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Published: January 29, 2014

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Third-grader grows 7-pound cabbage

— Hudsen Scott, a third-grader from Canton Elementary School, grew a 7-pound cabbage that qualified him as a contestant in the Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. He was selected at random by Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture to win a $1,000 scholarship from Bonnie Plants toward his future education. The young horticulturist received statewide recognition as the 2013 Oklahoma state winner at a school ceremony on Jan. 24 at Canton Elementary.

Chef series begins at District 21

The Francis Tuttle School of Culinary Arts restaurant, District 21, begins a series of special events Friday. The series starts with chef Chris Becker, of Della Terra Fine Pasta, shepherding a four-course meal spotlighting Becker's specialty — handcrafted pastas.

The dinner launches a series that will continue one Friday night per month through May.

Students will work side by side with the chefs, helping them prepare a multicourse prix fixe menu.

The guest chefs will include Josh Valentine of “Top Chef” fame on Feb. 28; Russ Johnson, co-owner of Ludivine, on March 28; Kurt Fleischfresser, of Western Concepts Restaurants, on April 11; and Jonathon Stranger, co-owner of Ludivine, on May 9. Tickets are $50 per person and include nonalcoholic beverages.

District 21 restaurant is on the Francis Tuttle campus, 12777 N Rockwell Ave.

All proceeds support the culinary arts student activity fund. Tickets can be purchased at the restaurant or by calling 717-4944.

La Baguette hosts winemaker

La Baguette Bistro, 7408 N May, will host a special wine dinner on Feb. 6 with winemaker Kimberlee Nichols. Nichols will co-host the dinner with chef Alain Buthion. It will feature wines from Nichols' Markham Vineyards with dishes specially designed to complement them. Cost for the five-course meal with wine pairing is $75. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner starting at 7. For reservations, call 840-3047.

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