Cooks Calendar

January 23, 2013 

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  • Free food
    National Pancake Day is Feb. 5 at IHOP! Enjoy a free stack of IHOP buttermilk pancakes 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Guests will be encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. All donations will help local charities provide vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care for sick and injured children. More information or make online donation at
    FREE breakfast at participating Subway restaurants. Local restaurants are taking online reservations to try any 3-inch flatbread sandwich from the breakfast menu and coffee for free. Go to 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. Go online before Friday, complete the registration form and reserve a day and time to try the Homestyle Tenders 4-piece snack for free. The reservation system will take place through Jan. 27, so register today at


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 and click on the Cook-Off banner to submit your recipe.

The 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off is now accepting entries. For the first time, America will vote to determine all 100 finalists. Participants now have three chances to enter and win. Grand Prize winner receives $1 million and $10,000 in GE kitchen appliances. Information and registration at

30th National Beef Cook-Off seeks healthy recipes from home cooks. Submit your best beef recipes online at for a chance to win $25,000 and a trip to the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington, DC. Deadline April 15.


Wine and Unwind and learn about Life at the Old Asylum. Dr. Woodrow Harris will give a broad overview of the state hospital property’s fabled history and comment on its future 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 24, $5 suggested donation. Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, (803) 779-1791,

Bordeaux tasting at Gourmet Shop 6 p.m. Jan. 31. $15 in advance, $17.50 at the door. The Gourmet Shop, 724 Saluda Ave., (803) 799-3705 or

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. Let’s Cook is at 1305 Assembly St., (803) 348-5874,

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. More information: call church office Tuesday through Thursday, (803) 359-2444. St. Alban’s is located at 403 Park Road, Lexington.

Carolina Outdoor Cooking BBQ Class is scheduled 8a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Exhibition Kitchen at the State Farmers Market. $250 per person includes lunch and all day BBQ samplings. Contact Garland Hughes, (803) 360-4700 or see more information/download registration form at


Cooking with Chef Marion presents quick weekday meals in one hour or less, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at Ballentine Park. $20 per person, ages 18 and up. Call for reservations (803) 781-2031 or email

Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill. Register for classes online at All classes begin at 6:30 p.m. unless noted. Thursday, $10 dinners; Friday, couples French bistro; Saturday, 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. Friday, 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

Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: Thursday, gluten-free Italian; Friday, couples cook; Saturday and Feb. 2, Food Wisdom RX with Roxanne Smith: Plant-based cooking. Detailed listings at 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 McCutchen.

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

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