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Food briefs: Edible Book Festival, the art of bread and more

Published April 16, 2014 1:01 am

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Utah students win culinary scholarships

Three Utah culinary students earned $6,500 in scholarships to The Art Institutes during a regional cooking competition recently in San Antonio, Texas.

In the Best Teen Chef Competition, Larissa McBride, a senior at Provo High School, earned first place and a $4,000 scholarship, while Skyler Goodman, a senior at Clearfield High, earned second place and a $1,000 scholarship. For the contest, the students had two hours to prepare and serve an appetizer and an entrée with sides.

In the separate scholarship competition, Scott Jefferies, a graduate of Jordan Adult High School in Sandy, placed first and earned a $1,500 scholarship.

McBride and Jefferies now will compete in a national competition in New York in April where the grand prize is a $40,0000 scholarship.

Winter Market ends Saturday

Saturday marks the end of the season for the Salt Lake City's indoor winter market. Make one last trip to pick up Easter or Passover needs, including locally raised meats, eggs, vegetables as well as baked goods, candies and pastries. Then get ready for the summer market at Pioneer Park, which begins Saturday, June 14.

When • Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where • Rio Grande Train Depot, 300 S. Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City

Details • slcfarmersmarket.org/

Edible book fest at SLCC

Salt Lake Community College will celebrate books — and consume them, too — during the second annual Edible Book Festival and Contest. Students, faculty, staff and administrators are invited to make an edible creation that is related to libraries, books or a piece of literature. A panel of judges will award prizes for most edible, most literary, most artistic and most humorous. The public is invited to vote for their favorite. The event is in conjunction with National Library Week and is sponsored by the SLCC Libraries and the school's Culinary Arts Institute.

When • Tuesday, April 22, noon to 2 p.m.; judging begins at 1 p.m.

Where • Markosian Library on the SLCC Taylorsville Campus, 4800 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville

Cost • No entry fee, but there is a limit of one entry per person.

Details • Entries will be accepted between 7:30 a.m. and noon on the library's main floor lobby.

Hells Backbone Grill hosts ice cream social

Meet Blake Spalding and Jen Castle, co-owners of Hells Backbone Grill in Boulder, during an ice-cream social that will include samples from their cookbook "With a Measure of Grace." The menu includes bison albondigas, Zuni skillet cakes, oatmeal molasses bread and, of course, ice cream.

When • Sunday, April 27, 3 to 6 p.m.

Where • Harmons City Creek, 135 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Cost • $35; register at harmonsgrocery.com

Bread art demonstration

Chef and radio personality Stephanie Petersen will hold a book signing and bread art class featuring recipes from her new cookbook, "Bread Art: Braiding, Decorating, and Painting Edible Bread for Beginners." The step-by-step handbook shows beginners and experienced cooks how to shape, paint, twist, embellish and bake show-stopping bread.

When • Saturday, April 26, book signing noon to 2 p.m.; demonstration 2 to 5 p.m.

Where • Gygi Culinary Center, 3500 S. 300 West, South Salt Lake

Cost • Book signing is free; demonstration class is $55. Register at gygi.com/cooking-classes/decorative-breads.html

Air Supply star at Chef & Child gala

Tickets are on sale for the annual Chef & Child Gala, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah. The event includes a silent and live auction and food prepared by more than 20 Utah chefs from Utah's Beehive Chef Association. There also is an exclusive concert by Of Eden, featuring Air Supply's Graham Russell and musician Katie McGhei.

When • Saturday, May 3, pre-event concert at 5 p.m., silent auction at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. followed by live auction.

Where • Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $125; or $200 for concert and dinner; visit bbbsu.org/chef2014