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.
Stokes Cooperative Extension Men’s Cooking Class offers a fun and friendly way for any man to learn basic skills, whether cooking is a new responsibility or a new interest. Some students take the course as a refresher to skills learned in the military or other settings. Some students attend just to have “Bro-time”.
The 2015 Men’s Cooking Class begins September 16, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and runs for 8 weeks on Wednesday afternoons at the Recreation Acres Senior Center, White Road, King, NC. Each class includes instruction, hands-on practice, and a delicious lunch prepared by class members. The class ends in November with a gala graduation ceremony.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service sponsors the class. The Men’s Cooking class will be a popular fall event. The Extension Program has won numerous honors including state and national Extension Program Awards for this class created by a man, Gene Parks of Polk County.
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 basic cooking skills, have fun, and enjoy fellowship with class members. Laughter is a key ingredient used in each class.
The course also covers topics such as meal planning, buying and storing food, healthy eating, shopping on a budget, food safety, microwave cooking, and special classes on Ethnic cooking. No cooking experience is required.
Debbie Cox, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, will be the instructor for the class.
There is a $65 fee for the class and registration is required. Class size is limited to 10 men, so sign up soon. For more information, or to register, call the Stokes County Extension Center at (336) 593-8179.