Katherine Heigl took to the stage over the weekend but there was no acting required for this role. She was performing a live demonstration of her pork and sauerkraut spaetzle dish to attendees of the New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF).

Joining Katherine at the Grand Tasting event to assist with the family recipe was mom Nancy Heigl, and the duo were soon busy explaining the preparation and cooking process to the large audience gathered at the centerpiece Pier 94 venue.

NYCWFF is a charity event. 100% of the net proceeds benefit Food Bank For New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America and in the five boroughs.