Friday, January 5, 2007

Nola's chef Alexia Cabrera at Charlemos Spanish January 11

Uruguayan Chef to share food and slice of Hispanic life at Charlemos Spanish

Chef Alexia Cabrera will speak, in Spanish, on Uruguayan food and Hispanic culture at Charlemos Spanish on 11 January. Charlemos Spanish meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Palette Gallery and Cafe at 2119 Belcourt Avenue in Hillsboro Village. The event is free and open to the public.

Alexia Cabrera was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. She inherited her love of cooking from her Italian grandmother, and began formally studying gastronomy at the age of twelve. Alexia has traveled widely in Central America and Mexico. She has a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. In 2001, she came to the U.S. and has lived in San Francisco, Miami and Orlando, before settling in Nashville and opening her own restaurant.

“Alexia has a great zest for life and cooking--I recommend that people arrive early for this event”, said Charlemos president, Elizabeth Worrell Braswell.

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Charlemos Spanish is a social conversation group for adults created in December 2006 by the Spanish Committee of Sister Cities of Nashville, a nonprofit organization, founded in 1990, dedicated to the promotion of global understanding through educational, professional and cultural exchanges.

Mayor Bill Purcell is the Honorary Chair for Sister Cities of Nashville.

Charlemos Spanish is for persons who wish to:
* Speak Spanish on a regular basis
* Make bilingual friends
* Learn more about Hispanic culture.

Founding members of Charlemos Spanish include—
* Claudia Villavicencio, Spanish teacher at MBA, Montgomery Bell Academy
* Kim Sorensen, Online Producer at CMT, Country Music Television
* Diana Holland, President of Tango Nashville, and a Hispanic cross-cultural consultant
* Elizabeth Worrell Braswell,
online Spanish instructor for Austin Peay State University, president of Charlemos Spanish.

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Photo:Palacio Salvo, Montevideo, Uruguay by Juan Cubilla

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