Cooking Seminars with Tammy Algood

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.