BY CHARLEY LOLLIS
ONE THING IS for sure when you visit thisyear’s Sunbelt Ag Expo, you will not leavehungry! With everything from catfish to peanut brittle, you will get to experience Georgia’s #1 industry like never before. Cookingdemonstrations hosted by regional chefswill be held every day all throughout thegrounds.
Two main stages which will be hostingcooking demonstrations throughout theday include the Georgia Grown Marketplacecooking stage and the Georgia Ag/Georgia Farm Bureau cooking stage. The Georgia Grown stage will focus on family living,and the Georgia Ag/Georgia Farm Bureaubuilding will have their visitors talking withmembers of the Georgia Department of Agriculture staff. Feel free to gather great recipes and cooking tips from our own GeorgiaGrown chefs.
On the Georgia Grown Marketplace stage
you will find Parker Farms, Stripling’s General
Store, Oliver Farms, and rising country music
star, Hannah Dasher. After watching
these demos, cooking dinner for your
family will sound a little more exciting.
You will learn how to work with a Rib-
eye Loin, make Skinny Chocolate Dip-
ping Sauce and Zucchini Hash! Hannah
Dasher may even give you a couple of
singing tips along the way through her
series, “Stand by your Pan.”
At the Georgia Ag/Georgia Farm
Bureau stage Executive Chef Holly
Chute and Chef Olivia Rader will team
up to showcase some of Georgia
Grown’s best featured recipes includ-
ing, Peanut Butter Sweet Potatoes,
Cheesy Collard Green Dip, and Peanut
Butter & Jelly Ice Cream Cupcakes.
Even though these are our two main
stages, we still have many other cooking
demonstrations going on throughout the
week. Each day on the south-end of the
expo grounds you can enjoy “Fantastic U.S.
Farm Raised Catfish Cooking Demonstration
with Chef Chris Wilton” as well as “Easy, Safe,
and Delicious U.S. Farm Raised Catfish with
UGA Extension.” Our Backyard Garden with
Flint River Fresh will also be with us each day
beginning with the basics and covering all
types of gardens so that you can learn how
to grow your own ingredients!
No matter if you are at the Expo only forthe day or all week long, make sure you comewith an empty belly and ready to try someof the best from Georgia’s own.
What's cooking at the Sunbelt Ag ExpoCOOKING DEMONSTRATIONS