If you can't attend one of the events held around the U.S. this Father's Day, celebrate at home with these great-tasting recipes.

Real Men Cook
It's time for the members of Real Men Cook to taste the flavorful Jambalaya.

This year, do something different with dad. We recommend celebrating at a fun-filled food tasting hosted by the Atlanta Real Men Cook group. These men serve a huge feast honoring African American inner-city fathers and their contributions to the community. Started 14 years ago in a small Chicago neighborhood, Real Men Cook has become the largest national urban Father's Day celebration. Members include leading radio, TV, and sports celebrities in 11 cities who generate more than $700,000 for local charities. National sponsors--State Farm Insurance, Volvo, and Lawry's--help fund the annual events.

Don't miss a chance to meet and eat with this group at the Georgia Railroad Depot in Atlanta from 3 to 6 p.m. on June 15. It's a bargain at $20 for adults and $10 for children. Discount family packages are available. Events are also being held in Dallas, Miami, Houston, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C. For more details visit www.realmencook.com. Here's a sample of what's cooking.

This article is from the June 2003 issue of Southern Living.Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.