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Cooking school brings taste of spring to Sparta
Give your taste buds a treat when culinary specialist Michelle Red Roberts visits the White County Agriculture Building in Sparta on Tuesday, March 8. Tickets are currently available.

The perfect recipe for creating new memories with loved ones includes good friends, good conversation and, of course, great food.
As home cooks across the country head back to the kitchen to cook up spring’s flavorful dishes, the Taste of Home Cooking School is preparing to share seasonal recipes that are sure to delight. 
Taste of Home’s culinary specialist Michelle “Red” Roberts will be at the White County Agriculture Building, on Tuesday, March 8, to take you through two hours of unpredictable entertainment, learning kitchen techniques and secrets behind classic dishes. And you might even be chosen to be a recipe taste tester or take home a finished dish.
The Taste of Home Cooking School is touted as America’s leading cooking school program, inspiring more than 140,000 home chefs at over 200 events nationwide. Attendees experience exciting recipe demonstrations using ingredients that are easily found at the local grocery store and, best of all, the dishes are submitted by home cooks from across the country and tested in our test kitchens to ensure they’ll work for you at home.
“From experienced home chefs to beginners learning their way around the kitchen, the Taste of Home Cooking School offers something for everyone – putting a fresh spin on old favorites and adding new and delicious recipes to your seasonal repertoire,” said Roberts.
Attendees will receive a gift bag including the Taste of Home Cooking School magazine. This magazine includes recipes featured during the program, along with many more, as well as coupons and other goodies from participating sponsors. Some attendees may even go home with a special gift.
Taste of Home Cooking School tickets may be purchased at The Expositor, which is sponsoring the show. You may use a debit card, a credit card, cash or check. Tickets may also be purchased online at
The event is 7 to 9 p.m. at White County Agriculture Building, 564 Hale Street, Sparta. General admission is $12 and $35 for VIP tickets. Doors open at 4 p.m. for reserved seating and 5 p.m. for general admission. Tickets will be available at the door, if the event doesn’t sell out.
VIP ticket holders will enjoy goodies from a dessert bar, a cookbook, tote bag and much more. Prizes include gas range from Middle Tennessee Natural Gas. The grand prize is a porch bed swing courtesy of New Barn Furniture and The Local Lofts.
For more information, call The Expositor at (931) 836-3284.