‘The Food Dude’ to host cooking lecture at the Kansas Union
- Sep. 12, 2012
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For students with busy lives and limited cooking skills, fast food dinners often are much simpler than homemade meals. Luckily, help is on the way. Chef Kevin Roberts, also known as “The Food Dude,” will host a cooking lecture today at 7 p.m. in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
Roberts will demonstrate quick and simple recipes that can be easily adapted into a college student’s hectic lifestyle.
“I eat mostly frozen food and sandwich stuff,” Soden said. “I don’t cook very often, maybe once a week.”
Soden’s problem is common among students and those struggling with hectic schedules, Roberts said.
“My whole hook is trying to get young adults cooking again,” Roberts said. “Everybody’s hooked on fast food, and we need to get people back in the kitchen and eating healthier.”
Roberts started lecturing at colleges in 2004 after his cookbook, “Munchies,” was published. The mantra for the book, Roberts said, is to get people eating tasty and healthy meals. He is also the author of “Kissing in the Kitchen,” a guide to creating romantic dinners. Along with his college tours, Roberts is the host of TLC’s “BBQ Pitmasters” and owner of four sports bars in San Diego.
The SUA’s culinary committee invited Roberts to speak at Kansas.
“We thought this was a good opportunity to tell student about healthy eating, specifically in the dorm rooms, because we know that you can’t really make anything in the dorm rooms,” said Kelsey Ball, culinary committee coordinator.
Free food samples from the presentation will be offered along with sample bottles of Frank’s RedHot Sauce. The event is free and open to the public.