Traverse City Record-Eagle


June 5, 2014

Food in Brief: 06/05/2014

Chef teaches Chinese cooking

TRAVERSE CITY — Chinese-American chef Candice Lee will teach an authentic Chinese cooking class in conjunction with the International Affairs Forum’s China conference.

Lee lived in Beijing from 2006-2013, spending five years at Black Sesame Kitchen, a private kitchen and cooking school. She has appeared on MSNBC and Lonely Planet TV, and has written for Frommer’s guide books.

The class will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Northwestern Michigan College’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute, 715 E. Front St. Lee will discuss different regional styles of Chinese cooking and her experiences living in Beijing. She also will share Chinese cooking techniques and demonstrate dumpling making and other traditional dishes.

The cost is $80 for China conference attendees; $100 for all others. For details or registration, visit or call 800-836-0717.

Third annual TC Scoop Festival

TRAVERSE CITY — The third annual TC Scoop Festival on June 14 benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan.

The festival will be hosted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at F&M Park. It features ice cream and food from Moomer’s Ice Cream, Blue Bay Ice Cream Company, Culver’s, Prairie Farms, Jimmy John’s, Great Lake Potato Chip Co., Pleasanton Bakery and Mesick Market. There also will be face painting, fire engine rides, a 100-pound sundae and more.

Tickets may be purchased at the event for $1 each. Children six and younger are admitted free and receive two tickets.

High tea for cancer fund

SUTTONS BAY — Only a few tickets are available for the fifth annual La-TEA-Da High Tea, but there still are opportunities to volunteer or contribute.

The British-style high tea will be held at 2 p.m. June 19 at Black Star Farms. There also will be a Chinese Auction and an optional Hat Celebration. Tickets are $50 each and only five tickets remain. Proceeds support families in Leelanau County affected by cancer.

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