Editor's note: Due to incorrect information provided to the Star Tribune, the free class scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Fresh and Natural Foods was incorrect in Thursday's Taste. The class, Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Cooking, was held Tuesday. For more information, call 651-203-3663.
"What's New in Nutrition" will be the topic of a free lecture Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Shoreview Village Mall Auditorium, Lexington Av. and Hwy. 96. Speakers are Dr. Christopher Foley and his associate, John Blair. Register by calling Fresh and Natural Foods at 651-203-3663 or at http://www.freshandnaturalfoods.com.
Lynne Rosetto Kasper of Minnesota Public Radio's "The Splendid Table" will be the featured speaker at a fundraiser for Slow Food Minnesota Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Dietrich room of the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, 900 Mount Curve Av. She will talk about her culinary experiences in the Italian countryside. The fundraiser also will feature a silent auction. Tickets are $35 for nonmembers. For tickets and more information, call 612-362-9210 during morning hours or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Polish American Cultural Institute of Minnesota is having a Polish gourmet dinner and carnival ball -- or Bal Karnawolowy -- featuring dancing and other entertainment Saturday at the St. Paul Hotel, 350 Market St. Social hour starts at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7. Tickets are $50; call 612-378-9291 or 612-870-2927.
Get new ideas on wild-game cooking at this demonstration class taught by chef Christopher Ray March 3 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Byerly's cooking school, 3777 Park Center Blvd., St. Louis Park. Recipes include Wild Game Chili With Black Beans and Ginger-Seared Pheasant under Coconut Curry Sauce. Cost is $50; call 952-929-2492.
Prepare traditional and modern cuisine from a variety of Caribbean countries including Jamaica, Cuba and Costa Rica in this class March 13 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Coastal Seafoods, 2330 Minnehaha Av. S. in Minneapolis. Cost is $35; call 612-724-7425.
Instructor Robin Asbell will demonstrate how to prepare a multicourse Japanese celebration meal with several classic dishes served in the traditional order March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Kitchen Window, 3001 Hennepin Av., Minneapolis. Cost is $70; call 612-824-4417.
Learn to create easy but impressive dishes that can be prepared in advance, including Italian Cannelloni, Chocolate CrÃªpes, Orange CrÃªpes Suzette and more March 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. in a Minneapolis Community Education class at Roosevelt High School, 4029 28th Av. S. Cost is $11, plus a $7 food fee collected at class. Call 612-668-4828.
Learn to make popular Chinese appetizers, including Shanghai bread, shrimp spring rolls and seared tuna on fried won tons, March 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mrs. Delicious, 14050 Pilot Knob Rd., Suite 148, in Apple Valley. Cost is $45, or two for $80. Call 952-423-4039.
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