An Old World Christmas Market, continues today through Nov. 29, at the Union Pacific Depot at the Gateway Mall, 400 W. South Temple, in Salt Lake City. It is modeled after a traditional European Christmas market. Visitors can shop for ornaments, holiday decorations and handmade items by local artisans. Many of the participating merchants are regulars at the Downtown Farmers Market at Pioneer Park. Baked goods, candied nuts, spiced cider and hot chocolate as well as European alpine cuisine by Vienna Bistro, will be available.
The market is open today through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day. For more information, visit http://downtownslc.org" Target="_BLANK">downtownslc.org.
Donate food at Smith's
The 5th annual "Gift of Giving" program continues through Dec. 26 at Smith's Food & Drug stores. At the check out, customers can make donations for a $10 ham or turkey or a $7 meal-in-a-bag. The meal includes 13 food items such as tuna, rice, mixed vegetables, peaches, macaroni and cheese, red beans and peanut butter and jelly. All the donated food will be delivered to the Utah Food Bank. The non-profit agency will then distribute it to individuals and families in need.
Cookbook signing in Orem
Deanna Buxton will sign copies of her new book, Worldwide Ward Christmas Cookbook , Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Deseret Book in Orem, 1076 S. 750 East. The cookbook includes more than 300 holiday recipes from Mormon cooks all over the world including the West Indies, Brazil, Romania and Cambodia. It also includes personal stories, traditions and photos. The book costs $26.95.
SLC foodie blogger honored
"Two Peas and Their Pod" written by Salt Lake City resident Maria Lichty, was recently named one of the "Top 25 Foodie Blogs" by FriendsEAT.com, a social networking site for chefs, restaurateurs, food bloggers, and foodies. Lichty, a certified health educator for the state of Utah , started http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com" Target="_BLANK">http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com about a year ago, shortly after marrying her husband, Josh. It started out as a personal Web log, but the couple likes to cook and it quickly became a place for new recipes. Now the site averages about 3,000 page views a day. We love trying new recipes, techniques, and flavors," said Lichty. "We try to keep it healthy, but of course we have to splurge once in awhile."