- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

OHKAY OWINGEH PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State University wants to teach some men in northern New Mexico to cook something more than grilled cheese sandwiches.

The college’s Cooperative Extension Service in Rio Arriba County and the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo is working with men in a four-week cooking program to expand their diet.

Desaree Jimenez with NMSU’s Rio Arriba County office says the men are learning basic cooking skills, including nutrition label-reading and meal-planning using the USDA My Plate serving requirements.

Officials say several participants previously had limited knowledge of recipes. Each is learning, for example, how to cut shortening into the flour to make fluffy pie crusts.

The men in the class are required to prepare three recipes of northern New Mexico cuisine.

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