South Whidbey Record


Food, demonstrations and personality are cooking for Septoberfest

September 27, 2012 · Updated 2:46 PM

Sue Frause presents the Kitsch ‘n Bitch season opener, “Septoberfest,” Saturday, Sept. 29 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. / Photo courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts


Whidbey Island Center for the Arts kicks off the second season of Kitsch ‘n Bitch with Sue Frause at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 with “Septoberfest.”

Hosted by travel writer and food lover Frause, “Septoberfest” is the first of five shows in the 2012-2013 season. The live talk shows feature chefs and food lovers, onstage cooking demonstrations, house band Deja Blooze, plus a signature cocktail prepared for each show.

“Septoberfest” is an evening of hearty food and microbrews in celebration of next month’s Oktoberfest. Frause will “chew ‘n chat” around the kitchen table with amateur sausage maker Michael Gibson of Whidbey Island; Seattle food writer and cookbook author Cynthia Nims, whose new book “Salty Snacks” was just released; and Pat Ringe, chief fermentation officer of Mukilteo’s Diamond Knot Brewing.

Onstage demonstrations include how to make homemade sausages and salty snacks at home. Samples and recipes will be available for the audience.

Frause is an award-winning journalist and photographer. For 15 years, she wrote a column for the South Whidbey Record. She’s the author of many blogs: “Whidbey Island Life” in the Seattle P-I; “Closet Canuck,” about all things Canadian; and is the Seattle Travel Examiner for Examiner.com. She’s a contributor to Crosscut in Seattle and The Huffington Post Travel and she is an on-air correspondent for “Around the World Travel Radio” and can be heard Monday afternoons on KSER 90.7 FM.

Tickets cost $15 and are available by calling the WICA Ticket Office at 221-8268 or 800-638-7631.

WICA is located at 565 Camano Ave. in Langley. For details, visit WICAonline.com.


Upcoming Kitsch ‘n Bitch season

“Septoberfest,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

“Bon Appetit! with Julia Child,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.

“Comfort Foods,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

“Seattle Bites,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

“Father’s Day BBQ,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29.


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