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Food briefs: Slow food grants, Passover Seder and more

By Kathy Stephenson

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Jan 29 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Jan 29 2014 01:01 am

Slow Food Utah is accepting applications for its community microgrants program, which provides funding for local food-related projects. In the past, the program has funded school gardens, the building of a goat barn, purchase of a tractor, seeds and greenhouse supplies and new baby piglets. Any individual, small business or nonprofit committed to good, clean, fair food, cultural diversity and conviviality can apply. To download a copy of the application or to get more information, visit slowfoodutah.org. Application deadline is Saturday, Feb. 15.

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Annual Passover Seder at BYU

Tickets are on sale for the annual Passover Seder Services at Brigham Young University. Through a special catered meal, participants will learn about the foods and tradition of Passover. The service, a tradition on the Provo campus for more than 40 years, will be led by Jeffrey Chadwick, a member of the BYU religious education faculty and a specialist in Jewish studies.

When » March 14, 21, 28 and April 11, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Where » Wilkinson Student Center, Provo

Tickets » $30; or $20 for BYU students, faculty and staff. Purchase at 271 Joseph Smith Building on the south end of campus.

Details » 801-422-8325 or 801-422-3611.

Enroll in French Wine Scholar program

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Whether you work in the food and beverage industry or are just a wine enthusiast, enrolling in The French Wine Scholar program will help improve your wine knowledge. The curriculum, taught by Utah wine educator Sheral Schowe, includes nine three-hour classes focusing on the wine regions of France. Six to eight wines will be tasted per class.

When » Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 4; final exam on April 22, 6 to 9 p.m.

Where » La Caille, 9565 Wasatch Blvd., Sandy

Cost » $950 for one participant; $1,700 for two; $3,000 for four. Special pricing for hotel and restaurant general managers.

Info » Sheral Schowe, 801-414-7895, or Wendy Caron, La Caille, 801-942-1751.

Valentine’s Day dining in The Trib

Utah restaurants serving special meals for Valentine’s Day can get the information listed in The Salt Lake Tribune. Email restaurant name, address, telephone number as well as special Feb. 14 menu prices, times and details to kathys@sltrib.com. Deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. Please put "Valentine’s Day Dining" in the subject line.

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