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Food History class to host cook-off

October 5, 2009
CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Drake's First-Year-Seminar Food History class will host a depression-era cuisine cook-off at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8. 

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Student Center, 1150 28th St.

Featuring entrees from five American regions including New England, the West, Midwest, South and Southwest, the cook-off was inspired by the class's reading of "The Food of a Younger Land" by Mark Kurlanksky.

The event coincides with National Alumni Day and two Drake graduates will join the judges. The two teams with the highest marks from the panel will earn extra credit points in the class.

"Food History" is taught by Professor of History Amahia Mallea, who says that the closely-guarded recipes may include clam, bison, cornbread and potatoes, but discredits any rumor of "wildcat" being served.

Any questions can be directed to amahia.mallea@drake.edu.