Those who don't learn proper cooking techniques are doomed to a life of licking pages from fancy food magazines. Cause a stir with this GrouponLive deal to the What's Cooking Expo with Carla Hall at the MGM Grand Detroit. For $9, you get one ticket for general admission to the expo on Saturday, March 2, from noon to 7 p.m. (up to a $16.52 value, including all fees).
The What's Cooking Expo marinates attendees in a daylong celebration of food, drink, and culinary prowess. Best known for her star-making turn in Bravo's Top Chef and as a cohost on ABC’s The Chew, chef Carla Hall heads up a full schedule of demonstrations and workshops. The bubbly Hall has won viewers’ hearts with her love of comfort food, her catchphrase "Hootie Hoo," and her dedication to "cooking with love," proclaiming on her website that "if you’re not in a good mood, the only thing you should make is a reservation.” During demos, Hall walks audiences through some of her favorite recipes from her new cookbook and shares tricks and tips picked up over the course of her culinary career.
Elsewhere, guests can take in demos by a slate of local cooking celebrities and delve into seminars focusing on beer, wine pairing, and proper spit-take form. Filling on a first-come, first-served basis, free culinary workshops invite attendees to learn new cooking techniques firsthand, and the sprawling exhibition hall brims with booths from renowned equipment and culinary outfits.