Edible Education Series Saturday, February 28
Springtime means the return of the Edible Education series at the Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market and this weekend the free lesson will be taught buy Lynne Sczruba of Monarch Garden Box. From 10 to 11 a.m. at the at the Co-Liverys' Carriage House Sczruba will teach a class called Cultivate: Growing and Cooking with Fresh Herbs and Edible Flowers. The series runs every Saturday morning through May 9, with future classes taught by Natalie Morris, Sweet Republic's Helen Yung, chef Claudio Urciuoli, Chrysa Robertson of Rancho Pinot, and mixologist Kim Haasarud. You can view a complete schedule of Edible Education classes on the La Bella Terre website.
"Hunger For Sale" Documentary Sunday, March 1
On Sunday, No Festival Required will bring "Hunger For Sale" to the Phoenix Center for the Arts for a screening. The documentary explores answers to a fairly simple question: Will we be able to feed ourselves in the future? In many countries malnutrition is already a crisis, but scientists estimate the global population will reach more than nine billion in coming years. To feed that many people over the next 50 years, farmers around the world will need to grow more food than has been grown in the previous 10,000 years combined. Traveling from the United States to India, France, Belgium, Niger, and Ethiopia, Hunger For Sale looks at the key challenges in feeding future populations. The screening, which will be held at the Third Street Theater at Phoenix Center for the Arts, starts at 1:30 and costs $6 in advance or $7 at the door. Doors open at 1 p.m. For more information check the No Festival Required website.
Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition Sunday, March 1
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Some of Phoenix's top bartenders are gearing up to compete at the 6th annual Devour Phoenix Bartending Competition at Crescent Ballroom this weekend. The event will feature nine bartenders, each of whom has been challenged to make a cocktail featuring a locally-made spirit from Arizona Distilling Company. Competitors will face off in a series of three rounds, with the final bartender standing named Best Cocktail of the Valley for 2015. Tickets to the event cost $25 in advance or $28 at the door and include 9 cocktail samples each, one for each cocktail served, as well as neat samples of the local craft spirits that went into making them. Doors open at 2 p.m.
This year's competitors include:
- Lyndsi Hastings-Mundy of Culinary Dropout
- Michael Soo of Crudo
- Andrew Gilchrist of Hula's Modern Tiki
- Titus Fauntleroy of St. Francis
- Libby Longlott of The Parlor Pizzeria
- Matt Farrow of Windsor
- Tawni Koonz of Maizie's Café & Bistro
- Brandon Casey of Citizen Public House
- Shawn Gabor of Pink Pony