UMaine Extension Launches ‘From Scratch: Your Maine Kitchen’ Series

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Cookbook author Kate Gooding will demonstrate how to cook wild game Saturday, Nov. 15, at the UMaine Extension Cumberland County office in Falmouth.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s yearlong monthly workshop series “From Scratch: Your Maine Kitchen” kicks off Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the UMaine Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth.

At the first workshop, “From the Maine Wild,” Black Fly Stew cookbook author Kate Gooding will discuss cooking wild game, including venison, moose and goose. She will prepare “Burgundian Beaver Stew,” which participants can sample for lunch. UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver Karyn Small will give tips on best food preservation practices for wild game.

Workshops scheduled through February include: “Gifts from the Maine Kitchen,” with Kate McCarty, Dec. 6; “Making Sourdough Bread at Home,” with Sheri Fistal, Jan. 17; and “Maine Seafood and Edible Seaweed,” Feb. 21.

Fee for the 12-workshop series is $40 per person per class; proceeds benefit the UMaine Extension Nutrition Program in Cumberland County. Attendees will receive Cabela’s coupons and be entered to receive gift cards from Cabela’s. Register online at For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact 207.781.6099, 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine) or