Flavors of Rochester Sampling Series at the Market


Flavors of Rochester Series at the Market

Enjoy Flavors of Rochester at the Market each Saturday from May through September, presented by the Democrat and Chronicle, Friends of the Rochester Public Market, and Summit Federal Credit Union!    

Prime your palate for a terrific tastings experience in the City of Rochester. Each year this series of food demonstrations is offered outside the Market office, and features creative culinary artists in the area, who serve up sumptuous morsels from their best recipes. Most Flavors of Rochester series samples are made from fresh ingredients acquired right here at the Market! 

This annual series celebrates the Market's and the Greater Rochester community's colorful cultural and ethnic diversity!

In addition, the Market's own Margaret O'Neill prepares her Healthy Tastings once per month as part of the series, featuring in-season Market produce!

Culinary enthusiasts interested in sharing their recipes through this program should contact the Market office at pmarket@cityofrochester.gov or call (585) 428-7282.  

2016 Schedule:

Saturdays, May through September, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., outside the Market Office.  Stay tuned to this page for the guest chef schedule! Below you can get a sense of the series by checking out the guest chefs and recipes from the 2015 series.

2015 Guest Chefs/Recipes 

All Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., outside the Market Office:

May 9: Rochester Area Vegan Society: Chickpea mini-sandwiches and tofu scramble Recipe 

May 23:  Margaret O'Neill's Healthy Tasting of the Month: Market Asparagus Salad Recipe 

May 30: Turkish Cultural Community Center: Kisir (Bulgur Wheat Salad) and Gozleme (potato-filled flatbread) Recipe  

June 6: Democrat & Chronicle's Tracy Schuhmacher: Fresh Market Egg Scramble

June 13: Happy Earth Tea's Niraj Lama: Nepal Tea and Chai (to benefit Nepal earthquake victims)

June 20: Marilyn Ajavananda and Jack LoCastro: Thai Apple Salad Recipe 

June 27: Leah Schwartz of Friends of the Rochester Public Market: Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Recipe  

July 11: Democrat & Chronicle's Tracy Schuhmacher: Guacamole with Peas Recipe 

July 25:  Margaret O'Neill's Healthy Tasting of the Month: Market Zucchini Salad Recipe 

August 1: Democrat & Chronicle Guest Chef, TBA

August 8: Corn Roast and Delectable Dips, in honor of National Farmers Market Week!

August 15: Lucy Piper, Certified Holistic Health Coach: Fermented Foods 101 Recipe 

August 22: Persian Association of RIT Students: Mirsa Ghassemi, Ghormeh Sabzi, Shole Zard  Recipe  

August 29: Margaret O'Neill's Healthy Tasting of the Month: Market Summer Corn Salad  Recipe 

September 5: Democrat & Chronicle Guest Chef, TBA

September 12: The Market's Evan Lowenstein prepares a College Day at the Market Special:
                        Ramen Noodle-Market Veggie Delight Recipe 

September 19: Somali Community of Refugees Helping Refugees: Somali Vegetarian Sombusa   Recipe 

September 26: Margaret O'Neill's Healthy Tasting of the Month  Recipe  

October 3: WellVentions Youth: SauceAtude Carrot Dogs  Recipe 


More Market Events

Learn about other Public Market Special Events at our main Special Events page.