Help with chopsticks
Asia for Kids, an educational products company, has a solution for kids and adults trying to master chopsticks - a plastic tweezers-like utensil called Rookie Chopsticks. They can be ordered at $2.40 each online at www.asiaforkids.com or by calling 800-888-9681.
You can get tips and recipes on grilling turkey from the Dial-a-Chef Grilling Hotline, sponsored by Shady Brook Farms, a turkey producer in Harrisonburg, Va. The toll-free hot line (888-723-4468) offers recorded grilling guidance from five renowned chefs around the clock until Sept. 1.
Do you have a fabulous oyster recipe? If so, you may be awarded $1,000 in the National Oyster Cook-off on Oct. 21 in Leonardtown sponsored by the Maryland Department of Agriculture's Seafood Marketing Program, St. Mary's County Department of Economic and Community Development and the Rotary Club of St. Mary's. Submit original recipes by Aug. 2 to: National Oyster Cook-Off, C/O DECD, P.O. Box 653, Leonardtown, Md. 20650. Call 301-475-4404 for the contest rules.
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