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Food Relief Effort to Offer a Taste of Asian Carp
Illinois Ag Connection - 09/11/2020

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will feed Elgin area families a hot Asian carp meal and conduct free Asian carp cooking demonstrations and tastings for the general public at the Dream Hall, 51 S. Grove Ave. in Elgin Sept. 12 from noon to 2 p.m.

Presented by Illinois State Sen. Cristina Castro and Illinois State Rep. Anna Moeller and cohosted by the Dream Hall, the event will feature an executive chef as he illustrates the best ways to prepare Asian carp. Following the demonstrations, Asian carp meals will be delivered to families in need at the Elgin Cooperative Ministry's Saturday Soup Kettle and to those sheltering at the Community Crisis Center.

Recently recommended for consumption by Seafood Watch as a sustainable fish option, Asian carp are a healthy and economical choice for individuals, restaurants, and institutional food vendors.

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