‘Sensational’ event planned for library

Published 11:21pm Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Anyone lacking cooking skills has the opportunity to learn more next week at the cooking demonstrations held at the local library.

The Selma-Dallas County Public Library is inviting the community to their Sensational Selma Soup event held in the Vaughn Room of the library Tuesday through Thursday. Beginning at noon each day, local chefs will prepare their favorite soup.

“It’s going to be an opportunity, most of all, to have a little fellowship in the middle of the day downtown,” Becky Nichols, the director of the Selma-Dallas County Public Library, said. “Eat a warm bowl of soup, watch a great chef prepare it, and just have a good time being in the library.”

Mary Scott will cook taco soup Tuesday, Kory Taylor will cook shrimp etoufee ’ Wednesday and Doris Truax will cook surprise soup Thursday.

Nichols said the Selma-Dallas County Pubic Library supplies a great collection of cookbooks.

“Many people are downloading recipes from the Internet, but nothing is quite as good as having a cookbook open there on the shelf or counter while you are cooking supper,” she said.

Nicholas said the library decided to offer soup this year, because it’s appropriate for the wintertime.

“We think soup is something that is on everyone’s heart and stomach this time of year,” she said.

During the hour-long event, recipes and questions are exchanged, allowing the audience to learn more about the art of cooking.

“I think people enjoy learning new things and having a chance to watch good cooks prepare,” Nichols said. “It’s a learning experience.”

The cost of each day is $8. Those interested in purchasing a ticket for the show should call and reserve seating as early as possible, because seating is limited.

For more information, call 874-1725.

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