The Taste 2019 Golden Ticket Winner

The Taste Announces 2019 Winners
INVERNESS, Fla – The City of Inverness announces the winners from the Taste held April 13, 2019. The Taste is a one-day music, beverage and art festival that is also a qualifier for the World Food Championship (WFC). WFC is the largest international food competition, with celebrity chefs and prizes estimated at $350,000 at the Dallas competition this fall.
The City announces the Bacon/Golden Ticket Winner is Grand Living, with a score of 75.5 out of 90. This was the only WFC Golden Ticket at the Taste. The winning dish: “Bacon Wrapped Citrus Glazed Sea Scallops” was prepared on-site by Chef Remco Van Asdonk. Asdonk has bragging rights and will take home a waived entry into the 2019 WFC.

The Taste in Inverness, Florida

Come and check it out neat town, Craft beer tasting, Food Trucks, Restaurants, Live Music it’s a lot of fun!  I’ll be judging again this year and I’m going to love every minute of it all the way to the end when we award “The World Food Championships” Golden Ticket to one of the Chef!  Need I say more?? lol Well worth the day out for this awesome event!

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The Taste in Inverness, Florida

Inverness, Fla. – The Taste is a one-day food, beverage and art festival that is also an elite qualifier for the World Food Championship (WFC)https://worldfoodchampionships.com/ set for Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the intersection of Pine Avenue and Tompkins Street in downtown Inverness from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with live music by the Superstars Band

Banana Bread with Rum Caramel Sauce

You are going to love this version of Banana Bread and it’s made with KetoseSweet with Stevia & Monk fruit perfect when you are watching your sugar intake. To learn more about KetoseSweet and where to find it click on the links below.

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pumpkin spice
½ cup butter softened
¾ cup KetoseSweet
2 eggs
2 overripe bananas
½ teaspoon vanilla
Sauce-
1 cup KetoseSweet
4 tablespoons butter
½ tsp rum
Garnish with sliced almonds (optional)
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Spray with non-stick cooking spray a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
In a mixing bowl mix the first ingredients. In a separate bowl add remaining ingredients and with electric hand held mixer mix until well incorporated add dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Pour in loaf pan and bake 55 to 60 minutes.
When banana cake comes out of the oven add sauce ingredients to a small sauce pan on medium heat and whisk until the mixture has turn a caramel color and has thicken. Slice banana cake and drizzle with caramel sauce. Serve while still warm.

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Healthy & Light Shrimp Stir-Fry


1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons light olive oil
1/3 cup onion julienne
1 garlic clove minced
¼ cup soya sauce reduced sodium
¼ teaspoon red pepper crushed
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon Allulose Natural rare sugar sweetener
12 ounce bag steamed broccoli stir fry frozen steam in a bag
Follow instruction on the bag of steamed broccoli stir fry to cook it and set aside.
In a large sauté pan on high heat add olive oil when hot add onions and sauté about 4 minutes add shrimp and sauté just until they turn pink in color. Add Garlic and sauté an additional 2 minutes.
In a small mixing bowl add all of the remaining ingredients and mix well. To the sauté pan add cooked stir fry vegetables and sauce sauté 2 minutes until the sauce has coated all of the shrimp stir-fry. Serve immediately. Serves 4. You may also serve with cooked rice. Bon Appétit!
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Hood Calorie Countdown Cook-Off and Giveaway!

For those of you who know me you know I love competing in cooking competition and Hood Calorie Countdown cook-off was one I so wanted to be part of. It was off the hook I tell you, We were greeted with open arms (hugs) everyone was so excited to see us arrive they had a nice little spread for us to enjoy and relax before the cook-off in an awesome location what a great kitchen to be cooking in at a cook-off it had everything and I mean everything 🙂 We all walked around and introduced each other prior to set up our kitchen area they gave us a good 30 minutes to do that and get organized with our ingredients “that was much appreciated”. Before the cook-off we had an introduction of the wonderful product “Hood Calorie Countdown Dairy Beverage” and its history by their lovely ambassador wow a product that has over 100 years of history you know it’s a delicious product! We were judge by Hood Calorie Countdown nutritionist eeeek no pressure lol just kidding it was so full of excitement. The judge and nutritionist for Hood Calorie Countdown also spoke to us as well prior to the cook-off introducing herself and her role for Hood Calorie Countdown and what she would be looking and not looking for in our recipes her too as lovely as she could be.
The Clock started and off we were cooking. Countdown all turned in their dishes. The judging was taken very serious. The winner was announced “ME” my Sundried Tomato Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese Soufflé WON!! They had a table set us to sit and relax while we tasted each other’s dishes family style it was such a nice end to a cook-off. I hope this will become an annual cook-off and if you have the opportunity to thrown in your recipe at a chance of making it at this cook-off I highly recommend trying it one of the best cook-off I have competed in.
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“The Taste” in Inverness Florida is next week yall!! April 14th, 2018

That’s right The Taste in Inverness Florida is 6 days,away Mark your calendars it’s off a beautiful lake with awesome local chefs wine a local breweries music art tons of fun come and join us I get to be a judge,again this year and I wouldn’t miss it local chef have the opportunity to place and earn a golden ticket to comoete,at #wfc2018 #Inverness #Thetaste #elizabeth Richardson

The Taste
April 14, 2018
3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Liberty Park, 286 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL
Organized the City of Inverness
Portion of the proceeds support the Citrus County Education Foundation (CCEF)
Questions? (352) 341-7820
TasteofInverness.com

How it works

It’s food, beverage and art festival with a $5 general admission. This does not cover the cost of food or beverage.

There will be 30 top regional chefs serving small serving known as a “taste” and entrée size if you prefer a larger serving .

Food Purchase Options
• “The Taste” small serving for $3 or less at each food vendor
• Regular serving prices will vary by food vendor

There will be 30 top regional chefs serving food and competing for top nods.

Beverage Purchase Options
• Beer Tasting Unlimited $20
• Wine Tasting Unlimited $20
• Beer & Wine Tasting Unlimited $35

Confirmed Restaurants

The Jamaican Jerk Hut
Barn Goddess Barbeque
Lynn’s Ice Cream
Rapoza’s
Bubbaques
Leapin Lizard’s Delicious Bites
Big Belly’s Big Island Food
Burger Lab
Deuce & A Half BBQ Co.
Willy T’s Crab Shack Food Truck
Gypsy Fish
Mr. Paella/Primos Kitchen
Pine Street Pub
Cattle Dog Roasters
Rising Sun Bistro, Brooksville
World Fusion Sushi
Yai Yai Style Lounge
Katch 22, Lecanto
Caribbean Islands Cuisine
Motor City Pasta Co.
Little Italy

Confirmed Breweries

Copp Brewery
Sea Dog Brewing Co. – Clearwater
Pair O’ Dice Brewing
Big Storm Brewing Company
Swamp Head Brewery
Infinite Ale Works
Inoculum Ale Wors
Brooksville Brewing Company
St Pete Brewing Company
Green Bench Brewing Company
3 Daughters Brewing
Tampa Bay Brewing Company Westchase
Cigar City Brewing
Brew Bus Brewing
DG Yuengling & Sons
Southern Brewing & Winemaking
Angry Chair Brewing
Tampa Beer Works
Marker 48 Brewing

Wines
• Copp Winery Crystal River
o Wines pending
• Whispering Oaks Winery
o Sassy Sangria
o Delightfully Dry
o Sensationally Sweet
o Blushing Blueberry
• Tuscany Distributors
o Italian wines pending

• Republic National Distributors
Art Displays Confirmed

1. Mark Brinkley
2. Jordan Shapot
3. John Romaine
4. Kerry McNulty

Food Judging
Done by food competitors and bloggers

Judges are certified in the EAT™ methodology, the scoring system that allows any WFC entry to be judged consistently using three key criteria: Execution, Appearance and Taste.
• Josee Lanzi
o Food Blog OfftheHookonthePlate.com
o Appeared on Food Network’s Cooks vs. Cons, soon to appear on a new show
o Has competed many times in the World Food Championships, and placed second in seafood
o Passionate about seafood and using the best ingredients
• Jason Mayhew
o Food and Entertainment Blog “OrlandoFunandfood.com”
o Expert on all things fun and tasty in Central Florida
• Lori Artz
o Competitor and chef
• KC Quaretti
o Competitor and chef

About WFC

CFE Blogger Recipe Challenge


Salted Cod Stuffed Mushrooms
1 tablespoon butter
¼ cup red bell pepper chopped fine
12 button mushrooms stem removed
Filing-
5 ounces Cristobal salted cod prepared
2 ounces onion and chives cream cheese softened
1 tablespoons parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 garlic clove minced
1 tablespoon Italian parsley chopped fine
2 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs
1 tablespoon melted butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a pan with foil and spray with cooking spray set aside.
On Stove top in a non-stick pan on medium heat sauté bell pepper in 1 tablespoon butter for 3 to 4 minutes just until the pepper has softened.
Finely chopped prepared salted cod dab with paper towel to remove any excess water add fish to a mixing bowl with the remaining filing ingredients mix until well incorporated. Using a small cookie scoop or a teaspoon fill each mushroom bottoms with equal amount of filling place stuffed mushrooms on pan and bake 15 minutes.

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