I love to eat and I learned how to cook in self defense because my mother and grandmother were terrible cooks. Any food lover who is unfortunate enough to grow up without a good cook usually winds up cooking so he or she can eat well in spite of the skill set of the adults.

Food Network has a “reality” show which searches for cooks (both trained and untrained) to be their next national television star and even if you don’t watch the show, you can go to The Grove this Saturday and watch as a local winner is selected from recipes they submitted this month as the winner of A Taste of the Grove.

There will be a full day of food related entertainment from cooking demonstrations by local Chef Jean Francois Meteigner from La Cachette Bistro and two of the contestants from the show, as well as live music and Cadillac test drives. All the fun starts at 10am and goes until 6pm, but you can stay longer and shop, eat & drink as long as you wish, or at least until the Grove closes.