Denise Clemons, author of the Cape Gazette column Cape Flavors, and the Rehoboth Beach Museum offer the opportunity to warm the heart and appetite at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb.1, at the museum.
Clemons will present two prepared soups and will stage the preparation of a third. Included in the presentation of each soup will be appropriate garnishes such as curry, nutmeg, crabmeat and Parmesan cheese, to name a few. The kinds of soups will remain secret for a bit of suspense. For fun and for better-tasting soup, the hosts suggest BYOS (bring your own spoon). Who wants to eat soup with a plastic spoon? The event is in conjunction with the current Beach Eats exhibit.
In her Cape Flavors column, Clemons explores and shares healthful, seasonal recipes and discusses the importance of the use of fresh, local ingredients to ensure high-quality meals. The column has been published in the Cape Gazette since 2005. Clemons conducts demonstrations and nutrition workshops for organizations throughout Delmarva. She holds a BA in biopsychology from Vassar College and an MA in writing from Johns Hopkins University.
As admission for this event and other events during February, participants are asked to bring a nonperishable item for the Food Bank of Delaware. Reservations are required; call 302-227-7310. The Rehoboth Beach Museum is at 511 Rehoboth Ave. next to the Visitors Center. Parking is available, and the museum is handicapped accessible. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
Becoming a member of the museum allows individuals to be part of a special mission the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society holds dear, participation in the discovery and preservation of Rehoboth Beach history. Members receive benefits that include discounts for specific events, the society's quarterly newsletter and social media updates. Members receive $25 off for the Beach Ball Gala held each August, one of the society’s biggest fundraising events.
The next event at the museum comes at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, when author, folklorist and Delaware native Ed Okonowicz presents Delaware Food Lore.
"The French Chef: Julia Child French Classics," a PBS video, will be shown at 7 p.m., Friday, March 7, at the museum. As Child herself said, “If I can do it, you can do it … Bon appetit!” This video is part of a special collection of six original black-and-white episodes broadcast in the 1960s.