COOKING & GOURMET
Great Taste Is Your Best Accessory
Little Black Dress Wines
is proud to be the Official Wine of the Southern Women’s Show in Birmingham! Drop by and strike a fashionable pose anytime at the show bar and be “seen” sipping Little Black Dress – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Moscato, Merlot, Pinot Grigio or Cabernet.
Little Black Dress Wines makes friends easily while tuning heads along the way. It’s your go-to wine for any occasion. Great Taste is your Best Accessory! Visit the Little Black Dress exhibit and taste all of their Wines – made for women by a woman!
Welcome Peanut Lovers
Whether you’re a fitness junkie, busy parent, sleep-deprived student or diehard sweet tooth, peanut butter is the perfect pairing for all of life’s moments. Peanuts and peanut butter are a great way to boost energy and add protein to your diet.
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 jar of peanut butter at a time.
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. Their goal is to make your event stress-free and one to remember. Have special dietary restrictions or requests? No problem; their talented Chefs can work with you to create a custom menu so that everyone is satisfied. To hear more about their services and taste their great food, make sure you stop by the Cooking Stage for their cooking demonstration.
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.
Cooking With Pleshette
With almost a decade of experience in the hospitality and event industry, Chef Pleshette Bevelle
decided it was time to change directions and pursue her passion for cooking. Whilst attending The Culinary Institute of Virginia College she learned how to combine her creativity in design and flair for flavors. This not only allowed her to showcase her catering talents at local charity and corporate events, but also to celebrities! Along with creating and catering breathtaking events of all shapes and sizes, Chef Pleshette also offers personal chef services and private cooking classes. Catch her Saturday and Sunday on the Cooking Stage!
The Roaming Gourmet Ze’ Carter
Founder and Director of Kitch’n Lyfe Skill, Inc., Chef Ze’ is passionate about food and cooking. The organization is dedicated to reducing the occurrences of food insecurity among youth who have aged out of foster care, at risk school aged children and the elderly. Through teaching and hands on instruction, Chef Ze’ has been on a mission to bring her passion to others. For over a decade people in Central Florida have sought her out for ways to enliven their culinary and eating experiences, and many of her dishes and desserts have won awards. She believes fantastic recipes are being created along with a renewed joy to the culinary experience and brining people back together around the table. Don’t miss Chef Ze’ on the Cooking Stage all four days of the show for an unforgettable cooking experience!