Food & Drink

Food notes from around the Charlotte region

What’s brewing at the Homebrewers Rally in NoDa?

Not all brewing happens in breweries. The American Homebrewers Association will hold a series of rallies around the country to connect beer makers and beer enthusiasts. The Charlotte rally is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. June 21 at NoDa Brewing Co., 2229 N. Davidson St. Free for members, or you can sign up online for a discounted membership: www.homebrewersassociation.org. Kathleen Purvis

Get a crack at $10,000

Eggland’s Best is sponsoring a contest to find the best original egg recipe. Enter recipes until July 31; 20 finalists will be picked in October, and consumers will vote for the winners. The winner in each category (breakfast, appetizer, main course and dessert) gets $1,000, and the grand prize winner gets $10,000. Details and entries: www.egglandsbest.com/yourbestrecipe. KP

Another Elder contest win

Janice Elder, Charlotte’s cooking-contest champion, was one of the winners of “The Best Homemade Peanut Butter Recipes in America,” sponsored by Southern Peanut Growers. Winners were picked in five regions; Elder won for the Southeast with her recipe, Carolina Dreaming Appetizer Meatballs, ground turkey flavored with peanut butter and fig preserves. Find all the recipes at www.peanutbutterlovers.com. KP

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