Thursday, October 9, 2008

Food Bank Fundraiser Cooking Classes

The schedule below highlights upcoming cooking classes for the month of October. During this time of economic difficulty, the Atlanta Community Food Bank's Simple Abundance Cooking Class series provides the community with a unique opportunity to interact with and learn from Atlanta's top chefs while helping those in need. One hundred percent of class tuition benefits Atlanta's Table, a project of the Food Bank that provides approximately 40,000 pounds of food to Atlanta's hungry each month. Classes include wine tastings and door prizes.

October 13
Buon Appetito II
Chef Martin Burge of Lola Bellini Bar & Restaurant
The Cook's Warehouse Brookhaven

($50, 7-9 p.m. Demonstration & Tasting)
There's just something special about Italy's fall flavors. Tonight's class lets you experience those delicious flavors all without leaving the state of Georgia. Chef Burge is back with his popular and delicious mix of Italian and American fall flavors. Tonight's menu consists of Sweet Corn Soup with jumbo lump crab, Braised Veal Breast with Tuscan kale, and Sage Scented Creamy Polenta. Location: The Cook's Warehouse Brookhaven: 4062 Peachtree Rd.

October 27
New Orleans Style
Chef Tim Magee of Parish Foods & Goods
The Cook's Warehouse Midtown

($50, 7-9 p.m. Demonstration & Tasting)
The Creole and Cajun cuisines that blend delicious French, Spanish, French Caribbean and African flavors is what New Orleans food is all about. Chef Magee brings his high level of commitment and passion for New Orleans style cooking to Simple Abundance with a menu of Sunflower salad with Bibb lettuce, sunchokes and baby corn vinaigrette; Andouille crusted catfish with julienne vegetables, chive aoli and crystal butter; and Pecan-peach bread pudding with caramel anglaise. Evening includes wine tastings sponsored by National Distributor's and a chance to win tasty door prizes provided by Atlanta Beverage, Bella Cucina Artful Foods, Cabot Cheese and Via Elisa Authentic Fresh Pasta.Location: The Cook's Warehouse Midtown: 549-1 Amsterdam Ave.

For details or to register, visit or call (404)892-FEED, ext. 1444.To purchase Simple Abundance gift certificates email or call the above phone number.

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