It's true. You can find just about anything in Houston. One of the most interesting thing stems from Houston's international profile. There are residents here from countries all over the world, and when they move here, they bring their culture with them. This includes the foods from their homeland.
It's one thing to sample foods from another culture at a festival, but it is another thing entirely to make them yourself -- or have your kids make them. There are several advantages to teaching children how to cook foods from different cultures. It informs them about other peoples, expands their palette and it teaches them vital cooking skills at an early age.
The Italian Cultural and Community Center in Houston has its own La Piccola Cucina cooking school for kids who are between 5 and 12. Each month, a different dish is prepared. The February 23 class will be celebrating carnival season by making chiacchiere (sweet, fried pastries).
If you want to sign up your kids for this event, do so quickly so you can be sure to get a spot, but if you miss February's cooking class, there will be another in March, and each month for the rest of the year.
Italian Cultural and Community Center
1101 Milford Drive
Houston, Texas 77006
Hours: February 23, 2013 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers