Cast Iron Cook-off
On Sunday, September 25, 2011 there will be a little extra sizzle at the Chattanooga Market as Alton Brown emcees the annual Cast Iron Cook-Off, sponsored by Lodge Manufacturing. This year, local chefs will use sustainable seafood, surrounded by fresh ingredients purchased at the Market, to create culinary masterpieces. Market goers will enjoy watching these professionals select, prepare, combine and cook the ingredients while racing the clock. Although only one dish can be named “The Best of the Market,” this is certainly more of a delicious demonstration than tasty tournament.
The Chattanooga Market, located at the First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga’s Southside District, is one of the region’s best places to find local produce, artwork and a variety of hand-made items from local artists and vendors. Offered every Sunday, May-December, the market was recently named one of the Top 10 Best Public Markets in America by Frommer’s, one of the nation’s and the world’s most respected travel guides..