Duo wins Hottest Flame Award at Fiery Foods Challenge

The competition was the featured event at the nation’s largest Travel and Adventure Show in Washington, D.C.  Home Cook Brian Reeve and Chef “Tee” Terrell Danley captured the crown with a Belize-inspired Pineapple Manganero Sauce served with fried chicken wings and tortilla chips (pictured on the right).

The complete list of winners and their dishes are below.

Hottest Flame Award
Pineapple Manganero Sauce
Prepared by Salt & Pepper

Most Unique Recipe Award
Arepa Reina Pepiada
Prepared by Chef Angel Gustavo Huapalla, Rumba Cafe Owner

Balanced Flame Award
Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate
Prepared by Chef Charleen Huebner, Stratford University Culinary Instructor

Crowd Favorite Award
Prepared by Chef George “Lenky” Beckford, Sweet Mango Cafe

Special thanks to Chef Tee’s Potomac Job Corps students who helped prep ingredients and serve samples during the challenge.

Published on March 12, 2011

Koch’s Turkey New Salt & Pepper Sponsor!

“This is exciting,” said Salt & Pepper Chefs Producer Drakeel Burns. “Koch’s Turkeys are delicious and nutritious–doesn’t get much better than that.”

As part of the sponsorship package, Home Cook Brian Reeve and Chef “Tee” Terrell Danley will create recipes that feature Koch’s Turkeys during some Ask Salt & Pepper demonstrations at Whole Foods Market®. The duo will show just how rich, tender, juicy and versatile the birds are.

“We are very happy to work with Salt & Pepper Chefs at local Whole Foods Market® stores,” said Koch’s Turkey Farm President Duane Koch.  “Brian and Chef Tee will promote our natural turkeys for the upcoming holidays and also showcase their year-round, healthy uses.”

For more than 50 years, the family owned and operated Koch’s Turkey Farm has raised turkeys without growth promoting hormones, stimulants or antibiotics. The birds are fed a vegetarian diet and are free to roam in open pastures.

Koch’s Turkey supplies the following products to Whole Foods Market® stores in the Mid-Atlantic region (includes Kentucky, Maryland, Princeton and Marlton, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and Washington, D.C.).

Fresh Young Turkeys
Cranberry Turkey Burgers
Lil’ Gobblers Turkey Bites
Smoked Turkey Fully Cooked
Sliced Turkey Lunch Meat
Turkey Bacon
Marinated Fresh Turkey Fillets
Ground Turkey White Meat and Dark Meat

These products are also available for purchase at the Koch’s farm store that’s located in Tamaqua, PA.

Published in October 2011

Southern Living Magazine Puts Spotlight On Salt & Pepper Producer!

“How did this happen?” Salt & Pepper Chefs Producer Drakeel Burns asked credulously, after finding out a recipe she created years ago is scheduled to appear in Southern Living’s 2012 Thanksgiving edition.

Drakeel entered her Garlic and Cheese Muffins in a cooking contest sponsored by the magazine in 2006 — so long ago that she forgot about the competition until recently, when she heard from Southern Living’s food director.  No, Drakeel didn’t capture the top prize six years later, but she did capture the magazine’s attention.

“We have files of recipes submitted by our readers,” said Southern Living Food Director Shannon Satterwhite.  “When we were searching for holiday recipes, Drakeel’s Garlic and Cheese Muffins stood out and got rave reviews in our Test Kitchen.”

Drakeel usually includes her muffins as a special thank you in care packages she makes for people who do favors for her. She created them because she wanted to duplicate Red Lobster’s Garlic Cheddar biscuits.  After experimenting with ingredients, Drakeel came up with these mouthwatering sensations that many say are better than her Red Lobster inspiration.

Look for Drakeel’s Garlic and Cheese Muffins recipe in Southern Living’s November issue, which will be on newsstands in mid-October 2012.

About Southern Living
Created in 1966, Southern Living is one of the nation’s largest lifestyle magazines. It highlights the beauty and culture of the South and reaches more than 15 million readers.

Published in October 2012