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Taste of Home cooking school returns

Culinary Specialist Michelle Roberts, left, gets some help from 9-year-old audience member Preslee Ellis while preparing the Buffalo Chex Mix recipe during lat year's Taste of Home Cooking School. Preslee, of Lee County, attended the show with her mother and two grandmothers. The Taste of Home Cooking School is a 2-hour demonstration conducted by a culinary specialist giving step-by-step instruction on how to prepare a variety of dishes. The cooking school returns Thursday at Darton College at 6 p.m.

Culinary Specialist Michelle Roberts, left, gets some help from 9-year-old audience member Preslee Ellis while preparing the Buffalo Chex Mix recipe during lat year's Taste of Home Cooking School. Preslee, of Lee County, attended the show with her mother and two grandmothers. The Taste of Home Cooking School is a 2-hour demonstration conducted by a culinary specialist giving step-by-step instruction on how to prepare a variety of dishes. The cooking school returns Thursday at Darton College at 6 p.m.

ALBANY, Ga. — Tickets are still available for the 6th annual Taste of Home Cooking School, sponsored by The Albany Herald and presented by culinary specialist Michelle “Red” Roberts.

The school promises to provide “a fun evening of recipes, products and homemaking ideas.” In addition, each attendee will receive a Taste of Home Cooking School Brand Name Cookbook, coupons and product samples.

According to Taste of Home materials, Roberts will teach step-by-step expert cooking techniques and perform “entertaining cooking demos.”

Roberts conducts Cooking School shows throughout the country, mostly in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Mississippi.

“I love being on stage, entertaining, and sharing my love of cooking,” Roberts said.

Roberts graduated from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus with a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts. According to school sources, she conducts about 40 shows each year.

“We’re excited to have this year’s Taste of Home at Darton College’s new student center, which is a great venue for this event,” said Kevin Austin, advertising director for The Albany Herald. “Michelle Bates will again be our emcee. We expect to have another great crowd this year so come on out and enjoy this year’s taste of Home event.”

Doors will open at 4 p.m. for vendor shopping, with a pre-show beginning at 6 p.m. General admission for the cooking show is $10, plus a “canned food item,” which be donated by the Food Bank of Southwest Georgia. Tickets may be purchased at The Albany Herald, Oro World Jewelers, Albany Mall and Publix Supermarkets.