Here is a terrific way to celebrate Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger‘s Silver Spoon Award from Food Arts: attend one of their excellent cooking lessons.
They are being honored for “their tireless efforts to elevate Latino food across America through restaurants, cookbooks, TV shows, and more.”
The “more” is their gift at educating and communicating their love of food — whether TV audience, school children, or guests at their cooking classes at Border Grill, all benefit.
Their next lesson is for the Day of the Dead – the Mexican custom of honoring and celebrating the departed with great food, drink and cheer:
The tradition of “El Dia de Los Muertos” is rooted in the ancient Mexican belief that death is a positive part of the cycle of life. Modern day Mexicans celebrate Day of the Dead by decorating altars for their loved ones with photographs, mementos, fresh marigolds, sugar skulls and skeletons, and platters of Day of the Dead bread (pan de muerto), as well as corn, rice, and beans, and a variety of other food and drinks. The aroma of the cooking is hoped to help the departed find their way home for the party. Departed infants and children (angelitos, or little angels) are remembered on November 1, and departed adults on November 2. Open house parties begin the festivities, which end at the local cemetery where families gather at decorated gravestones with picnics, mariachis, and tequila.
The class will be taught on Saturday, October 29 at Border Grill Downtown L.A. It is a demonstration-style cooking class with a multi-course lunch, signature cocktails, and a recipe booklet. Click here for more details.
Cheers to Mary Sue and Susan on their award.