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Small House Food Exchange @ Kcoop on March 13, 6:30 PM

Small House Food Exchange @ Kcoop on March 13, 6:30 PM
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    Post #1 - February 6th, 2022, 11:36 pm
    Post #1 - February 6th, 2022, 11:36 pm Post #1 - February 6th, 2022, 11:36 pm
    Driving west on Dempster this evening to Tava, I saw Kcoop in the old Marilyn restaurant space. While Marilyn always seemed as exciting as sensible shoes, Kcoop allowed me to think of youthful hip extravagance. When I learned this caught the eye of moetchandon, I knew it was a winner with a bonus plus of a chicken dinner! Check out their menu!

    If you’re not into exchanging food, join the group anyway!

    The Small Household Food Exchange, among other things, is an opportunity for like-minded folks to gather, share the ordering power of a group, and describe and show off their cooking skills.

    So, if you want to, get to work cooking dishes to share with other LTHers. (And don’t worry about the questionable rumors about LTH palate sophistication — often the simplest dishes are the best.)

    Or don’t … maybe you just want an excuse to try an interesting restaurant … everyone’s welcome to join for the three c's — camaraderie, conviviality and companionship.

    We’ll cap attendance at 12. Those who exchange dishes will have first priority, but they should post by Wednesday March 9, to allow cooks to plan, shop and create.

    The Basics
    We’re always interested in fresh blood. Even if you can't exchange, please join us for dinner and conversation! But we hope some will bring a few samples of the cuisine you enjoy at your home; it’s a great way for all of us to get to know each other better, discuss food and cooking techniques, and ultimately, later, have a meal at home that we might not have thought of making for ourselves.

    What is the Small Household Food Exchange, you may ask.
    Most importantly, it’s a gathering of like-minded folks at an interesting restaurant for a meal, taking advantage of the ordering power of a good number of people to share and sample a good number of menu items.

    The Small Household Food Exchange started so that those of us in 1-2 person households who love to cook aren't stuck eating that big pot of chili for a whole week. Instead, we make 4-10 servings of one dish, and bring home 4-10 different dishes. Exchanging participants bring one pre-portioned serving of their food for every exchanger who has RSVP’d to come and bring a dish that month. The priority will be for entrees, meats, soups, salad, stews, pastas, grains, etc. (Check the Events Board, there’s often a separate Dessert Exchange.)

    The fine print
    Number in the group: We will cap attendance for this gathering at 12, (food exchange participants at 8 ), so that, this month, participants are never making more than 8 servings of anything. Couples can be counted as one serving, or two — if you come as a couple, please specify whether you're bringing one or two dishes to exchange.

    There will be no restrictions on the food – we’re an omnivorous bunch. IF ANYONE HAS ANY ALLERGIES, PLEASE LET THE GROUP KNOW.

    The containers/delivery system: Everyone in the group should use the GLADWARE 3 1/8 CUP PLASTIC CONTAINERS (7” x 7” square container with a blue lid). Look for this on the label:
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    You’ll portion your food into those containers to bring and hand out at the gathering. You can freeze them or not depending on your schedule and when you make your food. If you use something else to deliver your food that month (Ziploc bags, plastic wrap, etc.) you should also return the empty containers from the last round so that everyone always has a stash of these containers for the exchange, and no one has to run out and buy more. Ideally, everyone will find a way to label their containers, describing the contents, so we don’t end up staring into our freezers at a field of blue-lidded containers and wondering what’s in each one (not that there’s anything wrong with the occasional surprise …).

    Please RSVP your attendance by responding in this thread, ideally about one week before the monthly gathering. If you're exchanging, please post what you're bringing at least three days before the gathering.

    The organizer will monitor the thread to see what people are bringing. The organizer will also make reservations for the group at the restaurant where we will be gathering.

    Hope to see you there!

    Attending:

    Dinner and Exchange
    nr706 — Domada (the national dish of Gambia [formally, The Gambia], a former British colony, and the smallest country on the African continent.
    moetchandon —
    Cathy2 — Presently I am considering either Chow Fun of some sort or Silver pin noodles.
    GAF - Hungarian Goulash Soup

    Dinner and sparkling company
    anyone else as brave as GAF who’s willing to join us

    Save the date!
    Sunday, March 13, 2022, 6:30 pm

    Kcoop
    5900 Dempster St, Morton Grove, IL 60053
    (224) 534-7544
    thekcoop.com
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #2 - February 7th, 2022, 10:05 am
    Post #2 - February 7th, 2022, 10:05 am Post #2 - February 7th, 2022, 10:05 am
    I'm in. And surprise, I might be in for the food exchange. I will let you know at least a week ahead.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #3 - February 7th, 2022, 5:00 pm
    Post #3 - February 7th, 2022, 5:00 pm Post #3 - February 7th, 2022, 5:00 pm
    Since lately I've been making food of British heritage, and national foods of small countries, I'll combine the two by attempting to make Domada (the national dish of Gambia [formally, The Gambia], a former British colony, and the smallest country on the African continent.
  • Post #4 - February 10th, 2022, 6:33 pm
    Post #4 - February 10th, 2022, 6:33 pm Post #4 - February 10th, 2022, 6:33 pm
    In for exchange and dinner.
  • Post #5 - March 6th, 2022, 10:21 am
    Post #5 - March 6th, 2022, 10:21 am Post #5 - March 6th, 2022, 10:21 am
    This month, I am in for the exchange. (A return to pre-pandemic tradition). My contribution is Hungarian Goulash Soup.
    Toast, as every breakfaster knows, isn't really about the quality of the bread or how it's sliced or even the toaster. For man cannot live by toast alone. It's all about the butter. -- Adam Gopnik
  • Post #6 - March 10th, 2022, 10:40 am
    Post #6 - March 10th, 2022, 10:40 am Post #6 - March 10th, 2022, 10:40 am
    HI,

    If you wish to join us to have a opportunity to sample a broader range of chicken than you can do by yourself, you are welcome to join us.

    Regards,
    CAthy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #7 - March 13th, 2022, 3:22 pm
    Post #7 - March 13th, 2022, 3:22 pm Post #7 - March 13th, 2022, 3:22 pm
    Hi,

    I made two portions of beef chow fun, a portion of Russian Solyanka fish soup, and bringing a portion of Highland Park's Lao Sze Chuan* Hot and Sour soup.

    I went to Lao Sze Chuan for lunch, I believe they forgot to serve the soup. I asked to take it home. I froze it and found it today. It is more likely to be eaten by one of you, than by one of us.

    Kcoop does not take reservations, though it is likely not to be an issue.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #8 - March 14th, 2022, 12:21 pm
    Post #8 - March 14th, 2022, 12:21 pm Post #8 - March 14th, 2022, 12:21 pm
    Here's a summary of the meal.

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