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Events for your culinary calendar

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on March 3, 2010 at 10:21 pm | No Comments »
March 3, 2010 10:21 pm

Here are just a few foodie events for your culinary calendars. First up are collectible martini glasses at Toscanos. Then, a movie about the food and farming industry sponsored by the Tacoma Co-Op and University of Puget Sound. Later in the month is a lecture by a master forager at King’s Books. Also, a chili cook-off at Freighthouse Square. Click more to see event details.

March martini madness: Toscanos in Puyallup is having its own kind of March Madness with a martini giveaway all month long. Buy the featured cocktail and take home the hand-painted glass the drink comes in. Every week features a new glass. Supplies, they say, are limited. So that means get in there and get yourself a martini.
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“Fresh,” the movie: The Tacoma Food Co-Op and University of Puget Sound will host a screening of the movie “Fresh” at 6 p.m. March 10 at Rausch Auditorium at the college . The movie is described by its creators, “FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.”
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Forage this: Master forager Langdon Cook will talk about his book, “Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager,” at 7 p.m. March 18 at King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma. From the press release, “Cook crafts together delicious menus from wild nettles, freshly dug clams, berries, mushrooms galore and Dungeness crab. He describes foraging, not as a throwback to our hunter-gatherer past, but as a way to reconnect with the landscape, and appreciate the bounties of the water and earth around us and use fresh, local and seasonal palate pleasers. Structured around the seasons of the year, each chapter focuses on a specific food type and concludes with a recipe featuring the author’s hard-won bounty.”
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Chili cook-off: CASI, the Chili Appreciation Society International, will have a chili cook-off from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. March 20 at Freighthouse Square, 430 East 25th St., Tacoma. The event will feature chili made by members of the Puget Pod, the local CASI chapter. Chili at the event will be in both the green and red styles. A lego building contest, a performance by Evolution Dance and an auction for Stadium High School will entertain in between chowing down. If you are interested in becoming a cook or judge contact Ken at or 253-537-4591.
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