Chefs are arriving back from Italy where I hear we had a terrific Terra Madre contingent. More importantly, Indiana was well recognized as being ahead of the game when it comes to producing and eating local ingredients. More as it comes (and we might even have a few guest posts.)
* How to Cook a Pie? Pastry Chef Joseph Alford will teach you how to make a perfect pumpkin pie in a cooking class at Pikk's Tavern, 12:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22. $24.99 per person. Call Pikk's to reserve a spot.
** More turkeys: Jonah's Market is taking orders for fresh turkeys until Nov. 7. Planning ahead isn't too bad -- check your other turkey options, too including Joe's Butcher Shop, Goose, the Market, and The Good Earth for their order deadlines.
* Dine's Best of .... Pizza! Want to see who won our Best of... Pizza tasting for Indianapolis dine magazine? They've posted video with the top 10 high scoring pies. (Click on "Best of" video link.) Aside from the great shots of my arm (mmm, yummy), you'll should also note how low the overall scores were out of 100 points. (More on the losers.)