Tasty things worth knowing
The Farmer & The Chef South
The Farmer and The Chef South is an annual fundraiser benefitting the mission of the March of Dimes. This year’s event is Thursday, Sept. 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Baywood Greens in Long Neck. A ticket pays for a night of entertainment, including food prepared by local chefs using products from local farmers, Dogfish Beer and music by Diamond Groove. Tickets are $55 at the door and $45 when pre-purchased. The premise of the event is to create sustainable relationships between local farmers and chefs and promote healthy eating. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit thefarmerandthechef.com/south.
Chinese American Festival
The Chinese American Community Center in Hockessin will host three days of celebration, family fun and delicious food at the Delaware Chinese Festival 2016 on the weekend of Aug. 12-14. The goal of the event is to foster understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture and heritage. Festival hours are Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Attendees will experience authentic cuisine, Chinese performances, folk dance and martial arts. Visit chinesefestival.org for more information.
Calling All Vegans
Interested in becoming vegan or just want to try it out? Visit Delaware’s Vegan Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rodney Square in Wilmington. The free event offers food tastings, natural products, cooking demos, speakers, a children’s fun zone and live entertainment while promoting the great taste and even greater health benefits of a vegan diet. Whether a dedicated vegan or interested bystander, this festival is the perfect place to dig into the vegan lifestyle. For more information, contact Paul Flowers at 256-3239.
On Sunday, Aug. 28, visit the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark for IndiaFest 2016. The celebration allows guests to indulge their palates with amazing Indian cuisine. Attendees can also shop for jewelry, clothing and crafts from a variety of vendors and enjoy the rhythms and dances of the cultural show, which includes a beauty pageant and karaoke. IndiaFest is $5 (free for children under the age of 6) and will take place from 12 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit iaadelaware.org/events.
Middletown’s Annual Peach Festival
Who could deny a perfect, juicy peach, let alone an entire festival of them? On Saturday, Aug. 20, Middletown will celebrate its love for peaches with its 23rd annual Old Tyme Peach Festival. Kicking off with a parade at 9 a.m., a whole day of peach pie contests, crafts, music, games, food and other entertainment will ensue. For more information, visit middletownpeachfestival.com.