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Chuy’s Green Chile Fest shines a light on Hatch Chile peppers

Chuy’s Mexican restaurant has been celebrating the Hatch green chile pepper for twenty seven years and even farms their own peppers to use in their restaurants. With three Orlando area locations, Orlandoans can celebrate the fresh flavors and mild heat of this Hatch chile pepper now through September 6th. We were invited to check out the special Green Chile Festival menu, and left with an appreciation for Chuy’s kitchen and bar preparations. Chuy’s staff is making every item from scratch, from the sauces to the freshly mixed, pressed and cooked flour tortillas.

Starting with the a unique cocktail, we enjoyed the heat from the new Mexican Martini, made with green chile infused El Jimador tequila. Upon first sip, the lime and Cointreau gave way to the building heat of the green chile. Well done!

If you are looking for something to cool you down, the Frozen Watermelon Margarita is a refreshing burst summer flavors. Not too sweet and made with fresh watermelon puree, it was delicious with Chuy’s hand-prepared guacamole and tortilla chips. There are plenty of great options on the #GreenChileFest menu, but we narrowed it down to trying the VIP Combo and the Veggie Fajitas.

The VIP combo is an impressive plate filled with one Bacon Wrapped Pork Relleno topped with Salsa Brava and drizzled with spicy crema and one Fat Daddy Enchilada (Fajita chicken, fresh spinach, mushrooms, red onions and jack cheese, rolled inside homemade corn tortillas, smothered with Green Chile Rosado Sauce and fresh roasted green chiles.) Served with a Chile Festival green chile rice & refried beans.  

VIP COMBO: One Bacon Wrapped Pork Relleno topped with Salsa Brava and drizzled with spicy crema and one Fat Daddy Enchilada (Fajita chicken, fresh spinach, mushrooms, red onions and jack cheese, rolled inside homemade corn tortillas, smothered with Green Chile Rosado Sauce and fresh roasted green chiles.) Served with green chile rice & refried beans. It’s Taco Tuesday and we are at @ChuysRestaurant to check out the 27th annual Green Chile Festival going on now through September 6th. #Orlando #OrlandoDining #orlandorestaurants #mexicanfood #texmex #chileRellenos #bacon #baconporn #enchiladas #greenchile #hatchchile #salsaverde #hatchgreenchile #instayum #instadaily  #foodpics #vscofood #VSCOCam #spicy #feedfeed  #foodphotography #noms #eeeeeats  #eatingfortheinsta #Latergram #foodstagram #chuys #chuysorlando #greenchilefest #TasteCookSip A photo posted by Taste Cook Sip (@tastecooksip) on

Packed with tons of great flavors, we couldn’t pick a favorite between chicken enchilada and the bacon wrapped pork chile relleno, luckily we didn’t have to choose. The green chiles added nice heat to both entree items and was a wonderful addition to the rice.  We finished out green chile festival experience with the Veggie Fajitas, with an added marinated and grilled portobello mushroom on a bed of sizzling Zucchini, yellow squash, red bell, Anaheim and Serrano peppers, onions and crimini mushrooms. Served with handmade flour tortillas, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, green chile rice & refried beans, this meal was garden fresh feast. (Tap the Instagram video to experience the enticing sizzling!)

#Video Oh, the sizzle! VEGGIE FAJITAS: Zucchini, yellow squash, red bell, Anaheim and Serrano peppers, onions and crimini mushrooms. Served with handmade flour tortillas, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, green chile rice & refried beans. Tip: Add a marinated Portobello mushroom, it’s delicious! It’s Taco Tuesday and we are at @ChuysRestaurant to check out the 27th annual Green Chile Festival going on now through September 6th. #Orlando #OrlandoDining #orlandorestaurants #mexicanfood #texmex #veggiefajitas #fajitas #portobellamushrooms #enchiladas #hatchchile #picodegallo #hatchgreenchile #instayum #instadaily #foodpics #videooftheday #spicy #feedfeed #instavideo #TacoTuesday #noms #eeeeeats  #eatingfortheinsta  #Latergram #foodstagram #chuys  #chuysorlando #greenchilefest #TasteCookSip

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Any of the Green Chile Festival menu items can be enjoyed with the addition of  a complimentary side of freshly roasted Hatch green chiles, which we tried. The Hatch chiles added a wonderful spiciness which amped up the yum factor of these dishes; all chileheads should head over to Chuy’s through September 6th to enjoyed this limited time treat. Check out @TasteCookSip on Instagram to see the rest of our great meal at Chuy’s and search the #GreenChileFest tag on social media to virtually experience the Hatch chile fun.

Orlando International Airport
6688 S Semoran Blvd
Orlando, FL 32822
Phone number (407) 850-9623

International Drive / I-Drive
8123 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone number (407) 730-3602

Disney World, Horizons West / West Orlando
7913 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
Kissimmee, FL 34747
Phone number (407) 787-3545

Guacamole, Feta and Egg Breakfast Sandwich & NestFresh Egg Giveaway!

May is National Egg Month and we are winding up our breakfast fun with a quick and zesty Guacamole, Feta and Egg Breakfast Sandwich. It can be assembled in minutes, can be made with eggs cooked to your preference and you can enjoy open-face or not. This was our first time cooking with and tasting NestFresh Cage Free Eggs, which we could find at our local Whole Foods Market. We love eggs for breakfast, lunch or dinner, so when I was invited to try NestFresh Eggs, I was intrigued. My family mistook the intense golden yolk for our local farm fresh eggs, a high compliment.

Nest Fresh Egg Sunny Side Taste Cook Sip

The Jumbo eggs had a wonderfully buttery yolk- perfect if you like a sunny side up, soft poached or over medium egg. As you can see by my picture, I didn’t need to butter my multi grain English muffin, I squished the top down and let the magic happen. If a runny yolk isn’t your thing, this breakfast sandwich is equally delicious with a scrambled egg.

Guacamole, Feta and Egg Breakfast Sandwich

1/4 cup chunky guacamole, store bought or home made.
2 tablespoons feta crumbles with Mediterranean herbs.
1 NestFresh Cage Free Jumbo Egg, cooked to your preference.
1 toasted English Muffin, multi grain is nice with the guacamole and egg.

Split and toast English muffin. Heat a skillet over medium heat, add a pat of butter. When melted, crack one NestFresh Egg into skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes until preferred doneness. Remove from heat, salt and Pepper to taste.

Spread guacamole over one side of English Muffin, sprinkle feta and top with cooked Nest Fresh Egg. Enjoy open-face or top egg with remaining English muffin half. Enjoy!

Nest Fresh Eggs Carton Guacamole Taste Cook Sip

I have one dozen NestFresh Cage Free Eggs to giveaway, so you have the star ingredient to make this healthy & delicious meal yourself. Comment below with your favorite egg dish or pop over to Taste Cook Sip’s picture of NestFresh Cage Free Eggs on Instagram and comment there, one winner will be picked at random. Comment below or on instagram (or both!) by midnight on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015. Check back Thursday, May 28th, 2015 as the winner will be posted here and you could be cooking up your own NestFresh Eggs this weekend for breakfast. Congrats to Carolyn C who commented on Instagram, her Dad’s Smoked Salmon Egg Scramble with Mozzarella, Scallions and Cracked Black Pepper sounds delicious. We’ve added that dish to our list to try, what will you be making for breakfast?

Disclaimer: Thank you to NestFresh Eggs for providing this giveaway item free of charge. NestFresh Eggs also provided Lisa Wilk/ Taste Cook Sip with product to use, however, all opinions are my own. (We really do love a nice, runny yolk!)  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up only. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Swine & Sons: This little piggy went to the market!

Swine & Sons is the new take out and provisions arm of Cask & Larder and The Ravenous Pig, by chef owners James and Julie Petrakis. Belly up to the lunch counter for a quick bite, dash in for one of the Blue Pig Specials dinners or stock your fridge and pantry with delicious Southern provisions. Swine & Sons is adjacent to Cask & Larder in Winter Park and shares a parking lot. The grand opening is Friday, April 3, 2015 and the storefront will be open to the public from 10:00 AM – 7:00PM, Tuesday – Sunday (excluding holidays as noted).

The Swine & Sons shop features a bakery counter, meat case, sandwich counter, pantry items and grab and go cases with chilled beverages, fresh sides, desserts and freezer items. Expect a rotating selection of tempting seasonal ice cream and sorbets, dinner rolls and biscuits.

Enjoyed previewing Winter Park’s new Swine & Son’s, the new take out and provisions arm of Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder. The grand opening of @swineandsons is this Friday, April 3rd at 10 a.m. We sampled delicious sandwiches, starters, charcuterie, sides, entrees, sweet stuff, @caskandlarder #craftbeer crowlers & wine. Foodies will also delight in the cool southern provisions and pantry staples available…from house pickled veggies, jams and sauces to Anson Mills Carolina Gold rice, grits, peas and more. Pictured: be sure to swing by the freezer case for bake at home S&S rolls, biscuits and rotating flavors of ice cream & sorbet. Full #FOOD pics on @TasteCookSip, I’m already looking forward to heading back! #OrlandoDining #OrlandoFood #WinterPark #Foodie #charcuterie #biscuits #ansonmills #grits #southernfood #southernliving #CaskandLarder #delicious #butcher #yum #InstaYum #instafood #Foodpic #foodPhotography #foodblogger #foodPorn #FoodComa #eatingfortheinsta #eatthis #Latergram #OMG #SwineAndSons #TasteCookSip

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A hot entree is available as a daily Blue Pig Special, the selection of the day includes a plentiful main, two sides and a cornbread for $17.00. Enjoy the cuisine of dining out, as take out at home. Blue Pig Specials are available until they run out for the day and can be reserved in advance. Listing of the daily menu can be found here.

The grand opening of @swineandsons is this Friday, April 3rd at 10 a.m. We enjoyed previewing today, get ready for some YUM! Pictured: split plate sampling of the nightly Blue Pig Special. Receive a home cooked entree, two sides and cornbread for $17. Also available: sandwiches, starters, charcuterie, sides, sweet stuff, @caskandlarder craft beer Crowlers, wine, southern provisions and pick up catering. #OrlandoDining #OrlandoFood #Orlando #Food #Foodie #friedchicken #southernfood #southernliving #ribs #craftbeer #crowler #charcuterie #CaskandLarder #delicious #grandopening #yum #InstaYum #instafood #Foodpic #foodPhotography #foodblogger #foodPorn #FoodComa #eatingfortheinsta #eatthis #Latergram #OMG #BluePigSpecial #SwineAndSons #TasteCookSip

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If you’ve got your main covered, pick up a delicious side item to round out your meal. We loved the rich and cheesy Mac n’ Cheese, the zingy Fresno bread crumb topping had us coming back for another bite.

The grand opening of @swineandsons is this Friday, April 3rd at 10 a.m. We enjoyed previewing today. Pictured: Side of Mac & Cheese. Blend of cheeses baked with penne pasta, topped with Fresno hot sauce bread crumbs. Available as an ala carte side for $7, Cheddar Bacon Mac n Cheese included with the Tuesday Fried Chicken “Blue Pig Special”. Cheese lovers rejoice! Also available: sandwiches, starters, charcuterie, sides, sweet stuff, @caskandlarder craft beer Crowlers, wine, southern provisions and pick up catering. #OrlandoDining #OrlandoFood #Orlando #Food #Foodie #macandcheese #cheese #cheeseporn #cheesy #Vegetarian #veggieLife #southernfood #southernliving #BluePigSpecial #CaskandLarder #grandopening #yum #InstaYum #instafood #Foodpic #foodPhotography #foodblogger #foodPorn #FoodComa #eatingfortheinsta #eatthis #Latergram #OMG #SwineAndSons #TasteCookSip A photo posted by Taste Cook Sip (@tastecooksip) on

Swine & Sons is curing meat onsite to stock their meat case, use on their gourmet sandwiches and create hearty charcuterie platters to enjoy onsite or take home.

Expect a few creative and fun twists in the meat case, like this zippy Harrisaroni.

The Swine & Sons sandwich menu has a great selection on crafted sandwiches, the Smoked Turkey was a stand out. The tender, house smoked turkey breast was a treat.

We loved the Swine & Sons twist on a Cuban sandwich, the Southern Cuban. Pepper Jelly, Country Ham and collards add a flavorful punch to this regional favorite.

House cured pastrami and sauerkraut shine in the classic Swine & Sons Pastrami sandwich. 

The freshly fried kettle chips are completely addictive. The Ranch and Cheddar BBQ were seasoned well, but still allowed the potato flavor to come through. The Classic (plain) had just the right amount of salt.

Fans of Pimento cheese should be sure to order the Grilled Pimento Cheese sandwich and look in the cooler for the jars of Pimento Cheese and Ham Jam. 

Swine & Sons is stocked with a variety of chilled beverages including Sorghum sweetened tea, Boyland’s soda, locally microroasted and produced Blacksmith Brew Works cold brewed coffee and Cask & Larder wine and craft beer by the pint or crowler.

Swine & Sons plans to host special events and is available for private event booking on Tuesday-Sunday after 7:30pm. Call ahead, pick up catering will be the hit of your next dinner party or family gathering.

595 W Fairbanks Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789


Tuesday thru Sunday 10:00AM – 7:00PM

Party with Food Network celebrity chef, Emily Ellyn, during Cutthroat Kitchen on 2/15/2015

Celebrity Chef, Emily Ellyn, has been keeping very busy these days, the Food Network Chef can be seen across the nation or on the airwaves as she impresses audiences with her Retro Rad cooking skills and knowledge. Emily Ellyn fans can look forward to this Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm on the Food Network (Brighthouse channel 59) when Emily will be competing on the popular Cutthroat Kitchen, hosted by Alton Brown. The cooking show takes contestants to their limits in three rounds of cooking challenges, but this is not your average cooking competition.

Cutthoat Kitchen contestants are presented with $25,000 to bid on roadblocks and items that put their fellow contestants at an extreme disadvantage. Whatever money remains at the end of the final round is the winner’s prize to keep. Sounds easy? It isn’t! Bidding often gets very heated, and there is everything from bizarre ingredients, the taking back of crucial key ingredients or cooking without the use of heat, pans, knives…or both hands! Challenges vary from show to show, but just when you think you’ve seen the craziest set of whammies to overcome, Alton Brown and team take it to a whole new devious level.


We caught up with Emily Ellyn to ask her about her Cutthroat Kitchen experience, Emily replied with her signature smile, “I did have fun BUT I am still shocked, amazed, giggling and dumbfounded by the challenges and cooking tests we were given!”

Having seen Cutthroat Kitchen, weren’t you terrified at what craziness they could present you with in the kitchen?

“When the producers first called me I did not want to do it! But, once they said, ‘think of it more as a game show and just have fun with it,’ I was in!”

And how about those challenges, did you have fun?

“I had such a blast competing! I am excited to watch the show and see how I did…honestly, when you are on the show you are just surviving the cooking obstacle course and your head is sooooo in the game, that it is done in a flash! My head is still reeling with thoughts “did that really happen? What just happened? How did Alton Brown think these challenges up?”

Speaking of Alton Brown, how was it seeing your former mentor?

I was nervous to see my former mentor from Next Food Network Star, Mr. Brown, on Cuthtroat Kitchen because I KNEW he would show no mercy. I feared the challenges would be more diabolical because I was his mentee!!

Any words of advice for chefs and other aspiring Cutthroat Kitchen contestants?

Nothing can prepare you for Cutthroat Kitchen!


Photo courtesy of Emily Ellyn

Want to celebrate with Emily Ellyn at her Cutthroat Kitchen, Orlando viewing party? Join the fun this Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm at Tin Roof Orlando on International Drive in the new Orlando Eye complex. There will be great food and drinks while watching the show on 10 large screen televisions.

Emily will be signing autographs and socializing with the crowd throughout the evening. As a special treat, she will be giving away a pair of tickets to the Appetite for the Arches on March 7th, to benefit Ronald McDonald House.The evening is sure to be a blast! Click here for directions and for all future event information keep in touch with Emily Ellyn on her Facebook page.


Photo courtesy of Emily Ellyn

Emily Ellyn’s Cutthroat Kitchen Viewing Party
Sunday, February 15, 2015 9:00pm- ?
at Tin Roof Orlando
8371 International Drive, Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32819

Wine and Craft Beer and Cocktails, oh my!

Clear your calendars and grab a friend or two, the weekend of February 7th has something cool to offer for lovers of wine, craft beer and cocktails!


Clearwater Beach Uncorked returns on Saturday, February 7th & Sunday, February 8th on the beach at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa. This grand tasting runs from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and very limited tickets are available online now. The wine tasting event includes over 100 fine wines, as well as micro & craft beers, gourmet foods and more. Visit with Orlando’s own & Food Network Chef Emily Ellyn, who will host the first Brew-B-Que; delectable cooking demos featuring pork & craft beers! For full details on this food and wine adventure, please visit http://clearwaterbeachuncorked.com.

Photo courtesy of Cask & Larder.com

Photo courtesy of Cask & Larder.com

A Bock for Bach | Beer Release Party Saturday, February 7 from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm at Cask & Larder, Winter Park. A 300 year old letter Johann Sebastian Bach wrote to a friend expounding on his love of a particular German brew became the perfect inspiration for a special release Cask & Larder craft beer. To help celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Bach Festival, the Brandenburger Bock will be tapped while members of the Bach Festival Choir sing traditional German beer hall songs. A special German food pairing menu will be available for purchase. The Brandenburger Bock will be available on tap at Cask & Larder until the tap runs dry and will also will be sold in 32 ounce (to go) crowlers for $7 per can. There is no charge to attend and the limited release Bock will be available at happy hour prices. For more information on this event, please visit Cask & Larder’s special event page.

Tims Wine Market Cocktail

Tim’s Wine Market Orlando is a local “go-to” for creative and quality wines, along with fun and informative events, wine dinners and classes. Owner, Tim Varan, has enjoyed furthering his personal interest in craft cocktail mixology, which resulted in sourcing hard to find, niche ingredients and products. From there, Varan created Tim’s Wine Market: The Semi-Pro Cocktail Series which highlights a new spirit, accompanying ingredients, mixers and craft cocktail secrets every 2 weeks. I sat in on the Bourbon demo this past week and learned a lot, while also sampling some very tasty beverages. What proved very beneficial for me, was the ability to try different bitters and sweet vermouths to see what worked with my individual palate. Varan approaches his Semi-Pro Cocktail Series with the same wit and thoroughness as the wine education classes held at Tim’s Wine Market. I’m already looking forward to the rest of the cocktail series, mark your calendars for Saturday, February, 7th: Gin, followed by February, 21st: Rye and March, 7th: Tiki Drinks. The Semi-Pro Series demo starts promptly at 3:00 pm and wraps up around 4:00 pm, sooner if the cocktail shaker runs dry. There is no charge for the demo and craft cocktail ingredients are onsite to purchase, as available. For more information and to be in the loop on future events and happenings at Tim’s Wine Market, sign up for their weekly newsletter. Cheers Orlando!


Cheers to Cavallari Gourmet! Meet the winemaker at 1/23 wine tasting, Lake Mary-Heathrow location.

Cavallari Logo 2 Cavallari Gourmet is a top rated local butcher and gourmet shop located in Oviedo and now, Lake Mary-Heathrow. The team at Cavalarri Gourmet is ringing in 2015 with their first wine tasting in their new Lake-Mary Heathrow location. Friday, January 23, 2014, from 8:00pm-10:00pm, guests will sample 30 to 40 different wines and enjoy delicious appetizers made by the Cavallari Gourmet kitchen. Winemaker Marco Fizialetti of Castello di Querceto wines will be onsite pouring and discussing his Tuscan wines.

castello di querceto

Tickets are currently on sale for $20.00 per person at both Cavallari locations and via phone. Stop by either location to pick up your tickets in advance or pay over the phone and have your tickets waiting at Cavallari Gourmet Lake Mary-Heathrow Grande Wine Tasting will call on Friday, January 23, 2014.

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Cavallari Gourmet, Lake Mary-Heathrow
1541 International Pkwy
Lake Mary, FL 32746
(407) 915-6900

Oviedo location:

Christner’s Prime Steak and Lobster gets crafty for charity with Craft Wars, January 17th

We love a well-made cocktail. Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster is raising the bar, (pun intended) with their upcoming Craft Wars competition while also giving back to the local Orlando community. Saturday, January 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, three of Christner’s talented bartenders, Jeannie Rudnick, Kyle Laufenberg and Stacy Word will compete in three rounds of craft cocktail creation. We are told the rounds include making a Christner’s Classic; the bourbon cocktail and a secret ingredient mixed cocktail.  The winning cocktail will receive a limited-time feature on the Christner’s Bar menu and the victor will win ultimate bragging rights. $10 of each ticket sold will benefit three local charities – Central Florida Food and Outreach, Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute and Runway to Hope. craft_wars_5 This interactive event will be judged by lucky attendees; all cocktails will be judged based on taste, originality and the wow-factor of its name! The cost is $20.00 per person and you may RSVP to this event by emailing Christners@rockawaypr.com, to ensure your spot. To read more about TasteCookSip attending past Christner’s Cutting Board Series events, check out here. For full event details and updates, please visit the official Craft Wars Facebook event page. Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster 729 Lee Road Orlando, FL 407-645-4443

Grandma Party Bazaar returns this Sunday, December 14

The phrase “Grandma Party Bazaar” may conjure up some odd images in your mind, so I’ll break it down for you. In the same space used by the Audubon Park Community Market, in the parking lot of Stardust Video and Coffee, local vendors set up shop while local bands perform on stage. The music is loud, the crowd is hip and vendors are crazy talented.

You’ll find locally produced items ranging from jewelry and candles to grooming products, pottery, food, stationary, housewares and more. Last year I picked up many unique items that rounded out my holiday shopping with a creative and local touch. (And, I found a few special items just for me!) Check out the listings of this years local vendors and bands online.

Looking for an epic holiday photo for your Christmas cards this year? Be sure to pop into Stardust from 1-4 pm to visit the free holiday photo booth. We had a blast watching people get their perfect shot and the photos were posted online later that day. The Grandma Party Bazaar runs from 10:00 AM – Sunset on Saturday, December 2014. Visit the official Facebook event page for band schedule and event updates. Follow the fun on Twitter at @GrandmaParty.

Poster art by Chelsey Hyatt

Poster art by Chelsey Hyatt

Grandma Party Bazaar
December 14, 2014
10:00AM- Sunset (Photobooth 1-4PM)

Stardust Video and Coffee
1842 Winter Park Rd.
Orlando, FL 32803

#GivingTuesday has double the impact for Give Kids The World Village

Is your Facebook or Twitter feed blowing up with the hashtag #GivingTuesday? If not, I hope that you will help spread the world.

In 2012, the Giving Tuesday movement started as a way to bring attention to charitable organizations and hopefully raise funds along with awareness. We’ve given thanks on Thanksgiving, shopped till we dropped on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and it’s now a perfect time to give back.


I’ve had the pleasure of visiting and volunteering for Give Kids The World, in Kissimmee, Florida. This nonprofit provides incredible week-long vacations for families with children with life-threatening illnesses. Between the whimsical Give Kids The World Village 70-acre resort, donated Disney, Universal and Sea World attractions tickets, transportation and meals, Give Kids The World is making dreams come true every day of the year. Since 1986, Give Kids The World has helped over 120,000 families from across the United States and over 70 countries.

Today, your donation can have double the impact, as an anonymous donor is matching each donation made, up to $20,000. (So, your $10 donation, just became $20!) All donations to Give Kids The World Village are tax deductible, so be sure save your receipt. If you are active on social media, please share this post and get the word out by using the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #GKTW. For updates and more information on Give Kids The World Village, visit their website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

The Fabulous Beekman Boys Feed The Need in Winter Park with 11/10 cookbook signing

Maybe you know Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge from the popular Cooking Channel show The Fabulous Beekman Boys or maybe you know them from their big win on The Amazing Race. These would-be farmers changed career courses and have taken up the challenge of operating a farm in Upstate NY while creating their product brand, Beekman 1802. Their online shop features everything from household items to food items and soaps. The dynamic pair has also written several popular cookbooks and will be in town today (11/10) for a special appearance at The Ancient Olive, Winter Park to sign copies of The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook. The event starts at 5:00 pm and the duo plans to sign cookbooks until 6:30 or 7:00PM.


Copies of their cookbooks are onsite for signing and part of the proceeds from the book sales will go to support the local charity, Feed The Need, in Winter Park. There is also a full selection of Beekman 1802 products to purchase to stock your kitchen for the holidays. The Ancient Olive will be preparing several dishes from the Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook, for guests to sample at no charge. 

The Ancient Olive has also hosted a series of sold out cooking classes with local celebrity chef, Franicis Biondi from MasterChef Season 5. If you love to cook, or know someone that does, follow The Ancient Olive on Facebook for a complete listing of all future events and classes. For full information on today’s tasting check out the Facebook event.

Monday, November 10, 2014
5:00pm -6:30 or 7:00pm
The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook Signing
The Ancient Olive
324 North Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

There is no charge to attend the event, copies of the book are available for sale.