Thursday, October 14, 2010

All Treats, No Tricks

Get your sweet tooth ready
this week’s Chef Demo with

David Jeffries of David Jeffries Kitchen – 10:00 am on 10/16

Chef Demos are sponsored by Whole Foods Market

What kid wouldn’t want an Italian cookie in their treat bag come this Halloween? If you’re that kind of kid at heart, don’t miss this week’s Chef Demo with Market vendor David Jeffries! If you haven’t already come to love his sweet and savory biscotti, don’t worry, that just means that you haven’t tried them yet. Jeffries has been perfecting these twice-baked goodies since he was a young boy in his grandmother’s kitchen. His love of baking led him to an acclaimed career as a pastry chef working in some of the country’s finest restaurants. Over the past 20 years, Jeffries has delighted sweet teeth everywhere from the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta’s Park 75 restaurant to high-profile events like the Emmys and Grammy award shows. He now focuses on his signature dessert, the light-as-air biscotti he creates with local, sustainable, all-natural ingredients. With fun flavors including Orange Spiced Hazelnut, Chocolate Chocolate-Chip, Savory Pear & Rosemary and Gorgonzola & Walnut (plus gluten-free options), you won’t want to miss the creative cookie tips David Jeffries has to share this Saturday – don’t forget your treat bag!

Coming up later this month at the Market: Dust the cobwebs off your calendar and check out these events:

Oct. 23, 10 am: Market Mash-up – Better Together
It’s going to be a “monster” mash-up! Your Market vendors will team up to create a dish combining their products into one delicious recipe. A lucky 150 shoppers will get to vote for their favorite dish. Who will join forces to have the best mash-up? Will it be jam and sausage? Pesto and pasta? Chicken and cheese? Join us to find out – root for your favorite vendors and try some great new dishes! Judges on hand to help include former AJC dining critic Meredith Ford Goldman and Atlanta Magazine’s local food expert Deborah Geering.

Oct. 30, Step-off at 11 am: 2nd Annual Halloween Market Parade
Pull out your ghoulish gear for a morning of Halloween fun at the Market! We welcome kids of all ages, dogs and their people. Prizes courtesy of The Cookie Studio and Taj Ma-Hound Bakery. RAIN OR SHINE!

People Costume Prize Categories include:
* Most Farmers Market Inspired
* Best Use of Recycled & Green Materials
* Too young to protest (under 18 months)

Doggie Costume Prize Categories include:
* Most Farmers Market Inspired
* Best Duo Costume (person/dog in complementary costumes)
* Most Original

- Jennifer Maley

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