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Washington, DC
  1. NPR: Paula Deen is interviewed at MetroCooking DC
  2. Washington Post: Giada De Laurentiis in DC for MetroCooking Show
  3. Zagat: Top Toque Talents at the Metro Cooking Show
  4. Huffington Post: 2011 Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show highlights
  5. Washingtonian: Jacques Pepin Comes to Washington
  6. Washington Post Lifestyle: Highlights from the Metropolitan Cooking Show
  7. Washington Examiner: Paula Deen: Michelle Obama likes fried food too
  8. Washington Examiner: Giada De Laurentiis spills Isabella’s beans
  9. Washington Examiner: Fieri tailgates with Hard Times chili, Deen orders in
  10. WTOP Radio: Nycci Nellis on Celebrity Chefs at MetroCooking Show
  11. WTOP Radio’s Man About Town Bob Madigan: Guests for dinner
  12. DC Event Junkie: What You Missed at The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show
  13. Foodie & The Beast: MetroCooking Cocktail Throwdown
  14. Johnna Knows Good Food: The Metropolitan Cooking Show highlights
  15. Reel Film News: The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show Recap
  16. City Eats: MetroCooking showcases rising food talent
  17. Bethesda Patch: In search of the perfect olive oil
  18. GW Hatchet: Celebrity chefs draw thousands to District food show
  19. Metromix: Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show 2011
  20. Glittarazzi: Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show photos
  21. The Georgetowner: Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show Preview at PS7
  22. Washington Examiner: Giada wants to cook for Bill Clinton
  23. Vanilla x2 Blog: DC Metro Cooking and Entertaining Show 2011
  24. Hollywood on the Potomac: Celebrity Chefs Cook Up Fun

2011

Houston

Houston Chronicle: A Food Lovers’ Extravaganza

Chicago, New York, Washington, San Francisco and even Atlanta play host to some of the country’s biggest gourmet food, entertaining and housewares shows featuring celebrity chefs and cookbook authors.

And now Houston will, too.

The first Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, a two-day, triple-tier extravaganza – think of it as super-sizing all the things foodies love: gourmet food sampling, shopping, gadgets, wine and spirits tastings, cookbook signings and celebrity chef demonstrations – comes toReliant Center Saturday and Sunday. Read More

Houston Chronicle: Paula Deen headlines Metropolitan Cooking Show

Only a month before a liberally buttered and sugaredPaula Deen is set to arrive in Houston for the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, she received some rather unwanted (and many say unwarranted) press for her unabashedly deep-fried-and-proud-of-it style of cooking. Read More

Chron.com: Paula Deen headlines the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show

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Examiner.com: Foodie Families: Don’t miss The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show

If there is one thing I have learned about Houston, it is that we love our food (look at the number and variety of restaurants) and we love to entertain. After all, I think that even Hurricane Ike turned into a cause for entertainment as neighbors and families joined together not only thier resources, but also there foods. Neighbors would strike up the grill to cook in areas without power. These are just a few of the reasons that The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show has decided to come to Houston. Read More

KHOU: Celeb Chefs, the Corduas, cook it up with KHOU!

HOUSTON—Celebrity Chefs David and Michael Cordua stopped by to give the KHOU 11 News This Morning team a little cooking lesson.  Watch the video to learn how to make the yummy treats and try the recipe yourself!  Read More

2011

Washington, DC

NPR: Paula Deen talks to NPR at MetroCooking DC

It’s Not Really About The Pie. Listen to Allison Aubrey’s interview with Paula Deen who unlocks the mystery of why Paula is so popular. Listen now.

Washington Post: Giada De Laurentiis in DC for MetroCooking Show

Giada De Laurentiis was spotted at Top Chef finalist Mike Isabella’s Grafiatto while in DC for MetroCooking Show Read more

Zagat: Top Toque Talents at the Metro Cooking Show

Culinary Celebs Jacques Pepin, Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, and Giada De Laurentiis join DC’s own Michel Richard at The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show. Read more

Huffington Post: 2011 Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show highlights

Can a person ever own too many bottles of olive oil? Read more

Washingtonian: Jacques Pepin Comes to Washington

We check in with the chef and cooking show star, who’ll be in town for the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show Read more

Washington Post Lifestyle: Highlights from the Metropolitan Cooking Show ?

I was a little dismayed when I arrived Saturday morning at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show and found a line stretching around the building. Were there really this many Paula Deen fans? Read More

Washington Examiner: Paula Deen: Michelle Obama likes fried food too

When Paula Deen met Michelle Obama, it wasn’t exactly the queen of butter versus the first lady of garden greens. Deen, known for her delicious not-so-good-for-you recipes like Gooey Butter Cake, said the two women had more in common than you might expect. Read More

Washington Examiner: Giada De Laurentiis spills Isabella’s beans

Top Chef: All Stars” runner up and Graffiato owner Mike Isabella had been great at guarding the plans for his next restaurant concept, with his people smacking down any rumors on where his next eatery might be. But Isabella and Co. tripped up Saturday night, letting the cat out of the bag to a culinary celebrity. Read More

Washington Examiner: Fieri tailgates with Hard Times chili, Deen orders in

With the exception of Food Network Star Giada De Laurentiis’ trek to Graffiato Saturday night, the culinary stars of this past weekend’s Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show avoided D.C.’s see-and-be-seen eateries and opted for more casual settings. Read More

WTOP Radio: Nycci Nellis on Celebrity Chefs at MetroCooking Show

Celebrity Chefs hit D.C. Listen Now.

WTOP Radio’s Man About Town: Bob Madigan

Guests for dinner don’t have to be as stressful as you may think. That’s the message from Cheryl Najafi CEO & Creative Catalyst of CherylStyle.com. One of the most popular presenters at this weekend’s Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show at the Washington Convention Center. Nov 5-6. Read More

DC Event Junkie: What You Missed at The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show

The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show drew a diverse crowd from average consumers to serious foodie shoppers. For the general admission ticket holders there were many wide-ranging vendors on site selling everything from olive oil, coffee and cheese to sheets, scarves and linens. The event was very consumer focused, not so much a tasting event. Vendors were giving out small samples but it was mostly designed for attendees to purchase goods on site. I spent quite a bit of time perusing the stalls and taste testing. Read More

Foodie & The Beast: MetroCooking Cocktail Throwdown

Nycci and David Nellis interview Gian Chersevani and Owen Thomson about their upcoming Cocktail Throwdown at The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show. Watch now

Johnna Knows Good Food: The Metropolitan Cooking Show highlights

The Metropolitan Cooking Show was a day filled with food, spice and wine vendors at the Washington Convention Center.  There were also food demos which featured some of the food industries top names including Paula Deen, B. Smith, Guy Fieri and Mary Beth Albright. Read More

Reel Film News: The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show Recap

Last Saturday, Washington DC was treated to the 2011 Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show that showcased gourmet foods, wines, tastings, cooking demonstrations and much, much more! Read More

City Eats: MetroCooking showcases rising culinary talent

The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining show is an opportunity for big name chefs to make an appearance and perform for the masses, but we also got to see some of DC’s homegrown food celebrities too. I sat down with Mary Beth Albright, finalist of The Next Food Network Star’s Season Seven Read More

Bethesda Patch: In search of the perfect olive oil

This past weekend, I attended the annual Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show along with 25,000 other food enthusiasts. I never miss this event. Of course, seeing the celebrity chefs in action is was what first drew me in, but what keeps me coming back every year is discovering new and exciting food exhibitors. Read More

GW Hatchet: Celebrity chefs draw thousands to District food show?

The aroma of freshly cooked food could almost permeate the walls of the Washington Convention Center. Roughly 25,000 guests attended The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show on Saturday to sample food from 400 specialty food exhibitors and watch celebrity chefs give cooking demonstrations. Read More

Metromix: Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show 2011

Thousands turned out for the 2011 Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show at the Washington Convention Center this weekend. Countless exhibitors from across the country showed off their products with yummy free samples, from olive oils and dips to chocolate, candy and more. A host of local culinary stars, including Michel RichardB. Smith and “Next Food Network Star” finalist Mary Beth Albright, were also on hand to give talks and cooking demos, but the main attraction were live presentations from Food Network stars like Paula Deen, Guy Fieri and Giada de Laurentiis. Read More

Glittarazzi: Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show photos

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The Georgetowner: Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show Preview at PS7

On Oct. 14, Denise Medved, founder of the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, and Peter Smith, Executive Chef and Proprietor of PS 7 Restaurant, hosted a media preview reception for the upcoming Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show. The Nov. 5-6 event will feature Jacques Pepin, Paula Deen, Giada De Laurentiis and Guy Fieri plus legendary Jacques Pepin. PS 7 staged a “cocktail throwdown” between mixologists 
Gina Chersevani and Owen Thomas. The preview was not only tasty but guests left with a major goody bag that included products from Pasta Valente, Alicita*Salsa of Great Falls, VA, and Peanut Butter & Co. Read More

Washington Examiner: Giada wants to cook for Bill Clinton

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis says she hasn’t done a lot of cooking for the Washington famous. “The Bushes, but they’re probably not very popular,” she said of Bush 43. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a prominent pol in her sights. “Bill Clinton’s on my list. I’m aiming high,” she told Yeas & Nays Sunday, while in town for the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show at the Washington Convention Center. Read More

Vanilax2blog: DC Metro Cooking and Entertaining Show 2011

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the DC Metro Cooking and Entertainingshow with my dad.  As we’re both bloggers, we had registered ahead of time as “media” and we were given snazzy media badges and best of all, we got to attend at no charge.  Thank you Metro Cooking!  I was very excited to attend, as many of our favorite celebrity and local chefs were giving lectures and demonstrations.  The show was at the very large DC convention center and thousands of people were milling about, checking out the hundreds of vendors, tasting delicious food, and learning new recipes from the presentations.  Here’s what we did: Read More

Hollywood on the Potomac: Celebrity Chefs Cook Up Fun

It was a packed house of fun and flavor at the Washington Convention Center over the weekend for the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show.  Dozens of exhibitors showcased their products on multiple stages and hosted cooking demos. Among the presenting chefs were James Beard Award winners and local chefs that included Next Food Network Star contestant Mary Beth Albright who served up a beef stir fry. Read More

 

2011

Corporate

Fox 5: Thanksgiving dishes with 5 ingredients

Daniel Traster, Culinary Director for The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, led the Fox 5 challenge for creating a full Thanksgiving menu with each dish having 5 ingredients or less. Watch Daniel and Bill and Denise Medved, founders of The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show, in the Medved’s kitchen.  Watch now.