Food & Drink

December 11, 2013

Cooks Calendar

Holiday farmers market, online baking class, holiday cooking classes and more

Festivals/Events

Sandhill Holiday Market 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at 900 Clemson Road. Stock up on fresh foods, crafts, jewelry, baked goods and more ... maybe even catch a glimpse of Santa himself.


Seize the Holidays with Weelicious and Krusteaz online baking event. Sign up for a free webcast featuring cookbook author and Weelicious blogger Catherine McCord 1-3 p.m. Dec. 14 as she bakes some of her favorite holiday creations live from her kitchen. McCord’s Weelicious site is focused on getting children involved and excited about learning their way around a kitchen and she offers meal plans, tips and healthy recipes for families on the go. Sign up at http://www.krusteaz.com/holidays


You’ve heard of farm shares ... now there’s Seafood Shares from Our Local Catch. While supplies last, purchase full shares (4 people/3 meals per week includes 4 pounds total of triggerfish, rainbow trout, catfish and chorizo, 1 dozen Dave’s clams and 1 smoked trout fillet) for $69 or half shares (2 people/3 meals with 2 pounds total triggerfish, rainbow trout, catfish and chorizo plus your choice of either 1 dozen Dave’s clams or 1 smoked trout fillet) for $34. Our Local Catch is at Rosewood Market, 2803 Rosewood Drive, 1-7 p.m. Thursdays and at ourlocalcatch.com


Recycle that cooking oil. You have choices: Richland County will take used fat, oil and grease at the Richland County C&D Landfill at 1070 Caughman Road North and at the county’s Lower Richland Drop-Off Site at 10531 Garners Ferry Road in Eastover. More information, call (803) 929-6000. Or take used cooking oil to the city of Columbia’s Southern Fried Fuel recycling program, open throughout the year, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays at the Public Works Facility, 2910 Colonial Drive. Cooking oil should be free of water, soap suds and food scraps and should be transported in a clean, non-breakable, leak-proof container with a tight lid.

Cooking classes

Midlands Technical College Corporate and Continuing Education Harbison Homemade Holiday Gifts that Wow with Stephanie DiMaggio. $39 per person includes material and supplies, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 7300 College St., Irmo. Call to register (803) 732-0432.


Columbia’s Cooking! 2nd Friday cooking classes for kids age 9+. Upcoming classes: Friday, Dec. 13, holiday treats; classes 5:30-7:30 p.m., $25 per child. For upcoming classes and information, see http://cpcp.sph.sc.edu/cooking. Register by calling (803) 576-5636 or email colacook@mailbox.sc.edu. 915 Greene St., Suite 101


Tiny TasteBuds cooking classes for children ages 3-5 years at EdVenture are 11 a.m.-noon the first and third Friday of each month now through May 2014. $10 per person, preregistration required. Holiday Creations bake-and-take a variety of holiday sweets 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, and Dec. 17; $25 per adult, pre-registration required. Special group classes available upon request through Dec. 27. EdVenture is at 211 Gervais St., (803) 779-3100, edventure.org


Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill. Wednesday, Dec. 11, gifts from the kitchen; Friday, Dec. 13, sparkling wines; Saturday, Dec. 14, (10 a.m.) holiday baking; Dec. 17, show-stopping mains; Dec. 19, Feast of the Seven Fishes; Dec. 20, couples holiday; Dec. 21, holiday brunch. For information or to register, call (803) 509-8111 or www.charlestoncooks.com


Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Dec. 17 and 18, mussels Bordelaise; Dec. 23 and 24, sea scallops Normandy style; Dec. 27, French champagnes; Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve black tie event. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com


Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: Saturday, Dec. 14, parent and child class with Katherine Shavo; Dec. 16, Artichoke Club Christmas cookbook exchange; Dec. 17, Wild Women; Dec. 23, lasagna. Detailed listings at letscookculinary.com. Let’s Cook is at 1305 Assembly St. (803) 348-5874

Learn to make Gingerbread houses

Charleston Cooks! at Cross Hill. Dec. 14 and two classes Saturday, Dec. 7 (9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.). For information or to register, call (803) 509-8111 or www.charlestoncooks.com

Market News

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Rosewood Market Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. first and third Thursdays, 2803 Rosewood Drive, (803) 256-6410 www.rosewoodmarket .com


Vista Marketplace Online Farmers Market Orders delivered to downtown offices/locations. http://vista.locallygrown .net or email vista marketplace1@gmail.com


Vista Marketplace at Whaley, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at 711 Whaley St. Facebook page: Vista Marketplace at Whaley


Soda City Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street www.sodacitysc.com

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