April 18, 2013

For more information, contact:Isabella Chism, 317-692-7803

Julie Taylor, 317-692-7870,


Food event to benefit Gleaners

Two chefs and two farmers will work in teams to create a great new dish during Zest 'n Zing: A Foodie Event for the At-Home Chef at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick History Center in downtown Indianapolis on May 7. Ticket sales benefit Gleaners Food Bank.

"Food and farms are hot topics right now," said Isabella Chism, 2nd vice president of Indiana Farm Bureau, the headline sponsor. "Zest 'n Zing gives our audience a chance to visit with farmers, learn a little bit more about how food is produced and get some ideas for their own kitchens, all for a great cause."

The event begins with a reception where attendees will have a chance to visit with Indiana food companies, including N.K. Hurstand Clabber Girl, and Indiana farmers while enjoying food and Indiana wines and beers.

The main event - a cooking competition - will feature two teams consisting of a chef and a farmer using the same ingredients to create two different dishes that people can recreate easily at home with common ingredients. Teams are chef Jason Anderson, who returnsafter winning last year's competition, and cattle farmer GinnyTauer versus chef Greg Schiesser from Indiana Downs and hog farmer Nick Sommers. Indiana's Weatherman Paul Poteet and WTHR's Jennie Runevitch will emcee the competition.

Judges include Heather Tallman, known for her blog and host of Around the Kitchen Sink Radio and an attendee selected from the crowd.

Ticket sales run through Ticket cost is $20. Proceeds from the event will benefit Gleaners Food Bank.

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center is located at 450 West Ohio St.,Indianapolis. Doors open at 5 p.m.; the main event begins at 7 p.m.Parking is free but limited at the history center.




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