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Southern Living Cook off
October 5, 2006

Tyler Florence  Join celebrity chef Tyler Florence, graduate of Charleston's old Johnson and Wales School of Culinary Arts, host this years Southern Living Cook Off.  Fifteen finalists will show off their recipes...and one of them will walk away $100,000 richer.

  Catch the action Thursday, October 5 at the Gaillard Auditorium in historic downtown Charleston.  Reception and book signing begins at 4:45 p.m. and the show starts at 6:00 p.m.

  Finalists Recipes include:

Party Starters
Jana Ruark, Aurora, CO - Cuban Pork Flautas With Mojo Mayo Dip
Pennie Bingham, Mount Pleasant, S.C. - Chunky Tomato 'n' Grilled Corn Bisque
Olga Esquivel-Holman, Wichita, KS - Shrimp Bruschetta With Guacamole

Your Best Recipe
Doug Wingo, Ponchatoula, LA - Fantastic Foolproof Smokey Jambalaya
Maureen Tischue, Kent, WA and Christie Katona, Renton, WA- Sweet Potato
Cinnamon Rolls
Lorie Roach, Buckatunna, MS - Mexi-Texi Bistec Pedazos on Roasted Corn
and Garlic Chipotle-Cilantro Mashers

Healthy and Good for You
Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, FL - Tex-Mex Fiesta Steak
Edwina Gadsby, Great Falls, MT - Grilled Sweet Chili Chicken With
Mango-Cucumber Slaw
Tracy Schuhmacher, Penfield, NY - Quick Collard Greens and Beans Risotto

Super-Quick Family Favorites
Nancy Maurer, Brooklyn Park, MN - Bacon-Wrapped Fried Chicken With White Barbecue Sauce
Linda Morten, Katy, TX - Sizzlin' Cuban Beefstro
Diane Sparrow, Osage, IA - Spicy Braised Short Ribs With
Peach Gravy and Green Rice

Southern Desserts
Bryan Thomas, Kent, WA - Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake With Caramel Sauce
Diane Tite, China, MI - Southern Peanut Butter Silk Delight
Karen Harris, Castle Rock, CO - Baby Sweet Potato Cakes With Sticky
Caramel-Pecan Sauce

  As a spectator one can sample cuisine of some of Charleston, SC's top restaurants before the live show for only 10 bucks.

 Jam to Live Music by the Lee Barbour Trio featuring Quiana Parler.

  Spoil yourself before and after this Charleston, South Carolina event by sampling downtown Charleston's restaurants and bars.

Southern Living Cook off
Thursday, October 5
Gaillard Auditorium
77 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
or 843-554-6060