University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

John Thomas Ash

Jessica Nicosia-Nadler

John Ash travels the world teaching cooking classes to both home cooks and professionals. His Passion for teaching has been rewarded most recently in May 2014 when Cooking for Solutions, a sustainable seafood event held annually at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, honored John as "Seafood Educator of the Year." In 2008 He was voted "Cooking School Teacher of the Year" by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. John's 4th cookbook, "Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook" was published in October 2013, and won a James Beard award in 2014. "John Ash Cooking One-on-One: Private Lessons in Simple Contemporary Food from a Master Teacher" was published in the Spring of 2004 and also won a 2005 James Beard Award. He still holds true to his philosophy of cooking with ingredients that are ethically grown, created locally and in season. And for John, wine is always considered an essential part of the flavors of a meal.

His most recent book is "Cooking Wild: More than 150 Recipes for Eating Close to Nature."

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Scheduled events:
Cooking "Wild" - Learn to Eat Close to Nature
Renowned teacher and chef John Ash brings a new perspective to the kitchen with his latest book "Cooking Wild." This session explores how to use foraged, untreated, and natural foods to shake up your dinner repertoire.

Culinary Stage (Seats 266)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: John Ash
Moderator: Donna Nordin

Cooking Wild: More than 150 Recipes for Eating Close to Nature
Running Press
May 2016
ISBN 9780762457946
Hardcover, 328 pages
$35.00, INSTORE
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Culinary Birds: The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook
Running Press
September 2014
ISBN 9780762444847
Hardcover, 320 pages
$30.00, INSTORE
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More than 170 recipes for chicken, eggs, turkey, duck, goose, and small birds, plus proper storage, handling and preparation.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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