Cooks Calendar

April 17, 2013 

The kitchen at Old McCaskill's Farm, part of the Camden Kitchen Tour on April 27.

ROBERT WRIGHT — CSI

See what’s cooking on the Camden Kitchen Tour

Presented by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, the Kitchen Tour is scheduled 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27 and will feature seven homes, beginning at the historic Douglas-Reed House. Stops on the tour include: Barbara and Dick Davis, 120 Dicey Ford; Anne Hutchins, 1914 Carriage House Lane; Old McCaskill’s Farm (box lunch and fresh eggs available), 337 Cantey Lane; Grace Episcopal Church, 1315 Lyttleton Street; Laurie and Bill Funderburk, 1804 Broad Street; Tory and Tom Brock, 644 Charlotte Thompson Road; Dr. Patricia Nolan, 520 Cooks Court.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of, and are available at Douglas-Reed House, 810 Lyttleton Street, Camden, (803) 425-7676, ext. 300 or online at www.fineartscenter.com

Forest Acres Farmers Market opens April 24

Farmers in the Forest, the Forest Acres farmers market, will be open 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays through October beginning April 24. Vendor fees have been waived through July 3 and vendors are asked to register online at http://farmersintheforest.org. This year, the market moves to the space between Richland Mall and Wendy’s, along Beltline Boulevard. More information online, at www.facebook.com/forestacresfarmersmarket or contact City of Forest Acres, (803) 782-9475.

MoMo’s goes to South America

Enjoy a dinner featuring South American-inspired cuisine paired with wines from the region on April 25. Reservations $55 per person before April 18, $65 after, limited seating. MoMo’s is at 2930 Devine St., (803) 252-2700, www.momos-bistro.com

Festivals/Events

Bordeaux tasting at Gourmet Shop with JP Chambas 6 p.m. Thursday. A selection of 2009 vintage Bordeaux wines, $15 in advance, $17.50 at the door. Reservations (803) 799-9463 or http://thegourmetshop.net Gourmet Shop is at 724 Saluda Ave., Five Points


Take a Dirt RoadTrip (aka Lowcountry Farm Tour) Saturday on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands and McClellanville. $30 per carload for LLF members, $35 per carload for non-members. Info at www.lowcountrylocalfirst.org


Place your orders now for the Big Nosh! Pre-order delicious Jewish delicacies such as whitefish salad, kugel, knish, brisket, corned beef, pastrami and chopped liver in advance of the festival at Tree of Life Congregation 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Park-and-ride shuttle 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Comedy House, 2768 Decker Blvd. Tree of Life is located at 6719 N. Trenholm Rd., www.bignosh.org


Central Carolina Food & Wine Series: April 23, Old World vs. New World Wines at Hampton Street Vineyard. Wines provided by Aleph Wines Corporation, event sponsored by BB&T. Proceeds to benefit Central Carolina Community Foundation, a nonprofit serving the Midlands. Tickets $100 per person, available at www.yourfoundation.org


Wine and Unwind and meet artist Heidi Darr-Hope, 5:30-7 p.m. April 25 at Capital Senior Center/Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle at Maxcy Gregg Park. (803) 779-1971, ext. 12. www.CapitalSeniorCenter.com


Raise a glass and support Habitat for Humanity. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 403 Park Rd., Lexington, hosts a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity 6:30 p.m. April 26. Wine and cheese and beer, tickets $15 in advance, $20 at door. (803) 359-2444 Tuesday through Thursday for information.


Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend 25th Anniversary Kick-Off Party is Saturday. Tickets are on sale now for the Champagne Tasting ($75 per person, 11 a.m. at Bonterra Dining and Wine Room, 1829 Cleveland Ave) and Mowtown@Uptown ($125 and $7, 6:30-11 p.m. at Founders Hall, 100 North Tryon Street) events at www.charlottewineandfood.org


Bovinova: The Ultimate Cook-Out is May 10-11 in Simpsonville. What makes this so special? Whole animal cooking ... cow, goat, pigs, chickens and a few exotic meats are on the menu. Ticket prices range from $55 (per person/Friday only) to $180 (two-day family-of-four pass). Information, tickets at http://bovinova2013.eventbrite.com or follow on Facebook, www.facebook.com/groups/bovineroast

Classes

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. 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


Cooking with Chef Marion 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ballentine Park. Learn to make low-calorie, less-fat meals. $20. Call (803) 781-2031 for reservations. Ballentine Park is located at 1009 Bickley Road, Ballentine.


Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill. Thursday, West Coast food & wine; Friday, Whole Foods Market tour; April 23, (lunch) lemons; April 24, garden party; April 25, Bourbon & BBQ; April 26, couples Hawaiian; April 27, pasta. Register for classes online at charlestoncooks.com.


Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Thursday, rabbit; April 23, spring appetizers; April 26, chardonnay tasting; April 30, mussels. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com


Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: Thursday, couples Asian; April 23, parent/child class with Katherine Shavo. 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.

Contests

ROUND TWO: T he 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off is now accepting entries in the Simple Sweets category. For the first time, America will vote to determine all 100 finalists. Each entry and voting period is defined by these categories: Simple Sweets and Starters, entry period now through 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

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.


Healthy Carolina’s Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays on Greene Street in front of the Russell House during the school semester.


Forest Acres Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays at Richland Mall, next to Wendy’s on Beltline Blvd.

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

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