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September 4, 2014

New England’s Culinary Talent on Display at Taste of WGBH: Food & Wine Festival

New England’s best chefs, food artisans, producers and wineries at WGBH studios from September 11 through September 14

BOSTON, Mass. (September 4, 2014) – WGBH is bringing some of New England’s most respected and innovative chefs, food vendors and wineries together from September 11-14, 2014 for the third annual Taste of WGBH: Food and Wine Festival. Local chefs like Tim Maslow (Ribelle), Maura Kilpatrick (Oleana) and Jason Bond (Bondir) will display their talents at WGBH for a weekend that celebrates the best that New England has to offer in food, wine and craft beer.

This year’s brand new Brunch Bar event elevates a beloved Sunday tradition with over 100 restaurants and food vendors offering their takes on brunch favorites alongside chef demos and live music.

Full weekend schedule below:

Chef’s Gala Reception

Thursday, September 11 from 7 to 10pm

The Chef’s Gala Reception is an elegant evening with 25 unique stations showcasing cuisine of local chefs and restaurants paired perfectly with selected wine and special craft beers from 25 featured artisans. Meet and mingle with your favorite chefs, discover new restaurants and learn about the magic of pairing food with the perfect wine.

The Artisan Taste

Saturday, September 13

Session 1: 1 to 3:30pm

Session 2: 5 to 8pm

Exhibitor tables feature more than 100 wines from around the world, local food purveyors and local fare. The Celebrity Cooking Stage includes two chef demonstrations during each two and a half hour session. Interactive displays and sponsor activations and entertainment will be included on the stage between each of the cooking demonstrations.

Farmer’s Market

Saturday, September 13 from 11am to 5:30pm and Sunday, September 14 from 10am to 3pm

Farmers and vendors feature a wide assortment of fresh produce, spices, herbs and baked goods.

Brunch Bar

Sunday, September 14 from 11am to 1:30pm

More than 100 different restaurants, artisan food producers and wines serve up tasting-sized portions of foods from the exotic to down-home. The event features live chef demos and live music.

Food & Wine Festival Seminars

Sunday, September 14 from 2 to 3:30pm

Pickled: Preserving the Honored Tradition

This class will provide you with the basic skills you need to pickle a wide variety of fruits and vegetables at home. Review the elements that go into crafting a good pickle, including acid, flavorings, spices, produce choices, preparation and storage. You will have a chance to sample some delicious pickled fruits and vegetables during the seminar, and you’ll even be able to take home your own pickled creations at the end of class.

Shaken & Stirred

The dedicated staff from the James Beard Award-winning Kenmore Square cocktail lounge, The Hawthorne, is calling class into session to teach guests a little about the history of the cocktail, and the style and technique that go into mixing a drink. Katie Emerson, The Hawthorne’s bar manager, will cover ratios for a few original classic cocktails, while mixing up a classic Bee’s Knees. Katie will provide the details needed to assess your home bar, and the tools to customize cocktails using three basic formulas for a variety of delicious and time- honored variations.

The Taste of WGBH Food & Festival helps to support the educational and cultural programming on WGBH. For more information on the events, participating chefs and vendors and to purchase tickets, visit wgbh.org/festival.

About WGBH

WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web. Television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston Public Radio; 99.5 WCRB; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. Find more information at wgbh.org.





WGBH Media Relations

Emily Balk

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