Tickets are on sale for the Relish Magazine Cooking Show, which comes to town on June 15 at E.J. Thomas Hall at the University of Akron.
The show, sponsored by the Akron Beacon Journal, is presented by Relish Magazine, the national cooking magazine that appears the first Saturday of every month inside the Beacon. It will include live demonstrations by Relish chef Brian Morris, who will share tips and stories as he cooks up Relish recipes. The show offers high-energy music-filled family entertainment, with plenty of audience participation.
Tickets are $15 for assigned seats, $20 for preferred seating, and $50 for VIP tickets that include preferred seating and an invitation to a backstage party where you can meet Morris.
Prior to the show, there will be an expo featuring local vendors offering samples of their food and drink. There also will be food, books and cookware items for sale. Doors to the expo open at 3:30 p.m. The backstage party starts at 4:30 p.m. and the two-hour show begins at 6 p.m.
Everyone who attends will receive a goodie bag filled with samples and coupons. VIP bags will include a hard-bound copy of Seasons & Celebrations: A Market Fresh Cookbook for All Occasions, which retails for $24.95.
I’ll be there to help with the hosting duties so make sure you stop by to say hello.
Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or at the E.J. Thomas box office. Akron Beacon Journal subscribers can get a 20 percent discount on their tickets by using the code ABJ20 when they purchase.
No muffin left behind
Main Street Gourmet is holding its No Muffin Left Behind Sale to benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The event will sell off overstock, discontinued and imperfect products, including cookie dough, brownies, bars, granola, muffin batter and other bakery products. All will be sold for $1.25 a pound. A portion of the proceeds and all unsold products will go to the food bank.
The sale will be at the food bank, 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron. Credit cards will be accepted as well as cash and checks.
Food summit dates are set
The 2013 Growing Hope Food Summit will take place April 12 and 13. The event, sponsored by Akron Summit Community Action, is free and open to the public.
Programs begin at 6 p.m. April 12, with the showing of the film What’s on Your Plate? at the Buchtel Community Learning Center, 1040 Copley Road, Akron, and a potluck meal.
On April 13, the focus will be “Growing, Preparing and Eating Healthy Foods,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the House of the Lord, 1650 Diagonal Road, Akron. The day will include a keynote speech by chef Del Sroufe, author of the Forks Over Knives Cookbook. The day also will include cooking demonstrations with food samples by local chefs, and informational workshops on how to grow and prepare healthful foods with local experts. Lunch will be provided.
Registration is required and seating is limited. To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/GHFS2013, fax a registration to 330-996-4040 or mail it to Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.-GHFS, P.O. Box 2000, Akron, OH 44309.
For more information, call Veronica Sims at 330-572-8304.
The Ohio State University Extension and the Medina Community Services Center are offering a nutrition class titled “Got Fiber,” which will offer attendees tasty tips for getting 25 to 35 grams of fiber into their daily diets, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The class will be at the Medina Community Services Center, 655 N. Broadway St., Medina. The class is free and no registration is required. For information call Sheila Klimas at 330-725-4911, ext. 102.
Scholarships are available from the Tri-County Restaurant Association for students in Carroll, Stark and Tuscarawas counties, who are pursuing an education in food service or hotel and restaurant management.
Deadline to apply is April 30. Scholarships will be awarded by May 6.
For an application and scholarship requirements call the association at 330-499-7007. Completed applications should be mailed to Tri-County Restaurant Association, 100 30th St. NW, Suite 102, Canton, OH 44709.