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Liz Williams

Have a taste for writing recipes? Need to collect those family-favorite dishes in one place? Looking to share that list of secret ingredients?

Get ready for the Southern Food and Beverage Museum's Cookbook Creative Class at Nunez Community College.

The free, four-session course will give budding culinary correspondents the tools to develop cookbooks that can be self-published or electronically distributed.

Author and SoFAB founder Liz Williams will spearhead the course, which will also include the talents of photographers and designers.

The classes, 10 a.m. to noon, will include:

  • April 15: Why create a cookbook and how to tell culinary stories
  • April 29: Gathering and testing recipes
  • May 13: Photography, illustration and creating a layout
  • May 27: Marketing, self-publishing and wrap

“Our cookbook creation class has been one of our most popular offerings since SoFAB opened nearly 15 years ago,” said Williams. “It’s very exciting to bring the program to our library in St. Bernard Parish and to have the support of the Meraux Foundation so that we can make the class accessible to anyone in the community.”

The classes, limited to 40, will be offered at the SoFAB Research Center and Boyd Library, 3701 Paris Road, in Chalmette.

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