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Maine Immigrant Kitchens: A Chef’s View

Wednesday, November 02 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Rines Auditorium
Audience: Adults

Chef Lindsay Sterling will share her unique perspective on immigration after cooking with immigrants from over 60 countries in immigrant-kitchensMaine. She will introduce us to some of her favorite immigrant foods and stories. Featured will be Ebenezer Akakpo, a Portland jewelry designer who grew up in Ghana and loves a flavor-packed peanut soup; Parivash Rohani, an activist in support of the freedom of religion, who grew up in Iran and loves pomegranate-walnut chicken; and Tarlan Ahmadov, director of programs at Catholic Charities of Maine, who grew up in Azerbaijan and loves beef with chestnuts and sour plums.

After cooking professionally at two of the nation’s top restaurants (Stars in San Francisco, and Fore Street in Portland, Maine), Lindsay Sterling set up an unheard of method for acquiring a niche culinary expertise: She asks immigrants she meets in her everyday life for cooking lessons. Since 2008 she has been sharing recipes and stories from her world cooking adventures in a cooking class series, blog, and newspaper column.

About the Series » Camden Conference Community Events

Camden Conference Community Events are held in conjunction with the 31st Annual Camden Conference –New World Disorder and America’s Future

The 2018 Camden Conference will explore shifts in global power and the ramifications for major players, particularly China, the US and the nations of Europe, in pursuing their national interests. Presenters will address the impact of globalization, the rise of nationalism, transformations in global economies, and the management of a range of future threats such as climate change, population growth, and cyber insecurity.  How can the United States remain competitive economically, preserve national security, safeguard American values, and meet dangerous challenges from unstable countries?  What role in the world do Americans want for their country?

The Conference will be held in Camden, Maine February 16-18, 2017.