cooking and her enlightening take on food, home and family.

“The collaboration provides Alana with the opportunity to share her knowledge and experiences with a larger group of people” said Berkshire Co-op Communications Manager Matt Novik. “Alana’s methods merge perfectly with our goals of increasing consciousness around food. Her methods re-involve people with their dinner while reducing waste and increasing healthful living.”

The workshop fee is $35 for regular participants and $25 for Berkshire Co-op Market member owners.  For more information, please call the Co-op at 413.528.9697 or visit Berkshire Co-op Market.



Homemade Gifts for the Holidays: Thursday, December 6, 6-8
Learn to make roasted mixed nuts, delicious caramels and your own signature pancake mix for holiday gift giving.


Starting From Scratch: Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6-8
Get organized for the New Year. In Starting From Scratch, Alana will go over meal planning and pantry organization to help you use your kitchen to its fullest potential.

Make Your Own Snacks: Thursday, February 7, 6-8
Everybody needs a snack now and then.  This month, Alana will be showing you how to satisfy those snacking needs in your own kitchen.  Participants will be making their own crackers and granola bars.




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