Future Chefs were well-represented (here by Geral of Everett High School) at Artisan Taste.
It's been a beautiful weekend so far for the Taste Of WGBH Food & Wine Festival 2016. This afternoon we were invited to attend the Artisan Taste held in the backlot at WGBH Studios featuring lots of local food and drink. It was also the chance to rub elbows with the hosts of some of our favorite WGBH cooking show hosts such as Kevin Dundon of Modern Irish Food and Mary Ann Esposito of Ciao Italia (America's longest running cooking show).
Chatting with the vendors and volunteers and saying hello to as many of the Future Chefs, who helped the chefs and restaurants and for whom we've been a longtime supporter and volunteer, occupied most of our time but we also caught a great cooking demo by Andy Husbands of The Smoke Shop. Some of our favorite dishes were the Chicken and Chorizo Tacos from The Farmer's Daughter and the Porchetta Tartine from Commune Kitchen in Arlington. Our favorite craft brew was the Zeppelin, a hefeweizen from Revival Brewing in Rhode Island. Our best find of all, however, was the Hakutsuru Sake table where there was a long line of primarily young people all exclaiming their surprise at how great the sake was after trying it, many of them for the first time. We liked the Sparkling offering but the Plum Wine was the absolute hit of the event for us. Enjoy the photos! The Festival continues through Sunday.