“You must try the truffles, they are d-i-v-i-n-e”
This is one of those stories that may have become “bigger” over time … but after researching, I think my memory is true. This is what triggered this … I received a great present from my sister the other day, a set of recipes (see Rich’s Cooking School ) from a cooking class we took together in the early eighties. The class was held in the basement of Rich’s department store in Atlanta and the cooking instructor was Nathalie Dupree. Mary Stewart and I were always partners. Other pairs were couples or friends. Later, my sister took additional classes, and Pat Conroy was in the class (my sister actually partnered with Mr. Conroy in my absence) … he describes the class and Nathalie in his cookbook … you can read excerpts at The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes and … – Google Books. …. Pat Conroy is spot on! Before reading this, I had begun to wonder if my memory had been “improved” with years. Pat Conroy is known as a great storyteller … but his recounting is exactly like I remember the classes and Nathalie Dupree. So if Pat Conroy the storyteller and moi the realist (every other member of my family inherited the creative storytelling gene but me) remember the events, the class and Ms. Dupree in a very similar way, then they must be true?
You left the classes satisfied … no, full and then some … full of wonderful food and wine, a stack of xerox recipes and overflowing with laughter. And for that you paid $5!!
Nathalie Dupree was the Director of Rich’s Cooking School, a full participation cooking school in Atlanta, and stopped counting at 10,000 students.
via Biography – Nathalie Dupree. (If Nathalie Dupree’s picture is recent … she hasn’t changed in almost 30 years.)
Southern People … aren’t they/we great!
To see my daily posts from the last week … click “History doesn’t repeat itself–but it often rhymes.” – Week Ending 3.27.2010 « Dennard’s Clipping Service.