Janell Brown is the owner of One Sweet Slice bakery (1644 W. Towne Center Drive, South Jordan, 801-727-4275; 9305 S. Village Shop Drive, Sandy, 801-307-6789) and winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Well now, she’s a cookbook author, too. Her new cookbook, One Sweet Cupcake, will be released Oct. 8, and is available now for pre-order at local bookstores and online. In One Sweet Cupcake, Brown provides expert advice about all aspects of cupcake baking, including kitchen equipment, techniques, ingredients and her professional secrets for making your cupcakes look fab. Visit OneSweetSlice.com for more information.
Brazil-Meets-Chile Wine Tasting Benefit
On Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m., Texas de Brazil (50 S. Main, 385-232-8070, TexasDeBrazil.com) in City Creek Center will host a special wine-tasting event featuring the Chilean wines of Santa Rita winery, along with a signature menu of appetizers. Tickets are $30 per person, and $25 from each ticket will go to benefit American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Tickets can be purchased online at TexasDeBrazilSaltLake.eventbrite.com.
Local First Utah Celebration
Every autumn, Local First Utah hosts its annual fundraiser and gala Celebrate the Bounty. This year, it’s being held at Salt Lake City’s Union Pacific Depot (400 W. South Temple) on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 6 to 10 p.m. The event features food and drink from independent, locally owned restaurants, food artisans and purveyors from all around Utah. The list of participants is too lengthy to fully reproduce here, but includes Black Sheep Cafe, Communal, Caffe Molise, Pig & a Jelly Jar, Tin Angel Cafe, Hell’s Backbone Grill, Frida Bistro, Les Madeleines, Amour Spreads, Beehive Cheese, Five Wives Vodka, Castle Creek Winery, Vida Tequila, Squatters and many others. Tickets are $65 per person for food and beverages or $55 for food only. There’s also an option to purchase a $1,000 VIP sponsor table for eight. Tickets may be purchased online at LocalFirst.org/celebrate.
Quote of the week: Great restaurants are, of course, nothing but mouth-brothels. There is no point in going to them if one intends to keep one’s belt buckled. —Frederic Raphael