Cooks Calendar

February 27, 2013 





The South Carolina Cornbread Festival is 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday 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

Amazing four course wine dinner at Terra. Winemaker Robbie Meyer, with L’Angevin and Peirson-Meyer, and chef Mike Davis pair up for a four-course dinner with wine on Monday. Courses include bouillabaise (frog legs, crawfish and crab), seared scallops, Manchester Farm quail and NY strip steak. Seats available, $100 per person. Terra, 100 State St., (803) 791-3443,

Slow Food at Indie Grits. Get your tickets ($10, $15, $25) for the Slow Food tasting and potluck highlighting local and sustainable ingredients, 4-7 p.m. April 14 at 701 Whaley. Tickets on sale March 15 (festival passes on sale Friday) at

Food Safety Workshop for small- to mid-sized growers highlighting best practices for safety, postharvest handling, packing and business management presented by Clemson Cooperative Extension Service and Carolina Farm Stewards Association, March 21 at Sandhill Research and Education Center. Details and registration, contact Blake Lanford, (843) 365-6715 or

First Ever Midlands Farm Tour sponsored by Carolina Farm Stewards and Whole Foods April 6 and 7. Tour 11 sustainable working farms throughout Richland, Lexington and Kershaw counties, you pick the route, meet the farmers and enjoy fresh farm products. $25 per car or bicycling group in advance (tickets good for both days) or $30 day of event or $10 per farm. The Upstate Farm Tour is June 1 and 2 (24 farms in Greenville, Spartanburg, Laurens, Newberry, Anderson, Abbeville and Greenwood counties) Details at


Vote for a local in the Hungry Jack Use Up The Box Contest and be entered to win daily prizes. Chapin resident Margaret S. is one of nine finalists vying for a year of free groceries. Vote for her Carrot Cake Waffles recipe now through March 5 at

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 cupcookoff or email Jackie Moore at

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 People’s Choice event. Contact Bill Robinson (803) 840-3367 or for information or application.

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, D.C. Deadline April 15


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

Columbia’s Cooking! Ask about cooking and nutrition classes for home schoolers. Information, registration, Katherine Shavo (803) 576-5636, or, /classes.

Shirley’s Cooking School at The Farmer’s Shed. Learn to cook with greens 11 a.m., Saturday, $5 per person, proceeds to Samaritan Well. The Farmer’s Shed, 2513 Augusta Hwy., Lexington, call (803) 996-9122 to register.

Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill. Tonight,, one-pot meals; Thursday, Lowcountry classics; Friday, bourbon and bbq; Saturday, knife skills; March 5, 7-ingredient dinners; March 6, (lunch) cheese, (dinner) taste of Morocco; March 7, steakhouse favorites. Register for classes online at

Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Friday, duck; March 5, basic sauces; March 8, 30-minute meal; March 12, 15, 16, chicken pot pie; March 19, oysters and clams; March 22, Tuscan wines; March 26, 28, lamb chops. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or

Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: Friday, tapas; March 8, couples Italian; March 14, hands-on pasta; March 15, couples paella; March 19, Wild Women; March 20, Eye on Food; March 22, couples pad Thai. 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.

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.

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

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