There’s so much to be thankful for this holiday season—family, home, and of course, food. As we dash around in a frenzy looking for recipes for family feasts or restaurants with dine-in or take-home menus, there's an unexpected culinary option that deserves to part of your meal planning this year.
Skip Bon Appetit and look to the U.S. Botanic Garden for holiday-inspired recipes and cooking demos this year. Yep, the botanic gardens ... surprise! Led by the Cook Sisters - Danielle and Adrienne are cooking writers and avid gardeners - each online class features seasonal produce and lessons on botanic and culinary connections. Classes are free.
USBG and the Cook Sisters will take you from Thanksgiving leftovers to holiday cocktails and New Year's Day brunch in delicious, homemade style with fresh, seasonal ingredients. You'll have great meals and recipes to savor, a new appreciation of farm-to-table foods, and a whole new way of thinking about USBG, which celebrated its 200th anniversary last year and has a history dating back to founding fathers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.
ONLINE COOKING DEMO: THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS
Thursday, November 26 at 12pm / No pre-registration required
Okay, now the turkey's finished and the guests are gone. It's an eternal question: What to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers? Put the Tupperware away, this cooking demo is here to help!
ONLINE COOKING DEMO: SEASONAL SIPS
December 3 at 12pm / No pre-registration required
One of the best things about the holidays: hot adult beverages! Whether you're looking for ideas to entertain yourself or your pod, tune in for Moscow Mule-inspired ideas for winter and holiday drinks that are warming and healthy as well as festively frisky!
ONLINE COOKING DEMO: DECADENT DESSERTS
December 24 at 12pm / No pre-registration required
Everyone knows calories don't count during the holidays. Not the season for skimping, during the holidays desserts rise to the top of the list of must-haves. Get that special homemade touch with a delicious delicious dessert to complete your holiday meal.
ONLINE COOKING DEMO: BRILLIANT BRUNCH
December 31 at 12pm / No pre-registration required
Get your New Year off to a delicious start with a make-ahead brunch entrée that doubles as a divine dinner dish too! Go ahead, sleep in.
About US Botanic Garden
Steeped in history, rich with tradition, the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile ecosystems.More than 200 years ago, George Washington had a vision for the capital city of the United States that included a botanic garden that would demonstrate and promote the importance of plants to the young nation. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1820, the U.S. Botanic Garden is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America. Since 1934, it has been administered through the Architect of the Capitol
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