Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Potluck: Celebrate Greek culture - Sacramento Bee

Celebrate Greek culture

Savor Greek specialties such as pastitsio, baklava and spanakopita at the Sacramento Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church's annual Greek Festival. In addition to tasty food and drinks, there will be music, performances, free dance instruction, cooking demonstrations and vendors offering clothing, pottery, jewelry and art.

When: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday

Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 1401 J St., Sacramento

Cost: $5 ages 12 and older, $4 ages 55 and older, free for ages 11 and younger. Free admission for everyone 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday

Information: (916) 869-8556, www.sacramentogreekfestival.com

Learn to make risotto

Learn the art of cooking risotto with cookbook author Ann Evans, who will provide a basic recipe for risotto and broth and demonstrate how the dish can be made with fall ingredients.

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 11

Where: Teaching Kitchen, 537 G St., Davis (park in the Davis Food Co-op lot)

Cost: $25

Information: (530) 758-2667, www.daviscoop.com

Camp meals made easy

Have you been looking for a way to spice up the menu on your camping trips? In this class on introductory back-country cooking, REI instructors will show you how to build a safe, efficient camp kitchen, design a menu and prepare tasty, nutritious meals.

When: 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 9

Where: Negro Bar at Lake Natoma.

Cost: $45 REI members, $65 nonmembers

Information: (916) 924-8900, www.rei.com/class/141/market/141

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