Friday, June 5, 2009

Cooking Class: Les Dames Simple Abundance Class

I'm always happy to help out a good cause, even better if there's tasty food involved. Les Dames know how to party (see my article about Afternoon in the Country.), so their upcoming participation in Simple Abundance cooking classes to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank should be great! Seriously, check out who's participating - there are some serious Southern Food Heavy Hitters!

Sadly I'll be kicking it in rural OH thanks to the day job. Oh well, at least I can console myself with some fine Amish cuisine...

Here's the scoop:

WHO: Award-winning cookbook authors, chefs and members of Les Dames d’Escoffier:

· Angie Mosier – acclaimed food stylist, writer and teacher.

· Linda Harrell – Corporate Chef for 101 Concepts.

· Nancy Lutz – Senior Catering Consultant for Affairs to Remember Caterers.

· Nathalie Dupree – author of countless Southern classics including “Nathalie Dupree’s Shrimp & Grits Cookbook” and “Comfortable Entertaining: At Home with Ease and Grace.”

· Rebecca Lang – author of “Southern Entertaining for a New Generation.”

· Shirley Corriher – food scientist extraordinaire and author of the James Beard Foundation award-winning “CookWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking” and the newly released “BakeWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Baking.”

· Virginia Willis – chef, author of “Bon Appetit, Y’all”, and former Kitchen Director for Martha Stewart Living Television.

WHAT: Simple Abundance Cooking Class – Ladies of Les Dames

Members of the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier offer an incredible evening of recipes, tips, techniques and engaging stories to culinary fans across Metro Atlanta as part of the Simple Abundance Cooking Class series. Each class provides a unique opportunity to learn the secrets to exquisite dishes, have fun, and help feed Atlanta’s hungry.

The evening includes wine tastings sponsored by Sherlock's Wine Merchant and a chance to win fabulous door prizes provided by Atlanta Beverage, Bella Cucina Artful Foods, Cabot Cheese and Via Elisa Authentic Fresh Pasta.

WHEN: Monday, June 8, 2009, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Cook’s Warehouse - Brookhaven
549-1 Amsterdam Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306

COST: $90 – Demonstration and tasting

HOW: To register online for the Ladies of Les Dames class or any other upcoming Simple Abundance cooking class visit www.ACFB.org or call 404-892-FEED ext. 1444. One hundred percent of class tuition benefits Atlanta’s Table, a project of the Food Bank.

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