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November 3, 2013

Countdown to a tasty tradition

Taste of Home Cooking School tickets still available

BECKLEY — There are only a few days left for food lovers to grab the tastiest tickets in town. Preparations are nearly complete for the annual Taste of Home Cooking School at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center Thursday. Show Coordinator Ann Kelly with Beckley Newspapers Inc. confirms there are just 20 spots remaining for VIP ticket holders at $40 and general admission tickets for $15 are also expected to sell out.

“We always have a great crowd and a great time with expert food demonstrations and valuable giveaways,” says Kelly, who confirms with all of the coupons, discounts, potential door prizes and cooking demos, it would be difficult not to walk away with considerably more than one’s investment of ticket and time.

Doors will open early at 4:30 p.m. for attendees to browse the vendors and samplings happening pre-show and to secure seating. The audience will have views of the stage from every angle with two large screens projecting Taste of Home Cooking

Specialist Cheryl Cohen’s handiwork at dishing up the holidays. The fall-inspired fare will be in keeping with the style of America’s No. 1 cooking magazine. Recipes presented by Taste of Home are submitted by home chefs and tested by experts before publication and are known for ease of preparation with high marks for taste.

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Pockets is one of several recipes Cohen will demonstrate at the show. “With their creamy filling and delightful crispy crust, these elegant entrees are easy enough for weeknights, yet special enough for company, too,” she describes.

Many sponsors are also making the evening sweeter with give-aways, including goodie bags from Chick-fil-A, filled with offers from both local and national show sponsors. Grand Home Furnishings is among the businesses putting up big prizes, drawing for the winner of a dinette set and for the Best Seat in the House recliner with front row seating. Gutter Pro is the major sponsor of this year’s show and Kroger at Beckley Crossing and Sears of Crossroads Mall are back as the food and appliance sponsors.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 304-255-4409 or may be picked up at Beckley Newspapers Inc. offices at 801 N. Kanawha St., Beckley.

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