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Your Challenge - Experience the Taste of ExpoCulinaria 2013


Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Team ExpoCulinaria

‘Bring it to the table,’ is not just an engaging command or culinary taste bud invitation. It will also prove an entertaining challenge for the upcoming professional chef cook-off in Rushford, Minn. At the feature September 7 attraction of ExpoCulinaria—An Experience in Taste, the talents and knowledge of two chefs will be put to the fire under the big top in downtown Rushford as they create an array of scrumptious appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Utilizing an unknown pantry of food and surprise ingredients in a limited amount of time, the chefs will vie for top honors and prizes from a panel of three guest judges. The winner must achieve the highest point score for presentation, creativity and taste.

Proclaimed the ‘Year of the Battle of Women Chefs’, 2013 welcomes both well-seasoned and newly-seasoned competitors. Competitor Lisa Yunker was born and raised in a quiet south suburb of Chicago. Yunker had the blessing of a mother and a grandmother on her dad’s side that taught her to love food. She started professionally cooking at the age of 32 in California, and ended up in northern Minnesota, where her career really took off. Yunker is currently a chef at Tilly’s Bar and Grill in Oronoco. Minn.

Her favorite foods to prepare are what some call good old fashioned American cuisine, ranging from high-end steak, seafood, poultry and pork entrees to a list an arm’s length long of sandwiches, wraps, salads and lots of homemade desserts. Chef Yunker prides herself on a work ethic learned from her best friend, her father, and her former Head Chef Cody Zavadil. “I learned so many things from him, professionally as well as personally. He encouraged my imagination, he supported my decisions, and was/is my biggest cheerleader,” says Chef Yunker. “He is like a son to me and I’m forever grateful to him for his tutelage.” continues Chef Yunker. “In my spare time, (laughingly), I absolutely love to garden. Fresh herbs, flowers, and vegetables. I love to plant things and see them grow into beautiful and yes, edible, things. Yard work used to be a punishment of sorts when I was a kid. Now, as an adult, I really enjoy it. It’s kind of my way of winding down and tuning out. My other passions are cooking at home, my 17 lb. Maine Coon cat Spaz, and creating a safe home for the two of us. My cooking at home is at times abstract. I never follow a specific recipe. I start .....
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Taste of the Trail - 2013 on the Root River Trail System

Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Taste of the Trail is similar to many “Taste of…events in many towns all over the Midwest. On three Saturdays in September, during this annual trail wide event, you can experience the abundance of food and activities in southeastern Minnesota. E ..... 
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The passion, triumph, dominance and tragedy of one of the most successful efforts in motor sports: The Polaris professional race team

Thu, Aug 15th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Starfire Kids - Midnight Blue Express is the unauthorized and previously untold true story of the men and their machines from Roseau, Minn. who rose to fame and fortune in the brutal, challenging and often very dangerous sport of snowmobile racing i ..... 
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Senior Wagon Rides Along the Root River State Trail

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

The Annual Wagon Ride along the Root River is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2013, beginning at the Rushford Depot in Rushford, Minn. Tractor pulled wagons will carry participants from the Rushford Depot to Houston, Minn. and then travel to ..... 
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A Taste of Iowa in Rushford

By Sara Pecinovsky

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Sara Pecinovsky Being home from college, I try to connect back with a few friends from home to catch up on our lives. A couple weeks ago, I asked a dear friend of mine to accompany me to check out the Rushford Days celebration. I had a plan to a ..... 
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Rushford Days 2013 was “the place to be seen” last week

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Barb Jeffers The City of Rushford, Minn. was definitely the place to be seen the week of July 15-23, 2013 for a person looking for a good time. The week began with the Queen Pageant in the high school gymnasium on Monday, July 15. The results of ..... 
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ExpoCulinaira plans cooking for food and entertainment appetites

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Team ExpoCulinaria On the heels of a 2012 sell-out, celebrated success and the rave reviews of participants and patrons, ExpoCulinaria—An Experience of Taste, will for its third year fill the streets of downtown Rushford, Minn. on Saturday eve ..... 
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ExpoCulinaria again entices food and entertainment appetites

Fri, Jul 12th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

By Team ExpoCulinaria On the heels of two year’s celebrated successes, rave reviews of participants and patrons and back by popular demand, ExpoCulinaria—An experience of taste, will fill the streets of downtown Rushford, Minn. on Saturday even ..... 
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2013 Spring Tournament at Ferndale Golf Course Results

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Arts & Culture

Division A-Championship Flight: 1. Tyler Glynn, Scott Hanson, Jamie Carrier 2. Kurt Lossen, Rick Moe, Rick Johnson 3. Dan Moe, Matt Reinhardt, Kasey Olioff Division B-1st Flight 1. George Ingram, Chuck Ingram, Luke Ingram 2. John Nitecki, ..... 
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