Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Randolph chef, economics professor film news segment on local foods

Randolph College Executive Chef Dave Wasson will make his TV premiere Thursday, November 16 at 5 p.m. on www.wset.com in Lynchburg.

Wasson recently filmed a cooking segment with Lauren Compton, a WSET reporter. The story will explore the locavore movement and why people should be concerned about where their food comes from. John Abell, a Randolph economics professor, will also be featured in the story offering expert commentary on the movement and the pros and cons associated with buying your food from mostly local sources.

Wasson, who works for Aramark Dining Services, the company contracted by Randolph College, spent time with Compton showing her several tasty, yet easy recipes for food using mostly local ingredients.

Watch WSET on Thursday to see what dishes they chose and the outcome! You might even get a recipe or two!