The Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB) has just introduced its spring lineup of cooking classes including the brand new Taste of Louisiana: Cajun Cuisine – an exploration of the cooking and foodways of Louisiana's Cajun culture. These unique three-course lunch demonstrations offer an in-depth look into how to create delicious traditional dishes that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Participants will receive recipes to take home, as well as insider tips to make them easier for home chefs. All classes take place in the state-of-the-art Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air and are presented by Elizabeth (Liz) Williams, SoFAB Founder and President, and Jyl Benson, SoFAB Culinary Programming Director. The atmosphere is relaxed, fun, and friendly and guests are encouraged to seek advice on cooking, dining, and local interests from the instructors. Classes are running now through June 1, 2017. Schedule and menus follow. Taste of Louisiana: Cajun Cuisine Every other Thursday, 11AM – 1PM ($50 per person) • Macques Choux with Tasso • Cajun Gumbo with Dark Roux, Andouille and Chicken, served with Louisiana Long-Grain Rice • Gateau de Sirop (Cajun spice cake with cane syrup) • Iced Tea with Lemon Taste of New Orleans: Creole Italian Every other Thursday, 11AM – 1PM ($40 per person) • Italian Olive Salad with Fresh Lemon • Creole Red Gravy (made with a roux) with Sweet Italian Sausage and Pasta • Made-to-Order Snowballs with flavored syrups and sweet condiments • Garlic bread • Iced Tea with Lemon Taste of New Orleans: A Creole Lunch Mondays 11AM – 1PM ($40 per person) • Salad of Vine-Ripened Tomatoes with Hard-Boiled Eggs, Scallions, and Creole Remoulade Sauce • Creole Jambalaya with Chicken, Sausage, and Vine-Ripened Tomatoes • Bananas Foster Flambé served over Vanilla Ice Cream • French bread with butter • Iced Tea with Lemon Special dietary needs can be accommodated with 48 hours advance notice. Admission and a guided private tour of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum led by Liz Williams are included in the ticket price. There is a discounted price for SoFAB Members, Please purchase your tickets at least 48 hours in advance. For more information or to reserve space, visit www.southernfood.org or call (504) 267-7490.