Cooking Seminars with Tammy Algood, Marketing Specialist TN Department of Agriculture

Tammy will once again be hosting the very popular demonstrations and cooking classes during the Toast of Jackson.

  • Food & Wine Pairing #1 – Easy Appetizers
  • Food & Wine Pairing #2 – Salads that can be Main Dishes
  • Food & Wine Pairing #3 – DESSERT!

Attendees will have their whole dinner party planned!

Toast to Jackson is sanctioned by the Tennessee Farm Growers Association and the Pick Tennessee Products a division of the UT Ag Extension.

Here is a nice recipe to get you started…

Wine Infused Pasta with Fresh Herbs

  • 3-1/ 4 cups dry red wine
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt
  • 3/4 pound dry pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Black pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups of the wine and the water to a boil over high heat. Add a liberal pinch of salt and the pasta. Cook until al dente, then drain and reserve 1/ 4 cup of the cooking liquid. Place 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic, cayenne and a liberal sprinkling of salt. Cook for 1 minute and add the remaining wine and reserved cooking liquid. Bring to a simmer and add the pasta. Cook 2 minutes and add the remaining oil, parsley, nuts, cheese, and pepper to taste. Serve warm.