Cooking with Chef Ben

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Impress your family and learn easy recipes from the comfort of your own kitchen! The Route 9 Library’s Readers Café’s own Chef Ben will show you step-by-step cooking from the comfort of your own kitchen. Learn how to make desserts, can vegetables and fruits, cook a turkey, and then how to use all of your holiday leftovers. Everything you need to know to be ready for the holidays this year! Each of the 6 online cooking classes will have something for everyone! Ingredients list will be sent upon registration.

Episode 1: Canning + Cranberry Sauce

Let’s get cooking with Chef Ben of the Reader’s Café as he takes you step-by-step through the canning process as you make cranberry sauce perfect for your holiday table and for sharing.

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Episode 2: Sides

Let’s get cooking with Chef Ben of the Reader’s Café as we make three fabulous side dishes perfect for the holiday table or a weeknight dinner.   

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Episode 3: Desserts

Let's get cooking with Chef Ben of the Reader's Café with special guest New Castle County Executive, Matt Meyer as they make apple dumplings and pumpkin bread pudding.

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Episode 4: Spatchcock Chicken

Let's get cooking with Chef Ben as he demonstrates how to make a Spatchcock chicken and then roast it to perfection.

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Episode 5: Soups On!

Chef Ben show you how to make warm winter soups Vegetarian Chili and Butternut Squash Soup!

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Episode 6: Turkey Time!

Chef Ben shows you the benefits of roasting a non-holiday turkey and then using it to make three recipes including a hearty Turkey Pot Pie, a Turkey Ruben, and a tangy dinner-worthy Turkey Sandwich with Brussels Sprout Slaw.  

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