Deschutes Public Library News

Know Heroes: The “Hero” of New Orleans

Posted By:  Liz Goodrich

Date Posted:  11/26/2012


Armed with an omnivore’s knowledge and a locavore’s perspective, Chef Bette Bogstad Fraser has made it her mission to bring good food to Central Oregon’s vibrant culinary scene. Deschutes Public Library is pleased to welcome Chef Bette to the Downtown and Sunriver Area Libraries during December’s Know Heroes series. Chef Bette’s presentations are free and open to the public, but class size is limited to 20 participants and advanced registration is required online at one of the links below or by calling 541/312-1032.

December 4, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Bend Public Library

December 15, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Sunriver Public Library

During her presentation, Chef Bette will be demonstrating how to prepare the famous “hero” of New Orleans, the muffaletta sandwich. “The muffaletta has its origins at the Central Grocery in the French Quarter in New Orleans,” says Bette. The sandwich arrived on the scene around 1906 when an Italian immigrant opened the Central Grocery on Decatur Street. Over the years the sandwich has evolved, but the standard ingredients continue to be meats and cheeses stacked on a round loaf and then topped with an olive salad.

Chef Bette has been cooking professionally for over 20 years. She is the owner of The Well Traveled Fork, where she creates gastronomical feasts for her clients, teaches cooking classes and organizes culinary tours around Central Oregon highlighting the breweries, artisan cheese makers, wineries, distilleries and farms in the area.

For more information about this or other library programs, please visit the library website at www.deschuteslibrary.org. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.




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