With only 10 days left to go before the (sold out) Skill Exchange launch party, and the start of skill madness, I’ve got a to-do list that is 3 pages long. Flowers to order (check! done!), amazing volunteers to coordinate, deliveries to schedule, packages to pick up, supplies to order, and what else? I’m sure I’m forgetting something. I’m working on creating a master schedule, and a volunteer task list to share this project with so many kind friends and not-yet friends who have kindly reached out by email, tweets or nudges over drinks with offers of help. I’m used to being the micro-manager of all things Skill Exchange, but with so many workshops, and so so many attendees (over 300 in one weekend!) I need some help managing the crowds, taking tickets, and all sorts of other little details.
If you happen to be one of the few who haven’t purchased Skill Exchange tickets yet, allow me to help point you in the direction of a couple of good choices. Spice Hound is leading a workshop on artisan salts on Saturday, September 8th from 6:30-7:45. This workshop is one of my top picks because while I like to cook, I don’t fully understand the role of salt in cooking. This workshop is going to help break down both the science, and the history of salt, while exploring varieties of salt and will help educate your palate. Tickets are $8 at spicehound.eventbrite.com.
Another workshop I am incredibly excited about is with Sean Timberlake of Hedonia and Punk Domestics. Sunday morning kicks off at 10AM with a workshop and tasting with Sean, as he teaches us how to make piadina, a traditional Italian flatbread. Sean uses lard, flour, salt and water to make this flatbread, but he will also be sharing another version with olive oil and milk. This workshop will include a tasting, and tickets are $12 at punkdomestics.eventbrite.com. Check out Punk Domestics for photos and a detailed explanation of piadina, here.
Tickets to a few other workshops are still available, but are going quickly! Check teachsharelearn.eventbrite.com for more tickets and information.