Hotdish tasting and Bundt sampling in this old school week in food

We're kickin' it old school this week in food thanks to events that harken back to a time when every table in the state sported a steaming hotdish and a sticky-sweet Bundt for dessert. Dig in!

4/26 Kombucha fans, this one's for you: the Linden Hills Co-op is offering a Brew Your Own Kombucha class, which offers students the chance to create their own version of the "divine tea" known for promoting detoxification, increased energy, weight loss, and immune support. Mix flavors to create your perfect combination and take home some starter tea. 7-8:30 p.m. $35, $33 members. To register call 612.922.1159.

4/27 You know Nordic Ware as the inventors of the Bundt pan, but how deep do their Scandinavian roots go? Before the Bundt: A History of Nordic Ware's Scandinavian Heritage explores the company's humble beginnings in 1946 to its position today as a worldwide brand. Speakers Dorothy Dalquist (founder of Nordic Ware) and her granddaughter Jennifer Dalquist (Brand manager, Nordic Ware) will discuss the history of the company and the aebleskiver pan as well as give a cooking demonstration at the American Swedish Institute's Forum Talk. Included with museum admission of $6. Reservations are encouraged at 612.871.4907.

4/28 Transform your lawn into a delectable edible landscape with the help of Dan Hasley, permaculture designer and owner of SouthWoods Forest Gardens in Prior Lake. This free community education class offers how-tos, Q and As, and gardening instructions. Registration is not required but recommended at 651-423-7920 or online. Attend one evening or all four. 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

4/30 Here's the perfect chance to nosh on hotdish for a good cause: the Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association is hosting the seventh annual Hotdish Revolution fundraising competition at the Grace Center. Hotdish makers can enter in categories like spicy, quintessential, I Made It Myself (for kids 15 and under), tater tot, and Jell-O. Doors open at 5 p.m., and once all the judging is done, attendees get to dig in and offer their own thoughts on all things hotdish while listening to music by the Jolly Groggers and enjoying drinks from Grumpy's. All ages welcome. $15 adults, $10 competitors, $5 kids.

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