Nutritionist helps cut fat from Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and to those of us who have to count calories, cholesterol and fat this time of eating can turn into a dietary disaster.
If you don't want your turkey to turn you into a butterball, you can get some free advice from Mary Ann Buchmeier, a nutritionist for the Columbia Medical Plan. Ms. Buchmeier will be answering nutrition questions during her guided tour for healthful eating from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the Giant food store, 4715 Dorsey Hall Drive in Ellicott City.
For more information or to sign up for the tour, contact the Columbia Medical Plan Health Education Department at (410) 740-3303. Space is limited.
Vegetarian convention to observe dietary laws
Eating right is hard enough for the average person. But when you throw in religious and vegetarian restrictions it becomes a monumental challenge.
The Jewish Vegetarian Society of North America, a group skilled in meeting the ultimate in dietary challenges, will share some food coping strategies at its annual convention Friday through Sunday at the Bethesda Holiday Inn.
The weekend convention will include discussion panels on animal rights, evaluating nutritional information presented in cookbooks, consumer issues and environmental ethics. There will also be cooking demonstrations and a workshop on designing nutritious diets for children.
All food served at the convention will be vegan (no animal or animal derived products) and under rabbinical supervision. For more information, call Eve and Israel Mossman at (410) 754-5550.
BICC students bake cakes for Monet
If you visit the Baltimore Museum of Art tomorrow, you can share in the celebration of Claude Monet's birthday.
Students from Baltimore's International Culinary College have created six sheet cakes, each inspired by a different Monet painting currently on display at the museum's Monet exhibit on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. They will also create a seventh cake carrying the message "Happy Birthday, ** Monet."
The cakes will be on display in the museum's Fox Court from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then the cakes will be served on a first-come, first-served basis to any museum visitor.
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