Top 3 Weekend Food Events: Common Grains Rice Festival, Homemade Food Info Meeting + Edible Plant Hike
Common Grains' New Year Japanese Rice Festival
Flickr/ jasja dekker Onigiri
Common Grains is teaming up with the Japanese American National Museum for a free day of Japanese premium rice tasting, demonstrations and onigiri-making contest, hosted by Japanese food writer and home cooking teacher Sonoko Sakai.
WHAT: Common Grains' New Year Japanese Rice Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 6, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
WHERE: Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave., Little Tokyo
Homemade Food Act Educational Meeting
With the California Homemade Food Act set to go into effect in 2013, home baker Mark Stambler and L.A. County representatives will host an informational community meeting outlining the implications of the new law to current or aspiring home cooks.
WHAT: Homemade Food Act Educational Meeting
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 5, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Silver Lake Library, 2411 Glendale Blvd.
Edible and Useful Plant Hike
Forage for local edible and medicinal plants during this educational, moderate hike along a 2-mile stretch of Laguna Canyon, led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer Karin Klein (author of 50 Hikes in Orange County).
WHAT: Edible and Useful Plant Hike
WHERE: Willow Canyon Staging Area, Willow Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 6, 8 a.m.
COST: $2 per person; parking $3
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