- Blog Post by: Rick Nelson
- August 15, 2013 - 2:43 PM
Here's what's going on, food- and drink-wise, in the Twin Cities this weekend:
Saturday: Watch as two top Twin Cities chefs -- Michael DeCamp of La Belle Vie and Sarah Master of Barbette -- compete for the title of 2013's Master of the Market at the Minneapolis Farmers Market. The duo will have 20 minutes to shop the market and a half-hour to prepare a dish from the ingredients they select. Judges include Taste editor Lee Svitak Dean, cookbook author Raghavan Iyer, Mpls-St. Paul food and dining editor Stephanie March and WCCO-TV reporter Rachel Slavik, with WCCO-TV's Matt Brinkman serving as master of ceremonies. 10 a.m. Free. (Photo, above, features last year's winner Sameh Wadi of Saffron Restaurant & Lounge -- he's in the center, wearing an apron and a hat -- along with judges Stephanie March, Lee Svitak Dean, Jamie Yuccas and Matt Brinkman. Find Wadi's winning recipes here).
Saturday: Graze and sip your way through a room filled with locally sourced cheeses, charcuterie, chocolates, coffees, beers, sodas and snacks at the ninth-annual North Coast Nosh, hosted by Heavy Table and Peace Coffee at the Soap Factory in Minneapolis. A pre-Nosh event (4:30 p.m.) features meet-and-greets and Q&As with several participating vendors. 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets $27 ($30 at the door), and $54 for pre-Nosh and the main event, available here.
Saturday: It's all things gluten-free at the Mill City Farmers Market, starting with a free cooking demonstration at 10 a.m. by chef Jenny Breen, co-author of "Cooking up the Good Life." The market also features a number of vendors specializing in gluten-free and gluten-friendly products, from crepes at the popular Crepes by Spoonriver stand to breads and other baked goods at Down in the Valley Bakehouse. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday: Celebrate the arrival of sweet corn season with the Corn and Brat Feed, an annual fundraiser for the Northeast Farmers Market in Minneapolis. It's a taste-of-the-neighborhood kind of event, with bratwurst ($5) from Kramarczuk's (on buns from Sarah Jane's Bakery), sweet corn ($2) from longtime market vendor eQuality Farms and lemonade ($2) and iced tea ($2) from Chowgirls Killer Catering. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: The annual Greek Festival at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in St. Paul features a long list of traditional Greek-American fare (roast leg of lamb, souvlaki, pastitsio, baklava and more, with full dinners (which include rice, salad and bread) at $12, a la carte items from $3 to $7 and desserts in the $2-$4 range. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Buy food tickets in advance here.
Sunday: Calling all bakers: "Baking, Blue Ribbons, and Betty" gathers Danny Klecko of St. Agnes Baking Co. (and founder of the St. Paul Bread Club), "Blue Ribbon Baker" author (and Minnesota State Fair super blue-ribbon baking winner) Marjorie Johnson (pictured, above) and "Finding Betty Crocker" author Susan Marks for a why-Minnesota-loves-to-bake event in the tpt studios in St. Paul. 3 p.m., tickets $40 ($30 for tpt members) available here.
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