The Seahawks at the 22nd Taste of the NFL

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February 12, 2013

By Bill Boehlke

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Craig Terrill & wife, Ashley Herring, 2013 Miss America Mallory Hagan, & Will Herring.

TasteNFL_logo250The annual Super Bowl weekend puts the spotlight on a number of events beyond the actual game itself. The evening before the Ravens and the 49ers met on the field in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, players and chefs representing each of the NFL teams met in the kitchen for some friendly competition as part of the 22nd Taste of the NFL.

Representing the Seahawks were alumni Craig Terrill (DT, 2004-2010), along with chef John Howie of the Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar located in Bellevue, WA. Craig was the winner of the Lou Groza Award, named after one of the all-time great kickers in football history (Groza played for 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns until he retired in 1967 as the last of the original Browns). Chef Howie’s menu and wine pairing featured seared diver scallops with golden beet carpaccio, black truffle vinaigrette and micro arugula.

Former Seahawks linebacker Will Herring (2007-2010, New Orleans Saints 2011-present) also paid a visit to the event with his wife Ashley. And making one of her first public appearances in her new reign was 2013 Miss America, Mallory Hagan.

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Chef John Howie & Craig | Craig with his Lou Groza Award

Miss America & Chef Howie | Will & Ashley Herring with Miss America

Miss America & Chef Howie | Will & Ashley Herring with Miss America

Since 1992, the Taste of the NFL has rallied the country’s top chefs and the NFL’s greatest to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. Held on the eve of the Super Bowl, this event is a unique way to experience exceptional cuisine, meet NFL players and coaches, and support the fight against hunger. Each year, net proceeds from the Taste of the NFL’s Super Bowl event are donated to Feeding America-affiliated food banks in each of the NFL cities, with an emphasis on the Super Bowl host city’s food bank.

A behind the scenes video of the 2013 Taste of the NFL.

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