AFWF RECAP + GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

The past 3 days have been amazing for a foodie like myself. Thanks to @atlfoodandwine and @wolfgourmet for an amazing time!! If you haven't been to the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival you totally should. Lots of classes, dinners and events…oh and the fact that for $100 you can have unlimited beer, cocktails, wines and food from top chefs from all over the Southern US as well as countries in the southern hemisphere. Until next year 🍷 cheers. Pictured: prosecco and a Raspberry Lime @KingofPop from the @Delta AMEX lounge. @atlfoodandwine #Afwf16 #knowthesouth #atl #atlanta #weloveatl #bestfoodworld #eattheworld #vscofood #vscocam #foodpic #buzzfeast #foodstagram #foodporn #island360 #picoftheday #instafood #instalike #beautifulcuisine #guyana #Guyanese #delicious #yummy

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Being a Food Blogger has its many perks.  Recently I had the pleasure of attending the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival which was held in the heart of Midtown.  The Atlanta Food and Wine Festival, now in its 6th year, is Atlanta’s most premier food festival with 4 days of classes, dinner, events and experiences that celebrates the food and wine of the South.  Snapchat-7906612888193162511 With events and parties all over the city, the food and wine festival is a foodie’s dream.  If you followed along on my Snapchat (Jehancancook) then you were able to get a peek into what the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival is about.IMG_20160602_202909_resized(1)

On Thursday I kicked off the festival by attending Destination Delicious presented by The Local Palate held at The Stave Room at American Sprits Works.  I met up with Erica of Taste of our City and we proceeded to do what foodies do and that was to eat and take as many pictures as we can.  We made our way around the room and dined on unlimited samples of food and drink.  Designed to take us on a road trip through the South, we dined on pulled alligator sandwiches, smoked brisket and giant crab cakes with fried green tomatoes while sipping on cocktails made with alcohol brewed in the south.  IMG_20160602_202926_resized(1)I stopped over at the Wolf Gourmet table where Chef Lee Gregory of The Roosevelt and Southbound in Richmond Virginia prepared a delicious smoked pork sausage over faro tabouleh with tzatziki and chow chow in Wolf Gourmet’s countertop oven.  It’s no surprise that Chef Lee was able to prepare such a meal in the Wolf Gourmet countertop oven; it is small but mighty with 6 cooking modes, 5 burners and convection capabilities, it has the functionality of a full sized oven.Screenshot_2016-06-13-15-53-08-1_resized  Wolf Gourmet is long known for quality and reliability so it’s no surprise that their Wolf Gourmet counter top appliances are just as great. Chef Lee Gregory’s smoked pork sausage was easily one of my favorite dishes of the night along with shrimp, crab cake and fried green tomato,  and the fried chicken wings stuffed with macaroni and cheese.20160603_193403_resized

On Friday I headed to the tasting tents in Piedmont Park to indulge in 3 hours of unlimited food and libations.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take part in any of the classes and had to skip the Vineyard in the City preview (a pop up vineyard in the middle of Atlanta) but the tasting tents sure did make up for it.  The tasting tents offer a wide range of foods; from BBQ to Fried Chicken to Smoked Trout crostini and with very little lines, I was able to try just about everything.  Snapchat-9056395522136121031My Friday favorites were the BBQ Salmon, Shrimp and Grits from Fox Bros BBQ and a tenderloin flatbread.Snapchat-8425457476131655394Snapchat-435582590688999482

On Saturday I headed back to the tasting tents, because there were different offerings on each day.  While there were some repeat dishes, most of the chefs brought new bites each day.   Saturday was a bit more crowded than the day before but I was still able to try quite a bit. Snapchat-2424516925918778221Screenshot_2016-06-13-15-51-27-1_resized

I started off with a white gazpacho made by Chef Aaron Deal of The River and Rail in Roanoke Virginia in the Wolf Gourmet blender.  I usually don’t like gazpacho and I loved his!  It was made with almonds instead of the traditional tomato base and was cool and refreshing.  I took it a bit easy and Day 3 and was a bit more selective.

Snapchat-6067885845253974942My favorites were the scallop with a corn relish, white gazpacho and jerk wings.  I ended the day  with a couple of sweet treats; I tried peach cobbler, peach ice cream, raspberry buttermilk donut, peach slider donut and ganache brownies.Snapchat-1703962045302066251

I had a blast and can’t wait for next year and to top it all off I will be giving away a blender from Wolf Gourmet countertop appliances collection.  Screenshot_2016-06-13-15-54-09-1_resizedYou might be familiar with Wolf Gourmet high end stoves and cooktops but you might not know is that they now have a collection of smaller appliances which includes the blender, countertop oven and toasters as well as cookware and knives.  Now you’re able to have the same Wolf Gourmet quality with a smaller price tag.

Prize: 1 Wolf Gourmet High Performance Blender valued at $700 (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)

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What’s great about this blender?

  • Stainless Steel Base with a 64 oz Tritan shatter proof jar that’s BPA free.
  • 4 Preset modes: Smoothie, Puree, Ice Crush and Soup
  • Pulses at any speed
  • Bright LCD Panel Display which makes it easy to keep track of the built-in timer
  • 2.4 HP Motor that propels the blade over 210 mph
  • Fits under most standard countertops
  • Versatile: From pureeing soups, blending smoothies, chopping vegetables to churning butter
  • 5 year warranty

To enter the giveaway:

  1. Follow Wolf Gourmet on Instagram: @WolfGourmet

2. Follow me on Instagram: @Jehancancook

3. leave a comment below

The Winner will be announced on Monday, June 20th.

*I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are mine.

**Open to US Residence only.

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36 Comments

  1. June 14, 2016 / 11:15 am

    Wow, perks indeed. I was in Aspen many years ago just prior to the F&W event there, and even then the town was abuzz. Wished we could’ve stayed longer, and secretly hoped the whole time to run into notable chefs! Thanks for sharing this, and CHEERS.

  2. Allison
    June 14, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    Nice Blender!!!

  3. Jessi Housel @jehousel
    June 14, 2016 / 8:40 pm

    Stumbled upon your page and really like what I see. Def. going to keep checking it out and getting inspired in the kitchen.-psst. hoping to win the amazing Wolf Gourmet High Performance Blender. Thank your for the ideas and the chance to win.

  4. Terri
    June 15, 2016 / 8:53 am

    I am following you both 🙂 and would love to have this blender! So pick me 😉

  5. Laurin Monrose
    June 15, 2016 / 9:05 am

    Everything looks absolutely delicious. I follow you from St.Lucia. love you work esprcially everything Caribbean expired. Would love to win the blender.

  6. Julian
    June 15, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Your blog is amazing! I’m just an amateur “chef” lol I love cooking but my confidence in my cooking isn’t where I want it to be yet… Everything in time is how I’m looking at it.

  7. Farrah
    June 15, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Hey Jehan!! I would love to win this blender! I never win anything lol!

  8. Pamela Downer
    June 15, 2016 / 10:22 am

    Hi Jehan, loved the pics. Made me wish I was there. Not a fan of gazpacho either, but I can do a lot with that blender. Thanks

  9. Nalini Maynard
    June 15, 2016 / 10:50 am

    Wow! Looks like you had a fabulous time. I am exited to have the chance to win this appliance. I have been following your Instagram account for years and just started to follow Wolfgourmet.

  10. Samanttha Minott
    June 15, 2016 / 11:17 am

    Hi Jehan! My name is Samantha Minott and I love following your lively instagram page. Really I’ve been following your blog for years. ONe day my dad sent you a link to your paratha roti recipe and since then I’ve been hooked! I love that you share authentic Guyanese dishes but also explore many other cuisines as well.
    My husband is Vegan and I am vedgetarian…we love to cook our traditional Jamaican and Guyanese dishes but tailored to our dietary needs. Along our health journey we have become real foodies…venturing out for great vegan dishes of all cuisines. At the same time both grew up in households where food is the glue that holds the family together so we love good home cooking. ave really grown as home cooking. Since changing our lifestyles we have developed a love for kitchen appliances as well which allow us to experiment with different culinary practices and techniques. For this reason I feel that the wolf gourmet blender would be an amazing addition to our home. I would like to use to get the perfect ground consistency of split peas for dhal puri or make that delicious white bean gazpacho from the atl food and wine festival. Above all we just want to dispell the myth the vegan equals bland! Thanks for considering us!

    Bless,
    Marvin and Sam

  11. cheryl larimer
    June 15, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    That blender looks amazing. I would love to start making my own butter and learn to make amazing sauces with it. We have some special diet restrictions in our family and I love finding new recipes that I can try to accommodate these needs.

  12. Dani E
    June 15, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Thank you so much! I’ve been trying to attend the Festival for 2 years now. I may have to look into volunteering, so I can indulge in the Tasting Tents!.

  13. Merle France
    June 16, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Hi Jehan. I would love to win this blender. The festival looked exciting. The food looked and sounded delicious. Pity I’m in NYC and couldn’t rush over. Maybe one day I’ll organise myself to be there

  14. Araceli F
    June 16, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    This wolf blender looks amazing and perfect for my kitchen ! Would love to try making my own gazpacho

  15. Sodamnyummy
    June 17, 2016 / 9:40 am

    Hi Jehan,
    I love your blog and have been reading it from the very beginning. I need that blender in my life because as someone with stomach issues I need to make healthy smoothies and shakes daily. This blender will be put to good use and will help me tremendously.

  16. Debra
    June 17, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    Lovely prize. Love your page. Inspiration to create travel and appreciate food for what it is.

  17. Lasharette Mauldin
    June 17, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    Hi there, the food looks exceptional! I had no idea about this festival. I would love to attend the next one. You seriously cannot beat all that yummy refreshing goodness for 100 bucks. I always enjoy your post and in turn am inspired to try new things. Oh yea and the blender is awesome as well!!

  18. Karynthia story
    June 17, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    I need this!!! Awesome

  19. Tamara
    June 17, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    I really would like to win this blender!!! I’m on the road to a healthier life-style and this blender would be a BIG help with my journey!!! ?????? **fingerscrossed**

  20. Debra D.
    June 17, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    Blessings Empress

  21. Tiffani Williams
    June 17, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing what looks to have been an amazing event. Fingers crossed for the blender!

  22. Keija Nichols
    June 17, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Love your post made feel I was there with you ?

  23. Onyka Barrett
    June 17, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    Would love the opportunity to win this blender!! Fellow foodie!! Love your snap chat!!

  24. Taylor B.
    June 17, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    I have some serious food envy! Those raspberry donuts look absolutely delicious! Would love to try whipping up some cool stuff in that blender as well 🙂

    Instagram:@taylormbogan

  25. Ashante
    June 17, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    May have to check out this festival next year- everything looked great!

  26. Gail
    June 17, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Looks like a great time and really good food?

  27. Aisha Roberts
    June 17, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    Those raspberry slider donuts look so delicious, I think I need to get in the kitchen and make some donuts now. Also, I’d love to win that blender!

  28. Mona
    June 17, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    That blender would be so handy to have. I could do so much more

  29. Cindy Arenz
    June 17, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    Wow, Atl food and wine looks so awesome, that would be a great stop on a summer vacay next year…always look forward to your instagram posts ☺

  30. June 17, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Man I would love that blender. As a fellow GT you know we cook a lot! I got 5 kids.

  31. Arvin Lyons
    June 17, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    Arvin L.
    I first stumbled upon you from an who’s who foodie on Instagram. My wife & I are trying to eat healthier. I would not call myself a foodie, but I do take photos of meals! I will follow and try recipes until I am become a better cook for wife & family. The blender is nice, but give to someone whom needs more than I would. 🙂 Keep up the great work. Chicago, IL is watching.

  32. Erin C.
    June 18, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    It must be nice to be able to travel and do what you love. That also an extra perk when you can use great appliances from wonderful companies. Looks like a fun time. i would love to try the blender out to make some pintrest Frappuccinos that my cheap blender doesn’t blend well. Plus smoothies for my toddler would be nice to get his fruits in.
    Best wishes to you.

  33. Jim Bradner
    June 18, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    I would love that blender!

  34. Carol Ezovski
    June 19, 2016 / 1:08 am

    Wow! I would LOVE a new blender. Mine is so pathetic!
    I follow you both on Instagram as @Cezovski9

  35. Violet D.
    June 19, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Mhmm everything looks delicious! Blender looks awesome 🙂

  36. Walter
    June 19, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    BBQ Salmon and Shrimp?? I have to get back to the ATL.