The seventh Annual Man-O-Manishewitz Cook-Off is seeking entries for a chance to win $25,000 Grand Prize package including Maytag appliances, cash, an expense paid trip and crystal trophy. Deadline is Feb. 4. To enter, log onto manischewitz.com and click on the Cook-Off banner to submit your recipe. Recipes must adhere to Kosher guidelines, be prepared in under an hour, have no more than nine ingredients which must include one of the Manischewitz All-Natural broth flavors and one additional Manischewitz product.
Win a trip to the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival with Time Warner Cable. Five grand-prize winners will enjoy a three-day/two-night trip to Miami for two to attend the festival with tickets to select events, select talent meet-and-greets, $500 in spending money and one year of Digital TV and Broadband Internet service. To enter, be a fan of the Time Warner Cable or Mi Cultura Facebook pages and fill out and submit the online registration form by Monday. Winner will be selected Tuesday. Official rules at facebook.com/TWC or facebook.com/MiCultura
The 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off is now accepting entries. The contest has been revamped. For the first time, America will vote to determine all 100 finalists. To encourage simpler, original recipes, submissions must include no more than seven ingredients and take 30 minutes or less to prepare, not including baking or cooling time. Participants now have three chances to enter and win. Each entry and voting period is defined by these categories: Amazing Doable Dinners, entry deadline Feb. 7, voting period March 14-28; Simple Sweets and Starters, entry period April 4-May 9, voting June 13-27; Quick Rise and Shine Breakfasts, entry July 4-Aug. 8, voting Sept. 12-26. Grand Prize winner receives $1 million and $10,000 in GE kitchen appliances. Information and registration at BakeOff.com
Restaurant Week ends Sunday! Restaurants (and this year, hotels) throughout the state will be offering specially priced menus created to showcase the talents of the chef. Check out restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com to find special deals or make reservations.
There’s a new food truck in town! The Coop, operated by USC’s Carolina Dining, replaces the old trolley outside of Swearingen Engineering Center. The Coop will feature chicken sandwiches, quesadillas, muffins, breakfast sandwiches and “Simply to Go” offerings 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Love oysters? Our Local Catch
Celebrate at Hampton’s in Sumter with a five-course dinner prepared by Master Chef Raffaele Dall’Erta and a tasting of wines from Castello Banfi, one of Tuscany’s most prestigious estates, 6 tonight. Featured speaker will be Sharon McCarthy, President, U.S. Society of Wine Educators. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., $85 per person. Hampton’s is located at 4 West Hampton Ave., Sumter, (803) 774-4400, hamptonsfoods.com
The 15th Annual WineFest is 7-9:30 Thursday at the Sumter County Gallery of Art and Patriot Hall, 200 Hasel Street, Sumter. Area restauranteurs and caterers will be offering heavy hors d’oeuvres and twelve tasting booths will present both domestic and imported wines for sampling. Enjoy live jazz, classical music, a martini bar and silent auction. Proceeds benefit programming for the elderly in Sumter County. Tickets $50. Information, call Sumter Senior Services (803) 773-5508 or sumterwinefest.org.
Fleur de Lys Home Cooking School hosts Ludvic David of Chateau Marquis de Terme. Come and experience an evening of great Margaux wine paired with Manchester Farms quail 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22. $39 per person. 3001 Millwood, (803) 765-9999, fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com
Wine and Unwind and learn about Life at the Old Asylum. Dr. Woodrow Harris, former director of education and training for the state hospital at the SC Department of Mental Health, will give a broad overview of the state hospital property’s fabled history, architectural and historic features and comment on its future 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Capital Senior Center. $5 suggested donation. Refreshments provided by Stonefire American Grill. Capitol Senior Center is located at 1650 Park Circle, (803) 779-1791, capitalseniorcenter.com
FREE breakfast at participating Subway restaurants. and choose a time and day to visit a neighborhood Subway during the trial period of Jan. 28-Feb. 2.
FREE Homestyle Chicken Tenders at Bojangles.
Who is the best seafood chef in SC? The third annual South Carolina Seafood Challenge from Jan. 29-31at Myrtle Beach Convention Center will determine who is the best in the state and who will move on to represent South Carolina in the national competition in New Orleans. This event is part of the 37th Annual Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast and is open to members of the Hospitality Industry. Information: contact Kellie Swezey, (843) 448-9483, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reserve your spot today for the Truffles + Hazelnut Wine Dinner at Let’s Cook Culinary Studio. Guest chef Carlo Zarri will be preparing a six course dinner with wine pairings 6 p.m. Feb. 1. Pre-registration and payment is required, $96 inclusive, per person. Can’t make dinner? Meet the Chef Zarri at a special wine and cheese reception 6-8 p.m. Jan. 31, $30 per person. Let’s Cook is located at 1305 Assembly St., (803) 348-5874, letscookculinary.com.
Rose Wilkins’ World Famous Chicken Bog will be served at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 1. $7 per plate, $3 per child’s plate (age 12 and under), to-go plates available. Proceeds to benefit the Altar Guild and Outreach Ministries. More information: call church office Tuesday through Thursday, (803) 359-2444. St. Alban’s is located at 403 Park Road, Lexington.
National Pancake Day is Feb. 5 at IHOP!
Who is SHE? SHE is you!
Carolina Outdoor Cooking BBQ Class
Tickets are available Charleston Wine + Food Festival from .
2013 Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival.
Mark your calendar! Carolina Farm Stewards Spring Farm Tours to include the Midlands this year!
Want to know if your freshly caught fish is safe to eat?
Columbia’s Cooking! Ask about cooking and nutrition classes for home schoolers,. Friday, 5:3 Kids’ Winter Class 6 Weeks to Good Health or email@example.com, cpcp.sph.sc.edu/cooking /classes.
Cooking with Chef Marion presents quick weekday meals in one hour or less, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Ballentine Park. $20 per person, ages 18 and up. Call for reservations (803) 781-2031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill. Register for classes online at charlestoncooks.com. All classes begin at 6:30 p.m. unless noted. Noon-1 p.m. today, lunch express: Asian noodles; Thursday, root vegetables; Friday, Food and Wine 101; 10 a.m. Saturday, pasta workshop; Tuesday, 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. 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: Thursday, gluten-free Italian; Friday, 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.
Soda City Market
701 Farmers Market,
Vista Guild Farmers Market,
Farmers in the Forest,
Rosewood Market Farmers Market,
Northeast Farmers Market at Lake Carolina
Have an upcoming food event? Email details to email@example.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.