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MississippiCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Mississippi's heritage is one of agriculture, and the state has a remarkable reputation for country cooking, fine dining and everything in between. Mississippi features a wide variety of unique culinary options, from shrimp and grits to fish tacos and Mississippi Mud Pie. A full menu of the world's most delectable dishes were first conceived between the Mississippi River and the Alabama state line. Mississippi is a true inspiration to foodies everywhere. Our many unique restaurants offer delicious cuisine for a lazy lunch or a night on the town. Several celebrity chefs call Mississippi home as well, among them "Iron Chef" Cat Cora, James Beard, and columnist and restaurateur Robert St. John. Pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and discover the taste of Mississippi today.

Choose one of our Pre-Packaged Vacations to Mississippi

Mississippi Delta Culinary Retreat
Experience the mingling of food, wine, and Southern cooking in the very heart of the Mississippi Delta. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, a world-class hands-on cooking class, and dining in one of the South’s most historic restaurants. You’ll experience the rich culture and heritage of the Deep South through its cuisine.
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Location: Greenwood, Mississippi

— Mississippi Cooking Schools —

A Cooks Place
Tupelo 662-844-2400
Several times each month, we give you a chance to learn cooking secrets from some of the best chefs in North Mississippi. Learn Old-world techniques and brand new approaches to the art of cooking in our gourmet kitchen. Just be sure to sign up early. These events fill up quickly!
Gulfport Community Education
Gulfport 228-385-7626
This course is the appropriate starting point for the beginning cook who would like extra help and guidance in the kitchen. You'll become familiar with recipe terms, cooking methods, basic knife skills, and proper seasoning, while learning how to prepare a simple meal.
Regina’s Kitchen at Twin Oaks
Natchez 888-846-6556
Cooking classes are scheduled by appointment for groups of six or more. Classes typically begin at 11 a.m., and we prepare a four-course menu, with lunch being served around 2 p.m. Many of Regina’s recipes are inspired by Southern classics, but are given a contemporary edge.
Ro’Chez
Ridgeland 601-503-8244
Join us at Ro’Chez for instructor-led training by our renowned Chef Roache’ as you learn elements of food preparation and exhibition “first-hand.” The classes cost $50 per person, and will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.
The Capital Club
Jackson 601-969-7101
The Mississippi Showcase Kitchen, our new display kitchen is now open. Learn the secrets of fine cuisine by joining us for our cooking classes. Enjoy the companionship of your friends in the most elegant surroundings and unsurpassed view in Jackson, Mississippi.
The Everyday Gourmet
Jackson 601-977-9258
Our gourmet cooking classes are the perfect combination of fun and learning. Sit back and have a glass of wine as a visiting chef gives you tips to fine cooking, or get in the kitchen and cook dinner for yourself in one of our many hands-on classes.
The Kitchen Table
Hattiesburg 601-261-2224
The Kitchen Table offers fun and educational cooking classes and demonstrations each month. Our chef instructors provide an interactive learning experience that will allow you to reproduce each dish at home in your own kitchen.

Taste What's Happening!

Crawfish Music Festival

Biloxi
4/17/2014 - 4/27/2014
Cookin' up over 20,000 lbs. of cajun mudbugs! Ay-Yee! Plus the Crawfish Cookoff. Thur-Sun

Annual BBQ Challenge

Lucedale
5/3/2014
There will be a car/ bike show, arts & crafts, live entertainment, space jumps, dunkin’ booth and food vendors.

Walthall County Dairy Festival

Tylertown
6/7/2014
Attractions include a pageant, mooing & butter churning contests, arts & crafts, entertainment, and fireworks.

Annual Shrone Club BBQ Cook Off

Hernando
6/20/2014 - 6/21/2014
The event has been proclaimed by the governor of Mississippi, as a State Championship and sanctioned by KCBS.

Annual Slugburger Festival

Corinth
7/10/2014 - 7/12/2014
Named in honor of a unique 'burger', a deep-fried beef and soy meal patty. Live entertainment, arts, crafts, carnival rides, and slugburger samplings.

Mississippi Watermelon Festival

Mize
7/18/2014 - 7/19/2014
Enjoy music, fun, arts and crafts, and all the free watermelon you care to eat.

Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival

Yazoo City
9/5/2014 - 9/6/2014
Food, Arts & Crafts, Music, and 3 BBQ competitions and cash prizes totaling $20,000.00!!

Mississippi Pecan Festival

Richton
9/26/2014 - 9/28/2014
Offers some of the South'S Finest Foods. Pecan Pies, Charity Bake-Off, live music, arts and crafts, live demonstrations, and more.

Hog Wild BBQ Contest & Festival

Corinth
10/2/2014 - 10/4/2014
This competition 'pits' some of the best cooking teams around in a tasty barbecue contest.

Delta Hot Tamale Festival

Greenville
10/16/2014 - 10/18/2014
Promote the heritage of the Delta Hot Tamale, spread the word about this delicious food, and learn the rich history of this area.
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