Some came to purchase new gadgets, others came to sample the many spices, rubs and dips, but most of the visitors to the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertainment Show came to see the culinary celebrities we have all grown to know and admire. Hosting presentations in both the celebrity theater and on the main event floor, you were certainly going to have a full day to spend with some of the top names in the industry including Paula Deen, Giada De Laurentiis, Jacques Pépin, and Martie Duncan.

We attended day one of the cooking show and we were just excited as we were last year as we looked forward to seeing what was new. In addition, we were getting the chance to see some of our favorite local chefs first hand. Chef Kiran Verma hosted her “Sari to Saffron” and Chef Hugo Ortego presented and created dishes from his new cookbook, “Street Food of Mexico”. Check out our photos from Day 1 of the event!

The Urban Swank Girls


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