Fun with food: Four upcoming events

Plant-based 101

Holden holistic wellness educator Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi will offer a three-part class called “Nutrition with Plant-based Cooking” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, Saturday, April 13, and Wednesday, April 17, at the Sullivan Learning Center on Route 1 in East Sullivan.

Offered through RSU 24 Adult Education, Randolph-Lucchesi will explain how food affects one’s health, energy and well-being. She also will cover nutrition basics and what food contains to the physiology of digestion, metabolism and glucose/fat processing. Participants also will prepare and enjoy together a plant-based meal.

The cost is $67 per person. To sign up, call 422-4794, email [email protected] or visit


Time to tap

Local maple syrup enthusiast Tim Laflam will share his knowledge of tree-tapping and making maple syrup from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at Blue Hill Heritage Trust’s headquarters at 157 Hinckley Ridge Road in Blue Hill. The workshop is free. To pre-register, call 374-5118 or emailing [email protected]


Secrets of sourdough

In keeping with tradition, Steve Anastasia of Bar Harbor’s Old Dog Baking Co. will offer his annual sourdough bread-baking workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 2, at The Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. The workshop is being sponsored by the Northeast Harbor Library. Participants will take home some dough to bake At home and a starter sample.

Participation is limited. To register, call 276-3333.


Yankee foodways

Islesboro food historian and food writer Sandy Oliver will talk about Maine and New England food tradition following a supper on Saturday, April 6, at the Halcyon Grange No. 345 at 1157 Pleasant St. in Blue Hill. Oliver authored “Maine Home Cooking: 175 Recipes from Downeast Kitchens.” She also developed a fireplace cooking program in a 1830s house at Mystic Seaport Museum. For more info, call 326-9082.

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