Machine This Week: October 23 – 28th
Our second Halloween preparedness workshop this month! This workshop will take place over two evenings. In the first class you will learn how to sketch, sculpt and create a buckram mask shell. In the second class you will trim, fit, paint and wear your mask out the door. Register at the following link:
Come down for a poetry reading by Catherine Wagner and Aaron Kunin. Cathy is in town from Ohio and has a new book out on City Lights called Nervous Device. Aaron Kunin teaches at Pomona College and his most recent collection is entitled The Sore Throat published by Fence Books.
Home brewers Andrew Hong and Nick Clute-Reinig will discuss different ingredients, then take one of our beers (or bring your own) and play around with various extracts, oils, and other flavors to create new styles on the spot. Turn a boring old pale ale into an IPA in a matter of seconds. Make a coffee stout in the blink of an eye. Beer magic? More or less. So come on by and confuse your taste buds. RSVP for $10 at the following link:
How is a cookbook written? How is a recipe recorded? What is the language of food writing? How can a single ingredient destroy, or elevate a dish? These questions and more will be discussed in an informal lecture and demonstration on the mechanics and practice of professional recipe testing. With a background in personal cheffing and culinary producing, Sonya Masinovsky has recently been working as a recipe tester for a new soon to-be published cookbook. Her lecture will be accompanied by a short demonstration, followed by an interactive audience tasting session.
Artist Michael O’Malley will teach amateur breadmakers the art of baking on the grill outside the Machine Project gallery. Inside, Pop Soda’s Jimmy Fusil conducts an aerobics class/buttermaking workshop, shaking jars of fresh cream until it magically transforms into butter! Soda’s Mike Wait will churn the fitness tunes and jock jams. Participants will learn about the chemistry of butter and the physics of bread, and maybe even get a good workout, only to finish by enjoying fresh butter on warm bread. Sign up for an aerobic butter session below: