Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival
November 21-23, 2019
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20 Questions…for Dawn Baker…Show Manager at ShowSpan Inc. (Including GR International Wine, Beer & Food Festival)

20 Questions…for Dawn Baker…Show Manager at ShowSpan Inc. (Including GR International Wine, Beer & Food Festival)

20 Questions…for Dawn Baker…Show Manager at ShowSpan Inc. (Including GR International Wine, Beer & Food Festival).

I am in the beginning stages of my passion for food. GR is a great place to be when you want to be inspired in the world of food and beverage!

Q1)         What is your favorite dessert?
A1)         Cheesecake.

Q2)         What is your favorite ethnic cuisine (either to cook or dining out)?
A2)         Mexican to cook; Indian to eat out.  

Q3)         What is your signature dish for dinner parties?
A3)         Special dip appetizers, typically something packin’ some heat.

Q4)         Baking or grilling?
A4)         Grilling.

Q5)         What is a perfect host / hostess beverage to give?
A5)         Their favorite beverage (wine, beer or spirits).   

Q6)         What is the “must have” in your pantry?
A6)         Balsamics.

Q7)         You can only have one of these items for the rest of your life…which do you choose: chocolate or cheese?
A7)         Cheese (obvious by the cheesecake mention above).

Q8)         What is your favorite pizza topping?
A8)         Veggies…favorite is yellow peppers.  

Q9)         How do you like your steak…rare, medium, well-done?
A9)         Rare.

Q10)      What is the fresh herb you can’t live without?
A10)       Cilantro.

Q11)      If you could have dinner with any person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A11)       So many great options…my grandfather who passed away when I was 21.

Q12)      Other than tortilla chips, what do you use salsa for?
A12)       Salads and as a marinade.

Q13)      What is the most “exotic” food you’ve ever eaten?
A13)       Iguana.

Q14)      What would you rather eat: fresh lobster on the pier in Maine, fresh shucked oysters in the Pacific Northwest or fresh crawfish on the Gulf in New Orleans?
A14)       Fresh lobster on the pier.

Q15)      Which do you prefer: sparkling, tap or flavored water?
A15)       Sparkling and flavored.

Q16)      What is your favorite foodie movie or book?
A16)       Julie & Julia.

Q17)      Which celebrity chef would you most want to cook with?A17)       Julia Child.   

Q18)      Red, White, Rose or Sparkling?
A18)       Sparkling…this girl loves bubbles in life!

Q19)      What “family recipe” will you pass down to your children (or a younger family member)?
A19)       A BBQ sauce.     

Q20)      Stout, Porter, IPA or Lager?
A20)       IPA.