Athens 2013 Eggfest set
Posted by : February 23, 2013| On :
ATHENS–The third annual Athens Eggfest is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC).
An Eggfest is thought of as the ultimate tailgate cookout with dozens of Eggheads firing up Big Green Eggs, baking, smoking, grilling, and serving everything from breakfast casseroles to pork ribs to blueberry muffins to pig candy.
It will all be cooked on the iconic ceramic cookers, and samples will be available for tasting.
Preregistration is a $5 donation to the Friends of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center.
Persons who do not preregister will be charged a $10 donation to the Friends of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center at the event entrance.
Both cooks and tasters may preregister at athens-eggfest.wordpress.com.
This year’s theme is “Food’s Better Outside.” An Eggfest is not a cooking competition, it’s a tasting frenzy accompanied by cooking instruction. Food will be coming off the Eggs all day long, starting with breakfast items in the morning and heartier foods as the day goes on. While tasting, learn how to cook on a Big Green Egg yourself.
At the end of the day, the once-used Eggs will be available for purchase at a substantial discount. You may reserve an Egg for purchase at the web site above. The entire line of Big Green Egg accessories will also be available for purchase.
Event staff will cool the Eggs, remove the ashes and help load them into vehicles. Eggs weigh about 150 pounds.
Founded in 1974, Big Green Egg has come to symbolize outdoor cooking. It was modeled on a traditional Asian ceramic cooking concept that has become one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. barbecue industry. Originally constructed with clay, the Egg is now manufactured with space-age ceramics making the cooker virtually indestructible under normal cooking circumstances.
Headquartered in a suburb of Atlanta, The Big Green Egg is available in more than 20 countries worldwide.
The Athens Eggfest is sponsored by Morrison Supply, Paragon Distributing, Brookshires Grocery and TFFC.
For information, call (903) 676-2277 or go to www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tffc.