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Volume 2, Number 2

Published: April 2007


TV Ones' G. Garvin 'Turns up The Heat'

at Tyson; "Super Simple" Culinary at

Tysons' Discovery Center


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              Television superstar and now cookbook author, G. Garvin jammed on into the corporate world headquarters of Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 to heat up the world-class Tyson Discovery Center with a few of his select, delectable and oh so tasty signature dishes. The energetic culinary chef is arguably one of the most dynamic, entertaining and soulful television chefs around. When the opportunity presented itself, I jumped at the chance to meet the host of TV One's, "Turn up the Heat with G. Garvin."

              Garvin is a super real, down-to-earth, down-home, guy-next-door type culinary expert. His style and presentation captivated the estimated 150 or so Tyson team members with a quick and simple preparation approach to some of his very good dishes. I can't remember the last time I purchased a cook

G. Garvin Signs Copies of His Book @ Tyson

G. Garvin Signs Copies of His Book @ Tyson

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Tyson Team Members Listen as Garvin Speaks

Tyson Team Members Listen as Garvin Speaks

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book (if I have ever purchased a one), but after seeing Chef Garvin in action at the Tyson Discovery Center, I made a cook book purchase; now, I hope it helps me improve my cooking. Garvin is a man who knows his craft and knows it well. He kept it real at Tyson the entire time. He made cooking seem like fun and not unlike a great artist creating a masterpiece; Chef Garvin's final food preparations were always as attractive to the naked eye as they ultimately were to the inner taste buds. We got to sample portions of the dishes prepared during the presentation.
 
              Garvin said in an article published in Soul Food magazine entitled, Bring on the Flavor, and Turn up the Heat: "My mother taught me the discipline of cooking." He said that when he was a kid he was "learning ingredients,
preparation and presentation to earn extra money, but then learned to love it." After seeing a few of Garvin's television cooking shows, meeting him in person and witnessing his down-home action in the kitchen, I think that his mother taught him well and surely his new cook book titled ...