Thinking about whipping up a batch of candy for Caramelpalooza 2011?
Better think quick: The deadline for entering our sweet contest is today, Tuesday, February 8.
Chow Bella and our friends at Smeeks candy store are at it again, co-sponsoring a fun, free, filling-defying evening of caramel tasting: Friday, March 11, 7 p.m., in the Smeeks parking lot near Central Avenue and Camelback Road.
And we are looking for a few good cooks who are up to the task.
If you are a chef -- pastry, candy or otherwise -- and prepare your food in a commercial kitchen -- you are invited to toss your name (along with 250 wrapped, labeled caramels) into the Caramelpalooza hat and challenge some of last year's winners for this year's honors.
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We'll announce the participants next week; stay tuned for chef profiles and more sweet news.
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