Tasty videos in print?
Those addictive Tasty videos that pop up on Facebook — where you watch from a bird’s-eye view as recipes are made in fast-forward time — have proved so popular that it’s no wonder they’ve now come out with a cookbook, “Tasty Latest and Greatest” (Clarkson Potter, $19.99). It has more than 80 recipes for their most popular videos such as grilled potato volcanoes, giant cinnamon rolls and jalapeño corn dogs.
It’s nice to have the recipes all laid out, and there are some step-by-step photo sequences. But without the videos to watch, the recipes aren’t nearly as much fun, and the printed methods sometimes are almost inscrutable, as with the raspberry pastry flowers made with puff pastry. But — you can always call up the video.
Form and function
With the simple bowl as the headliner at the American Swedish Institute’s celebration of “The Handmade,” a Swedish designer of glass and ceramics, Ingegerd Räman, will be at the museum for two events on Saturday. She will speak at 10:30 a.m. on how form, function and aesthetics have influenced her career ($5-$10, which includes museum admission). At 7 p.m., Räman will provide a curated tour of her work at the ASI, which features items from her six signature collections. Cocktails from Fika restaurant will be served ($50-$55, which includes museum admission, 2600 Park Av. S., Mpls., 612-871-4907, ASImn.org)
Students show their chops
It’s time for the annual Tin Chef Cooking Competition held by Southwest Community Education. Similar to popular TV shows “Top Chef” and “Chopped,” the lunchroom at Southwest High School in Minneapolis is transformed into a contest stage where four teams compete with their chosen dishes.
Each team will prepare two dishes from scratch, complete with surprise ingredients and a dose of comedy. Plus, all teams must prepare samples for the audience. Judges include Ann Kim of Young Joni, Hello Pizza and Pizzeria Lola; Steve Arnold of the Great Harvest Bread Co., Lachelle Cunningham of Breaking Bread Café and Catering, and a surprise judge.
The contest is from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Southwest High School, 3414 W. 47th St. Please enter through Door 1 or 15 from Beard Avenue S. Tickets are $5 and available at the door or online at mplscommunityed.com.