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Southbury, CT 06488
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4/19/2021 - Online Teen Cooking Class: Cheesy Broccoli Orzo with Food Explorers on May 12, 2021

The Southbury Public Library invites interested teens in Grades 6-12 and their families to virtually attend a Food Explorers online cooking class to make Cheesy Broccoli Orzo from 5-6pm on Zoom on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers, to make Cheesy Broccoli Orzo for dinner! This meal is as tasty as it is easy to prepare. You’ll need the following ingredients: 1 onion, olive oil, 1 head broccoli, cheddar cheese, orzo, chicken or vegetable broth (~3 cups), butter, and milk. Optionally, you may also include grated parmesan and garlic. You will also need a casserole or deep baking dish. Zoom Meeting Credentials will be sent out in the reminder email approximately 24 hours before the start of the program. Space is limited and registration is required to receive Zoom login credentials; register on the library’s website at

Katie Shepherd is a Registered Dietitian who graduated from UCONN. She always knew she wanted to work with kids, and took the plunge to create Food Explorers. Food Explorers programs gets kids and teens hands-on with their food while they learn about healthy eating. You can find out more about Katie and Food Explorers at their website This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library, free, and open to residents of any town.

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