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Epcot Food & Wine Festival Center Flashback...
Pam Smith RDN
Pan Seared Smokey Southern Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Corn Polenta and Apple Cranberry Chutney
Original Event Date, Sunday, September 28, 2014
The most amazing person you could hope to meet at one of Epcot's Culinary Demo programs is Festival Emcee and Nutritionist, Pam Smith RDN
. We'll "dash" in pieces of her extensive resume over the "course" of the next several Festival Center Flashback articles that feature her. Extensive curriculum vitae aside... it's Pam Smith's never-ending optimism, knowledge about all things culinary, and willingness to share with anyone who cares to listen... that make this "seasoned" professional such a special part of Epcot's annual festival.
During the 2014 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
, "Chef" Smith got to participate in quite a few of her own programs... and even one that wasn't planned.
On this particular day early in the festival, a chef from Kona Cafe
was set to attend, when suddenly, a last minute scheduling conflict arose. "Emcee" Pam Smith quickly changed hats to become "Chef" Pam Smith and not only used the hour-long demo to create an amazing dish... but she did so using all of the ingredients that the previous chef had selected!
The one thing we would not have enjoyed if the Kona Cafe
chef had attended, was a sampling of Pam Smith's very own "Smokey Southern" Rub, a proprietary, custom designed spice blend that includes notes of smoked paprika, pepper, thyme, lemon and turbinado sugar.
Yum, yum!!! You can purchase your own supply of the "Smokey Southern" P.S. Flavor! Rub
by visiting the PamSmith.com website
! You can also get the recipe for this savory dish on the P.S. Flavor site as well (link below).
Pam Smith RDNFestival Emcee, Nutritionist, Author and Creator of PS Flavor! Wholesome Blends
Saturday, September 28, 2014 | 1:00pm
In 2014 (and many years before) a representative from a wine or spirits company would also be on stage during the culinary demo. (That would explain the guy watching Pam Smith. He does look a little bit like Dean Cain though, doesn't he?)
Pan Seared Smokey Southern Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Corn Polenta and Apple Cranberry Chutney. Just look at those asparagus stalks too! Yum, yum!
The "Smokey Southern" Rub is a Pam Smith original creation.
The dish and the wine! The Bread & Butter 2012 Pinot paired perfectly with the citrus notes that are present in the Smokey Southern rub and Apple Cranberry Chutney.
The neat part about the Culinary Demo program is that you get to see each chef make "the" very dish you will be tasting... picking up tips and secrets as the chef creates their entree.
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