Free classes for T-giving

Kitchen Window in Minneapolis's Calhoun Square is offering a series of free cooking seminars for the Thanksgiving holiday, although we imagine the info will come in handy for many meals. The half-dozen participation classes each will be offered on Nov. 11 and 12. The hourlong classes are Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey, Grilled Thanksgiving Turkey, Traditional Outstanding Sides, Modern Outstanding Sides, Classic Holiday Pies, Holiday Desserts. The classes are free, but there is a $10 fee to reserve a seat. But that, in turn, will be refunded in the form of a Kitchen Window Gift Card. You must be present 10 minutes before the posted start time or your class space will be forfeited and given to walk-ins on a first-come first-served basis. There's a limit of two free seminars per person. To register, visit

Charlie Awards Nov. 13

In case you haven't gotten your tickets to this year's Charlie Awards on Nov. 13, celebrating "exceptional contributions of the Twin Cities food and beverage industry," there may be a few left at The awards, in their sixth year, begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Pantages Theatre, then adjourn to the IDS Crystal Court for the after-party and then to the IDS Windows on Minnesota for the chefs' dinner.

Nordic Ware features Minnesota recipes

One of the tastiest cookbooks about Minnesota gets a showcase Nov. 8 when author Teresa Marrone leads a cooking class at the Nordic Ware Factory Store, 4925 Hwy. 7, St. Louis Park (on the frontage road). From "Dishing Up Minnesota: 150 Recipes From the Land of 10,000 Lakes," Marrone will demo recipes contributed by some of Minnesota's best chefs, farmers and foragers, and which celebrate the state's outstanding and unique cuisine, such as Porter and Spice Bundt Cake with Porter Glaze. The class, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., is $25. To learn more and register by Nov. 4, call 952-924-9672.

A 'Splendid' expansion

Public radio's "The Splendid Table" is expanding its collaboration with "America's Test Kitchen," the popular how-to-cook TV show on television. Beginning in January, "The Splendid Table" (TST) will air weekly "America's Test Kitchen" (ATK) segments on its podcast and public radio show. ATK's co-host Bridget Lancaster and other ATK personnel will join TST's Lynne Rossetto Kasper each week to share its practical, hands-on culinary expertise. In addition to the regular weekly segment, Lancaster will be on hand to help field listeners' questions on Kasper's annual Thanksgiving Day special, "Turkey Confidential." Details and airtimes will be available at in November. ATK also will provide digital content, such as how-to videos and product reviews, that will appear on "The Splendid Table" website,


There were several errors in last week's article on the So Good brand. The article should have stated that all of its products are perishable and must be refrigerated. The product line includes Juice So Good (which retails for $7 per 16 ounces), Coffee So Good (coffee and nut-milk blends that are dairy-free), and So Good Baby foods.