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Live cooking school draws more than 500

Attendees received prizes, free meals
By: Journal staff report
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More than 500 people filled the Gold Country Fairgrounds Tuesday for a Taste of Home live cooking show. The Taste of Home Cooking School show is a two-hour live cooking demonstration where attendees learns tips and tricks and picked up some holiday friendly recipes. Over 20 door prizes and meals made at the show were given away. In addition, 14 vendor booths were set up for attendees to pursue before the show. Emcee and Auburn resident Jennifer Richardson entertained the audience along with Taste of Home Culinary Specialist Kristi Larson, who made the 10 recipes that were given away. “We were really pleased with the turnout for the Taste of Home cooking show on Tuesday night,” said Journal Publisher Todd Frantz. “Taste of Home put on a great show and the crowd really seemed to enjoy the event.” Journal Advertising Manager Beth O’Brien added that there was good momentum from the beginning. “The crowd had an exciting buzz when they arrived and it stayed all night,” O’Brien said. “Who would have thought it could be so much fun to learn about cooking?” Frantz said Gold Country Media, which owns the Journal, is considering bringing the event back next year. “I think the audience really enjoyed not only the demonstrations and recipes but also the fun atmosphere that comes with a live show like that,” he said “I want to thank all of the folks who came out to support this fun event and also a big thanks to our hard-working employees who volunteered their time to help us pull this off. And a special thanks to Jennifer Richardson for being such a great emcee for our show, as well.” Taste of Home is a nationally distributed magazine with more than 20,000 subscribers in the Sacramento region.