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Food Notes: Aug. 29, 2012

Wine tastings

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Wine Shop at Capitol Market will hold fall wine tastings.

Staff Picks at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 for $10.

Fall Harvest Tasting at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 for $15.

To be announced theme at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 for $10

The Kanawha Forum & luncheons

The Kanawha Forum Concert and luncheon series starts Sept. 19. The concerts are free and begin at 12:05 p.m. Luncheons following the concerts require prepaid reservation. Tickets are $10. Kanawha Presbyterian Church, 1009 Virginia St. E.

Sept.19, Teresa McCoy, soprano, Ron Neal, piano

Menu: Roasted Beet Soup, Asian Chicken Slaw, Herb Bread, Dump Cake

Sept. 26, Lindsey Goodman, flute, Scott Christian, percussion, Anne Waltner, piano

Menu: Black Bean Soup, Mediterranean Pasta Salad, Toasted Pita, Out of This World Cake

Oct. 3, Dakota Burdette, tenor (featured young artist) Ron Neal, piano

Menu: Corn Chowder, Gorgeous Grape Salad, Strawberry Nut Bread, Earthquake Cake

Oct. 10, Vicki Berneking-Cavendish, piano and Ron Neal, Organ

Menu: Wild Rice Soup with Kielbasa, Spinach Salad with Pine Nuts and Oranges, Cheese Muffins, Apple Pie

Oct. 17, Pam Murchison, flute & piccolo, Barney Culver, cello, Scott Christian, percussion

Menu: Pumpkin Soup, Endive, Watercress and Apple Salad, Orange Muffins, Lemon Pudding Cake.

Call 304-342-6558 or visit

Sustainable Fair

 The Sustainable Families Preparedness Fair, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15, will feature several food and cooking related topics, including food storage and canning methods and alternative cooking methods and a sampling of reconstituted long-term storage foods.

Admission is free. The fair will be held in Habitat for Humanity's Homeowner Education and Community Center, 815 Court St. 

Men Who Cook

The West Virginia Institute for Spirituality presents the event from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Church, 305 E. St. in South Charleston. The event features tastes of food prepared by men, including Gazette reporter Rick Steelhammer. Tickets are $20 per person, or $35 per couple. All proceeds will go toward reducing the mortgage at the West Virginia Institute for Spirituality offices. Visit or call 207-256-8624.

Reach Julie Robinson at or 304-348-1230 with information to be included in Food Notes.




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