Sheri Provost won a new range, the grand prize at the Taste of Home. On the left is Culinary Specialist Michael Barna, and on the right is the event’s emcee, Shaun Kittle.
Photo by Daniel E. Alexander.
The show’s eight national sponsors each submitted a recipe, and two were picked from reader submissions.
“The performance aspect is huge,” Barna said. “I’m not teaching them how to dice a piece of celery, that’s not what I’m here for. I’m not teaching them how to cook, I’m teaching them these ten recipes and how to do them with tons of tips and tricks.”
Barna prepared the ten recipes for the crowd, including veggie lasagna, sausage stuffed mushrooms and upside-down apple pie.
In between recipes, Barna also raffled off more than 70 items.
The grand prize, a range from Wilson Appliances, went to Sherri Provost.
Other prizes included a Chazy Orchard gift basket, cookbooks, a coffee maker and jewelry.