50 Attend Brookings Cooking Class

December 01, 2008 | Jann Biegel

The Brookings Church members invited their community to join them on the afternoon of April 20 for a vegetarian cooking class.

More than 50 guests and members participated in an interactive program called We All Cook Vegetarian. Jann Biegel, nutrition education specialist, introduced the program and Sheryl Skinner, a nurse, presented a health talk. Team members Mary Kirk, Bev Rigby, Lyn Shiffer and Pat Wilson guided the participants as they prepared food from five categories, including appetizers, main dishes, breakfast, desserts and salads.

Then taste testing was offered, and guests could try foods from the cooking stations. Recipe compilations from the class were available. "It was very educational, you learn faster with a hands-on approach," comments Sheila, a participant in the program.

As a result of this outreach effort a family of six attends the Brookings Church regularly.