Food events around Tucson Sunday

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Community Food Bank sponsored a seminar at Pima College Sunday on eating healthier food.

The seminar was to show people the process of how our food becomes what we actually eat and that healthy food is better for everyone.

Robert Gottlieb, author of the book "Food Justice," was the guest speaker.

About 200 people attended the free event.

And if you're looking for some food and weekend fun, there's a new place you can go to in Tucson.

The Soiree Open Aire Market at the corner of Speedway and Campbell has about 30 vendors on hand.

They sell everything from flowers and food, to jewelry and art.  There's also live music.

The market will run every Sunday night from 3 P.M. until 7 P.M.

One more food event, dozens of Tucsonans got a chance to sample some Irish cuisine Sunday.

It was all part of the third annual Irish cook off held at the Maynard's Market and Kitchen downtown.

The event is a fundraiser for the Saint Patrick's Day Parade and Festival. 

Items served included stew, soda bread and deserts.  Restaurants went up against old fashioned home cooking.