AmericasMart to Offer Full Slate of Cooking Demos in Atlanta



ATLANTA–AmericasMart will offer numerous cooking programs in its demonstration kitchen during the International Gift & Home Furnishings market here next week.

The demonstration kitchen is located in Building 2 WestWing on the eighth floor. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 12
11 a.m.-noon
Farm Fresh and Local
Presented by Chef Chris Hall and Chef Ryan Turner of Local Three, Atlanta
Chefs Hall and Turner’s cooking demonstration will focus on fresh, local food.

Friday, July 13
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Bring Italy to Your Home
Presented by Chef Lacey Berry
Sponsored by L’Equip
Chef Lacey Berry will demonstrate how to make basic flavored and colored pastas using whole grains and learn how to dehydrate fresh pastas to preserve them for later use.

Noon-1 p.m.
Daphne Oz’s Summer Favorites: Dishes with a Skinny Twist
Presented by Daphne Oz of ABC’s “The Chew”
Daphne Oz, author, host and healthy living guru (and daughter of Dr. Oz), will share her favorite summer recipes and sign her book, “The Dorm Room Diet”.

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Le Creuset, Marseille and Virginia Willis Together in the Kitchen
Presented by Chef Virginia Willis
Sponsored by Le Creuset and AmericasMart Atlanta
Chef and food writer Virginia Willis will share her simple-is-best philosophy with tips, techniques, and recipes, followed by the book sale and signing of Willis’ cookbook, “Basic to Brilliant, Y’all: 150 Refined Southern Recipes and Ways to Dress Them Up for Company”.

3-4 p.m.
Tapas: The Little Spanish Secret
Sponsored by The Connection and Castey Cookware
Enjoy some basic, easy-to-make tapas and leave the demo with the knowledge of how to invent your own tapas.

5-6 p.m.
Entertaining Made Simple
Sponsored by Robert Rothschild Farm
Robert Rothschild Farm will demonstrate how their products are full of flavor and perfect for entertaining by creating gourmet appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Saturday, July 14
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Brunch…with Gracie’s Garden
Sponsored by Gracie’s Garden
Simple and enticing ways to tempt your palate.

Noon-1 p.m.
Mix It Up with Margaritas, Mangos and Mocha Mousse: All the Ingredients to Host a Festive Fiesta!
Sponsored by Coton Colors
Coton Colors, a designer and manufacturer of colorful, handcrafted pottery, will highlight the flavors from its “The Happy Everything Cookbook”.

2-3 p.m.
Curtis Stone: Cook ? Create ? Celebrate
Presented by Curtis Stone, host of Bravo’s “Around the World in 80 Plates” and “Top Chef Masters”
Sponsored by AmericasMart and a la carte showroom and multiple tabletop and housewares lines
Chef Curtis Stone will prepare a few of his signature dishes followed by a book sale and signing of “Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone”.

4-5 p.m.
Gluten Free with Swiss D – A New Approach to a Gluten-Free Lifestyle
Presented by Chef Kendra Peterson
Sponsored by Swiss Diamond and Ben Tally & Assoc.
Chef Kendra Peterson, an expert in gluten-free cooking and owner of Drizzle Kitchen (gluten-free private chef services) in Chicago discusses the emergence of the gluten-free diet. Swiss Diamond pans will be raffled at the end of the demonstration.

5:30-6:30 p.m.
The World Class Wine Region of Rioja, Spain
Presented by Ana Fabiano
Sponsored by Sterling Publishing and Road Runners
Sample a selection of Rioja wines with Ana Fabiano, author of “The Wine Region of Rioja,” as she introduces the only wine book endorsed by the Riojan government. Book sale and signing to follow.

Sunday, July 15
11 a.m.-noon
Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner? Italian Menus for your Family
Presented by Lisa Caponigri
Sponsored by Sterling Publishing and Road Runners
Lisa Caponigri, author of “Whatever Happened To Sunday Dinner?” shows how to get the family back to the Sunday dinner table, using tried and true Italian traditions and recipes. Book sale and signing to follow.

1-2 p.m.
“Summer ReFRESHments”
Presented by Chef Lacey Berry
Sponsored by L’Equip
See the new L’Equip RPM Professional Blender in action with Chef Lacey Berry preparing a variety of fresh, flavorful summer drinks, smoothies, sorbet, refreshers and more.