Healthy eaters go to Washington
Nine-year-old Andrew Chardack is headed to Washington, D.C., this week to have lunch with Michelle Obama and 53 other winners of The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Andrew was selected to represent Utah after entering his recipe for New Polish Potatoes into the national competition, sponsored by the first lady’s Let’s Move! initiative and Epicurious. The 54 winners, ages 8-12, will attend a "kid’s state dinner" at the White House on Friday, July 18, where the menu will feature some of the winning recipes. The meal will be followed by a tour of the White House kitchen garden. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge received more than 1,500 entries this year. The full list of winners and recipes can be found at recipechallenge.epicurious.com. In addition, a free downloadable and printable e-cookbook will be available July 23 at epicurious.com or letsmove.gov.
Jiggle Fest at Thanksgiving Point
Celebrate some of Utah’s signature foods including Jell-O, funeral potatoes, fry sauce and Dutch oven fare during Thanksgiving Point’s Jiggle Fest. The event includes hourly Jell-O fights and a Utah foods cook-off with prizes.
When » Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where » Thanksgiving Point Gardens, Lehi
Admission » $15 for adults; $12 for children 3-12 and seniors 65 and older. Thanksgiving Point members are free. Get a $4 off coupon at Macey’s grocery stores through July 19. Call 801-768-4900 or thanksgivingpoint.org
Details » At 9:30 p.m. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" screens as part of Thanksgiving Point’s Outdoor Movie Series.
Fight hunger at Taste of the Wasatch
The annual Taste of the Wasatch, a fundraiser for the Utah Food Bank and other anti-hunger agencies in Utah, will feature food from more than 50 local chefs, restaurants and bakers. The event includes live music, craft beer and wine, as well as silent and live auctions. An event for those 21 and older.
When » Sunday, Aug. 3, noon to 4 p.m.
Where » Solitude Mountain Resort, 12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City
Tickets » $90 for general admission; or $125 for reserved seating. Purchased online at www.tasteofthewasatch.org
New chef at Waldorf Astoria
Ryker Brown is the new executive chef for the Waldorf Astoria Park City. Brown has 15 years of culinary experience and will oversee all aspects of food at the property, including Powder, the resort’s signature restaurant. He replaces Clement Galas, who recently became executive chef at Talisker on Main.
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