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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cooking With Energy!

Last Saturday,  I had a fantastic show.  It was upbeat, enjoyable, entertaining, and full of energy!   SCANA Energy, that is. 
My guests included local celebrities Ginny McCormack and Sam Huff -- 2 of the NICEST people you will ever meet in the culinary industry.  I am so happy I can now say that I know them personally.  Both Ginny and Sam are Marietta locals who were invited to showcase their talents at the Taste of Marietta on the Cooking Stage with all day long cooking demonstrations.  -- Scana Energy Cooking Stage, actually.

Along with Johnnie Gabriel  (a long time friend of "Dishing With Donna" and cousin of Paula Deen), all the action was taking place at our cooking stage!  I was honored to be the host/emcee and the entire event was a knockout success.

Both Sam and Ginny came on to the DwD Show the day before and Atlanta was able to see why they were specifically asked to take part in the Taste of Marietta.   With Sam's profound knowledge and Ginny's magnetic charisma . . . this radio show could have lasted for hours and hours.


Sam Huff and his restaurant, BBQ-1in Marietta, has been voted by Zagat Awards as the #2 BEST BARBECUE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!   --- Uh,  yeah.  Can you believe that?!?!?!  Every foodie in the south needs to come and meet Sam at his restaurant.  But that's not all folks ... he has also mastered many other culinary accomplishments as well.  As Sam likes to say,  "Men cook on grills.  Women cook in pots".   :-)   True to his statement, Sam demonstrated delicious mouthwatering grilling demonstrations such as, Scallops Wrapped in Brisket - Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin Pinwheels - Chargrilled Duck Breasts - and even Lamb Satay Shish-Kabobs.
MMmmmm,  I'm starting to salivate just thinking about it.  Don't even get me started on his 12 hour long cooking class, which he named 'College of Pig Knowledge' ... or more tenderly referred to as PORK U!   - I even got the apron.

Ginny McCormack is easily relatable to Martha Stewart ... except far more beautiful and charismatic and likeable and charming and outgoing and graceful.  (I could use many other words here.)  She is the kind of woman who can steal your heart.  (and your tastebuds!)  Author of the sophisticated "Sundays in the South" cookbook,  Ginny invites you into her world of culinary expertise, home decor, family, past times, and personal spirit.  Every page is inspired by a quote and something personally touching.  Included in this gorgeous cookbook are pictures of her 4 children, her home, her travels, tips, techniques, and it's all categorized by a themed Sunday Family Dinner.  I can't rave enough about it!   If you love food, family, and the traditional South .... then you need to make a mental note to go buy this book.  I highly recommend it.
Ginny is also a cooking instructor and speaker, editor of the online magazine - Food Lover, a regular on Family Net tv, and she just launched her new website:   
God is definitely blessing Ginny, and it's wonderful to see blessings happening to those who bless others.  - Open your heart, and your stomach  ;-)   to learning more about this inspirational woman today.

Hopefully I can have both of these talented people back on the Dishing With Donna Show in the near future.    July 4th is just around the corner!!  Sam ... I'm coming to get ya!

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