2013 Momma Cuisine Summer Cooking Tour sponsored by @Buick #MCBuickTour

Cooking Personality Momma Cuisine Kicks Off Summer Cooking Tour with Buick Featuring live demos at each of six Farmers Market locations, Buick test drives and celebrity guests

Most Chicagoans attend summer farmers markets in their quaint downtown neighborhoods, but this year Chicago’s suburbs are hosting their own weekend markets to accommodate growing trends and taste of self-described “foodies.”

From Lisle to Geneva to Vernon Hills, families and those new to cooking can get a taste of Momma Cuisine’s recipes all summer long. From June through August, Johanna Cook (creator of the Momma Cuisine, Inc. brand) will be hosting live cooking demonstrations at six farmers markets across western and southern suburbs in Illinois.

The public will have a chance to meet Momma Cuisine in person, discuss everyday cooking tips with her accompanying guests, and enter to a contest to win a free, one-week loan of a 2013 Buick vehicle. The tour is also sponsored by NessAlla Kombucha and Kenmore.

Midwestern foodies can register for any of these free presentations through the Momma Cuisine EventBrite page:

In 2012, the Momma Cuisine Summer French Market Cooking Tour (also presented by Buick) generated 12 million impressions on Twitter alone over the course of six Tour locations – about 2 million impressions per location. It also attracted between 500 and 1,500 food aficionados and new consumers for sponsors, and was publicized with the help of WGN Midday News, WCUI’s You and Me This Morning, Chicagonista, The Local Tourist, Foodie Chats and social media sponsors.

Below is the schedule of Momma Cuisine’s 2013 Summer Cooking Tour locations and guest appearances. Cooking demos start at 10am CST at all locations except for Western Springs.*

June 8: Lisle Address: Downtown (between Spencer & Center, in Metra parking lot) Time: 8:00am-1:00pm

June 16: Geneva – Guest Appearance by Jessica Murnane of Address: Metra parking lot (NW corner of South Street & 4th Street) Time: 9:00am-2:00pm

June 29: Wilmette Address: Downtown (east side of tracks at Central, in Metra Parking lot) Time: 8:00am-1:00pm

July 20: New Lenox – Guest Appearance by Rob North of Craftsman & HGTV’s “Designed to Sell” show Test Drive Event w/ Buick Address: Village Hall – 1 Veterans Parkway Time: 9:00am-1:00pm

July 25: Western Springs 3:00pm – Guest Appearance by Christina Scoleri of VH1’s “Mob Wives Chicago” show Address: Hillgrove Avenue (between Lawn & Grand Avenue) Time: 2:00-7:00pm

August 3: Vernon Hills – Guest Appearance by Chef Rick Gresh of David Burke’s Primehouse Address: Metra Parking Lot 75 East Route 45 Time: 8:00am-1:00pm


Johanna Cook is the Founder of Momma Cuisine, Inc., a multi-faceted cooking brand that hosts a cooking series on, endorses Fortune 500 food brands, and appears regularly at local food industry and charity events. As a mother of three with a busy schedule, Ms. Cook relates to the struggles of individuals, couples and families who want to create Great Everyday Meals with simple ingredients and basic cooking techniques.

Mrs. Cook has been featured in the International Housewares Show (2012 and 2013), Huffington Post LIVE, WGN America, Midday National News, WCIU Chicago, You and Me This Morning, iFood.TV, Food Revolution, Chicago Parent magazine, Chicago Tribune, Red Tricycle, #FoodieChats, Cupcake Wars, Celebrity Chef Chicago Cooking Expo and many other national media outlets since 2009.

*Contact to arrange an interview with Johanna Cook for a blog review, feature article or news segment.

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