In the news
This site from the FoodRoutes Network, a nonprofit organization that supports community-based food systems, features reasons to buy locally and tells where to find produce grown close to home. Plug in your ZIP code and what you're looking for, and the site will find farms, farmers' markets, co-ops, stands and restaurants. Seeking cabbage in North Baltimore? The site comes up with nine sources, though some might be farther than you want to drive.
French food -- Author and former food critic Daniel Young will appear from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Greetings and Readings in the Hunt Valley Towne Center to sign copies of his latest cookbook, The Bistros, Brasseries and Wine Bars of Paris: Everyday Recipes From the Real Paris.
Starters --Chef Daniel Wecker will demonstrate how to make appetizers at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Elkridge Furnace Inn, 5745 Furnace Ave., Elkridge. $75. Call 410-379-9336.