Date(s) - 10/27/2019
2:30 pm - 4:45 pm
theatre at the center
A menu of favorite and folksy recipes, with a dash of fame from some notable names, are included in the page-by-page stage fun when Columnist and Cookbook Author Phil Potempa whips up his latest From the Farm Cooking Show at Theatre at the Center in Munster, Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m.
The program, which is the fourth edition at Theatre at the Center of Phil’s popular and entertaining stage culinary show, includes a 7-course meal of tried and true recipes, each with its own fascinating story twist and all selected from his fourth published cookbook “Back From the Farm: Family Recipes and Memories of a Lifetime” (2019 Pediment Press $34.95).
Phil with sets the stage for celebrating Autumn and Halloween, one of the most popular holidays of the Fall season. “Mrs. Phipp’s Caramel Puffed Corn” is a simple trick for an easy treat to pass out to visiting goblins making the rounds on Oct. 31. He’ll also share the secret ingredient for “Spooky Green Bubbly Punch,” a fun and inviting beverage recipe for thirsty guests of all ages.
Carrots are often called “beginner food” for babies when pureed. However, “Mrs. Kincaid’s Carrot Soup” is the perfect starter course to any elegant 7-course dinner party. This recipe gives a respectful nod to the “wild carrots” that grow along the fields, woods and ditches at the Potempa family farm in Indiana. This recipe, included in the new cookbook, is non-dairy as well as lactose and gluten-free.
Peggy Potempa’s recipe for “Mom’s Stuffed Cabbage Rolls” reflects the family’s Polish heritage and is the perfect entrée to serve as Fall temperatures arrive. And, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, Millie Rytel’s Pumpkin Bread provides a farm-frugal recipe that makes use of the extra pumpkin leftover after finishing preparations for holiday pies. It’s the perfect easy recipe to whip together quickly and serve when neighbors drop by for afternoon coffee and a chat.
Tickets for the “From the Farm Fall Cooking Show and Book Launch Party” are $30 and $25 for Subscribers and are available at the Theatre at the Center’s Box Office at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster or by calling 219-839-3255 or online at www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com. Sunday Champagne Brunch tickets can be added for an additional $24 plus tax.