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Free Hands-On Baking Class Followed by a Supper of
Saint Joseph Altar Specialties
Presented by Sandra Scalise Juneau and Shirley DeLuzain
GUEST FEE: $15.00 payable at the door
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Location: Benedict’s Plantation
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Prepare Assorted Cookies
DVD Film and Demonstration
Supper of St. Joseph Day Altar Inspired Specialties
Cookies We’ll Prepare
Sesame Seed Cookies
Cuccidati (Fig Cookies)
Sandra Scalise Juneau
Native New Orleanian and Madisonville resident, Sandra Scalise Juneau is a Journalist and Culinary Arts Instructor dedicated to promoting awareness of our local lore and culinary traditions. Influenced by the diversity of cultures in Louisiana and following her passion for the uniqueness of our regional cuisine, Sandra has taught classes to individuals and groups at universities and organizations throughout the United States. Her culinary features, including her Bonne Bouchee series, have been published in Inside Northside; Inside New Orleans; Delectable Magazine; Italian American Digest; Preservation, Journal of the Louisiana Landmarks Society; Marquis Magazine; New Orleans Magazine and Louisiana Kitchen & Culture.
As a guest speaker, Mrs. Juneau has presented lectures to The International Association of Culinary Professionals, The American Association of Food Journalists, The Italian American Federation of the Southeast; Louisiana Breast Cancer Task Force and the American Society of Italian Heritage. Mrs. Juneau was featured with Chef John Folse on LPBS, the Louisiana Public Television Broadcast production, Taste of Louisiana and represented the Saint Joseph Altar tradition in the WLAE TV production, Catholics in the Crescent City, The First 300 Years.
Mrs. Juneau was selected to present for the 2012 Food Conference at the Umbria Institute in Perugia, Italy, her study on Italian-American food culture, Delicious Diversity – Italian Regional Influences on American Foods. For the 2014 meeting in New Orleans of the Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, she represented the Sicilian influences on Creole-Italian Cuisine. In March 2020 her presentation to the Symposium at Xavier University of Louisiana, sponsored by the Calandria Institute for Italian Studies will focus on the Saint Joseph Altar tradition. Juneau is currently under contract to Louisiana State University Press for her book, “Celebrating the Feast of Saint Joseph, A Tradition of Promise, Petition, Thanksgiving, scheduled for Spring, 2021 Publication.