And I mean that in the best possible way, of course. In addition to creating one of the more popular farmers markets in town, Monica Pope -- head chef at locavore paradise t'afia -- is now offering free cooking classes every Saturday morning at the restaurant, located at 3701 Travis in Midtown.
Green Plum Cooking School is hosted by Chef Pope at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings and features a new class every week, as you learn to make dishes with the local food and produce available that morning at the Midtown Farmers Market (which is also held at t'afia on Saturday mornings). Alice Waters' beloved book (and one of Pope's guiding tomes), The Art of Simple Food, is used as a rough guide each week.
This Saturday's class will feature Pope teaching a course on how to make omelettes and turnip soup. Sign up begins at 9:00 a.m. sharp and classes accommodate 45 people, so make sure you get there early!
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