Professional chefs generally know more than the average cook, including how to remove the poisonous glands from onions. Dine out with this GrouponLive deal to MetroCooking Houston Presented by Houston Chronicle at Reliant Park. For $36, you get one ticket to a celebrity cooking demonstration plus general admission to the event on the day of the demonstration (up to a $72.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 10 a.m. both days; the expo runs until 6 p.m. Saturday and until 5 p.m. Sunday. Choose from the following demonstrations and times:
For the Giada De Laurentiis cooking demonstration:
- Saturday, September 15, at 11 a.m.
- Saturday, September 15, at 4 p.m.<p>
For the Paula Deen cooking demonstration:
- Saturday, September 15, at 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday, September 16, at noon<p>
For the Jacques Pépin cooking demonstration:
- Sunday, September 16, at 3 p.m.<p>
Boasting a full lineup of presenters and more than 150 exhibitors, MetroCooking Houston enlightens visitors on the latest culinary trends as demonstrated by both local and celebrity chefs. The Food Network’s Everyday Italian host Giada De Laurentiis shares fresh and savory recipes that use traditional Italian techniques, giving audience members tips on weeknight cooking to help them create tasty meals in no time.
Paula Deen’s charming accent elucidates the ins and outs of traditional Southern cooking, drawing on experience she used to author more than 10 cookbooks and continually publish a culinary-focused magazine. The energetic chef and restaurateur will interact with the audience and divulge kitchen-taming secrets, such as how to slice a stick of butter without making it squeal.
With 25 cookbooks and nine public-television series under his well-starched belt, French culinary master Jacques Pépin knows food. During his lively demonstration, he brings his daughter Claudine onstage for an exploration of French cuisine, flavorful wines, and the best way to hide a cake under a chef’s hat.
While perusing a bevy of booths and thrilling taste buds with an eclectic assortment of samples, guests can witness live 45-minute cooking demonstrations by experienced and renowned chefs. Events and workshops throughout the weekend educate show-goers on a vast array of gastronomic topics such as cooking with beef and pairing wine with food. Visitors leave with improved culinary know-how, a full stomach, and the ability to grill a steak to a perfect medium-rare with a single menacing glance.