The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

September 11, 2012


Calling all great cooks, good cooks, part-time cooks, wannabe cooks and “Foodies!”


Tuesday, September 11, 2012 — Charlotte, NC—(September 11, 2012) The SOUTHERN WOMEN’S

SHOW (Thursday, September 20 through Sunday, September 23 at The Park

Expo and Conference Center) will feature some of the finest chefs

and bakers in the country and they’ll be offering cooking tips, how-to

secrets, newly created recipes and demonstrations involving everything

from delicious wines to tempting cookie recipes; from hot sauces to

southern homespun, old-time comfort food; from mouthwatering chicken

biscuits to hearty meats and gravies; from extraordinary desserts to

vegan meals …  they’re all part of what’s new in the world of FOOD.

Orchid Paulmeier, best known for her stint on “The Next Food Network”

and owner of One Hot Mama’s Restaurant in Hilton Head, SC will share

three generations of proven favorite recipes - from brisket pulled pork

to cornbread and more  - the best description is “simply spectacular!”

Vegans are more-and-more in style with new cookbooks consistently

appearing in bookstores. Fool A Carnivore by Nancy Olah is the bible

of the meatless menu. She uses the expression, “Meaty Main Dishes ---

Minus the Meat!” and provides her trademark scrumptious veggie lasagna

recipe along with hundreds of other classic meat dishes created with

garden herbs, fresh cheeses, and an impressive array of vegetables that

perfect every recipe in her cookbooks.  Nancy proudly claims that Julia

Child is her culinary hero but we’re sure Julia Child would find Nancy

Olah just as much of a hero to her!

Jelly is not simply for breakfast toast and lunchtime sandwiches any

more!  Nor is it used sparingly with lamb.  Thanks to Bunny Powers and

her creative juices, baking with jelly is becoming the latest trend in

preparing and serving entrees, vegetables, desserts or anything

in-between.  The infamous “Aunt Bunny” has published a full cookbook

titled, Eat, Drink & Have Jelly! Cooking With Aunt Bunny’s Gourmet

Wine Jelly containing recipes for such amazing foods as pork tenderloin

with malbec sauce, cherry crescent coffee cake, and a list of veggies

and desserts that will leave your mouth watering.

When it comes to culinary expertise,  Chef “Culinary Carrie” is known

both as a food expert as well as an esteemed educator.  As Chef

Instructor at Johnson & Wales University for almost two decades,

Carrie Hegnauer ‘s experience in cooking ranges from Polynesian dinner

cruise menus  - using all fresh ingredients - to doses of wine and

spirits for all food occasions.  She is passionate about “technique” ~

  her favorite part of cooking ~ and she’ll share her how-to’s at the

Southern Women’s Show.  To quote Carrie, “I love to help others  achieve

greater culinary knowledge.”  A perfect chance to learn from the expert!

The beauty of AMY LYNNE’S TOFFEE is not only the fascinating variety

of toffee items ~ candy, cakes, crunch and blondie’s blended with

chocolate or vanilla and dappled with pecans, almonds and all sorts of

yummies ~ they have the most delectable taste and light consistency.

They’ve been created by owner Amy Johnson, a Johnson & Wales Culinary

School graduate trained in top-ranked hotels to be creative and unique.

She has a passion for her toffees and so will you when you bite into

them.  They’re gourmet and they’re fabulous!

Julie Busha*will launch SLAWSA into the Charlotte area. Her

infamous spicy gourmet topping ~ a fat-free, gluten-free,

cholesterol-free condiment fit for meats, dips and veggies of all kinds

~  has been met with rave reviews in other parts of the country.  This

is the chance to enjoy it here and introduce it to your friends as your

most recent unique “discovery.”

The list of intriguing chefs, bakers, cooks and cookbook authors

continues with such food gurus as Lisa Shively, Stacy Cacciatore, Jason

Nain and Robin Emmons.   All with recipes and cooking tips for you to

savor and enjoy --- then take home and make your own!

Show hours are Thursday 10 a.m. – 7 p. m.; Friday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.;

Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission is $10 at

the door, $5 for children 6–12 years old and free for children under 6

years of age. Readmission tickets are $5. Advanced discount tickets can

be purchased at area Harris Teeter stores for $7.50 each. For group

discount tickets and more information, call (800) 849-0248 or visit <>.

Show sponsors are WSOC TV, Chevrolet, The Charlotte Observer