- September 21, 2011
When the kids head back to school this fall, you should hit the books, too — cookbooks, that is. Saturday through Monday, September 17 through 19, the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show debuts at Reliant with none other than Southern butter maven Paula Deen and household hinter Heloise headlining. As the event is tied to the Beard House in New York, organizers are tapping Houston James Beard Award winners chef Robert Del Grande and PC’s own Laurann Claridge; award nominees Bryan Caswell; and Beard House chefs John Tesar (now at The Commissary in Dallas) and San Antonio chef Jason Dady (The Lodge Restaurant of Castle Hills) to teach cooking classes. And did we mention the workshops, from etiquette to entertaining. Even flower artist Rebeckah Johnson of Bergner & Johnson will be on hand, showing us how she decorates all those spectacular galas. There will also be tastings, cookbook signings and shopping with vendors from all over the country. Information and tickets metrocooking.com.
Laurann Claridge. Photo by Steve Henry.
Robert Del Grande.