Jane Butel's Southwestern Cooking School Announces 2007-2008 Schedule School Celebrates 25th Year of Teaching Southwestern and Mexican Cooking

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Award winning cooking school announces 25th year of successful "hands-on" teaching schedule. School features Southwestern and Mexican cooking in New Mexico and Arizona.

Jane Butel's Cooking School has been awarded "Best in the US" by Gayot.com for the Top Ten Hotel based Cooking Schools for the third year. Her school is the only top rated hotel-based school in the United States. This award is given for the Satellite School in the Fairmont Princess Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Scottsdale sessions will be November 30-December 2, 2007 and January 18-20, and March 7-9, 2008.

The last 2007 New Mexico cooking class will be taught November 9-11 in Jane Butel's Corrales kitchen. The 2008 New Mexico sessions are set for February 15-17, April 25-27, August 1-3, October 10-12 and November 7-9 all to be taught in Butel's kitchen in Corrales, a charming village located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

The 2008 week long class is set for Corrales July 12-18. The weekend classes feature traditional New Mexican cooking and detail cooking techniques used for all cooking. The week-long sessions cover traditional New Mexican and Mexican favorites. In Scottsdale, regional, traditional Mexican foods -- simplified -- are featured.

The cooking school has been featured in such publications as Bon Appetit Magazine, Good Housekeeping Magazine and The New York Times.

For those who are unable to come to the full-participation, face-to-face classes; she has just developed an on-line class "All About Chiles". This class includes 40 lectures, a chat room and live assistance to the participants. For more information, it is described on the website, http://www.janebutel.com.

Jane Butel, the leading authority on Southwestern cooking and author of 18 Southwestern cookbooks, has created the classes and oversees the week-long and weekend sessions. All classes are full participation, allowing students to explore firsthand the intricacies of New Mexican or Southwestern and Mexican cooking. They'll learn everything from the "insider" secrets for traditional recipes like hand-rolled tamales to innovative and modern chile dishes. Butel is a master of weaving the history of Southwestern food--from its beginnings in Indian Pueblo kitchens to its modern-day popularity as the most preferred food in America-into her classes.            

After each daily session (and a wonderful lunch) students have the afternoons and evenings free to enjoy New Mexico or Arizona. The week-long packages include two dinners at local restaurants. All classes include an autographed cookbook which is used as the text, an apron and a diploma, a welcome reception and bountiful meals of the foods prepared in each session accompanied by margaritas, wines, beers or preferred beverage.

In Scottsdale, a generous chef's tasting dinner is served in the Hacienda Dining Room, one of only two 4-diamond Mexican restaurants in the United States for the first session. The cost for the Scottsdale weekend classes is $1650 and includes two nights lodging based on double occupancy at the Fairmont Princess.

The cost for the Corrales weekend sessions is $1050 and the week-long is $1900, both of which do not include lodging, however lodging can be obtained at nearby Bed and Breakfasts, hotels or resorts.

The week long session also includes two special dinners.

Class size is limited and early reservations are recommended. For further information, the website lists the menus and registration information at http://www.janebutel.com. Or call 1-800-473-8226.

Jane Butel, Jane Butel Cooking School            
Fax: (505) 243-8296
2566 Pan American NE, Suite F                
E-Mail: jbutel@janebutel.com
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106                
Web site: http://www.janebutel.com
(800) 473-8226 (505) 243-2622

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