Features briefs, Dec. 26

Features briefs, Dec. 26
Modified: December 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm •  Published: December 26, 2012
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EVENTS

Food celebration is set

To ring in a fresh 2013, the OSU-Oklahoma City Farmers Market will host its first Food Celebration on Jan. 5. Everyone is invited to attend the health-centric event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N Portland Ave.

At 11 a.m., chef and organic gardener Kamala Gamble will present “Ways to Include Local Cool Weather Foods into Your Family's Diet.” The presentation will explain what Oklahoma cold weather foods are, how to cook them, and even how to get them into your family's diet.

Along with learning about the trend of eating and cooking local foods, participants can also learn about how food was prepared at the turn of the century in central Oklahoma. Judy Howard will be signing copies of her cookbook, “1905 Cookbook,” which is based on 1905 recipes and history. Proceeds from the sale of the book benefit Oklahoma's hungry children.

For more information on the Farmers Market, go to www.osuokc.edu/farmersmarket.

New Year's Eve dinner planned

The Alley, 3324 E 31 St., will host a New Year's Eve Beer Dinner, featuring four courses fashioned by executive chef Mitch Neely in conjunction with Marshall Brewing Company. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. with The Alley's signature house-made Scotch egg served with a pilsner cream vinaigrette and paired with Marshall Old Pavilion Pilsner. Course No. 2 features coriander-crusted halibut confit of orange peel vinaigrette, fingerling potato rounds, and pea puree paired with Marshall Sundown Wheat. The main course is a braised short rib with ale toffee jus and ale and red wine reduction accompanied by cauliflower puree and blanched asparagus. Dessert is a Marshall Big Jamoke Porter and vanilla espresso float topped with bittersweet chocolate shavings.