Southern Cooking

May’s Brown Bag History Series Lecture

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA (4/22/13) – As part of its continuing Brown Bag History Series, the Augusta Museum of History presents, Southern Cooking a talk given by Barbara Howard Ross, on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. Her talk will include information about the development of Southern cuisine, the iconic foods and beverages, and identify local dishes.

Mrs. Howard is currently chef and owner of 5 O’clock Bistro on 2111 Kings Way, right off of Central Avenue. She has taught culinary arts at Harlem High School and Grovetown High School. Mrs. Howard has a Master’s degree in Education and received her culinary training at Johnson and Wales University in Miami and the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. She is a local girl originally from Waynesboro, Georgia who was fortunate enough to travel the world. She has two children, a son Don Howard who is married to Merridith Howard and they have little boy name Tripp (Barbara’s joy and love); a daughter, Laura Burns who is married to Robert Burns and they live in Scotland. Her favorite foods to prepare are pastries especially the 5 O’Clock Bistro Cheese Cake.

The Brown Bag History Series is an educational lecture series provided monthly by the Augusta Museum of History, and is an ideal lunch-time break for downtown professionals, retirees, and students. The lectures are free to Museum members and $3 for non-members. Participants should bring a lunch and the Museum will only be providing beverages. Lunch can begin as early as 11:30 a.m.; the lecture runs from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

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