Friday, September 20, 2013

“Simple and Seasonal” Cooking Class in Springfield Oct. 24 Offers Tastes of Fall with Health Education

Contact: Dr. Pam Duitsman, nutrition and health specialist
Headquartered in Greene County
Tel: (417) 881-8909

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Come let Hy-Vee’s Certified Executive Chef Chadwick Isom show you how to fill your kitchen with the colors, smells, and flavors of fall.

Then let Dr. Pam Duitsman, a nutrition specialist with University of Missouri Extension, will teach attendees research-based methods on how to harness the health-promoting and healing properties of food through food selection, storage, preparation, and cooking techniques.

“Fall Cookery: Seasonal and Simple” will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo.

“The classes are interactive, allowing attendees to watch, taste and learn. Participants will partake of a variety of healthy, tasty foods, and will gain food for thought as well,” said Duitsman.

It all starts with the fall harvest and knowing what to do with it.

Apples, fall squash, root vegetables, spices and much more. This class will show participants how to fire up the oven and prepare herb roasted pork and root vegetables, squash puree, and homemade pumpkin pie made from fresh pumpkins.

The cost is $30 per person (for the educational class and meal). Class size is limited to the first 20 people who enroll. The deadline for registration and payment is Monday, Oct. 21.

This class is a collaboration between MU Extension and Hy-Vee. Individuals can register using either a printed form or a credit card option both found on the Greene County Extension website Those without Internet access can call 417-881-8909.

One-hundred percent of Greene County residents can benefit from the economically sound advice and unbiased, research-based information and education available from Greene County Extension. Specialists with Greene County Extension offer educational programs that make lifelong learning fun and help people help themselves. More information is available online at or by calling the MU Extension office in Greene County at (417) 881-8909.


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