Atria Hosts Cook-Off

From left: Atria staff Nancy Wedlock, director of Engage Life; Amy Smidt, executive director; Nancy Marsicano, community sales director; Matthew Walsh, director of culinary services; and Carole Hilly, chef, Northwell Hospital Plainview.

July is National Culinary Month, and each year, Atria Senior Living communities across the country compete with local chefs in a cooking showdown. Once again, Atria invited Northwell Health Systems Plainview Hospital chef Carole Hilly.

Watermelon_072716BThe special ingredient all recipes had to include was watermelon.
“It’s amazing how much you can do with watermelon. We had a great variety of dishes, including watermelon coconut marshmallow parfait, watermelon ice, watermelon brisket roll, watermelon salsa, watermelon citrus feta supreme and pan seared shrimp with watermelon sauce,” according to Atria. —Herald Staff

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Steve Mosco, former editor-in-chief at Anton Media Group, is a columnist for Long Island Weekly's food and sports sections. He fancies himself a tastemaker, food influencer and king of all eaters.

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