A new culinary series begins this weekend with Elizabeth Germain’s workshop Work. Play. Eat. at Hob Knob in Edgartown. This is the first of several winter weekends teaching sustainable cuisine.

This first event pays homage to the Vineyard’s sustainable roots, inspiring busy working people to find fun and function in the kitchen. Ms. Germain will lead participants to sustainable farm-to-table solutions for preparing, cooking and eating foods which not only taste good and make you feel good, but are also good for the earth.

Ms. Germain is a New York city-born foodie, former Arthur Anderson accountant-turned cookbook author. She is the founder and president of Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard.

“The Hob Knob and Resurrecting Roots share passions of sustainability and community, the farmland and Martha’s Vineyard,” said Ms. Germain.

Other workshops will be led by Jan Buhrman, chef/owner at The Kitchen Porch, the Vineyard catering company that has been supporting sustainable and slow food for more than 20 years.

In mid-February, the Valentine’s Day weekend theme is Feast of the Senses, a culinary weekend combining sensual food with romantic literary folklore from around the world.

The March workshop is Meals in a Bowl from Around the World, featuring nourishing soups and meals that feed the soul.

For details, call 508-627-9510.