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Cookbook contest offers cash prizes
Organizations that have published benefit cookbooks are invited to enter them in the 18th annual Tabasco Community Cookbook Awards.
The competition is open to cookbooks published for fundraising purposes by non-profit organizations in 2006 and 2007.
First place is $2,500; second place, $1,000; third place, $750 -- awarded as contributions to the charities. Six regional winners will receive $500 each.
Cookbooks that have sold more than 100,000 copies, regardless of when they were published, are eligible for the Walter S. McIlhenny Hall of Fame.
The cookbook awards were established 17 years ago to honor the service that these publications provide in preserving local culinary traditions.
To enter, submit four copies, with entry form and documentation of how the prize would be used. For forms and awards details, visit www.tabasco.com. Deadline to enter is Sept. 28.
Reserve spot now for vegan dinners
Vegan macrobiotic community dinners will be held July 18 and 27 at Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave.
Chef Leslie Ashburn's menu, available from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the 18th: Corn Soup, Tempeh with Sweet Mustard Sauce, Colorful Pressed Salad with Dulse, brown rice and organic greens.
Menu for the 27th: Broccoli Soup, Cous Cous Pilaf with Garbanzo Beans, Fresh Salad Greens with Baked Tofu and Sea Palm with Tahini Sauce.
Cost is $12 for either dinner; dessert with Japanese Kukicha Tea is an additional $3.50 (Banana Berry Sorbet on the 18th; Coconut Tapioca on the 27th).
Substitutions may be made for those with food intolerances. Reservations required two days in advance; call 398-2695 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Destination' dance contest begins taping
Tapings for "Destination: Groove Dance Hawaii," a televised dance competition, begin Sunday at Paliku Theatre at Windward Community College. The public is invited to attend free; doors open at 10 a.m.
More tapings will take place July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5, with the show set to air Sept. 16 on KHNL-TV.
Twelve local dancers were selected for the competition, to be hosted by Jordan Segundo and Yasmin Dar.
Also, the show's judges will hold master classes on Saturdays through Aug. 4 at I'olani School. For details e-mail Christine Yasunaga, Christine@destinationgroove.com.