The correct number for information about cooking classes at the Roland Park Country School Evening School is 323-5500. A wrong number was listed in the A La Carte section yesterday.
The Sun regrets the error.
London pub crawl can help chase winter blahs
Here's a sure-fire way to ease the winter blahs: Pop into the pub for a pint or two.
Sissons and the South Baltimore Brewing Co. are taking reservations and deposits for the "ultimate London pub crawl," a week-long tour of pubs in and around London, March 21-28. Included will be tours of the city and Young's Brewery. There'll be a welcoming dinner at the Sherlock Holmes pub, passes for the "tube" (subway) and time for travelers to explore on their own.
FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION
The tour, put together by CIAO! Travel of San Diego, costs $1,395 from New York, and includes airfare and six nights' hotel stay. If you're interested, you can get a color brochure by calling Hugh Sisson at (410) 539-2093. The deadline for reservations is Feb. 17. Cheers!
Food classes at RPCS
Chinese cooking and meals for spring are on the menu of classes to be offered by the Evening School of the Roland Park Country School, 5204 Roland Ave. in Baltimore.
"Cooking the Chinese Way with Kitty Chin" will meet 6:30-9 p.m. on four Mondays: Feb. 10, 17, 24 and March 9. Mrs. Chin will focus on wok preparation and emphasize good nutrition. Dishes prepared during class will be served to students for supper. The series costs $125; individual classes cost $32.
Bonnie Rapoport will demonstrate "Elegant and Easy," "Informal Company Supper," and "Make It Ahead" in a series of "Spring Menus," March 5, 19, and April 2; 6:30-9 p.m. Cost is $105 for the series, or $38 per class. Dishes prepared during the evening will be served, with wine, for supper.
For a copy of the Evening School brochure, call 539-5500.
Writing about veggies
If you are, or ever have been a vegetarian, or been close to one, you know they are quite often thoughtful people with strong opinions. A chance to voice an opinion on any aspect of vegetarianism is open to students 19 and under in an essay contest sponsored by the Vegetarian Resource Group of Baltimore. There are two categories for entrants: eighth grade and under; and ninth grade up to age 19.
Entrants may base their 2- to 3-page papers on interviews, research or personal opinion. You don't have to be a vegetarian to enter. The winner in each category will receive a $50 savings bond. Essays must be postmarked by May 1. They should be sent to P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore 21203. Be sure to include name, age,address and grade level.
For more information about the contest or about vegetarianism, send a self-addressed envelope with two first-class stamps to the Vegetarian Resource Group at the above address.
Buying what they eat
Here's an item from food and beverage researcher Bob Messenger in the latest issue of his Food Trends Newsletter: "More men participate in the weekly grocery shopping trip than in the past, according to Progressive Grocer. Some 40 percent of men join in this family activity, up from 32 percent in 1980. But men are the primary shoppers in only 17 percent of homes with children. Women are still the primary shoppers in 70 percent of households. Four out of 10 female shoppers are employed full-time; 19 percent are working outside the home part-time."
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