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Beer, Cheese and Chocolate
Three local food powerhouses—Uinta Brewery, Beehive Cheese and The Chocolate Conspiracy—join forces for a beer, cheese and chocolate tasting event. The hosts provide a total of five beers, cheeses and chocolates for attendees to sample, and Uinta Brewery has collaborated with The Chocolate Conspiracy on a new beer to be unveiled at the event. Word is that it will be of the golden cream ale variety and infused with organic cacao nibs, courtesy of The Chocolate Conspiracy. The event is at Uinta Brewing Co. (1722 S. Fremont Drive, 801-467-0909, on Saturday, March 23, from 7 to 9 p.m., and tickets are available via Eventbrite.

Hot-Pot Class
The Chinese tradition of hot-pot dining dates back several hundred years, and is one of the most enjoyable communal eating experiences around. For those unfamiliar with this age-old tradition, Ocean Mart in Sandy (115 W. 9000 South, 801-255-1118) hosts a class that covers the preparation basics. Attendees learn how to prepare a flavorful broth used to cook a variety of meat and veggies, along with a few dipping sauces. The class takes place on Tuesday, March 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and includes everything you need to get started. Tickets are $25 and available via Eventbrite.

Meet Your Maker Winners
Salsitas Mendoza and Trail Truffles were recently added to the list of local products featured at Whole Foods stores throughout Utah. The two companies were recognized as part of the Meet Your Maker event, which Utah's Own organized to raise the profile of local producers. As of now, fans of Salsitas Mendoza can find their variety of homemade salsas at all four Utah locations of Whole Foods, and Trail Truffles will be featured in Whole Foods locations across the Rocky Mountain region coming soon. This year, Utah's Own and Meet Your Maker will focus on local farms and produce. For more information, check out

Quote of the Week: "Talk doesn't cook rice."

—Chinese proverb

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