Consuming Calories for Charity

Eating food is good. Eating food for charity is even better, because when it's for charity, the calories don't count, right? Well, even if they do still count, it won't matter, because the only thing anyone will be thinking about at the Taste the World Garden fundraiser is how delicious the international cuisine is. Guests of the event will not only get to taste the mouthwatering dishes but they'll also be able to participate in raffles, a live auction of items donated by businesses from across South Florida, and enjoy cooking demonstrations presented by a mystery guest celebrity chef (although it's safe to assume the mystery chef won't be butter- and racial-slur-slinging Paula Deen). Featured will be dishes from Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas, and Europe prepared by talented students. Common Threads of Miami is the beneficiary of the fundraiser, and its goal is to teach children living in underserved communities how to cook wholesome, healthy meals. It's a great cause and a fantastic opportunity to try out new meals. The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale will host this charity event at Chef's Palette, located at 1650 SE 17th St. in Fort Lauderdale, on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Visit, or call 954-612-2304.
Sat., Sept. 7, 2-5 p.m., 2013
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Tana Velen