Southern Season, the gourmet food and housewares retailer in Mount Pleasant, SC, is excited to announce a one-of-a-kind cooking class this summer with southern culinary legend Nathalie Dupree. Beginning August 18, 2014, the Cooking School at Southern Season will hold an extensive, five-day cooking class led by Dupree, which also includes an excursion and dinner.
Dupree is a name synonymous with Southern food, and her love of the Lowcountry has transformed into a passion for teaching Southern cuisine. An author of three James Beard award-winning cookbooks, including Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking, Dupree is also the founding chairman of the Charleston Wine and Food Festival and a founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance. Armed with Southern charm and quick wit, she will bring one-on-one culinary tips and techniques to her class at Southern Season to help participants take their culinary skills to the next level.
“I am thrilled about this opportunity because Southern Season has created an event tailored to devoted home chefs,” said Dupree. “The five-day intensive course focuses on delicious Southern classics and will allow me to share my personal experiences and techniques with an intimate group.”
As an ambassador of Southern food, Dupree’s cooking class will offer brioche, rapid puff pastry, duckling a l’orange, potatoes Anna, a chartreuse of vegetables, instruction on boning a leg of lamb, and a boned turkey stuffed with boned chicken, Cornish hen and quail, Dupree’s take on the turducken. Along with daily, in-depth culinary lessons, students will enjoy an off-site excursion as well as a dinner hosted by Dupree at Southerly Restaurant and Patio on Wednesday, August 20.
“We are honored to welcome Nathalie to Southern Season, and are excited to share this experience with our patrons,” said Marilyn Markel, the culinary director of the Cooking School at Southern Season. “She is a pillar of the food community in the south, and this weeklong class provides the opportunity to share her stories, recipes, experiences and passion.”
The class is limited to six participants, and sessions will be held Monday, August 18 through Friday, August 22 from 10 am to 2 pm. The cost $1,000 per person and includes the classes and tastings, the excursion and Wednesday’s dinner. This fee does not include lodging, but The Old Village Post House is offering a special rate to participants (please call Katie Hajjar at 843.388.8935 for details).
In addition to Dupree’s class, Southern Season also offers other exciting experiences as part of its Summer Cooking School Catalogue:
July 19, Charleston, South Carolina resident Brys Stephens shares his love of Southern ingredients and international flavors with recipes from his debut cookbook, “The New Southern Table.” September 12, Louis Osteen presents his upscale renditions of Lowcountry classics.
September 20, seasoned and celebrated pitmaster, Jimmy Hagood, hosts his ‘Cue Camp.
September 21, Debbie Peterson of Cypress Grove in Humboldt Country, Calif., discusses the art of cheese and beer making and how the two intermingle.