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Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation offers Classic French Cooking Workshop



Chef William Furlong
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French cuisine is a delight for many and now, connoisseurs—or those who simply want to expand their cooking skills—can learn how to make it at home.

Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m., the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, 1302 Adams St., will be hosting a Classic French Cooking Workshop.

“The reason for this event is that it is a part of our Fort St. Pierre tri-centennial convention,” said SCHF director, Stacey Massey. “That celebration is going on this whole year, and there has been an activity every month for that celebration. So we are offering this cooking workshop to help celebrate Fort St. Pierre’s tri-centennial.”

Fort St. Pierre was a colonial French fortified outpost on the Yazoo River in what is now Warren County. It was established in 1719 and served as the northernmost outpost of French Louisiana. It was destroyed in 1729 by Native Americans and was not rebuilt. Its location, north of Vicksburg on the east bank of the river, was discovered by archaeologists in the 1970s. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2000.

The workshop will be led by chef William Furlong, who will teach guests how to make crepes, risotto and a number of other French treats. 

Though the food is the main attraction, participants will learn some history, too.

“People will be learning some cooking techniques, but they will also be learning some French history as well,” Massey said. “It’s just going to be a fun event.”

There are limited spots available for the workshop, and those interested must register by Sept. 27. Registration is $35 for SCHF members and $40 for non-members and can be paid by contacting the SCHF at 601-631-2997.


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