Great American Cooking Expo

(News Release) The Great American Cooking Expo, Chicagoland's Premier Culinary Event presented by the Daily Herald, will be held November 14-16, 2008 at the Expo Center Harper College Bldg M. With 30,000 square feet of exhibit space for you to browse, come sip, sample, and savor over 150 wines from around the world, delicious food delicacies from over 70 gourmet food companies and more than 30 specialty craft beers all for your tasting pleasure!

This year theme is Holiday Entertaining and with scores of celebrity cooking demonstrations from the areas best chefs, restaurateurs, and gourmet food and beverage companies the show offers preparation techniques and menu planning ideas for all your holiday meals.

Popular Celebrity Chefs with experience from around the world have settled in your backyard and are here to bring you full menu ideas, the perfect drink combination, and an international flare that is sure to awaken your taste buds! This years cooking line up includes outstanding chefs such as Chris Green, Viking Cooking School; Dave Samber, Polo Cafe; Brian Wright, Rosebud; Rudy Diaz, Maggiano's, Bob Vorachek, Don Roth's Blackhawk; best selling author, Renee Ferguson, the Talk Turkey Lady; and many, many more. Spice up your holidays with ideas from these world traveled, sophisticated yet simple, crème de le crème celebrity chefs! For a complete listing of cooking demonstrations visit

From gourmet food sampling, beer & wine tasting, to live cooking demonstrations, there is something for everyone! In addition to all the free sampling that is going on, you will receive hundreds of gift giving ideas as well! And of course, we wouldn't want you to walk away empty handed, everyone attending the show will be entered into a raffle for a complete set of Stainless Steel Cookware valued at over two thousand dollars! Plan on spending Friday evening with us for Chicago's largest Date Night with Champagne and Port tasting all evening long! Learn from Chris Green as he demonstrates how to prepare the perfect fondue dinner. Meet with Renee Ferguson, the best selling author of "Talk Turkey with Me", who will show you how to prepare a "Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving Day Turkey" with all the trimmings! The fun doesn't end Friday, it is just the beginning of a great weekend full of great food, unbeatable giveaways, and sensational cooking ideas!

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