Savor World Cuisine on the Taste of Travel Stage

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   Wake up your senses at the Taste of Travel Stage! Showcasing local,
   regional and world cuisines.

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Saturday - January 11, 2014

Hosted by Dave Eckert
Join host Dave Eckert, producer and host of Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert, for a weekend of culture, culinary and travel as he welcomes local chefs and some of the world's favorite destinations to the Taste of Travel Stage.

11:30am – 12:15pm

Jimmy Kennedy
Jimmy Kennedy is known as the Renaissance Man in the Kitchen. This self-taught professional cook who has won national culinary awards and appeared on the Food Network is also an entrepreneur and restaurateur, a champion bass fisherman, a TV personality, a pianist and artist and all-around amateur athlete. Jimmy will enliven the Taste of Travel stage with his wonderful stories and of course his recipes!

Recipes:
Cuban Mac and Cheese and Grilled Vegetable & Cabot Cheddar Crepes

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12:45pm – 1:30pm

Chef Tim Matthews

Recipes:
Lake Superior Salmon on a Bed of Lemon Cream and Stuffed Chicken with Dried Apricots, Almonds and Wild Rice

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2:00pm – 2:45pm

Chef Joe Heck
Style and quality will emerge as Chef Joe Heck shows why he is a local favorite for dessert creations in Marquette, MI. This simple and delicious cake truffle recipe is just a sample of the desserts that keep customers coming back for more.

Recipe: Dead River Chocolate Espresso Cake Truffle

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3:15pm – 4:00pm

Fabio Viviani
Join chef, culinary personality, restaurateur and cookbook author Fabio Viviani for a lively demonstration that is sure to make you a fan. A favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef and owner of Chicago’s Siena Tavern, this gnocchi recipe will add a modern day twist to a classic Italian dish.

Recipe: Gnocchi with Wild Boar Ragu, Baby Argula and Shaved Pecorino

Sunday - January 12, 2014

Hosted by Dave Eckert
Join host Dave Eckert, producer and host of Culinary Travels with Dave Eckert, for a weekend of culture, culinary and travel as he welcomes local chefs and some of the world's favorite destinations to the Taste of Travel Stage.

12:00pm – 12:45pm

Chef David Blackmon
Get a taste of the South with Chicago’s very own Chef David Blackmon. With a long and delicious history of working in some of the city’s finest restaurants, Chef David will present an all-time favorite recipe with his own “Neo Soul’ twist.

Recipe:
Catfish Croquettes with Creole Remoulade Sauce

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Chef Tim Matthews

Recipes:
Lake Superior Salmon on a bed of Lemon Cream and Stuffed Chicken with dried Apricots, Almonds and Wild Rice

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2:30pm – 3:15pm

Chef Dwight Evans
2013 ACF Chef of the year, Dwight Evans, will provide a delicious recipe finale to this year's Taste of Travel line-up. With a career expanding over 28 years, this rainbow trout recipe has emerged as a favorite among friends and family and sure to make your list too.

Recipe: Pan Seared Rainbow Trout with Baby Bok Choy and Red Miso Chipotle Essence