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The Art of Seasoning

BY JULIE VANDE ZANDE –

On June 24, at noon, Mena Art Gallery will offer a cooking class conducted by Barbara Tobias. The class will include lunch, recipes, and lots of ideas on seasoning with herbs and spices.

Many of you have attended Barbara’s classes on making bread, and this is an opportunity to broaden your cooking skills. Often, the difference between “blah” and “wow” is knowing which herb will make green beans taste great even to carnivores, or which spice helps carrots inspire a desire for a second helping.

And for those of you who have been told by your doctor to reduce your salt intake, it is a chance to pick up ideas for making food tasty even with less salt.

Barbara says she is still experimenting with recipes that will best showcase what you can do with herbs and spices. There will be recipes for everything served and a couple of herb samples from Barbara’s herb garden.

Cost will be $15 per person; to register, please call the gallery at 479-234-3104. Or stop by the gallery at 607 Mena Street and see some great visual art while you’re at it. The Annual Photography Show is on display with some beautiful work from photographers all across Arkansas.

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