With squash season in full swing, there’s plenty to be excited about. Of all the vegetable varieties, squash are by far the most diverse in shape, size, and appearance. There are many hundreds of different named varieties of squash each with its own fascinating history and facts. Squash is high in fibre and contains virtually no fat, very little sodium and is a very good source of potassium, manganese, calcium, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, and Folate.
Join Chef Maxine Knight for this interactive seasonal spotlight where guests will be guided through the tasting profile of squash Fall favourites! Enjoy learning (and tasting) how to embrace squash in a ‘Chickpea and Acorn Squash Moroccan Stew’ and the unusually delightful ‘Butternut Squash Coffee Cake’.
Maxine Knight is a classically trained Chef and Registered Holistic Nutritionist on a mission to educate, empower and make eating well attainable and accessible to all. She is passionate about food, sharing her knowledge and bringing people together over cooking while building community and retaining culture. With 20 years experience in the culinary industry, and 12 years exploring nutrition, Maxine uses her extensive knowledge and expertise to make learning fun while creating fabulously delicious, nutrient dense meals, that fuel and energize the body.