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|'Taste of Franklin' returns March 18|
The seventh annual "Taste of Franklin" held by the Winnsboro-Franklin Parish Chamber of Commerce will be held Thursday, March 18, at 6 p.m. at the United Pentecostal Church Family Life Center in Winnsboro.
As in the past, the event will be held in conjunction with the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival's "Catfish Cookoff".
Tickets are $20 each and are limited in number, so those interested in an evening of good food in an informal "all-you-can-taste" setting should contact the Chamber office for tickets as soon as possible.
The event features local and area chefs, restaurants, caterers, and entrepreneurs who will prepare their signature dishes for the public, as well as the Catfish Cookoff participants.
"These two events – the Cookoff and the Taste of Franklin – go hand-in-hand," said Chamber President Howard Smith. "This is a great way for local chefs and restaurants and caterers to show the people of the parish what they can do, and is certainly a great kickoff event for the festival."
"We had a great group of participating chefs and caterers last year plus numerous specialty food product merchants who put on quite a show for our ticket holders," Smith added.
According to Lindy Price, who has chaired this event since its inception in 2004, those attending last year's Taste had a great time sampling a wide variety of delicious food ranging from barbeque to fried catfish to casseroles to homemade pies, and everything in between.
"This year's event will also be open to those folks who just enjoy cooking", Price said. "There are quite a few folks in our area who cook delicious dishes for various events just because they enjoy it. We would really like to have these folks step forward and be a part of our event."
"So, if you love to cook, or just want to share a recipe, let us know and we'll find a spot for you."
Another feature of this event is an open invitation to churches and other non-profit groups who have published cookbooks that they would like to sell.
"We're inviting them to come and offer their cookbooks for sale, as well as furnish a sampling of sweets prepared from their recipe selections," Price said.
Space is limited so interested participants in the Taste of Franklin are urged to contact the Chamber office at 435-4488 for registration information as soon as possible.