November 19, 2012

Cooking the Books....

Advanced students Siavesh, Michael and Kathy with Greta and Janet Podleski, authors of
The Looneyspoons Collection, and hosts of Eat, Shrink and Be Merry on the Food Network. 
It’s not every day that culinary students get to cook in front of a live audience. Rarer still is the chance to work alongside celebrities in their field. It was a remarkable day, then, when three of our Advanced students took to the 'Be Healthy' stage at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on November 3 with cookbook authors and Food Network stars Greta and Janet Podleski of Eat, Shrink and Be Merry fame.  

The program was hosted by Taste Canada Cooks the Books, a two-day lead in to Taste Canada –Food Writing Awards. Authors of cookbooks that were nominated for awards were paired with Canadian culinary students to create a recipe from their newest collection.

(L to R) Kathy, Siavash and Michael at the Royal Winter Fair.
While Siavash, Michael and Kathy worked together on stage to produce the “Thigh Master’ (balsamic braised chicken), the Podleski sisters narrated from the sidelines, explaining what the students were doing, and why they chose the recipe from their latest cookbook, The Looneyspoons Collection