Cook-along with Margaret Hathaway: SAMBUSAS & KNISHES

Jan 31, 2021 4:00PM—5:30PM

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A Zoom Cook-along with author Margaret Hathaway of Ten Apple Farm

Sunday, January 31st | 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Free! Register by Tues. Jan. 26 at

Registered participants will receive the Zoom link, recipes and ingredient list on Tues. 1/26.

Savory fillings in a pastry crust make a delicious snack and a portable lunch. In this cook along, we’ll make sambusas and meat knishes, both variations on this tasty theme. Gamana Yarow’s stuffed Somali beef dumplings are spiced with curry powder and flecked with vegetables and herbs. Sadye Schatz’s beef knishes are sweet with onions and enriched with schmaltz—flavors she leaned heavily on as one of Portland’s two kosher caterers in the 1940s and 50s. In this 90 minute zoom, we’ll make the dough and fillings for both, and discuss ways to make these recipes our own.


Margaret Hathaway is an author, unabashed foodie, and goat farmer. She is the author of six books, including three cookbooks. Her most recent book is the Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook, published in summer 2020. Since 2006, Margaret and her husband Karl Schatz have raised three daughters, many dairy goats, poultry, and assorted other animals on Ten Apple Farm, their homestead in Southern Maine, where she teaches workshops and cooking classes.


About the Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook:

The Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook celebrates Maine’s rich culinary traditions—old and new—exploring indigenous foodways, hearty Yankee cuisine, community cookbook classics, and favorite dishes of new Mainers. This collection of more than 200 recipes spans kitchens across the state: pulling dishes from grandma’s recipe box, award-winning chefs, Maine personalities, and rustic fishing camps. Celebrating the state’s whole community with recipes form all 16 counties, this cookbook includes heartwarming stories and dishes from both prominent and everyday Mainers, and is beautifully illustrated with family photos, handwritten recipe cards, and historic community cookbook covers. Working with food security advocates within the state, $2 from every book sold is directed to support organizations fighting hunger in Maine. Since June 2020, more than $12,000 has been distributed.


The Maine Bicentennial Community Cookbook is available at

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