Ganondagan to bring in Celebrity Aboriginal Fusion Chef, David Wolfman
VICTOR, NY—Celebrity Chef David Wolfman is a culinary arts professor at George Brown College in Toronto and is Host, Writer, and Executive Producer of the nationally televised Cooking with the Wolfman™ program on The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). “The Wolfman” will do a live demonstration on both July 25 and 26, 2009 at Ganondagan’s 18th Annual Native American Dance & Music Festival.
Wolfman is known for his Aboriginal Fusion cuisine, in which he takes international recipes and combines them with North American indigenous food products to create inspired dishes, such as the Dutch Nasi Goreng and Frikendal fused with venison. The popularity of dishes using native and local products has risen on such shows as Top Chef and this movement has been supported by initiatives through the New York Wine & Culinary Center and the Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty.
Wegmans in Canandaigua is partnering with Ganondagan to bring “The Wolfman” to Ganondagan’s Native American Dance & Music Festival. Wolfman will also offer four 45 minute cooking demonstrations in the Wegmans Canandaigua store on July 24 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“We’re really thrilled to be partnering with Wegmans to bring David Wolfman to the Festival,” shared Ganondagan’s Executive Director, Jeanette Miller. “David will be demonstrating how to make delicious classic cuisine with an indigenous flare. David’s famous recipes will be available on recipe cards at Ganondagan and at Wegmans between July 24 and 26, and all of the products in the recipes will be available for purchase at Wegmans.”
FUSION is the theme of this year’s Native American Dance & Music Festival and Art Market, which resonates throughout the event, in the Native Tribal Fusion music played by headliner Arvel Bird and in David Wolfman’s Aboriginal Fusion cuisine. The festival will take place at Ganondagan State Historic Site located at 1488 State Rte. 444, Victor, NY on July 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admittance to the festival is $8 for adults, $5 for Seniors and Students, $2 for Children (age 4-12), and Free for children under 4 and for Friends of Ganondagan Members showing current membership card. For full program, visit http://www.ganondagan.org or call 585-742-1690.