If you want to learn the essential cooking tools of the trade or how to make a scrumptious light meal, attend the Taste of Home Cooking School Feb. 24 at Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, in Brainerd. The event is sponsored by the Dispatch.
Home economist Lea Anne Dea has home cooking hints to share.
Home economist Lea Anne Dea will prepare several recipes featuring lighter meals for the warm-weather months and demonstrate time-saving equipment for food preparation. Dea has used many utensils and cookware in her profession and will help participants decide what is needed for a basic kitchen setup, especially for beginning cooks.
If you go
What: Taste of Home Cooking School.
When: 7 p.m. Feb. 24.
Where: Tornstrom Auditorium, Washington Middle School, Brainerd.
Tickets: $8, available at the Dispatch.
Dea's most valuable tool in her kitchen is a knife set. For starters she recommends a six-inch utility knife, a paring knife, a serrated knife and a butcher's knife.
Tickets for the event are $8 and will go on sale Jan. 14 at the Dispatch and on its Web site at www.brainerddispatch.com. Proceeds from the Taste of Home will go to the Newspapers in Education program.
Home economist Michelle Goggins prepared 11 quick and easy recipes at the 2003 Taste of Home Cooking School in Brainerd. Brainerd Dispatch/File photo
Everyone who attends the event will receive a free copy of the Taste of Home Cooking School Cookbook, which will include recipes Dea prepares during the cooking demonstration. Gift bags with coupons from national food companies, product brochures and promotional items from local retailers will be available. Door prizes and each of the completed dishes will be raffled.
Before the show, ticket holders will be able to explore at least 30 booths hosted by various exhibitors.
The Dispatch hosted a Taste of Home cooking event for the first time in 2003. It plans to host the event every two years. In 2003, the tickets sold out in 13 days and 936 tickets were sold.
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