Local chefs to share cooking tips at holiday showcase

By Kent Hamaker posted 25 days ago


The secret is in the brine.

That’ll be one of the tips William “Bill” Wilkinson, executive chef at the Cornhusker Marriott, will share for cooking the perfect turkey during his demonstration at the Lincoln Holiday Cooking Showcase.

“Brining is really essential,” he said. “We even do it with our 6-ounce chicken breasts. It helps lock in the moisture.”

Presented by the Lincoln Journal Star and Woodhouse Alfa Romeo, the showcase runs from 4 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Cornhusker, 333 S. 13th St. It will feature Lincoln culinary experts and mixologists showing patrons how to create a holiday meal to remember.

General admission tickets are $12 (plus fees) and are now available at eventbrite.com. The showcase features a three-segment cooking class, recipe guidelines and instructions handout and a goodie bag. VIP tickets are $25 (plus fees) and include chef-prepared samples, wine pairings and assigned table seating.

Wilkinson, who came to the Cornhusker after four years  at the Divots Conference in Norfolk, also will offer tips for cooking hams and roasts as well as wine pairings during his presentation, which will include a Q&A.

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