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

By Kathy Stephenson

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Apr 16 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Apr 16 2014 01:01 am

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.

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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

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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.

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