This is a great idea. There’s not enough information out there about how to cook tasty and nutritious meals for very little money, and God knows a lot of us could use some help in this area. Screw McDonald’s and learn how to prepare great meals that will last all week with Lucia Fabio this Saturday from 5-7 at mini dutch. It’s the first in a new program she’s starting devoted to food in a recession (um, how about depression?) economy. Details below, and on the gallery’s website. Check it out, mmmmm!

Saturday, March 7th from 5-7pm

mini dutch gallery presents…

Walk-in Pantry (WIP): a place of consumption
A new program of food and conversation

WIP invites presenters into mini dutch’s kitchen to cook, and share their knowledge and love for food, while the community is encouraged to come and eat. Multiple themes will be explored, including, but not limited to: “Food as Performance,” “Eating Locally” and “mini dutch Grill Outs” during the summer months. Every theme will have several presentations, and eventually, all of the recipes will be bound together and made available in the form of a cookbook with documentation of events and writings.
All events are suggested donation with price depending on the ingredients used and are byob.

The first Event:
Cooking on the Cheap: Anything but Ramen
Presenter: Lucia Fabio
Saturday, March 7th from 5-7pm

This series starts out with mini dutch gallery director Lucia Fabio presenting her favorite cheap eats. Eating cheap doesn’t mean food high in sodium in brightly colored packaging. By spending an afternoon preparing a large pot of soup or stew, one can make at least 5 meals. Freeze the leftovers and enjoy homemade food at any time.

Conversation will include our economic crises and its effect on our diet. Fast food companies are enjoying their highest profit margins during this recession- but it can be cheaper to make food from scratch. How time and money play a part in cooking, and tips on how to make a practice of cooking.

Menu includes:
Lentil Soup
Beef Stew
Roasted Potatoes with garlic and rosemary
Spinach with garlic and ginger
M.F.K. Fisher’s Tomato Soup Cake (adapted from How to Cook a Wolf by M.F.K. Fisher)
1937 Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
(everything except the Beef Stew and Cakes is vegan)

$3 suggested donation

3111 W. Diversey first floor, Chicago. IL 60647
773.235.5687 :: ::
gallery open Sunday 11am-3pm or call/email for appointment

Claudine Isé

Claudine Isé has worked in the field of contemporary art as a writer and curator for the past decade, and currently serves as the Editor of the Art21 Blog. Claudine regularly writes for and Chicago magazine, and has also worked as an art critic for the Los Angeles Times. Before moving to Chicago in 2008, she worked at the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH as associate curator of exhibitions, and at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as assistant curator of contemporary art, where she curated a number of Hammer Projects. She has Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California.