Friday, February 5, 2010

Cook for a Cause

My dance partner Natalie Cox and I will be hosting a series of cooking classes benefitting Project Safe. As you might already know we are competing in Athens Dancing with the Stars, a fundraiser for Project Safe. If you aren't familiar with Project Safe please check out their website.

To kick off our series, I will be teaching the first class at my home, 628 Boulevard, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Thursday February 11th. Come on over and learn how to make my Frogmore stew and a tasty carrot, beet and feta salad with a cumin vinaigrette. With Valentine's Day around the corner, give the gift of gourmet food and culinary knowledge. Not only is this going to be a delicious good time, it will benefit a great organization.

The second of the four classes will be taught Chef/Partner of The National, Peter Dale. Peter's menu will be Latin-themed, with Ecuadorian-style shrimp ceviche, fried green plantains and crispy braised pork with aji sauce. Shake things up and join Peter at my house on Thursday February 18th at 6:00 pm.

Five & Ten’s very talented pastry chef, Shae Rehmel, will take on the next class. She will teach her students how to make three different types of French macaroons, a buttercream filling and a ganache filling. Shae is really rocking the macaroons right now and she might even let you spray luster duster your creations. This class will be held at Angela Meltzer's house 117 Westview Drive (Five Points) on Sunday February 28th at 2:00 pm.

Last but certainly not least, Angela Meltzer, local CPA best known for cooking and crunching numbers, will be conducting a class at her house, Sunday March 7th at 2:00 pm. Angela will be teaching a class titled " A Chinese Banquet in Your Own Kitchen," featuring soups, appetizers, main course and dessert. Learn how to impress your guests with a satisfying and unique spread.

There is no minimum cost for these events, Natalie and I ask for a donation to Project Safe, which will be collected at the end of each class. Space is limited so please reserve your spot by emailing

MARK your calendars and RESERVE your spots.

Thursday, February 11th, 6:00 pm at Hugh's house, 628 Boulevard.

Thursday, February 18th, 6:00 pm at Hugh's House

Sunday, February 28th, 2:00 pm at Angela Meltzer's house, 117 Westview Drive, Athens (Five Points)

Sunday, March 7th, 2:00 pm at Angela Meltzer's house, 117 Westview Drive, Athens (Five Points)


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