Moon cakes, which are given as gifts to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival, are traditionally made with lotus-seed paste and stuffed with a whole duck-egg yolk, mixed nuts or shredded ham. But as they grow more popular in Canada, they are being made with ingredients including chocolate ganache, Canadian ice wine and hazelnuts.
Chef Joost Barens, originally from the Netherlands and now at Cafe Galleria in Miami, is offering a cooking demonstration followed by a five-course meal. His "culinary world tour" features food from India, Holland and Scandinavia.
Michelin-starred chefs Ross Lewis and Derry Clarke share some of their favorite recipes. Lewis offers lime-marinated scallops, while Clarke tells how to prepare a leg of lamb with a mustard and honey glaze.
Family Gateway in Dallas has started training homeless families in restaurant skills, expanding from its retail-training program. The 12-week program is aimed at getting students prepared for entry-level restaurant jobs.