French master baker Lionel Vatinet of Cary's La Farm bakery is sharing his secrets for pizza in two classes:
At 5:30 p.m. July 9, Vatinet will teach how to make a whole-wheat crust at home. The cost is $65.
At 1 p.m. July 11, he will teach children how to make pizza and foccacia. The cost is $40.
To make a reservation, call the bakery at 657-0657. For more information, go to www.lafarmbakery.com.
Taste of summer
Watts Grocery chef Amy Tornquist will teach how to cook a meal inspired by the summer garden. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Williams-Sonoma store at Durham's Streets at Southpoint.
The menu includes tomato and goat cheese tart, shrimp and cornbread panzanella salad, broiled fish with slivered seasonal vegetables and angel food cake with lemon curd and fresh berries.
The class costs $35. To make a reservation, call 484-1706.
A tribute to tomatoes
Raleigh's Zely & Ritz has set dates for a series of three tomato dinners, celebrating the arrival of field tomatoes. These dinners typically sell out quickly. They are July 29, Aug. 4 and Aug. 13. To get more details and to make a reservation, call 828-0018.