Food for Thought: Prosser Wine & Food Fair set Aug. 10

By Loretto J. Hulse, Herald staff writerMay 29, 2013 

Enjoy fine wines, tasty brews and delicious food at the 32nd annual Prosser Wine & Food Fair on Aug. 10.

The event will feature more than 30 Washington wines -- red, white, rose and sparkling -- two microbreweries and delectable noshes from at least 20 restaurants and caterers.

The fair will be at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center off Interstate 82 at exit 82. The wine and food booths will be outdoors overlooking the Yakima River and the Horse Heaven Hills in Prosser.

The event is from 2 to 8 p.m.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate, if still available. To order, go online at www.tourprosser.com, or call 866-343-5101.

Admission includes a program, souvenir wine glass and four scrip to get you started. Additional scrip will be sold on the grounds.

Find a favorite wine and you'll be able to buy a bottle or a case of it at the fair.

Parking is limited at the center, but shuttles are available through Ben Franklin Transit that will run from 1 to 9 p.m. among various locations.

New market

The Lucky Turtle Farmers Market opens in West Richland on June 5. Hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday.

The market will be in the parking lot of the Sandberg Event Center, 331 S. 41st. Ave.

For more information or to sign up, call May Hays, 967-0521 or 948-3794.

Dinner, wine and art

The Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale will hold a Best of the Northwest dinner and wine auction on June 29.

The event is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the museum, 35 Maryhill Museum Drive.

Cost is $100 per person. Order tickets online at www.maryhillmuseum.org or call 509-773-3733.

New read

The book: The Complete Chile Pepper Book by Dave DeWitt and Paul W. Bosland.

Cost: $30.

Best for: The authors have included detailed profiles of the 100 most popular chile varieties, information on how to grow chiles, how to diagnose and remedy problems, pests, and diseases and post-harvest processing and preservation.

They've also included 85 mouth-watering, tongue heating recipes that make use of the characteristic heat of chile peppers and their more subtle flavor qualities.

This book is sure to appeal to gardeners and cooks.

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