Famous TV chefs to appear at Mushroom Festival

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Iron Chef Jose Garces is just one three prominent TV chefs expected to appear during the 2011 Mushroon Festival in Kennett Square.

Iron Chef Jose Garces is just one three prominent TV chefs expected to appear during the 2011 Mushroon Festival in Kennett Square.

KENNETT SQUARE — It’s the triple crown of the cooking competition reality TV shows as Iron Chef Jose Garces, Top Chef DC winner Kevin Spraga and Season 2 MasterChef winner Jennifer Behm step behind the Mushroom Festival’s demonstration kitchen.

Proclaiming her love of cooking with fungi and living next to Kennett Square, the Mushroom Capital of the World in the finale of Fox Network’s MasterChef, Jennifer Behm, of Wilmington, Delaware defeated her “arch-rival” with a mushroom ravioli as her assigned ingredient in the semi-final round. Behm will do a cooking demonstration at 2:45 pm on Saturday, September 10 in the Special Events Tent (corner of Willow and E. State roads). She will also judge the Amateur Mushroom Soup Cook-off at 5 pm on Saturday and ride in the Mushroom Festival’s Community Parade on Friday, September 9 at 6 pm.

Jose Garces, Food TV Iron Chef and Philadelphia restaurateur, will appear on Saturday, September 10, 1:30 pm in the Special Events tent. There will also be a book signing after his demonstration at the Culinary Tent (corner of Broad and E. Cypress Streets). Garces is also one of the judges of the Amateur Mushroom Soup Cook-off.

Top Chef DC winner Kevin Spraga appears at the Mushroom Festival on Sunday, September 11 at 1:30 pm in the Culinary Tent (corner of Broad and E. Cypress Street). Learn his take on cooking with mushrooms and more about his soon-to-be opened Philadelphia restaurant – Sbraga.

Details, schedules, a brochure and map are available on the Mushroom Festival website: www.mushroomfestival.org. For more information call 610-925-3373.

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