Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
Cooking Demonstration by...
MICHAEL NICHOLLS "NICK" PUGH, Vice President
of Texas Silencer Company, Inc.
is a Stephenville native and longtime foodie whose culinary
roots can be traced from the founding fathers of Coryell County
on his Mother's side to the French Quarter in New Orleans on his
Father's side. Nick, Vice-President of Texas Silencer Company,
worked as a chef for Le Chardonnay and the Kimbal Art Museum and
as a sous chef for River Crest Country Club. Additionally,
Nick and his dear friend Martha Taylor led the Culinary Court
sessions at Tarleton, a monthly cooking class open to the
public, all proceeds of which benefitted local charities. Nick
is a life-long hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman
whose cooking style represents the essence of the wilds of the
Lone Star State. Nick will be brining his passion for wild game
to a series of short instructional videos as part of the Texas
Silencer Company mission to promote education and learning for
the hunting community.
Owner of MyTexasToday,
author of Red Dirt Recipe Cookbook, and Co-Host on KTXD’s The Broadcast
and Taste Texas
Native Texan, Amy Kushnir shares passion for food,
family, faith, fashion, Texas music, and all things that make her roots
deep in the heart of Texas. She’s an SMU grad, an entrepreneur, a
foodie, a talk show host, and a full-time wife and mom of three.
Inspired by her own mother and grandmother’s cooking abilities, she
began cooking at the age of 19, and this passion grew into a desire to
publish recipes online, in her own kitchen with Texas musicians, on TV,
and in the form of her own cookbook, Red Dirt Recipes. Amy is
also a co-host on KTXD’s The Broadcast each weekday morning, and a
co-host on KTXD’s recent new cooking show, “Taste Texas” with Chef Garth
Blackburn. Beyond the TV screen, Amy connects with viewers on Facebook
and Twitter @AmyKushnir, and her website
Executive Chef at Sub-Zero
Wolf, co-host of KTDX’s Taste Texas, and guest chef on The Broadcast
Born in Lubbock and raised in Houston, Chef Garth
has a passion for all things Texas and that certainly includes stellar
sources for seasonal ingredients. His parents’ home cooking got him
started in the kitchen, and he fell in love with food as a member of the
U.S. National Cycling Team travelling to over 30 countries and eating
“lots.” A husband and a father, Chef Garth has prepared thousands of
meals for his family and for other families as a private chef.
Currently, Chef Garth shares his passion as a guest chef on KTXD’s The
Broadcast, and he explores the great state of Texas in search of the
finest ingredients for the best Texas dishes with his co-host, Amy
Kushnir, on KTXD’s cooking show, “Taste Texas.” Follow Chef Garth on
Twitter @garth_blackburn and Facebook.