Future of Southern food
As part of UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South, a panel discussion – “The Future of Food in the New South” – will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at UNCC Center City, 320 E. Ninth St. The panel will feature Cassie Parsons, executive chef, Grateful Growers Farm co-owner and Farmer-Baker-Sausage Maker owner; Robin Emmons, founder and executive director of Sow Much Good; Timothy Cameron, associate professor at Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts and the Observer’s own food editor, Kathleen Purvis.
This free event will consider topics such as what makes Southern cuisine distinctive, what the future of food in the South looks like, challenges of food production, consumption and access. The discussion will be followed by a reception. Attendants will direct guests to free parking available at 319 E. Ninth St. and 422 E. Ninth St. Seating is limited, reservations required: 704-687-1429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the event name in the subject line. Details: newsouth.uncc.edu.
Macallan Scotch Dinner
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Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville is accepting limited reservations for its upcoming Scotch Dinner. Steve Jordan, executive chef of Bouk Catering, will prepare a four-course meal beginning at 7 p.m. March 7 in the May Davidson Hall at Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. Each course will be paired with Scotch whiskeys, such as Macallan and Highland Park, that have been selected by Randolph Adams, the Macallan brand ambassador of the Southeast. Tickets are $65 per person, seating is limited and advance reservations are required. Details and tickets: 704-875-3113,
Sustainable Living series
The Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension will host its Sustainable Living series in partnership with Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners through November. In its second year, the series will include workshops on topics such as beginner raw foods dishes and canning, gardening for small spaces and beginner gardening techniques. Some workshops are free, others have a fee and require preregistration, and all will be held at the Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension Training Facility, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte. Course listing and registration info: bit.ly/1eMW1dO. Details and questions: Kristin Davis, 704-336-2082, email@example.com.