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 Dallas Presented by The Dallas Morning News at Dallas Convention Center. For $36, you get one ticket to a celebrity cooking demonstration plus general admission to the event (up to a $72.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 10 a.m. both days; the expo runs until 6 p.m. on Saturday and until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Choose from the following demonstration times:
For the Bobby Flay Celebrity Theater presentation:
- Saturday, September 22, at 11 a.m.
- Saturday, September 22, at 4 p.m.<p>
For the Paula Deen Celebrity Theater presentation:
- Saturday, September 22, at 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday, September 23, at 12 p.m.<p>
Boasting a full lineup of presenters and more than 75 exhibitors, MetroCooking Dallas Presented by The Dallas Morning News enlightens visitors on the latest culinary trends as demonstrated by both local and celebrity chefs. Bobby Flay, host of Boy Meets Grill, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, and other acclaimed Food Network programs, shares savory recipes from his new cookbook Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain Cookbook. The chef aims to restore audience members’ passion for American cuisine with tips on how to use regionally available ingredients to craft state-specific delicacies and makeshift muscle-car fuel.
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.
While perusing a bevy of booths and thrilling taste buds with an eclectic assortment of samples, guests can witness 45-minute cooking demonstrations by experienced and renowned chefs. Tasting and entertaining workshops held throughout the weekend educate show-goers on a vast array of gastronomic topics, such as cooking with cheese and urban gardening. 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.