The art of soul food cooking with its ill-defined recipes that consist of a pinch of this, a dab of that, and a lil bit of something else -- is a craft best learned at the elbow of a professional. But if youre not blessed with a cast-iron-pot-wielding, sweet-tea-stirring mentor, Bloomingdales Aventura is giving you the next best thing. No, theyre not assigning personal chefs to the masses. Today at 1, Vincent T. Brown, chef and co-owner of Miami Gardens staple Mahogany Grille, will be hosting a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day soul food cooking demonstration, where hell show you how to create dishes just like the ones he serves to hungry patrons of his restaurant.
Maybe hell teach you how to pull off his butter/sweet-potato/pecan cheesecake, or perhaps youll pick up the nuances of a perfect plate of chicken and waffles. Either way, were sure your taste buds will be happy with your new skills. The demo is free and open to the public.
Sat., Jan. 19, 1 p.m., 2008