FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2008

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, (908) 527-4419
Tina Casey, (908) 527-4346

 

ENJOY A TASTE OF NATIVE AMERICAN COOKING

Beverly Friend displays artifacts during a visit to Trailside
Beverly Friend displays artifacts during a visit to the Trailside Nature and Science Center.
Her class in traditional Native American cooking for adults 18 years and older will be offered
at the Trailside Center in Union County’s Watchung Reservation on Tuesday evening, June 10,
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To register for the workshop, call Trailside at 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside for more information. (Photo by Karen Inzillo/Union County)

Elizabeth, NJThe Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to offer a workshop in traditional Native American cooking for adults 18 years and older at the Trailside Nature & Science Center on Tuesday evening, June 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
“The sense of taste provides a compelling way to experience our American heritage,” said Freeholder Rick Proctor. “Cooking these traditional dishes will provide the participants with unique new insights and stories to share with family and friends.”

Beverly Friend, who is of Cherokee descent, will return to Trailside to demonstrate traditional Native American cooking using modern techniques. Dressed in an authentic ribbon dress, Beverly will relate childhood stories passed down from generation to generation as participants assist in the preparation of time-honored dishes such as corn soup.

The fee for the workshop is $15 for Union County residents and $20 for others. Limited space is available and pre-registration is recommended, by calling 908-789-3670. Walk-ins will be accommodated only as space permits. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the event.

For more information about other upcoming programs and special events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit www.ucnj.org/trailside. The Trailside Nature and Science Center, a service of the Union County Board of Chose Freeholders, is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside, within Union County’s Watchung Reservation.