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I Heart Food Festivals!

Posted by    |    October 12th, 2010 at 10:37 am

Shrimp Dumpling (Molecular Dim Sum) created by Jose Andres, China Pablano Restaurant

Food, cooking and chefs are gaining more and more popularity each year…. I remember watching local television channels (KERA – Channel 13) if I wanted to learn how to cook. Now we have two national cable channels (Food Network & Cooking Channel), a handful of reality cooking shows (Top Chef, Iron Chef, Master Chef), a slew of magazines and several food festivals that are dedicated to just that… FOOD and the artists aka chefs that showcase them.

“Vegas Uncorked” hosted by Bon Appetit magazine was the first “official” food festival I attended this year. I was and still am the gawking, star-stuck fan that pathetically followed around the celebrity chefs wanting a picture.  No sham here… “you get in where you fit in,” my sister would say. (See below)

Mandy and I with Charlie Palmer and his Chef.

2nd best moment in my life... face time with Bobby Flay and the beautiful Claire Robinson (5 Ingredient Fix)

Needless to say I am now a groupie!  Annual food festivals like this are hosted at the most scenic venues across the country and one of the best opportunities to sample dishes from some of the most renowned chef and best of all… you get to personally meet them!

I came home and did some research on the best food festivals and there’s at least 10 that I want(ed) to attend… two of which are here in Dallas and Addison!

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