Monday, September 26, 2016

Ransom Center cooks up Houdini treats for October

The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Houdini's death next month with several Houdini-themed events, including a class in Houdini cooking!

"Dining with Harry Houdini"
COOKING CLASS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 11 A.M.
CENTRAL MARKET, 4001 NORTH LAMAR 
The Ransom Center and Central Market present "Dining with Harry Houdini," a cooking class inspired by the life of the legendary performer and stage illusionist. This October marks the 90th anniversary of Houdini's death (March 24, 1874–Oct. 31, 1926). The archive of Houdini is housed at the Ransom Center. 
The menu, designed by Chef Louis Ortiz, draws inspiration from Houdini's Hungarian heritage. It features some of the performer's favorite dishes including chicken paprikash with fennel potatoes; Hungarian goulash with spatzel; and custard bread pudding with cherry sauce. Each course will be paired with wines of the region. 
Pre-payment and registration required online or by calling 512-206-1014. Registration opens on Sept. 1. The cost of the class is $55. Ransom Center members receive a 10 percent discount from September 1–7. Class size is limited and for ages 21 and up.
Click for more info and to register.

Other October events include a screening of The Grim Game (Oct. 4), and a free presentation of The Hidden Room's Houdini Speaks to the Living on Halloween (I'll have more on this show later).

Artifacts from the Ransom Center's Houdini collection will also be on display in their lobby from October 1 through November 6.

You can keep up with all the Ransom Center events at their official website and Facebook. You can also read a nice article on their blog about Houdini: Illusionist and collector.

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2 comments:

  1. I might have to try making his Scalloped Mushrooms and Deviled Eggs.

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  2. Don't forget his bread and butter custard.

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