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Local Winery & Chef Team Up for Cooking Class Series

Local Winery & Chef Team Up for Cooking Class Series

The following information was courtesy of Lucia Simmons:

Wine and food lovers in Maryland can now combine their two favorite things by taking cooking classes at Linganore Wine Cellars. The vineyard will offer monthly cooking classes taught by Maryland chef and food writer, Chef Danielle Turner of www.CookingClarified.com. Classes will include a tour of Linganore Wine Cellars and a hands-on cooking class where students will learn to prepare recipes featuring local produce and Linganore wines. The first class will focus on Italian cuisine, followed by holiday-themed menus for November and December.

 

$85.00 per person

Sunday, October 2, 2011

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Linganore Wine Cellars

13601 Glissans Mill Road

Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church: Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival

Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church: Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival

SAINTS CONSTANTINE & HELEN
GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival
Celebrates 51st Anniversary in Sept.

 The Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church festival celebrates their 51st annual festival, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16, 17 and 18, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday (rain or shine). The largest and oldest DC Greek Festival is located at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of 16th and Upshur streets in Washington, D.C. Admission is FREE.

Take A Bite Out of Childhood Hunger

Take A Bite Out of Childhood Hunger

Visit participating Corner Bakery Cafes, Boston Markets, Denny's, or Joe's Crab Shack between September 1-24 to support Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry. The Corner Bakery will match your donation and treat you to a variety of tasty offers. Receive a free Whoopee Pie with a $1 donation, and with a $5 donation you'll get a book of delicious offers (over a $30 value).

Share Our Strength invests the funds raised through Dine Out For No Kid Hungry in its growing number of state and city-based partnerships and in nonprofit organizations across the country. The investments are focused on helping end childhood hunger in the following ways:

Chocolate Factory Tour At SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier

Chocolate Factory Tour At SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier

 

Visit Maryland's first premium chocolate factory on 360 Main St, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Saturdays and Sundays from 2- 6 pm, visitors will have the chance to meet the SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier owners, and to learn about the origin of chocolate and how it is grown and processed—from the cacao seeds to the final chocolate that we love. From chocolate bars to Truffles and Bonbons, you will experience a "sweet" educational tour, which also includes a free chocolate tasting!

 

 

UNO’S Asks For “Cheesiest” Photos To Celebrate National Dairy Month

 

This story comes to us from Angie Meltsner:

My Kind Of Senor-Rita

My Kind Of Senor-Rita

Finally something that tastes as good as it looks in the picture. Rita's an ice cream parlor standing by its' mission of providing "Ice Cream Custard Happiness" has become a popular choice amongst District of Columbia and Maryland area residents. Originally started in the summer of 1984, Bob Tumolo, a former Philadelphia firefighter, opened his first store in Bensalem, Pa, deciding to name the then small time ice cream business after his wife, Rita. Initially developing the perfect flavors alongside his mother Elizabeth, the team concentrated on using fresh fruit and natural products in order to provide customer satisfaction.

Exquisite Food Creations by New Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby, of Ridgewells Catering

Exquisite Food Creations by New Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby, of Ridgewells Catering

Corporate Chef, Robert Gadsby joined Ridgewells in February 2011 with a background of 15 years in world cuisine. Gadsby specialty is progressive American cuisine. In his capacity as Corporate Chef, Gadsby is responsible for overseeing and directing the culinary vision of Ridgewells’ Social, Corporate, and Major Events Division.

He did not disappoint when debuting his Taste of Spring menu, last month, for a group of Metro DC tastemakers.  The menu included:

 

Torched Yellow Tail

Sweet Corn Agnolotti

A Study of Hudson Valley Foie Gras

Poached Arctic Char

Wagyu Sirloin of Beef

Cheese Flight

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Popcorn Ice Cream

Roasted Peanut Caramel

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