Cook ‘n Scribble First Annual Santa Fe Food Writing Retreat
April 19 – April 23 2012
Led by Molly O’Neill, essayist, food writer, cookbook author and memoirist, this intimate retreat aims to create a safe atmosphere and to provide instruction by two masters of the craft. By combining fireside chats and writing exercises with group discussion, the retreatwill create the space — and provide the tools — to take memoir or personal essay to a deeper level.
Cost includes 4 days of lodging, breakfast, lunch, snacks, wine, all home-cooked meals, 18 hours of intimate, hands-on workshops, several diverting outings and the opportunity to cook with two of today’s most acclaimed cookbook authors — Deborah Madison and Shauna Ahern (aka Gluten Free Girl) are included in cost of the retreat.
Individual $1000.00. Couples $1700. Day students $500
Cook ‘N Scribble Santa Fe Retreat Schedule
Thursday, April 19
5 pm Welcome Cocktail Hour
7 pm Dinner at La Fonda (not included in cost of the retreat)
Friday, April 20
7:00-8:30 Yoga, hike or morning writing at Tesuque Village Market (on your own)
8:30-10:30 Morning session with Molly
11:00-12:30 Nationally Renowned Green Chile Cheese Burgers at Bobcat Bite Café (Included in cost of retreat)
1:00-4:00 Afternoon session with Molly and Shauna
6:00 Cooking and dinner with Deborah Madison, author of Seasonal Fruit Desserts
Saturday. April 21
7:00-8:00 Yoga, hike or morning writing at Tesuque Village Market (on your own)
8:00 Cars Depart for Ohkay Owingeh (Historic San Juan Pueblo)
9:00-1:00 Welcome Talk by Norma Naranjo, http://www.thefeastingplace.com/, Corn Dance Feast Day Cooking Demonstration. Master Baker Mark Furstenberg bakes bread in an Horno oven.
1:30 Cars depart for Santa Fe
2:00-6:00 Drop off and Walk Around the Historic Santa Fe Plaza on your own or in groups
6:00 Cars depart for Tesuque Compound
6:30-9:00 Dinner at Tesuque Compound with Seattle Chef Dan Ahern.
Sunday, April 22
9:00-11:00 Morning session with Molly
11:00-1:00 Baking demo + Q&A w. Gluten-Free Girl Shauna Ahern
1:00-4:00 Outing to Chimayo, 2:45 pm lunch at Rancho de Chimayo
4:30 Cars depart from Rancho de Chimayo
4:30-6:00 Time on your own in Historic Santa Fe Plaza
6:30 Pickup time and cars depart for Tesuque Compound.
6:30-10:00 Tamales, stews, and breads. Fireside reading and conversation; gluten-free dessert sampling
Monday, April 23
9:00-11:00 Final session; retreat closes with Molly; retreat closes
11:00 Cars depart from Tesuque Compound.
11:15-2:00 On your own in Santa Fe
Monday, April 23 (optional) a four hour seminar from 2:00-6:00 at il Piatto Italian Farmhouse Kitchen and Enoteca in Santa Fe on food writing for publication with an opportunity to present your book, e-book or blog idea to a panel of editors, publishers and agents for feedback and suggestions in composing your pitch and your proposal. The cost of this event is $150 for non-retreat participants and is free to retreat participants.