May is Blooming!

 Mount Holly Farmers Market 
"Chef in Residence"

 Starting this month, and continuing for eight Saturday's throughout the summer season, Gina will be heading to the Mount Holly Farmers Market to share a collection of recipes using seasonal, locally-grown ingredients as the "Chef in Residence".  

The Charlotte Observer featured an article in the Sunday paper all about the Mount Holly Farmers Market and our upcoming culinary presence there this summer, starting on Saturday, May 26th.  If you would like to read the article, learn more about the Mt. Holly Market, or mark your calendars for the dates we will be presenting our culinary "show", please click on this article link.  


  Pasta Making was a Great Joy!

Pam & Cindy are 'Pasta Queens'

      I don't think we could have had more fun at this month's "Joy of Pasta Making" Cooking Classes held on May 14th!  

Both the afternoon and evening groups learned how to become "one with the dough" as they made homemade pasta dough by hand, and further prepared the pasta using old-world pasta guitarras, modern pasta cranks and cutters, as well as several 'by-hand' methods.   
Heather & her mother Pat share in the joys of pasta making

Once the pasta was made, we drowned it in two delicious sauces-- Lemon, Broccoli and Arugula Primavera, and Caramelized Onion and Mushrooms!  Both were delicious, and the entire class was enjoyed by all-- thank you for your participation, and I look forward to hearing about your continued at-home pasta adventures!

**Please take a look at more pics from our Pasta Class posted on the BF Facebook page


Registration is now open for
June's Special Event Cooking Class
"The Perfect Summer Picnic"

For all the details on this extra fun special event at the Guthrie home, please click on the Monthly Classes tab!  Hope to see you there!


Gina with fellow Cabarrus County Food Policy Council members at the Piedmont Farmers Market expansion ceremony
   Bocca Felice has had a busy spring season!  In addition to our local and corporate cooking classes, we have supported such events throughout our community as the Spring Herb & Plant Festival, the "Fresh" Movie Event sponsored by the Kannapolis Library, West Cabarrus YMCA Healthy Kids Day, and a Farm to Classroom Program at Cox Mill High School!