Got the best Q? Barbecue teams are wanted for the S.C. Department of Agricultures 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Fairgrounds. This South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event will feature butts with an optional pork ribs event. Friday night Wing-Ding will be a Peoples Choice event. Contact Bill Robinson (803) 840-3367 or email@example.com for information or application.
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
The Palladium Societys 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off is 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the Ellison Building at the State Fairgrounds. Tickets $15 for Palladium Society members, $20 for Historic Columbia Foundation members and $25 for general public and include all you can eat chili, drinks, wine and beer. Proceeds benefit Historic Columbia Foundation. Tickets at HCFChili2013.eventbrite.com
Terras Open that Bottle night is Saturday. Dust off that bottle of wine youve been keeping and enjoy it over dinner at Terra, the restaurant is waiving its corkage fee. 100 State Street, (803) 791-3443, www.TerraSC.com
The South Carolina Cornbread Festival is 10 a.m.-10 p.m. March 2 at Main and Newman streets (near Earlewood Park). Enjoy a day of food and fun and lots of cornbread. Enter the cook-off (amateurs and pros) or cornbread eating contests. Meet celebrity chef Melba Wilson. Information at www.sccornbreadfestival.com
Amazon Wine delivery now available in S.C. through Amazon.com. Customers in South Carolina can now shop from a selection of over 140 wines from more than 25 wineries and ship up to six bottles of their favorite wine for only $9.99.
BBQ Shop Talk will be holding a series of grilling classes at the SC State Farmers Market. Sunday classes, noon-5 p.m., $99 per class include samplings, recipes and take-home food. April 7, ribs; May 5, ladies grilling; June 9, guys grilling; July 14, start your own competition cook team. Call Mark Busbee, (803) 513-6087 or Tim Handy, (843) 214-3736
Columbias Cooking! Ask about cooking and nutrition classes for home schoolers,. Information, registration, Katherine Shavo (803) 576-5636, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, cpcp.sph.sc.edu/cooking /classes.
Shirleys Cooking School at The Farmers Shed. Learn to cook with greens 11 a.m., March 2, $5 per person, proceeds to Samaritan Well. The Farmers Shed, 2513 Augusta Hwy., Lexington, call (803) 996-9122 to register.
Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill. Saturday, 10 a.m., fish and game; Saturday, 6 p.m., fireside recipes; Feb. 27, one-pot meals; Feb. 28, Lowcountry classics; March 1, bourbon and bbq; March 2, knife skills; March 4, Lee Bros. Register for classes online at charlestoncooks.com.
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Friday, Australian wines; Feb. 26, March 1, duck; March 5, basic sauces; March 8, 30-minute meal. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com
Lets Cook Culinary Studio events: Tonight, winter soups; Friday, Italian supper. Detailed listings at letscookculinary.com. Lets 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, 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.
Have an upcoming food event? Email details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.