To nominate a baker, visit www.statefairofwv.com and complete a ballot by noon on May 13 or mail the nominee's name, address, county and phone number to State Fair of West Virginia, P.O. Drawer 986, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
The person who receives the most votes in each county will be invited to participate in the Aug. 10 contest. The 2013 State Fair will be held Aug. 9-17.
Huntington cooking classes
Two cooking courses will be offered at Huntington's Kitchen.
Kids Whisking in the Kitchen is a four-week course with classes running from 4 to 5 p.m. March 26, April 2, 9, and 16. Cost is $15 per student per class.
The classes are for children ages 6 to 16 and will cover kitchen safety, cooking from scratch and hands-on preparation of a new recipe every week.
Perfect Portion is a six-week course that runs from 6 to 8 p.m. March 27, April. 3, 10, 17 and 24, and May 1. Cost is $15 per student per class.
Reservations are required. Huntington's Kitchen is located at 911 Third Ave. across from Pullman Square. Call 304-522-0887 or email ashleythomp...@emohealth.org.
Cool hands are a requirement when shaping chocolate truffles or peanut butter balls. To prevent too-warm hands from melting the mixture, keep a resealable bag of ice cubes nearby and clasp the bag to cool your hands.
Reach Julie Robinson at jul...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1230 with information to be included in Food Notes.