Cooking Demo At NUCCIO’s Kitchen
I recently was asked to do a cooking demo for NUCCIO’s Louisiana Kitchen, a store based in Covington, LA that sells Sicilian, Creole, and Cajun products. The store as a really great family atmosphere and I love the different Southern seasonings, products, and cooking utensils that somebody might need.
The demo was held in their back room, with about a group of 25. I cooked my signature seafood gumbo and wowed the crowed with bananas foster at the end. Most of the time I think people just wanted to light something on fire while they’re in the kitchen! Most of the people were experience cooks, and while that could be a little scary, they all said they enjoyed learning someone else’s techniques.
What I enjoy most about these type of cooking demos is the back and forth of ideas, the crowd’s interaction, and the “impromptuness” of cooking in front of a group of people.
You can find out more info about NUCCIO’s on their Facebook page. They had a lot of great homemade seasonings that you can’t find anywhere else. Here’s hoping they have me back again to showcase my talents!