A taste of international cooking is available without a menu, without a check and without a tip.
Prominent Salt Lake City chefs have been selected to participate in "Around the World - Cooking with Natural Gas," a feature presentation of the 10th Annual Home Improvement and Modern Living Show.While wandering through the more than 300 exhibits at the Salt Palace, Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15, visitors can take a break with an international cooking demonstration.
Sponsored by Mountain Fuel Supply, the presentations are scheduled as follows:
- Friday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m.: Gary Pankow, First Security Bank, will prepare Spanikopita, a traditional Greek spinach pie with feta cheese, onions, pine nuts wrapped in phyllo pastry.
- Friday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m.: Mark Fitches, University of Utah Medical Center, will prepare a sampling of Oriental dishes.
- Saturday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m.: Jeff de Yong, Oakridge Country Club, will present two Indonesian specialties, Pork Sate and Nasi Gorend, a fragrant rice dish made with scallions, ginger, garlic, ham, snow peas and cabbage.
- Saturday, Oct. 14, 3 p.m.: Russ Barker, Alta Club, will prepare Poached Salmon with Chive Butter Sauce, Wilted Spinach Salad and Fresh Berries Curacao in a Tulip Cookie.
- Saturday, Oct. 14, 5 p.m.: Bub Horne, Liaison Restaurant, will share four different kinds of Utah trout - Almondine, Menuiere, Forestiere, and Hongroise or Hungarian style fish.
- Saturday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m.: James Love, University of Utah Medical Center, will highlight New Orleans cuisine with Creole Smoked Sausage, Louisiana Crab Cakes, Chicken Gumbo, and Blackened Red Fish.
- Sunday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m.: Max Mercier, owner and chef at La Parisien will prepare Marinated Chicken Filets with Bearnaise Sauce.
- Sunday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m. Roger Cortello, executive chef at La Parisien, will prepare Veal Ossobuco with Saffron Rice and Spaghetti Roger.
Each chef's presentation will provide tastings and recipes for guests. Cooking demonstrations will run 45 minutes to one hour in length in the Salt Palace New Exhibition Hall.