1,500+ chefs to face off at World Food Championships at Fair Park in Dallas Nov. 5-7

Another food fest is on the menu for hungry Dallasites this month.

An “Olympics of Food” event called the World Food Championships (WFC) will take place for three days starting Nov. 5 at Fair Park in Dallas. WFC’s competition and Flavor Fest will present a series of tasting events and host more than 1,500 cooks in a “food fight” that rewards winners with a $300,000 prize purse.

Spectators can watch preliminary rounds in 10 categories: bacon, barbecue, burger, chef, dessert, recipe, sandwich, seafood, soup and steak. In total, there are 20+ tasting experiences, including VIP tastings.

Chefs For Farmers is an annual, three-day food and wine festival in Dallas, TX that grew from an intimate farm-to-table dinner in 2010.

“As Texas and the world open back up, it’s exciting to know that we’ll be able to put our additional planning and strategies in play for the most robust and fun-filled food fest we’ve ever produced,” said Mike McCloud, President and CEO of WFC, in a statement.

Some events that stand out include the

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The food world converges on Birmingham for an Alabama Feast

Chefs, cookbook authors, food writers and media influencers will gather in Birmingham this weekend for the 43rd International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference: An Alabama Feast, a three-day food adventure that will feature an opening-night street party, a bar crawl, cooking demos and table talks from some of the country’s top tastemakers.

This will be the first time the IACP has held its annual conference in Birmingham. Among the previous host cities are New Orleans, Philadelphia, Chicago, Dallas, Portland and Seattle.

Many of the IACP 43 events will take place in and around Pepper Place and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. The conference runs from Friday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 24.

Ticket platforms include conference passes good for the entire weekend, single-day passes, and individual tickets for specific events. For a complete schedule with times, locations and ticket information, go here.

Here are some, but not all,

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‘Luckiest girl in the world’

Food Network star Anne Burrell is a married woman!

The 52-year-old chef and co-host of “Worst Cooks in America” wed fiancé Stuart Claxton and spent the weekend celebrating. Leading up to the ceremony, Burrell excitedly posted about it on Instagram.

“And just like that…my wedding weekend is here,” Burrell posted Friday, sharing a sweet picture of her and Claxton kissing. “I get to marry my Prince Charming this weekend!! He finally arrived!! And I’m the luckiest girl in the world.”

The ceremony took place at Windridge Estates Redbarn 20, in her hometown of Cazenovia, New York, according to People. On Saturday, Burrell shared a pic with her bridesmaids, which included Rachael Ray.

“My beautiful bridesmaids!!” she captioned a photo of herself surrounded by four women. “I feel so grateful to have such an AMAZING group of smart, strong, funny and just AMAZING people around me. I am

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The Best Fried Foods Around the World

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Few cooking techniques can transform ingredients as magically as frying. Fried food is half the reason most of us go to state fairs (let’s be honest — no one goes for livestock contests) and people have waited in line for hours in the U.S. (and even gotten into fistfights) for sublime fried chicken sandwiches. From falafel to karintō, here are 18 of the best fried dishes from around the world.

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The exact origins of the churro are debated, but many consider this centuries-old fried dessert to be a Spanish invention. Both creamy and crunchy, churros are tubes of dough (flour, water, salt) that are deep fried and topped with sugar. In Spain, churros are almost always made by pushing dough through a spiral-shaped funnel before frying, putting a unique spin on the churro’s French-fry-esque shape.

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