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Fit for Royalty Gala in Tennessee

October 22, 2011.   I will be rattling pans at the Tennessee Food and Wine Festival   The event is a two-day annual event featuring educational sessions, gourmet food and a special Saturday Expo at the Knoxville Convention Center providing opportunities to sample and buy Tennessee food products and wines grown through the south.

As well as preparing the Fit for Royalty Gala Dinner which includes a 5 course dinner and wine pairings I will be hosting a kids cooking class too. Watch this space for the pics. 

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