Popular men’s cooking class returns in March

Published 3:08 pm Monday, February 5, 2018

Cooking chores are often shared in today’s households, but that was not always the case. Many men have never had cooking responsibilities until life circumstances thrust cooking chores upon them.

The Polk County Cooperative Extension Men’s Cooking Class offers a fun and friendly way for any man to learn basic skills, as well as advance and new techniques in the culinary arts. This award-winning program has been a staple of the Cooperative Extension for over 30 years.

Men take the course for a variety of reasons – personal interest, increased cooking responsibilities due to loss of or disability of a spouse, and more than one at the urging of his spouse. Whatever the reason, participants learn cooking skills, have fun, and enjoy fellowship with class members. Laughter is a key ingredient used in each class.

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The course also covers topics such as meal planning, buying and storing food, healthy eating, shopping on a budget, food safety; and special classes on Ethnic cooking. No cooking experience is required.

The 2018 Men’s Cooking Class begins Tuesday, March 6, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and runs for 10 weeks on Tuesday mornings at the Extension Center in Columbus. Each class includes instruction, hands-on practice, and a delicious lunch prepared by class members. The class ends in May with a gala graduation ceremony.

Jimmi Buell, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, will be the instructor for the class. There is a fee for the class, and registration is required. Class size is limited, so sign up soon. For more information, or to register, call the Polk County Extension Center at 828-894-8218.

– submitted by Jimmi Buell