What You’ll Do
During this Southern cooking class, cookbook author Aletia DuPree will demonstrate some of the South’s most famous recipes and share the stories behind each. You’ll also try your hand at making buttermilk biscuits yourself, before devouring them with sorghum syrup and apple butter. After all the cooking is done, Aletia will invite you to sit down at her table, set beautifully for the occasion. As you feast on the fruit of her demonstrations, you’ll sip sweet tea (or as Aletia calls it, the “champagne of the South”) and chat about the history of Southern cooking, entertaining tips around the kitchen, and Aletia’s own stories of growing up in the Deep South.
Learn to Make Southern Dishes
Aletia demonstrates an entire Southern meal, including all the dishes listed here<p>
Make Your Own Buttermilk Biscuits
Practice the art of Southern biscuit-making and listen to funny stories about the South’s love affair with biscuits
* Learn to Care For Your Cast Iron Skillet
Aletia explains how to keep your cast iron skillet—an essential for Southern cooking—in good condition
* Sit Down and Feast
Aletia sets a gracious table and invites you to sit, eat the food made during class, and chat
Each class is capped at 10 participants; each class requires a minimum of 6 participants in order to take place.
####Your Host Aletia DuPree
Cookbook Author and Southern Lifestyle Expert
Aletia DuPree was only eight years old when her mother taught her how to make buttermilk cornbread and banana pudding from scratch. As she grew up, the women in her family—including her great-grandmother—continued to pass on a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. Aletia ran a Southern restaurant for more than two decades, then crossed the country in search of recipes and stories for her cookbook, _Deliciously Southern: Southern Recipes and a Tour of the South._
####Where You'll Meet Classes meet at the Sage Cottage Inn, a picturesque bed and breakfast nestled on 12-and-a-half wooded acres.
####When You'll Meet You must reserve your date [here](https://www.sidetour.com/groupon) in advance of the event Classes take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on the following dates: * Thursday, March 27 * Friday, March 28 * Tuesday, April 1 * Thursday, April 3 * Tuesday, April 8 * Thursday, April 10 * Thursday, April 17 * Friday, April 18
Classes take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the following dates: * Saturday, March 29 * Saturday, April 19