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Learn to Live the Midwest Way

Date: 2014-10-10 12:00:00 am

Learn to Live the Midwest Way


Midwest Living Culinary and Craft SchoolThe Midwest Living Culinary and Craft School at Silver Dollar City is a unique Branson attraction that shares traditional recipes of the Ozarks to visitors who wish to learn Midwest style of cooking. The timber-frame building of the Midwest Living Culinary and Craft School features a beautiful view of Echo Hollow from the back porch. Styled in a century old farmhouse, the building offers a unique blend of American heritage and state-of-the-art settings, including a gorgeous Kitchen Showroom that features modern appliances and plasma TV.

This Culinary and Craft School also welcomes children to attend classes at the discretion of their parents or guardians. Seats in the Demonstration Kitchen are available 10 minutes before the scheduled class. However, the seat availability is on a first-come basis as you check in at the Culinary and Craft School. At Silver Dollar City’s Country Music Weekend, you can get the chance to see Diamond Rio perform his best. During this event, you can also enjoy watching classic country performances in Echo Hollow Amphitheatre.

The Culinary and Craft School is such an interesting Branson attraction at Silver Dollar City that offers visitors to learn the style of Ozarks cooking. Some of the culinary courses offered by the Culinary and Craft School include All American Brunch Cooking Class, Apple Pie Class, Full Dinner Cooking Class, and The Truth About Squash Class.

The culinary craftsman Ali Smith will show you how to prepare an All-American Brunch featuring zesty tomato salad and a French toast muffin with compote topping. The brunch menu features a savory smoked sausage breakfast patty. Ali Smith will also be sharing other tasty brunch recipes. With Apple Pie Class, you will learn the art of pie making with Master Craftsman Debbie Dance Uhrig. She will share tips for achieving a tasty flaky crust. You will also learn with Debbie how to modify the recipe to your own preferences.

Fall Dinner Cooking Class is also offered by Culinary and Craft School. The school features a perfect ambiance for a fall evening filled with entertainment and great food. At 4:45 pm, you will be welcomed with appetizers and a chance to mingle fellow culinary participants before being seated for dinner. Delicious meal begins with a Fresh Green Salad and Homemade Bread followed by main course of Stuffed Acorn Squash. A delectable Dutch Apple Pie will complete a perfect finale. After dinner, the participants move to the Back Porch where they can enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the 6pm evening concert in Echo Hollow.

Another great cooking recipe to learn the Midwest Way is The Truth About Squash Class. This class features the stars of fall cuisine – squash. Stuffed Acorn Squash is prepared with smooth golden pulp cradling a warm sausage. This savory dish is accompanied by a fall beet salad from the Midwest Living cookbooks.

The Midwest Living Culinary and Craft School at Silver Dollar City in Branson offers a unique cooking class where you will learn the Midwest way of culinary arts.


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  • Thanks!

    Posted By: Neil S.
    Date: 2014-10-08 09:31:55 am
    Thanks Rebekah! Glad you enjoyed our blog. Hopefully you can make it back to the Ozarks for a vacation (and some of the local food) soon!
  • Love this post!

    Posted By: Rebekah Voss
    Date: 2014-10-08 01:18:14 am
    I'm from the Midwest and we went on vacation to the Ozarks when I was 12. I'll never forget the amazing food we had in Missouri and Arkansas (not to mention the great scenery!) Awesome post!

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