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Specialist adds culinary kick to the season

Taste of Home event is Nov. 13

October 18, 2013

Taste of Home's local culinary specialist Guy Klinzing will be at the Marshalltown High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 to share his home cooking tips and tricks while demonstrating step-by-step recipes for the season's best dishes. This season's event is brought to Marshalltown by KDAO.

Klinzing grew up in Chicago and has family from upper Michigan in the Upper Peninsula. "I had the good fortune to be able to grow up in two worlds one very rural and the other urban," Klinzing said. "I draw on that in my shows and in my cooking."

He learned to cook from his mother and grandmother. "I came from a family of bakers. My grandmother made wonderful breads, rolls, cakes and pies. Her kitchen was always filled with those aromas that made your stomach start growling."

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Guy Klinzing, Taste of Home Culinary Specialist, will be sure to entertain the crowds at the cooking show.

As a seasoned Taste of Home Cooking School instructor, Klinzing looks forward to sharing time-saving cooking tips and the latest kitchen gadgets with Cooking School audiences.

"I'm a gadget guy," he said. "I actually had to put in some extra cabinets in my laundry room to store everything," he said.

Klinzing holds a Bachelor's Degree in Performing Arts from Northeastern University and an MBA from Dominican University. He has worked in the snack food and chocolate industry for more than 34 years, building and managing large candy production facilities, and serving as a corporate media spokesperson.

Each Taste of Home Cooking School show is live, so he says you never know what to expect. Once he worked alongside Mrs. Wyoming to prepare a show recipe.

"I was so taken by her grace and beauty, I knocked my skillet on the floor. About 200 mushrooms bounced across the stage, and the pan quickly became football-shaped." Klinzing said. "We had the loudest applause after that recipe. Taste of Home audiences are the greatest."

When not on the road entertaining Cooking School fans, he resides with his wife in the Chicago area where he is also a professional actor and singer.

Attendees will receive a gift bag including the Taste of Home Cooking School magazine. This 68-page special issue includes recipes featured during the program, along with many more, as well as coupons from participating national food companies. Attendees can also enter for a chance to win one of many door prizes, including the recipes created onstage that night.

Tickets are $13 and available at Iowa Valley Continuing Education, 3702 S. Center St., or call 641-752-4645 or toll-free 800-284-4823. Tickets may also be purchased at KDAO or the Marshalltown Hy-Vee. If any tickets remain they will be $15 at the door. Also, this year a very limited supply of V.I.P. tickets are being offered for $35 that include preferred seating, a Taste of Home "Recipes Across America" cookbook signed by Klinzing and a meet and greet with him before the show. V.I.P. tickets may only be purchased at KDAO or online at

The Taste of Home Cooking School is sponsored by KDAO, Marshalltown Hy-Vee and Iowa Valley Continuing Education.



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