'Dinner Tonight' healthy cooking school to bring healthy cooking tips to East Texas homes

Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - If it's healthy, you'll get to try it.

On Saturday, the Angelina County Texas AgriLife Extension Service will host their first "Dinner Tonight," healthy cooking school at their Lufkin office. Not only will participants get to try various recipes from the "Dinner Tonight," cookbook, but will also get to participate in live, food demonstrations.

The demonstrations will feature healthy recipes from Fiesta Tacos to Hawaiian mini burgers. A special demonstration from Chef Todd Barrios, a professional chef and professor at Stephen F. Austin University, is expected to be the highlight of the event.

The focus of the event is to focus on healthy meal planning, and tips for busy families, said Joel Redus, a county extension agent.

"I think it's going to be a lot of fun for the audience members to get to ask questions and interact with the county agents and Chef Todd and share their ideas and also get to sample some of the food. I think that will be fun," said Redus.

Right now, they have 38 pre-registered participants, but Redus said he expects even more people to show up at the door. It's $25 to buy a ticket at the door. All participants will get to sample the food items, as well as put their names into a raffle. There will also be vendors like Mary Kay, and Pampered Chef present. The first 50 attendees will also leave with a free, "Dinner Tonight," cookbook, as well as many other prizes.

Pre-registration starts at 12 p.m. Demonstrations will begin at 1 p.m., and will end shortly after 5 p.m.

East Texas News 9's Michelle Reed will emcee the event.

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