Area's chefs launching a feast for ChesapeakeA dozen of...

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September 25, 1996|By Karol V. Menzie

Area's chefs launching a feast for Chesapeake

A dozen of the region's best chefs are putting on their toques and whipping up their specialty dishes to celebrate a "Taste of the Chesapeake." The event, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday at Pier 3, the National Aquarium, benefits the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. There'll also be dining, wining, a silent auction and dancing. Tickets are $125 a person ($110 for members) and $1,500 for a corporate table for 10. Call (410) 377-6270.

Afro-Caribbean tastes

Culinary sleuth and British and Australian TV chef Dorinda Hafner traveled the Caribbean looking for African influences on island food. The result is "Dorinda's Taste of the Caribbean: African-Influenced Recipes from the Islands" (Ten Speed Press, $16.95). Recipes include crab fritters, chicken in coconut cream, and anansis (plantain "spiders").

New magazine

"Dinner for Eight," "Fabulous Fish Fast" and "Almost Vegetarian" are just three of the sumptuous-sounding but light-on-fat and short-on-time menus from Family Circle's new Light & Easy 30-Minute Meals magazine. There are also tips from four-star chefs, suggestions for a low-cal pantry and articles on pasta and Caesar salad. On newsstands for $3.95.

Practice your oink

Kids ages 7 to 12 who like to ham it up are invited to enter the National Pork Producers Council's World's Biggest Ham Contest. Grand prize is $500, plus a trip to New York or Los Angeles. To enter, kids should submit a one-page essay on why they are the world's biggest ham and how they make their favorite ham sandwich. Entries must be postmarked by Oct. 31. For contest rules, write to World's Biggest Ham Contest Rules, c/o NPPC, P.O. Box 10383, Des Moines, Iowa 50306, or check out the NPPC web site at http: //www.nppc.org/.

Pub Date: 9/25/96

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