"Chicken Soup for the Soul's" Delectable Series (Health Communications, Inc., $14.95 per book) features stories from several Utahns.
Christina Dymock of Riverton wrote about making homemade chocolate candies with her family in "A Chocolate Tradition," which appears in "Chicken Soup for the Chocolate Lover's Soul." Dymock tells how her family kicked off each holiday season by making homemade chocolate candies for family and friends.
Sydney Salter Husseman of Layton has two stories: "Auntie Yum," which appears in "Chicken Soup for the Tea Lover's Soul," and "Tea-Party Parenting," which appears in "Chicken Soup for the Wine Lover's Soul."
Kelley J. P. Lindberg of Layton wrote "Monkey River Wine," which appears in "Chicken Soup for the Wine Lover's Soul."
Gastronomy Inc., owners of Market Street Grills, Oyster Bars and the New Yorker, was honored in the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant Neighbor Award Program. The NRA cited Gastronomy's effort in the annual Salute to Our Nation's Defenders Picnic at Hill Air Force Base, which recognizes the sacrifices of the region's military troops and their families.
Gastronomy prepares 600 pounds of potato salad, 2,800 pounds of beef brisket and 4,000 pounds of chicken for the annual picnic. The party, largely underwritten by Gastronomy, attracts about 2,500 military personnel and their families.
Washington School Inn in Park City is hosting a Thanksgiving Getaway Package that includes Thanksgiving dinner prepared by executive chef Steve Vierk, a three-night stay at the inn, breakfast, a football and scrapbooking party, couples' massage and foot treatments, hiking and/or snowshoeing.
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