March 5, 2013
Food Notes: March 6, 2013

Healthy cooking class

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A free healthy cooking class begins Thursday at West Virginia Health Right, 1520 Washington St. E. The class, led by Robert Burton of the WVU Extension Service, is 2 to 3:30 p.m. each Thursday for eight weeks. Another eight-week session will start following that.

The class is limited to 10 people, each of whom will have his or her own cooking station for hands-on instruction. Classes are open first to Health Right patients and then the general public.

Call Robert Burton at 304-410-1105.

Nutrition and wellness class

The City of Charleston Parks and Recreation department and the WVU Kanawha County Extension Service are sponsoring a series of free nutrition and wellness classes for adults age 18 and up at the North Charleston Community Center, 2009 Seventh Ave. Classes are on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon through April 5.

Contact Amanda Thompson at 304-348-6884 or

Green Chili Shoot Out

Stop by Capitol Market between noon and 4 p.m. on March 16 for the Green Chili Shoot Out. The cook who simmers the winning chili verde in this International Chili Society-sanctioned event wins a cash prize and qualifies for the international competition.

Find contest details at

Entries in the Corporate Challenge Division are not required to follow ICS chili cook off rules. Entry fee is $25. All proceeds benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Call 304-344-1905 for details.

Kanawha Forum spring session

The Kanawha Forum concert and luncheon series begins April 3. The concerts are free and held between 12:05 to 12:30 p.m. at Kanawha Presbyterian Church, 1009 Virginia St. E.

Luncheons after each concert are available by advance reservations at a cost of $10.

Call 304-342-6558.

April 3: Sarasvati Trio with Margaret Cooper, violin, Susan Bestul, cello, and Christine Kefferstan, piano

Menu: Cranberry-Raspberry Spinach Salad, Mushroom Quinoa Soup, Cheddar & Thyme Muffins, Eton Mess

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