Three weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the Wish-Bone Salad Night Live event with Tyler Florence from the Food Network. It was held at the beautiful Rustico Cooking School on the West side of New York City on 39th St.
I was beyond thrilled to be a part of this special event because I was going to meet Tyler Florence, watch him cook literally a foot away and see up close and personal how Tyler dresses up his salads. And we’re not talking about just lettuce here people; he was going to make a complete meal!
For me, this was a dream come true because I love the Food Network and Tyler Florence. 😉 You can ask anyone in my family, what’s my favorite channel to watch on television – They will all say the Food Network channel.
The event could not start at a better time because May is National Salad Month so that is something we can all celebrate – on eating healthy and introducing salads as part of our everyday meal.
Before the cooking demonstration officially started, we were all served some delicious appetizers and decadent wine. Tyler Florence mingled with everyone and he seemed very genuine, personable and sincere. I was filled with pure excitement because I was going to be THISCLOSE to a famous chef cooking and showing me his tips and tricks on cooking.
After the mingling and chatting, we all gathered around a huge stainless steel table and we all watched while Tyler Florence did his magic.
During the demonstration, we learned that the oils in Wish-Bone salad dressings actually help the body better absorb the Vitamin A and Vitamin E from salads. Wish-Bone also uses olive oil in their dressings which is low in saturated fat and good for the heart.
Overall, my time at Rustico Cooking School was amazing. I learned a lot and was happy to see some of my bloggy friends also. It was definitely a night to remember!
Click HERE to view a video from Wish-Bone.com and check out my favorite recipe from Tyler Florence.
*I took a brief video from the event but unfortunately, I am having trouble uploading it from my computer. If I can figure out the problem, I will update this post and add the video. In the mean time, enjoy the collage I made with Picasa (thanks to my friend Ofelia).
To check out some great photos that were taken by Patrick Butler, you can view it on Wish Bone’s flicker page.
One lucky reader will win an autographed book signed by Tyler Florence, 2 bottles of Wish Bone dressings, a pair of salad tongs, a Fit or Fresh salad container and a Salad Night Live With Tyler Florence apron.
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Giveaway ends on June 4, 2010 at Midnight EST. The winner will be announced the following day with the help of RANDOM.ORG and will be contacted via email.
If the winner does not contact us within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.
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Disclosure: No monetary compensation was given. The above prize pack was given to me for attending the event. All opinions are my own and were not influenced by anyone.