Feed your creative soul at Lake Erie Ink’s Culinary Creativity

On Sunday, Oct. 1, Lake Erie Ink will host its fall fundraiser, Culinary Creativity, at Dunham Tavern Barn in MidTown—bringing together Cleveland’s restaurant and writing communities to support creative expression among Cleveland youth.

Think about the best chocolate chip cookie you’ve ever eaten. Between perfectly melted chocolate and a gooey center, it’s unmistakably clear it was made with love.

Just like there’s an art to cooking—there’s also an art to storytelling. That’s the theme of Culinary Creativity.

Hosted by poet, food editor, and cookbook author Gail Bellamy, the event highlights the relationship between cooking and storytelling through the lens of Cleveland’s talented restaurant and writing communities.

“With this unique event, we are excited to blend creativity and community,” says Lake Erie Ink executive director Amy Rosenbluth. “While we are primarily a youth-serving organization, Lake Erie Ink loves to host events that bring people of all ages together to enjoy the spirit of storytelling. I firmly believe that you can learn from—and be inspired by—everyone’s creative experiences.”

Culinary Creativity also marks the launch of Lake Erie Ink’s second community cookbook, “Stirring the Plot.” This cookbook features cherished recipes (and stories) from local chefs, community members, and Lake Erie Ink students.

Culinary Creativity attendees can expect stories—and tasty snacks—courtesy of local chefs, including Jeremy Umansky of Larder; Doug Katz  of Amba and Zhug; Melissa Khoury of Saucisson; Dylan Fallon of Ninja City; and Marc and Carol White of Rid-All Green Partnership and the Convenient Vegan.

Culinary Creativity attendees will enjoy a poetry bar, a wine pull, a silent auction, and stories from Lake Erie Ink students.

Tickets are $75 each, with all proceeds going to Lake Erie Ink.

“We know that we have a winning recipe for a great afternoon!” Rosenbluth says. “We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there to support youth voices in our community.”

Lake Erie Ink’s Culinary Creativity will be held Sunday, Oct. 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Dunham Tavern Barn, 6709 Euclid Ave.