Cooking contest at Red Hook Firehouse

Local celebrity chefs will be stirring the pot when “Canned!,” a competitive cooking program, comes to the Red Hook Firehouse Thurs., March 27 at 7pm.

Three local chefs will compete in two rounds for bragging rights, and four local residents will battle it out in a Spam-sculpting contest as part of this year’s “The Big Read,” a community-wide celebration of literacy.

The chefs will have the use of pantry items, but each will receive a basket of canned goods with which to prepare their appetizer and entry.

This program is free. Attendees are asked to bring canned food, donations of dignity, or monetary donations to benefit the United Methodist Church Food Pantry in Red Hook.

The Red Hook Public Library, Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce and Bard College are collaborating on “The Big Read,” and encourage everyone to read “Housekeeping” by Marilynne Robinson.

For more information, call the Red Hook Public Library, 845-758-3241, or visit the website:

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