Cooks Calendar

January 2, 2013 

Morgan Powell and Matthew Lawson try a sample of an apple at Jack Drummond's "Afresh!" fruit stand at Soda City, Columbia's all-local farmers market that officially opened Saturday on Main Street, moving from its Whaley Street location. Morgan and Lawson liked the new location and hoped that even more vendors will participate. They biked from their Earlewood neighborhood. The market will take place from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday on the 1500 block of Main Street, with dozens of local vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products and arts and crafts.

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Classes

Columbia’s Cooking! Ask about cooking and nutrition classes for home schoolers, colacook @mailbox.sc.edu. Jan. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Kids’ Winter Class (ages 9 and up). Menu focuses on healthy and warming winter foods and making healthy choices every day, $25 per child. Jan. 15, 5:30-8 p.m., Knife Skills with Chef Robert Stegall-Smith. Beginning Jan. 10, 5:30-8 p.m., 6 Weeks to Good Health program focusing on behavioral, nutritional and culinary strategies to help improve your health, $50 per class or $240 for six week course. Information, registration, Katherine Shavo (803) 576-5636, shavo@mailbox.sc.edu or colacook@mailbox.sc.edu, cpcp.sph.sc.edu/cooking /classes.


Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill. Register for classes online at charlestoncooks.com. All classes begin at 6:30 p.m. unless noted. Friday, Taste of Rome; Saturday, 10 a.m., warm winter recipes; Jan. 8, Kitchen Fundamentals: Stocks, Soups, Stews; Jan. 10, Fish and shellfish workshop; Jan. 11, couples French bistro; Jan. 15, Kitchen Fundamentals: classic sauces; Jan. 16, noon-1 p.m., Lunch express: Asian noodles; Jan. 17, root vegetables; Jan. 18, Food and Wine 101; Jan. 19, 10 a.m., pasta workshop; Jan. 22, Kitchen fundamentals: everyday sauces; Jan. 24, $10 dinners; Jan. 25, couples French bistro; Jan. 26, 10 a.m., knife skills; Jan. 29, Kitchen fundamentals: meat and poultry; Jan. 30, noon-1 p.m., Lunch express: Asian noodles; Jan. 31, winter citrus.


Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Today and Friday, pork; Jan. 8-9, crab cakes; Jan. 15 and 18, filet of beef; Jan. 21, Austrian shepherd’s pie; Jan. 25, wines of South Africa; Jan. 29 and Feb. 1, osso bucco; Feb. 5, French cooking goes to the dogs. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com


Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: Friday, tapas; Jan. 9, Eye on Food with Chef Platt; Jan. 10, gluten-free Italian; Jan. 11, couples cook; Jan. 15, Wild Women; Jan. 17, gluten-free Italian; Jan. 18, couples cook; Jan. 24, gluten-free Italian; Jan. 25, couples cook. Detailed listings at letscookculinary.com. Let’s Cook is at 1305 Assembly St. (803) 348-5874


McCutchen House on the USC Horseshoe. See complete schedule and sign up for classes at http://webapps .csg.sc.edu/ McCutchen.

Festivals/Events

Tickets are available for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival Feb. 28-March 3. Experience some of the best food in the nation during this long weekend of events and meet some of today’s hottest chefs, including Hugh Acheson, Frank Stitt, Michelle Bernstein and Takashi Yagihasi. Check out the calendar, more information and buy tickets at charlestonwineandfood.com


2013 Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival, March 4-9, is seeking entries for the International Wine Judging and Competition. Nearly 1,000 wines competed in the 2012 competition. Also, tickets are available for the Great Chefs of the South series of wine dinners at various restaurants and locations on Hilton Head Island and pre-festival events such as Uncork the Festival (Jan. 26) and the Grand Tasting and Silent Auction (Dec. 31). Wine entry information and festival details can be found online at www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com. Discounts for entries/purchases made before Dec. 31.


Want to know if your freshly caught fish is safe to eat? DHEC’s “Fish Smart, Eat Smart” campaign provides you with a statewide map with the latest advisories, information and other materials to help anglers determine whether to keep or release the fish that they catch in South Carolina waters. www.scdhec.gov/fish

Market News

Soda City Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street


701 Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday at 701 Whaley St.


Vista Guild Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Lincoln Street in front of Blue Marlin Restaurant


Rosewood Market Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 2803 Rosewood Drive, (803) 256-6410

Have an upcoming food event? Email details to food@thestate.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.

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