The News & Observer’s Recipe site is sponsoring a cooking stage at next weekend’s Raleigh Home Show at the convention center.
You can watch cooking demonstrations and enjoy samples from these local chefs and cooks. I’ll be there doing a pickling demonstration and signing copies of my cookbook, “Pickles & Preserves.” If you are a fan of food trucks, food truck chefs will be doing all the demos on Sunday during the home show.
Here is the complete cooking stage schedule:
Sept. 9: N&O food editor Andrea Weigl will cook at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; chef Jean Paul Fontaine of Raleigh’s Babylon restaurant at 12:30 p.m.; chef Teddy Diggs of Il Palio restaurant at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill at 1:30 p.m.; and chef Jason McDavitt of Raleigh Beer Garden at 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 10: Chef Teddy Klopf of Raleigh’s Provenance at 11:30 a.m.; chef Michael Rigot of Raleigh’s Rye Bar & Southern Restaurant at 12:30 p.m.; pastry chef Daniel Benjamin of Lucettegrace in Raleigh at 1:30 p.m.; chef Jake Wolf of Capital Club 16 in Raleigh at 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 11: Food truck chefs take over the cooking stage. We’re featuring food truck chefs who will be cooking at upcoming Berkeley Cafe Takeover Tuesdays. (This is where diners can enjoy the food of food trucks at an actual sit-down dinner.) Chef Brian Battistella of Raleigh’s Berkeley Cafe at 11:30 a.m.; two food truck chefs team up at 12:30 p.m.; chef David Perazzo of Baozi Food Truck at 1:30 p.m.; chef JP Murcia of KocinA Food Truck and Catering at 2:30 p.m.; and chef Steven Goff of Brinehaus Meat and Provisions at 3:30 p.m.
How to get free, discounted tickets
The Raleigh Home Show will be 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 10 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Raleigh Convention Center.
Tickets cost $7 for adults online or $10 at the box office; $5 for seniors, age 60 or older, purchased with ID at the box office only; and free for children ages 12 and under. On Sept. 9, active and retired military, first responders and teachers get free admission.
One tip for Mouthful readers: Use the code RECIPE when you buy tickets online to save $4 off the ticket price. To purchase tickets online: https://www.tix123.com/tix123/etic.cfm?code=RALHS16&disc=RECIPE
I also have 20 free tickets to the home show. I will give away four sets of five tickets to lucky readers. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight Sept. 4 with Raleigh Home Show in the subject line to be entered. You must be willing to pick up the tickets during office hours at The News & Observer, 215 S. McDowell St., Raleigh.
Read our full coverage of the upcoming Raleigh Home Show and “Yard Crashers” host Matt Blashaw’s appearances at http://www.newsobserver.com/living/home-garden/article99016772.html