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Food Network’s annual Wine and Food Festival will be coming to New York City from September 29 to October 2. This festival is in its fourth year, and has been widely successful in the past. The culinary festival is presented by “Food & Wine,” and will be showcasing some of the most popular chefs in the culinary industry.
The Wine and Food Festival is sure to bring big name celebrity chefs and food lovers alike to an array of events across New York City. The weekend will be full of discussions and cooking demonstrations for all those who love to cook and eat delicious food. The Wine and Food Festival is hosted by the Food Bank of New York City, and aims to reduce hunger throughout the city.
Share Our Strength is another organization that is working with the festival with the purpose of ending childhood hunger. This popular food festival brings together celebrated chefs and lovers of the culinary industry to give back to charities. All of the money made throughout the weekend-long festival will go to the Food Bank of New York City and Share Our Strength.
Practically all of Food Network’s beloved stars will be on hand for the 2011 Wine and Food Festival. Television personalities in attendance will include Sunny Anderson, host of “Cooking for Real,” and Anne Burrell, host of “Secrets of a Restaurant Chef.”
Italian chef and Emmy Award winner Giada De Laurentiis will be at the festival, as well as everyone’s favorite southern comfort cook, Paula Deen. Sandra Lee, Bobby Flay, and Pat and Gina Neely, also Food Network celebrities, will also be at the festival. Dozens of food-centered events will be taking place over the course of the weekend.
Celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse will be hosting “Chelsea Market After Dark” on September 29. Also on September 29, Anne Burrell will be hosting an event entitled “Rock & Bowl.” October 1 is when people can enjoy sushi and karaoke with Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto.
There are events based on almost every culinary aspect, including everything from seafood to meatballs and burgers. There are also events for children that encourage youngsters to get involved with cooking. Tickets for these events have to be purchased beforehand, and many star studded events are already sold out. Events hosted by famous chef Jacques Pepin and actress Whoopi Goldberg are among the events that are already filled up.
While many of the events are pricey, there are some free events throughout the city that food lovers can participate in without breaking the bank. Chef Eric Ripert, widely known for his restaurant Le Bernardin, will be on hand at the Standard Hotel on September 30 to play a round of 21 Questions, where he will answer questions from the audience.
On October 1, Food Network personalities including Paula Deen, Alton Brown, and Robert Irvine will be in attendance at the Illy Park Book Signing. It is a great chance for fans to meet some of their favorite celebrity chefs.
The 2011 Wine and Food Festival will be a highlight in the culinary world. Attendees can choose from a large selection of events that showcases all aspects of cooking. With a large attendance from chefs and celebrities, the start studded festival will bring excitement through the love of food.
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