More details are out for the 7th Annual Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show this January 14 – 15 at the Long Beach Convention Center for the “International Fiery Foods Challenge.” Offering a variety of tasty dishes to sample from around the world, interactive cooking demonstrations on the Culinary Stage, a cooking class, and learn helpful tips for foodies from your favorite travel personalities.
The International Fiery Foods Challenge will demonstrate and sample food from the destinations found at the show: including Frikadelle – a German meatball, Spicy Tequila Marinated Prawns, Rendang Padang- Indonesian Caramelized Beef Curry, and Medjool Dates served with chorizo, mascarpone and Tunisian harissa – a chili sauce, that event go-ers will taste and vote for their favorites. These dishes will be served up by local chefs Kai Loebach of CurryWurst, Amir Thomas of Duo Dishes, SriAdriani ‘Jenny’ Martono of Indonesia Tourism, and Tracey Augustine of Cashmere Bites. Guest will also enjoy an interactive cooking class with Mark DeCarlo where 3 lucky audience members will have the opportunity to recreate Mark’s dish to compete for an all inclusive Yucatan vacation.
Sunday’s Culinary Stage will feature a variety of samplings such as a “Taiwan Popcorn Chicken” demonstration with Chef Frances Lee of the Mighty Boba Truck and a “Farm to Table – Luscious Lemon and Avocado Taste Sensations from 120-year-old, Sustainable Limoneira Ranch” hosted by Chef Jason Collis, as well as tequila tasting and pairing tips by Herradura Tequila.
The event program also includes the “Travel for Foodies – Tips, Trends, and Tools for the Culinary Traveler” talk with food and travel experts Michael Cervin, Linda Kissam, Dr. Kathy Gruver, and Chef Allan Cragg. Other talks feature travel personalities such as Samantha Brown, Andrew Zimmern, Peter Greenberg, Pauline Frommer, Mark DeCarlo, and Patricia Schultz. Additional activities available include scuba lessons from Beadiver.com, a 25′ rock climbing wall, zip line, and children’s activities area.