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Publisher extends deadline for cookbook submissions

Wed., June 10, 2009

The deadline for submissions to the Spokane’s Best Recipe Cookbook has been extended.

Cecile Charles, owner of Gallery of Thum’, is publishing 200 of the area’s top recipes in the cookbook, including some from local restaurants. Money raised by the contest will benefit Meals on Wheels.

Charles will create an original painting worth $1,000 for the overall winner of the recipe contest and the second-place winner will receive a painting worth $500. Winners in each of the cookbook categories will receive $25 gift certificates to the gallery or local restaurants.

Entry forms are available at the gallery in Steam Plant Square, 159 S. Lincoln St., Suite 151, or at

The entry fee is $16 per recipe and each entrant will receive a copy of the cookbook. Recipes sponsored by local businesses have an entry fee of $30.

The finished cookbook is due out in August and will be sold for $16.95. Reach the gallery for more information at (509) 294-9234.

Samurai Sam’s opens

The new Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill, 909 S. Grand Blvd., is scheduled to open at noon Friday.

Owner Marianne Guenther says the franchise specializes in quick, Asian-inspired, healthy eats. Teriyaki rice and soba noodle bowls, wraps, salads and appetizers such as grilled egg rolls are on the menu. There are more menu details at

The franchise is part of Kahala Corp., which is owned by Spokane native Kevin Blackwell.

Samurai Sam’s is in the business complex just south of Providence Sacred Heart hospital and it is open daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Reach the restaurant at (509) 624-4555.

We’re always looking for fresh food news. Write to: The Fresh Sheet, Features Department, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Call (509) 459-5446, fax to (509) 459-5098 or send an e-mail to

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