How to do Things: Cook like a Chef

July is National Culinary Arts Month. To celebrate, we will be visiting the Chef Next Door, Margaret Hale, for this special cooking lesson on July 12.

The talented Ms. Hale will teach us techniques like marinating, grilling, dicing, reducing, and how to assemble a spread fit for all ages. Participants will get to enjoy a Food Network-style Cooking Demonstration then eat the results and take recipes home with them.The class will be roughly an hour long, and participants are encouraged to bring any beverages of choice.

This class will begin at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, July 12. It will take place at The Chef Next Door establishment at 5732 Highway 431 South, Huntsville, AL 35741.

This session costs $16.00 per person. Participation is limited to 20 people, and registration and payment is required in advance. Please register using the form at:


In the How to do Things! series on the second and fourth Tuesday evening of every month, the instructor will teach the basics of a useful skill, craft or task, and then provide participants with resources or information to further pursue the skill. Find out more by visiting the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's programming and events calendar at

Please contact Luisa at lmorenilla [at] hmcpl [dot] org if you have questions about this program or other sessions in the How to do Things! series.