Wizenberg headed home
to Oklahoma City for book signing
Oklahoma City native, best-selling author and superstar blogger Molly Wizenberg will be at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway, at 6:30 p.m. May 7 to sign copies of her new book, “Delancey: A Man, a Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage.” The book, which hits bookstores Tuesday, depicts Wizenberg’s life as she and her husband open a pizza restaurant in the first years of marriage. Her first book was “A Homemade Life.” You can read her blog online at orangette.blogspot.com.
Pillsbury Bake-Off entries due soon
The iconic Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest is redesigned and calling home cooks to compete for the $1 million grand prize. In its 47th year, the contest, which is now open for entries at www.BakeOff.com, will culminate in the finals Nov. 3 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. For the first time, America’s vote will be combined with the judges’ decisions to determine the grand prize winner for the annual Pillsbury Bake-Off.
The contest ingredient list has been expanded to include Pillsbury’s gluten-free line of products. Judges will award the Pillsbury Gluten-Free Award to the finalist with the best recipe, which uses a Pillsbury gluten-free product and does not contain wheat or any products that include wheat as an ingredient.
Entries are due by 11:59 a.m. May 8. To enter, go to pillsbury.com/our-makers/bake-off-contest.
Ludivine’s chef Stranger set for guest event at District 21
Chef Jonathon Stranger will bring his creative cuisine to the kitchens at Francis Tuttle’s School of Culinary Arts as the final chef in the school’s guest chef series May 9. Stranger, who is co-owner of Ludivine, said he looks forward to mixing with students.
“These students have experienced a range of cuisines from Oklahoma’s best local chefs, including traditional, Italian and modern,” Stranger said. “I’m bringing the funk.”
Using items such as sea urchin, snails and wild edibles foraged with chef Marc Dunham, director of the School of Culinary Arts, the menu will allow students to explore their own creativity.
“It’s May, which means backyard cookouts and the element of smoke flavor in food. I’ll be helping students learn how to approach this technique with meat and vegetables,” Stranger said.
Tickets are $50 per person and include nonalcoholic beverages. District 21 restaurant is on the Francis Tuttle campus, 12777 N Rockwell Ave. Tickets can be bought at District 21 or by calling 717-4944.
FROM STAFF REPORTS