October 23, 2013 in Food

Fresh sheet: Submit strange, humorous to GMO Film Contest

By The Spokesman-Review
Cook-off for a Cooler

 The Friendship Kitchen needs a refrigeration upgrade.

 To raise money for the new equipment, it’s hosting a chili cook-off Sunday.

 Everyone’s invited to sample the entries – as well as The Friendship Kitchen’s own chili and honey cornbread – and vote for the People’s Choice Award. Restaurants from Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene will be competing for the title as well as Best Overall and Most Innovative.

 Competitors include The Porch, Post Falls Corner Café, The Falls Club, Moon Time, GW Hunters Steakhouse, Fleur de Sel and Capone’s.

 Founded in 1989, staffed entirely by volunteers and funded by donations, The Friendship Kitchen at St. George’s Catholic Church serves community meals on Thursday afternoons. It needs a new cooler to keep up with demand.

 The Friendship Kitchen feeds 125 to 170 people between 4 and 5:30 p.m. every Thursday.

 The cook-off runs from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at St. George’s Parish Center, 2010 N. Lucas St. in Post Falls. Tickets are $7 per person or $20 per family.

For more information, contact Vicky Winkler at (208) 755-9788 or victoriab208@yahoo.com.

Mutants for Monsanto are offering prizes for videos about genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

Videos should be up to five minutes, placed on YouTube, and sent to Mutants for Monsanto via email before 11:59 p.m. Oct. 30.

They should also “be as strange and humorous as possible,” according to a website about the event. Participants will be entered to win a free chicken, up to $500, and a “Certificate of Brilliance.”

The group formed when Initiative 522, which would mandate labeling of GMOs sold in Washington state, qualified to appear on the Nov. 5 ballot.

Top videos will be screened – and winners announced – from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main Ave.

Admission is free. For more information, or to send a submission, contact “>monsantomutants@gmail.com.

Sushi-making workshop

Viljo Basso, owner and sushi chef of Syringa Japanese Café & Sushi Bar in Coeur d’Alene, is teaching a hands-on, sushi-making workshop Saturday.

Basso will guide participants through the art and craft of choosing fish, basic preparation and ingredients, rice-making, rolling techniques and other tools of the trade.

Participants are asked to bring a sharp knife to class, which takes place at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St. in Coeur d’Alene.

Class runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and costs $50. Registration is required. Call (208) 676-9730.


Tonight is Tapas time

Learn to make these Spanish-inspired small bites meant for sharing and entertaining at INCA After Dark tonight.

Three items are on the menu: crab-stuffed piquillo peppers; baked asparagus, leek and Manchego cheese bites, and heirloom tomato and spinach pizzettes.

Laurie Faloon teaches the class from 6 to 8 today at Building 1, Room 144, Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St.

Register online at incaafterdark.scc. spokane.edu/home.aspx or call (509) 279-6030 or (800) 248-5644, ext. 6030. The class costs $50.

Thoughts and opinions on this story? Click here to comment >>

Get stories like this in a free daily email