Got the best ’Q? Barbecue teams are wanted for the S.C. Department of Agriculture’s Smokin’ at the Market Commissioners Cup BBQ Cook Off from March 22-23 at the State Farmers Market. Sanctioned by Southern BBQ Network, categories include Anything Butt, Butts, Pork Ribs, Grand Champion and Reserve Champion. Sign up at http://agriculture.sc.gov/commissioners cupcookoff or email Jackie Moore at email@example.com.
Best ’Q too! Barbecue teams are urged to compete in the Second Annual Henry Shelor District of the Boy Scouts of America Wing-Ding and Barbecue Cook-off from March 15-16 at Sumter County Fair Grounds. This South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event will feature butts with an optional pork ribs event. Friday night Wing-Ding will be a People’s Choice event. Contact Cill Robinson (803) 840-3367 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information or application.
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 BakeOff.com
30th National Beef Cook-Off seeks healthy recipes from home cooks. Submit your best beef recipes online at beefcookoff.org for a chance to win $25,000 and a trip to the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington, D.C. Deadline April 15
Who is SHE? SHE is you! Come on out to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center from Friday through Sunday for cooking, gardening, decorating demonstrations and more. Learn high tea etiquette from Sybil Davis, extreme couponing from Joyce Hansell, get cocktail tips from Josh Streetman of Motor Supply Company, decorating tips from Amanda McNulty and meet Ariana Lightningstorm, who will analyze a print of your lips (like a palm reader). Sample goodies from Rosewood Market, The Oak Table and more. Oh yeah, there will be fashion, too! Ticket information and more at http://shecola.com
Carolina Outdoor Cooking BBQ Class is scheduled 8 a.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 carolinaoutdoorcooking.com
Cooking in Season with The F resh Market is a cookbook featuring 90 recipes that highlight seasonal ingredients. Vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes are included for those with specific dietary needs or who want to jumpstart a healthy New Year. Fresh Market, Trenholm Plaza, Forest Drive and Trenholm Road, (803) 782-9100
Have an upcoming food event? Email details to email@example.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.