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“Growing Local Food Entrepreneurs” is the subject of a panel by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council, 5-7 p.m. May 28 at 7th Street Public Market, 224 E. 7th St. Speakers will include Juli Ghazi (Pure Pizza), Lynn Caldwell (Atherton Market) and Townes Mozer (Lenny Boy Kombucha and Tap Room). Free, but registration is required. Details: www.cmfpc.org. Kathleen Purvis

Like to create biscuits?

Southern Biscuit Flour is looking for original biscuit recipes for the fourth annual Southern Biscuit Day Bake-Off on June 5. Three finalists will be invited to bring their biscuits to Newton, about 40 miles northwest of Charlotte, to compete for the $250 grand prize. Recipes must use at least 2 cups of Southern Biscuit self-rising or all-purpose flour or Formula L biscuit mix and will be judged on flavor, appearance and creativity. Deadline: May 23. Email recipes with your name and contact information to southernbiscuit@renwoodmills.com.

KP

Learn to make macarons

The airy French sandwich cookies called macarons are the subject of a Cocoa Lab class at the Ritz-Carlton at Trade and College streets on May 31. The 9 a.m.-noon class will cover chocolate, red velvet, vanilla and Nutella macarons. The class is $75 and registration is required.

Details: 704-547-2244 or

www.barcocoacharlotte.com. KP

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