See What Happened at the 2016 Southern Women's Show!
The Best Things in Life are Fresh
Alabama is home to a four-generation-deep seafood community that produces a boatload of the best seafood from its brief but beautiful 53-mile coastline. And that variety serves as a point of inspiration in kitchens of all kinds, whether in white tablecloth restaurants or the one where you family will congregate this evening. But no matter if you’re a fan of blackened Red Snapper, char grilled oysters or simple, fried shrimp, make sure the seafood you enjoy comes fresh from the waters that support our state.
Stop by the Alabama Gulf Seafood
exhibit to learn more about what makes their seafood so special, recipes and a chance to win prizes.
Sunday, October 2 at 2:30 pm on the Cooking Stage
- Don’t miss Shrimp and Feta Theologos cooking demonstration featuring Snapper Grabbers Executive Chef Tim Hughes in partnership with Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Keep Calm and Eat Peanut Butter
From classic recipes passed down through generations to new creations that you would never expect to find on grandma’s kitchen table, there’s no shortage of delicious ways to pack peanuts and peanut butter into diverse dishes. Join the Southern Peanut Growers on the Cooking Stage and stop by their exhibit to pick up delicious recipes, cooking tips and more information. The Southern Peanut Growers educate American consumers about the U.S. peanut industry and its product – one PB&J at a time.
A Cut Above!
Every good cook needs their favorite utensils! Knives, shears, spatula and bowls….Cutco
carries the equipment to make you a cut above. Stop by their exhibit to sharpen up your kitchen skills!
After returning from WWII, Milo Carlton, with his wife Bea, brewed Milo’s Famous Tea
at their Birmingham, Alabama restaurant. They perfected their delicious recipes by listening to customers. Today, the focus remains the same. New Milo’s Café Style is fresh brewed with premium USDA certified organic tea, is sweetened with certified organic sugar and/or stevia and contains no preservatives. Stop by Milo’s Exhibit Space to try Milo’s Café Style and their Famous Teas, and Taste the Milo’s Difference!
Eat Your Bourbon
Bourbon Barrel Foods
produces a collection of all-natural, award winning gourmet foods that embrace the history and mystique of Kentucky's Bourbon Country. All their items are handcrafted in small batches in Louisville, Kentucky. They use reclaimed barrels straight from Kentucky's finest bourbon distilleries as both a smoking and aging agent. Stop by their exhibit for a taste!
Pour. Savor. Enjoy!
It's a fun, interactive tasting bar experience! Grapes & Olives on tap specializes in Naturally Infused Balsamic Vinegars and Olive Oils
. Their high quality, imported Olive Oils and perfectly oak-aged, Italian Balsamic Vinegars are infused with herbs, citrus, berries, chocolate, mushrooms and fruits. A visit to their Tasting Bar offers you delicious tastes of always fresh, no preservatives, healthy Extra Virgin Olive Oils.
And since it’s made from beautiful Italian grapes, Balsamic Vinegar has the same healthy attributes as red wine! Balsamics are a great way to add lots of flavor to any food in a low-calorie, healthy way!
You’ll also find great ideas for simple cooking of quick meals using the intense flavor of these naturally delicious products.
Grapes & Olives on tap
Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars are a wonderful gift for yourself and make beautiful gifts for others. Visit their Tasting Bar for some “sips and tips” on tastier meals for healthier lives. Pour.Savor.Enjoy!
Full Service Catering to Healthy Meal Plans
We are loving all that Catering By Bellinis
offers and you should too! From their full service catering to healthy meal plans they have everything covered. Make sure to see them at the show and you'll find out what all the hype is about! And don’t miss their chef on the Cooking Stage Saturday at 4pm!
Family Owned and Community Served
Follow the aroma of the 100% Arabica coffee beans over to the Community Coffee exhibit to try a sample. What makes this coffee so special? Family owned for four generations and named in appreciation of the community of family and friends of it’s founder, Community Coffee serves up great-tasting blends for coffee lovers everywhere. Taste the roasting pride of Baton Rouge, LA; learn about their generous Cash for Schools and Military Match programs; plus pick up a coupon at their exhibit space – just look for the trolley!
Check out this delicious recipe made with Community Coffee.
Coffee Crusted Cedar Planked Salmon Salad
¼ cups Brown sugar, dark
¼ cup Community® Coffee Dark roast,
1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
1 tablespoon Chili powder
2 teaspoons Coriander, ground
2 teaspoons Black pepper, course ground
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon garlic, powder
9 pounds Salmon, boneless, skinless, portioned into 24 (6 oz.) filets
12 (4” rectangle boards) Cedar grilling planks, soaked in cold water for 3 hours
- In a large bowl, combine, brown sugar, Community® Coffee, Old Bay, coriander, black pepper, salt and garlic salts
- Place the salmon filets on the cedar planks
- Coat the salmon pieces completely with the spice rub.
- Over a high heat wood grill, place the salmon on the grill. Cover and cook until the spice rub has melted, about seven to ten minutes. Medium rare is a nice choice.
- Remove the planks from the grill and loosely cover with foil. Allow them to rest for 10 minutes so that they continue.
16 cups, mixed field greens
12 Roma tomatoes, diced
4 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced thinly
4 cup Balsamic vinaigrette
- Toss with salad dressing.
- Plate portions and top with grilled salmon
4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cup Balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- Place vinegars and all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl
- Slowly whisk in the extra virgin olive oil in a steady stream, whisking steadily until an emulsion is formed and the oil is not separated from the vinegar.
- Taste and adjust seasoning to taste.