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Friday, September 21st, 2018
Cooking Demonstration by...

MICHAEL NICHOLLS "NICK" PUGH, Vice President of Texas Silencer Company, Inc.

 Nick Pugh 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.



AMY KUSHNIR, Owner of MyTexasToday, author of Red Dirt Recipe Cookbook, and Co-Host on KTXDs 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. Shes 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 grandmothers 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 KTXDs The Broadcast each weekday morning, and a co-host on KTXDs 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

GARTH BLACKBURN, Executive Chef at Sub-Zero Wolf, co-host of KTDXs 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 KTXDs 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 KTXDs cooking show, Taste Texas. Follow Chef Garth on Twitter @garth_blackburn and Facebook.