Learn how to make salad dress­ings from scratch

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Life - Janet Podolak Lo­cal Fla­vors

It’s easy to make healthy and tasty salad dress­ings from scratch, and you can learn how in a class taught by Barb Snow at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at The Olive and The Grape, 7771 Men­tor Ave., Men­tor.

The ses­sion will show­case four salad dress­ings made from Bal­samic, Cham­pagne, Ap­ple Cider, and Red Wine vine­gars and in­clude both taste sam­plings and recipes.

Pre­paid reser­va­tions at $35 are due by Feb. 21 at the store, op­po­site the Great Lakes Mall and next to Pier 1, or at bit. ly/2G93b1Z.

New man­ager

Meet Dawn Corso, new gen­eral man­ager at Corks Wine Bar, 4084 Erie St. in Down­town Wil­loughby. She’s taken over the du­ties of Michael Ber­not, who has ac­cepted a po­si­tion with a Cleve­land non­profit.

Call Corks at 440-9189463 or visit cork­swinebar.com.

Soups of the world

Dis­cover how soup, which is con­sid­ered com­fort food through­out the world, is per­son­i­fied by the peo­ple and places where it orig­i­nates in a class at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Wild­wood Cul­tural Cen­ter, 7645 Lit­tle Moun­tain Road, Men­tor.

Judi Strauss leads the twohour ses­sion.

Sam­ple soups from eastern Asia to eastern Europe, South Amer­ica to West Africa, and get the recipes.

Regis­tra­tion is $17 with a $3 dis­count for Men­tor res­i­dents. An ad­di­tional $9 food fee is payable to Strauss on class night. Sign up at 440-974-5720.

Phe­nom­e­nal pho

Pho, the na­tional dish of Viet­nam that’s eaten for break­fast, lunch and din­ner, has be­come an ob­ses­sion across Amer­ica.

You can learn to make sev­eral va­ri­eties at home in a class at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 led by chef Tim McCoy at the Loretta Pa­ganini School of Cook­ing, 8613 May­field Road, Ch­ester Town­ship.

Menu for the 2.5-hour demon­stra­tion class: North­ern-style beef pho bo with sliced eye of round, scal­lions, and chili pep­pers; South­ern-style beef pho bo with as­sorted beef, hoisin, sriracha and herbs; chicken pho ga with thinly sliced chicken breast and del­i­cate herbs; pork pho heo with braised pork shoul­der; roasted pork loin pho, scal­lions and chili pep­pers; and stir-fried pork pho tiu with bean sprouts, peanuts, and vine­gar.

The cost is $55. Call 440-7291110 or visit lp­scinc.com.

Mil­lion­aires Row din­ner

Sto­ry­teller/his­to­rian Dan Ruminski will talk about Cleve­land’s Mil­lion­aires Row in a din­ner pre­sen­ta­tion Feb. 24 at the Steele Man­sion Inn & Gath­er­ing Hub, 348 Men­tor Ave., Painesville.

Space is limited for the evening, which be­gins with cock­tails at 5:30 p.m. at a cash bar, fol­lowed by din­ner at 6:30. The pre­sen­ta­tion be­gins at 8 p.m.

Only pre­paid reser­va­tions are ac­cepted, for $50. Call 440-6397948.

Heads up for women’s his­tory

From a doc­tor to a mur­der­ess, meet six women from North­east Ohio who be­came no­table in their com­mu­ni­ties.

The Lake County His­tory Cen­ter’s an­nual women’s his­tory month pro­gram/lun­cheon be­gins at 11 a.m. March 20 at Pine Ridge Coun­try Club, 60606 Ridge Road, Wick­liffe.

It’s $35 or $32 for mem­bers. Details: 440-639-2945.

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