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New Orleans Chef Brings Cooking Class Back to WTAMU

July 10, 2012

COPY BY:    Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

New Orleans Chef Brings Cooking Class Back to WTAMU

CANYON, Texas—It will be a palate-pleasing time when the Office of Continuing Education at West Texas A&M University brings award-winning Chef Emile Stieffle back to campus on Friday, July 27.

Stieffle will present “New Orleans Soul Food Cooking and Drinks” at the University’s Alumni Banquet Facility. The class will run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. with demonstrations, tastings and opportunities to participate in the preparation of some delicious food and drinks. The class will be divided into two sessions. The first half of the class will focus on New Orleans soul food. Stieffle will show how to prepare such tasty dishes as Catfish Court Bouillon, mustard and collard greens with tasso and andouille, Pain Padeau and mini muffalattas.

After 5 p.m. Stieffle will switch to the Spirits of the Bayou session of the class. Participants will sample mini po boys while tasting traditional New Orleans beverages such as Ramos Gin Fizz, Sazerac, Southern Comfort, Hurricanes, Abita Beer, Dixie Beer and more.

Stieffle, whose family roots go back to the early 1700s when New Orleans was still a settlement, is the owner/operator of Aurora Catering. His cooking has earned him numerous awards including the three top trophies at the 2009 Louisiana Tailgate and BBQ Festival. Stieffel also was featured on “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” and won the Jambalaya Jam with his recipe for Throwdown Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya. He is known as a great ambassador for the culinary culture of southern Louisiana and New Orleans and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others.

The deadline to reserve a space for the soul food course is 5 p.m. Monday, July 23. Cost is $75. To register or for more information, call the Office of Continuing Education at 806-651-2037.



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