ROCKLAND – Good Tern Co-op natural foods store and baking café at 750 Main Street in Rockland will bring the flavors of sunny Morocco to the public this winter in a two-season cooking series. North African kitchen enthusiast Eileen Murray will be presenting cooking shows on Sunday afternoons, January 16 and February 6, starting at 2:30 p.m.
Murray, a licensed Rockland acupuncturist, looks forward to teaching participants how to use herbs and spices for physical and emotional well-being and to create a delicious meal. She noted that typical Moroccan spices such as cumin and turmeric have been shown to reduce inflammation and prevent cancer.
On January 16, the signature dish will be a tagine of spicy kofta with lemon, and on February 6 Murray will prepare a fish tagine with preserved lemon and mint. Participants will get both recipes that come from the book “Tagine Hara from Morocco” Used with permission from the author Gili Bassan.
Murray has a longstanding interest in cooking. She started baking for her extended family in elementary school, and even entered a cake at the New York State Fair when she was eleven years old. beginning). Cooking and playing with recipes, measurements, and ingredients has given me a solid foundation to take care of myself and feel independent in the kitchen.” Murray has worked in restaurants and also volunteered for many years at a deli at Good Tern Co-op.
Moroccan cooking classes are organized by the Education and Community Outreach Committee of the Good Tern Co-op. Everyone is welcome to join one or both classes. Families are especially encouraged to register. Classes are held in person and online and are free. Registration is required for both personal and virtual attendance. Please register by sending an email to email@example.com.
Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op is a member-owned food and health store founded in 1980 to provide healthy food and affordable wellness options to the local community. The Co-op Education and Community Outreach Committee is a volunteer effort to engage residents of Midcoast Maine and beyond in fun and fulfilling ways to learn while improving their mental and physical health as well as ensuring a healthy planet.