The 2012 Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show Food has announced this year’s line-up of seminars, cooking presentations and cookbook author signings at the Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena on Saturday, Oct. 27.
In addition to a full schedule of seminars, demonstrations and more 100 Marketplace exhibitors including local wineries, the Incredible Food Show will feature two live cooking presentations by Food Network Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence, in Rupp Arena.
With 15 years of experience as a Food Network chef, Tyler Florence has starred in such series as How to Boil Water, Food 911 and his signature series, Tyler’s Ultimate, as well as The Great Truck Race. Florence will take the stage in Rupp Arena at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
(Photo from IncredibleFoodShow.com)
The show also features KyForward contributor, Chef John Foster, who, along with Chef David Walls, will demonstrate the art of butchery during one of the show’s presentations.
“The day kicks off with a full Kentucky Proud Breakfast for the first 300 paid attendees,” Lloyd said. “The breakfast will be prepared by Sullivan University and the ingredients provided by numerous Kentucky Proud members that offer fresh, locally grown food available to us seasonally. At the breakfast, four volunteers will be randomly selected by Sullivan University staff to participate as amateur chefs paired with a pro in the ProAm Cookoff competition later that day,” she continued.
New features at this year’s Incredible Food Show include a “Quick Tips” Booth in The Marketplace. Programmed to feature a new topic every half hour, “Quick Tips” will offer a variety of cooking demonstrations from making biscuits, concocting quick and easy appetizers, to baking the perfect apple pie. Food Show patrons can stop and watch for a few minutes or stay for the entire presentation.
Also new to this year’s show is a Traditional Foodcraft Area. Located outside facing West Main Street, food show patrons can step outside for fresh air and see demonstrations on how traditional Kentucky foods are made. These will include:
Sorghum Making – Country Rock Sorghum of Woodford County will be on site at the show pressing cane and boiling the juice to produce the amber colored sweetener that has been part of Kentucky for hundreds of years.
Apple Cider Pressing – Kentucky apples pressed through a 100 year old cider press. The result: sweet apple cider for the tasting.
Apple Butter – Benita McCoy-Lyons author of Scratch Cookin’ will be on site stirring up apple butter.
A new section, Restaurant Row, will feature “Small Plate” offerings for sale from area restaurants. “While there are many products for Food Show patrons to sample and buy, we receive comments every year that people spend all day at the show taking in seminars, presentations and shopping and come away hungry,” Lloyd explained. “This year we decided to remedy that situation by offering an opportunity for area restaurants to promote their cuisine and give patrons a chance to eat something a little more substantial.”
Sullivan University Presents
Cooking demonstrations and culinary seminars by regional and local chefs will be presented on the hour by Sullivan University’s culinary school. These seminars include:
Food Ways of Kentucky – Come explore Kentucky ‘s various regions that offer so much in the everyday food supply.
Lexington Pasta –An entertaining and informative presentation by Lexington pasta makers.
Pro-Am Cooking Challenge – Professional chefs team up with several lucky and willing Incredible Food Show attendees for a cook-off challenge.
“When Pigs Fly” – Learn to break down a whole hog into its various useful parts. Chefs Foster and Walls will demonstrate the lost art of butchery and experience more than just chopping meat. This presentation is designed with the home chef in mind. The goal is to provide useful and easy-to-understand information about specific cuts of pork and their preparations.
Happy Hour!! Get a jumpstart on your holiday cocktail list. Watch and enjoy onstage mixologists concocting various drinks guaranteed to make any hour happy.
Rumble at Rupp – Sullivan students take to the stage and go clog to clog to see who is this year’s victor in this Iron Chef style cooking competition.
Culinary seminars being offered this year include:
Charcuterie – Presented by Jonathan Gossett and Alex Jenkins, Good Foods Market & Café.
Sweet, Sweet Sorghum – Presented by Rona Roberts with Randal Rock and Curtis Congleton of Country Rock Sorghum
Pastry Magic – Presented by Stella Parks, Food & Wine Top 10 Pastry Chef and Brave Tart Food Blog
Say Cheese! Choosing the Right One – Presented by Whole Foods Market
Vinaigrettes & Marinades – Presented by Allison Davis, Wild Thyme Cooking
Cookbook Authors to be featured for book signings and meet-and-greet opportunities in the Joseph-Beth Bookseller area of the Incredible Food Show:
Rona Roberts – Sweet, Sweet, Sorghum
Alice Colombo – Remember Me Now?
Barbara Harper Bach – Pure Kentucky Pie Clinic
Faye Collins – A Wine Lover’s Odyssey Across Kentucky
The Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show, now in its fourth year, is the event of the year for everyone who loves food, cooking and entertaining. This year’s sponsors include the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, CommonGround, Sullivan University, Joseph Beth Booksellers, Ferguson Enterprises and Counter Culture+.
Tickets are on sale now at the Lexington Center Ticket Office, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets are priced as follows:
Adult General Admission – $15, includes a general admission seat for either the 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. Tyler Florence presentation in Rupp Arena and all Food Show attractions.
Reserved General Admission – $40, includes a reserved seat for one Tyler Florence presentation in Rupp Arena and all Food Show attractions.
Children ages 12 and under FREE.
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From the Lexington Center