A Taste Of Home

Daily News-Record, Bloom Magazine To Host Cooking School

Posted: May 21, 2014

Daily News-Record

Cheryl Cohen is passionate about food. As a culinary specialist for the Taste of Home Cooking School — one of America’s leading cooking school programs — Cohen hosts demonstrations around the country intended to inspire home chefs.

“[My job is] a lot of fun,” she remarked. “When I get up in the morning, I don’t really even feel like I’m going to work.”

On June 3, Cohen will share her enthusiasm for the culinary arts with locals during a cooking demonstration at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. She says the event — brought to Harrisonburg by the Daily News-Record and Bloom Magazine — will offer tips and tricks for all levels of cooks.

“It’s just a nice night out for anyone who likes to cook or who just wants to go out and have some fun,” she said.

During the two-hour show, Cohen will demonstrate 10 recipes, including bacon potato waffles, Italian brunch torte, baked cannelloni, plum-glazed roast chicken, maple nut coffee cake, meatball parmegiana sandwiches, southwestern steak and bread salad, almond torte, chickaritos and chocolate cannoli.

“They’re all really good,” she assured.

Steve Turner, advertising director with the Daily News-Record, added that the show will be “interactive.”

“She’s going to engage the audience with door prizes and lots of giveaways,” he explained.

In addition to prizes, participants will each receive a gift bag filled with various coupons, as well as the Taste of Home Cooking School magazine.

Prior to the show, various local vendors will sell wares.  

With more than 700 tickets already sold, Turner says he expects the event will sell out, and suggests purchasing tickets in advance. Turner also encourages those who attend to bring along a nonperishable food item.

“We’re going to donate [items] to the Salvation Army Food Drive,” he said. “[They have] a great need and we know it will stay local in our community.”

Doors open at 4:30 p.m., the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Daily News-Record, 231 S. Liberty Street in Harrisonburg.

For more information, call 574-6240 or visit TasteofHome.com/Cooking-Schools.

Contact Katie King at 574-6271 or kking@dnronline.com

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