Eat Right: Acclaimed Chef Mike Russo '10 Presents Healthy Recipes for the New Year at the Plaza; View Event, Get Recipes Here

By Susan LeClair, recruitment specialist, Empire State Plaza Office

March 5, 2012

Mike RussoThe SUNY Empire State College Plaza Office in downtown Albany was transformed into a cooking show recently as Mike Russo ’10 whipped up a variety of healthy and tasty recipes to serve at Super Bowl parties this year. Part of the Plaza workshop series for state workers, Russo’s cooking demonstration featured quick-and-easy recipes for fruit salsas, wild mushroom paté, vegetarian chili and an assortment of personal-pan pita pizzas.

Eager members of the audience lent a hand grating, chopping and mixing the ingredients while Russo effortlessly sautéed wild mushrooms in one pan and stirred an aromatic chili in another – spicing up his presentation with a healthy dose of nutritional advice and culinary tips. After the cooking was wrapped up, the audience indulged on samples of all the dishes that were prepared, topped off with a dessert of pumpkin pie frozen yogurt.

Russo is a nationally acclaimed host of cooking shows aimed at youngsters and currently serves as the director of U.S. Government Relations for GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

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