Stephanie Keller: All-Star Chefs Bring Their Shows and Skills to Life at Austin Food & Wine Festival
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Over the weekend, the first Austin Food & Wine Festival breezed through town, bringing with it a myriad of cooking demos, all-star chefs, parties, and flavors from the world over. With a lineup of talent like Masaharu Morimoto, Gail Simmons, Marcus Samuelsson, Andrew Zimmern, Michelle Bernstein, Tyson Cole and, of course, Top Chef Texas winner Paul Qui, it was like the cooking shows came to life in the heart of downtown Austin.
For the festival Auditorium Shores was outfitted with 10 big white tasting and stage tents and, despite some pushback from Mother Nature via wind and dust, the conditions were sunny and pleasant. The majority of the day was a schedule packed with demos from the star chefs on informative topics like how to perfectly gut a fish and plate sashimi with Morimoto, master wine 101 basics with Ray Isle, create divine tapas with Michelle Bernstein, bake a transcendent cornflake chocolate chip marshmallow cookie with Christina Tosi and grill a steak to per
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