CHICAGO, IL- The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will expand its popular ‘Target Hunger Now!’ program by making protein rich Asian carp available to Illinois families. The Department will demonstrate recipes at a dinner event featuring famed Louisiana Chef Philippe Parola. ‘Target Hunger Now!’ is a humanitarian effort which provides food banks and other organizations throughout the state with donated venison and now Asian carp.
Members of the media are invited to arrive at 3:30 CT for a taste test and to see how Chef Philippe Parola prepares the fish.
What: ‘Target Hunger Now!’ Asian Carp Dinner
When: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 from 4-6 p.m. CT (media tasting at 3:30 p.m. CT)
Where: Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School
5088 West Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644
Who: Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Feeding Illinois Chef Philippe Parola, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
State Representative La Shawn K. Ford (8th District)