Posted at 6:46 AM on May 17, 2012
by Jenny Niedenfuehr
Love to eat and cook grilled food? Have an interest in learning about grilling? Come to Grill Fest presented by The Current (89.3) on May 19 and May 20, 2012 from 1:00PM- 5:00 PM. Here you can eat and buy some delicious food, and drink some sample summer wines and specialty beers. You can also learn about the best grills and how to barbecue like a professional, by getting tips at Kitchen Window's" grilling stage.
Need some action and live entertainment? Watch and cheer on six chefs fiercely competing in a Minnesota Pork Board Grilling Competition. Catch a cooking presentation by Ray "Dr BBQ" Lampe, Mad Dog and Merrill, and Alaska Seafood's "Girls Man the Grill."
Grill Fest will be held in Downtown Minneapolis at the HCMC Plaza on 5th Ave. South and 6th St. South. Tickets are $30 in advance, or $35 at the door. One ticket covers all featured Grill Fest activities including food, wine and beer samplings, grilling demos and the music stage. You have to be at least 21+ years old to enter. ID is also required for wine and beer samplings.
Once you leave this event, you will make your friends and neighbors jealous of your great grilling skills and products. I would definitely attend Grill Fest, but unfortunately I'm not old enough! Whether you stay just an hour or for the whole event, you will become more knowledgeable and excited about how to grill great food for this summer.
Here are two recipes to check out from the Splendid Table, so you can look for the ingredients or grills at Grill Fest! The Spendid Table airs every Saturday at 2 PM CT on MPRNews.
Grilled Turkey Burger with Tomato-Mango Chutney
From being a cook and going to many restaurants, I personally enjoy turkey burgers rather than beef burgers. The tomato mango chutney also looks way more interesting than ketchup. This doesn't look bad calorie wise for those who are trying to drop a few pounds. Try this recipe out!
Thai Grilled Chicken
For those who enjoy Asian food, try out this simple grilled chicken recipe. Ingredients can be added and removed based on personal preference. "Some cooks add a large pinch of powdered turmeric to the paste; others add some fresh lemongrass or a little black pepper" (The Splendid Table). Serve this dish with vegetables. I would recommend a mix of cucumbers, carrots or peppers!