Potluck: Focus on food

It’s a winner

What: Madelene Silva-Sciortino, 9, found a winning combination using sweet potato in her Love Shishkebab, which took honors in California Food Literacy Center’s Kids’ Recipe Contest. The dish was featured at Ten22 at the restaurant’s fourth anniversary party.

The Literacy Center focused its recipe contest on sweet potatoes. You can find Madelene’s recipe on the center’s website, where the remaining winning recipes will also be posted.


Cooking demonstration

What: Bacon and leek kraut, autumn rice pilaf, etc.

When: 3-6 p.m., Saturday

Where: The Fresh Market, 2339 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento

Cost: Free


Food Day at Sacramento State

What: The third annual Food Day spotlights hunger and the obesity epidemic.

When: 1-8 p.m., Thursday

Where: University Union, CSUS, 6000 J St.

Cost: Free


Grand opening

What: Lucero Olive Oil is opening a tasting room in downtown Napa.

When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday

Where: 1012 First St., Napa

Cost: Free admission