Lefse class in Edina
Looking for a lefse class? Here's one that's free and taught by longtime lefse-rollers Marge Ellingson and Pam Olson, members of Edina Morningside Community Church, 4201 Morningside Rd. in Edina. The class is part of the church's new Morningside U, a program in which church members share their expertise with the community. The all-ages class is from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 14. To preregister — and that's a must — e-mail your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Lefse" in the subject line. To see other class offerings, visit emcucc.org/faith-formation/morningside-u.
Cooking like a supper club
Supper clubs, for the uninitiated, are not simply places to enjoy an evening meal. They are places with relish trays, German potato salad, whipped cottage cheese, oysters Rockefeller and prime rib. They are both retro and authentic, and never leave you hungry. Now you can re-create some classic dishes with "Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook: Iconic Fare and Nostalgia From Landmark Eateries," by Mary Bergin (Globe Pequot, $24.95). Bergin collected more than 60 recipes from about 40 supper clubs in the Badger State, then shares the history of each club, its place in the community and how a signature dish came about. You may never make a Holland Rusk Torte, but from the Buck-A-Neer Supper Club in Stratford to HobNob in Racine to Klemme's Wagon Wheel in Howards Grove, this is a fond tribute to food and conviviality. Look for it in bookstores and online.
Winter market dates for NE.
The Northeast Farmers Market, the oldest community-based market in the Twin Cities, announced its winter market dates for the season. Just remember: third Saturday, except for this month. Here they are: Nov. 28; Dec. 19; Jan. 16; Feb. 20 and March 19. All markets will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., except for the Feb. 20 market, which is 6-9 p.m. Markets are at the Solar Arts Building by Chowgirls, 711 15th Av. NE. in Minneapolis. Sign up for the newsletter with vendor schedule and details at northeastmarket.org
Thinking outside the pie
When we received news of a "Not Just Pie" contest sponsored by Lucky Leaf Fruit Filling, we had to admit the brand was unfamiliar. Turns out it's stocked in Hy-Vee stores, which are in the midst of an ambitious Minnesota expansion from the company's home base in Iowa. But back to the contest: Lucky Leaf is seeking non-pie recipes — from cobblers and crisps to turnovers and tarts — using its fruit fillings. The company will donate $5 for each recipe submitted, and 50 cents for each vote during the voting period, to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. Ten finalists will vie in online voting for $5,000 and a year's supply of Lucky Leaf products. Entry deadline is Dec. 11. To enter, visit LuckyLeaf.com/NotJustPie.