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Award Winning Chefs of Riderwood to Give Cooking Demo

Saturday, August 29, at 11am, the award winning chefs of the Riderwood Continuing Care Retirement Community are showing you how to cook like a pro!

The chefs – Executive Chef Victor Cirrincione, Chef de Cuisine Marta Munoz and Chef de Cuisine Frank Clyatt -- are the defending winners of the Maryland Seafood Festival’s “Best Vegetable Crab Soup”  recipe. They will cook  Capellini (or Angel Hair Pasta),  Sautéed Garden Vegetables and Escarole & Beans with Pasta at the Olney event.

The event will be held at the Olney Farmers and Artists Market, which is located at Route 108 and Prince Phillip Drive, next to the Montgomery General Hospital Thrift Shop. Come get the opportunity to get  cooking lessons from the experts.

Children’s Day at Farmer’s Market

The annual Children’s  Day at the Olney Farmer’s and Artist’s Market will be held Sunday, August 22.

Special guest , local nutritionist Isabel Maples will take children shopping at the Market and teach them all about local produce and other healthy foods sold at the Market.  Isabel will then do a hands-on Chef demonstration, and the children will sample lots of delicious, healthy food.

There is a fee of $5.00, but those who are registered will be eligible for door prizes; some including a $10.00 shopping spree at the market. There will also be a Children’s Tea party that day, along with Children’s Music and storytelling.

For more information,  call 202 257 5326.

School Lunches Affected by Slow Economy and Budget Cuts

Education Week reports that due to summer school and transportation budget cuts in Montgomery County schools (and in counties across the country) fewer children are getting free lunches in at least one school district.

The recession has made an impact in school lunch and nutrition programs funded by the Department of Agriculture.  The number of free lunches provided to children in the summer has dropped drastically, and the outcome is proving to be detrimental to low income families.

While the cuts in free lunch assistance are heavy this summer, the program should be stabilized for the fall school year.

To read more, visit: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/08/16/01nutrition.h30.html?tkn=MMLFZq6PoVB8iFvgg7dQ1KSCyQH0m549TsDC&cmp=clp-edweek