Do you have a “must have” recipe?
As a demo chef, Jamie Dunn has many go-to recipes up his culinary sleeves depending on the situation. Is it for a sick friend, are the kids coming home, is there a special breakfast coming up?
Dunn’s goal as the star chef at the upcoming OK Cooking School on April 12 is for viewers to find their own recipe among the six dishes she’ll be preparing, even if it’s just part of a recipe like the sauce she makes for him raspberry cookies.
“The raspberry sauce is fantastic on everything, not just the cookie. It’s great on waffles, it’s great on ice cream, it’s like you get two recipes that can become your favorites. You can take this sauce and you can make raspberries out of it, you can make blueberries out of it, you can make blackberries out of it,” Dunn said.
Other dishes on the menu will be chicken poblano soup and green chili wonton. For a twist, Dunn will use an Instant Pot to make corned beef braciole, which is a piece of steak rolled up with parmesan cheese and parsley. His meatless dish will be fresh corn and tomato pasta.
“It’s really good with Bixby corn…I mean, it couldn’t get any better than that because it’s really just fresh corn that you cut the cob off of, tomatoes and feta cheese. It’s really good, and it’s really good that stays,” she said. noted.
More freshness comes with dessert, with Dunn to top off the meal with his fresh berry pie.
“It’s got this luscious crema that’s not only good on it, but it’s also really good on scones,” she said. “It’s a bit like a Devonshire cream, so it’s a nice pie.”
A home cook is how Dunn, a Bartlesville native, humbly describes himself. She studied food science at OSU and always wanted to do food demonstrations, a passion she had even in high school. Once her children were old enough, she logged on to Taste of Home magazine and began traveling and cooking across the country. For more than 10 years, she has been a star chef on OK Cooking School, a popular show that attracts hundreds of people and vendors.
Dunn enjoys helping people cook for their families and helping them succeed in the kitchen with everyday cooking. She sees food as a way to not only connect with people, but also to reach out and bless others. To do that, “you don’t have to be a famous chef, you don’t have to be awesome, you’re going to make mistakes, just know that,” she said.
The show will include door prizes and a Branson entertainment package will be offered. Each receives a goody bag that exhibitors wrap with products, coupons and recipes.
“Honestly, that bag you get is worth more than the ticket price,” Dunn said.
The OK Cooking School event will take place on April 12 at the Bartlesville Community Center. Doors open at 3 p.m. with the live show starting at 6:30 p.m. Dink’s Pit BBQ concessions will be open from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $11 at bartlesvillecommunitycenter.com and the KWON workshop. $28 VIP tickets include premium seating, a freebie from Frida’s Cocina Mexicana and more. Call 918-336-1001 for more information.
There is also a culinary cake competition at this year’s event. To register, go to okcookingschool.com.