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August 3, 2016

Chef Crystal De Luna-Bogan in the Edible Kitchen

Chef Crystal De Luna-Bogan will demonstrate a sweet and refreshing watermelon salad for the Watermelon Throwdown on Saturday August 6, 2016, at the Nashville Farmers' Market. Chef De Luna-Bogan is Le Cordon Bleu trained and the co-owner of The Grilled Cheeserie food truck—Nashville's go-to for gooey, cheesy delights. Her education and many years of experience in the fine dining scene has assisted her and husband Joseph in creating one of the most popular food trucks in the Nashville area.

This Saturday, chef De Luna-Bogan will demonstrate her recipe for Fresh Watermelon with Hibiscus-Lime Granita in the Edible Kitchen using ingredients found at the Market—fresh mint from Reggie's Produce and sweet watermelon provided by Simons' Produce.

"Nothing is better in this Southern summer heat than ice cold watermelon! My recipe for Hibiscus-Lime Granita is a sure crowd pleaser that compliments all the fresh watermelon found at the Nashville Farmers' Market. I am so excited to throw down my recipe and kick off the Watermelon Throwdown with everyone," chef De Luna-Bogan says.

You can catch her demonstrations in the Edible Kitchen this Saturday at the Watermelon Throwdown at 10 and 11 am. Snag a hand-written recipe card from Chef De Luna-Bogan, and stick around afterwards to sample this tasty salad.

The Edible Kitchen is where chefs from around the city teach live audience members how to prepare simple meals using seasonal ingredients found at the Market. It is presented by Edible Nashville, and happens at the Market every first and third Saturday of the month.