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Everyday Chef Meets Governor Shumlin, Congressman Welch, and Secretary Ross

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Everyday Chef Meets Governor Shumlin, Congressman Welch, and Secretary Ross


Domestic Diva with Shumlin

Domestic Diva and her Fresh Eating FeastBig news in the world of Everyday Chef: Governor Shumlin, Congressman Welch, and Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Ross stopped by Rutland Regional Medical Center today to check out RAFFL's Farm-to-Workplace Delivery program and learn about Everyday Chef. As one of our on-site cooking programs, The Domestic Diva, Hilary Adams-Paul whipped up a Fresh Eating feast of incredibly flavorful proportions:  Last week's hallmark recipe, Tomato, Mozzarella, and Barley Salad, accompanied a dynamic German Potato Salad, a surprisingly complex gazpacho, and a green salad for sampling the AMAZING buttermilk basil salad dressing.  Farm-to-Workplace Delivery members as well as other Medical Center staff were invited to stop by, sample any or all of these delightful dishes, chat with the Domestic Diva about them, and take recipes to try them out at home.

When they stopped by, Everyday Chef was thrilled to learn that Governor Shumlin and Secretary Ross know their garden weeds--having identified them in the mix of salad greens--and that Congressman Welch loves gazpacho, especially the Domestic Diva's.  We also had a fabulous time hearing about some of the Workplace Delivery members' favorite recipes--Becky Groh's basil butter comes to mind--and learning which veggies they'd like to learn more about.

Warm thanks to the Governor, Congressman, and Secretary for stopping by to learn about this great program, and to the Medical Center employees and Workplace Delivery farmers and members who stopped by to visit us and sample the Fresh Eating feast.

Let's do this again . . . in September!