Discover one of the reasons why Traverse City is a foodie’s heaven at the “Winter Festival of Foods” Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northwestern Michigan College. Explore cooking techniques, get fresh ideas and tips, meet new foodie friends and of course taste the samples.

Area chefs, NMC culinary instructors, and specialty food businesses strut their stuff in the gleaming kitchen and demonstration classrooms in the renovated Oleson Center on the main campus. Choose four hour-long sessions from 16 options including Wrap It up Asian Style, Naturally Sassy Sauces and Spreads, Cooking without a Recipe, Oils and Vinegars, and more.

The $69 cost includes four sessions and lots of tasty samplings. To receive a schedule of sessions, learn about many other noncredit offerings, or register, visit or call NMC Extended Education, 231-995-1700.

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