Here’s a weekly roundup of upcoming food events, cooking classes, food tours, wine tastings and farmers markets across the Triangle.
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Author Marcie Cohen Ferris Discusses New Book The Edible South
The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region Author Marcie Ferris presents food as a new way to chronicle the American South’s larger history. Ferris tells a richly illustrated story of how the experience of food serves as an evocative lens onto colonial settlements and antebellum plantations as Ferris reveals how food--as cuisine and as commodity--has expressed and shaped southern identity to the present day. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Free. McIntyre’s Fine Books, 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro. 919-542-3030. www.fearrington.com/village-calendar/?fv_event_cat_tax=author-event.
Authors Debbie Moose and April McGreger Team Up to Discuss New Southern Cookbooks
"Southern Holidays" and "Sweet Potatoes" are both part of the Savor the SouthÂ® Cookbook series! McGreger’s "Sweet Potatoes" tells the history of a fundamental southern food, praising its rich flavor and shares the 50 best sweet potato recipes in the world. McGreger’s creations will delight with their deliciousness and versatility. Moose’s "Southern Holidays" is a cook’s celebration of the richly diverse holiday traditions of today’s South. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Free. Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. 919-828-1588. www.quailridgebooks.com.
Edenton Street United Methodist Church BBQ Dinner
Please join us for good food and fellowship at Edenton Street United Methodist Church on Friday, September 19. We are partnering with the The Pit to offer delicious, down-home BBQ plates with all the fixin’s, along with children’s chicken tender plates. All proceeds benefit Urban Ministries of Wake County and Methodist Home for Children. 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19. $10 presale, $12 at the door. Edenton Street United Methodist Church, 228 W. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-832-7535. esumcbbq.com.
Adams Vineyards 7th Annual Grape Stomp
It’s Harvest Festival time at Adams Vineyards! Join us Saturday September 20th to stomp fresh muscadine grapes. Purchase raffle tickets to participate, competitions will run from 1:30-3:30. Cornhole/horseshoe competitions (call 919-567-1010 to book), door prizes, music, local vendors, inflatable slide, face painting, kids games and pick your own grapes will round out the event. Wine tastings, wine by the glass and beer will be available for purchase. Come and enjoy the grape harvest! 1 p.m. Sept. 20. Adams Vineyards & Winery, 3390 John Adams Road, Willow Spring. 919-567-1010. adamsvineyards.com.
Extreme Brownies cookbook event
"Extreme Brownies" is a collection of 50 wildly creative, extensively tested recipes from pastry chef and restaurant consultant Connie Weis, owner of brownie business Brownies & S’more in Virginia Beach, VA. Includes her best-selling Caramel-Stuffed Sea Salt Brownies, "PMS" Brownies, Spotted Cow Brownies, Espresso Cacao Nib Coffee Marshmallow Brownies, Holy Heavenly Hash Brownies, S’more Galore Brownies, Harlequin Truffle Brownies, & TODAY show Hoda Kotb’s favorite Peanut Butter Cup Brownies. 11 a.m. Sept. 20. Free. Fosters Market, 750 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Chapel Hill. 919-967-3663. flyleafbooks.com/event/connie-weis-discusses-and-samples-her-book-extreme-brownies-50-recipes-most-over-top-treats-ev.
2nd annual event featuring a variety of hard-to-find oysters and unique craft beers from such names as Trophy, Double Barley, Carolina Brewery, Fullsteam, Aviator, New Belgium, Foothills, Bombshell and Bell’s. Runs Sept. 20-Oct. 5. Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar, 1080 Darrington Drive, Cary. 919-459-5875. deansseafoodgrill.com.
Eastern Triangle Farm Tour
Come see where your food comes from, meet local, sustainable farmers, and sample farm-fresh products. Load up a car with your friends and family, choose the farms you’d like to visit and get out in the countryside.Only 25$ per carload! Buy Tickets and check out the map at www.carolinafarmstewards.org/etft/Or buy tickets at Whole foods in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, or Chapel Hill, and head out to the farms of your choice! 1-5 p.m. Sept. 20-21. $25 in advance. Whole Foods, 1098 Wade Ave., Raleigh. 919-542-2402. carolinafarmstewards.org.
Author April McGreger Discusses New Sweet Potatoes Cookbook
Sweet Potatoes: a Savor the South Cookbook. Author April McGreger tells the multifaceted history of a fundamental southern food, praising its rich and diverse savory-to-sweet flavor profile, botanical varieties, and shockingly high nutritional value. Along with instructions for selection and storage, McGreger shares the fifty best sweet potato recipes in the world. Embracing but going well beyond the classics,McGreger’s creations will delight and satisfy with their deliciousness and versatility. 5 p.m. Sept. 25. Free. Parker and Otis, 112 S. Duke St., Durham. 919-683-3200
Autumn Equinox: Fall’s Beer Harvest
6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Total Wine and More – North Hills, 4421 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. 919-232-2580.
Chef Brian Adornetto: Yankee in Dixie
Southern or not, almost everyone appreciates Southern food. Chef Brian Adornetto hails from the North, graduating from the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan. While Brian has nearly perfected sweet tea and buttermilk biscuits, join him for a Northern approach to Southern food.Menu: Black-Eyed Pea Bruschetta; Salami-Studded Waffles with Fried Chicken Cutlets; Jersey Tomato and Vidalia Onions with Buttermilk Dressing; Spicy SautÃ©ed Chicory; Ambrosia 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 866-253-5317. southernseason.com.
Apex Farmers Market
9 a.m. Sept. 27. 220 North Salem Street, Apex. 919-372-9798. apexfarmersmarket.com.
Clayton Farm and Community Market
9 a.m. Saturdays. Horne Square, Lombard and Main, Clayton. 919-612-3139. cfcmnc.org.
Growers Market of Fuquay Varina
9 a.m. Saturdays. Centennial Park, 102 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. 305-989-7567. growers-market.org.
Plantation Point Farmers Market
9 a.m. Saturdays. 3351 Cypress Plantation Trail, Raleigh. 919-538-2754. ppfmraleigh.weebly.com.
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
10 a.m. Sept. 17, 10 a.m. Sept. 24, 10 a.m. Oct. 1, 10 a.m. Oct. 8, 10 a.m. Oct. 15, 10 a.m. Oct. 22, 10 a.m. Oct. 29. City Plaza, 400 Block Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-821-6977. RaleighEatLocal.com.
South Durham Farmers’ Market
3:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 8 a.m. Sept. 20, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24, 8 a.m. Sept. 27, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 8 a.m. Oct. 4, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 Hwy 55, Durham. southdurhamfarmersmarket.org.
Wake Forest Farmers Market
8 a.m. Saturdays. 150 N. White St., Wake Forest. 919-671-9269. wakeforestfarmersmarket.org.
Waverly Place Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. Saturdays. Waverly Place Shopping Center, 302 Colonades Way, Cary. waverlyfm.com.
Wendell Farmers Market
8 a.m. Saturdays. 3700 Wendell Blvd., Wendell. 919-375-8115. wendellfarmersmarket.org.
Western Wake Farmers’ Market
8 a.m. Saturdays. 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Rd., Cary. 540-230-6697. westernwakefarmersmarket.org.
A Downtown Cary Walking Food Tour
Get acquainted with Cary’s rich heritage while experiencing the flavors of the diverse downtown culinary landscape on this guided walking food tour.Journey with a small group through the heart of Cary’s downtown (often overlooked by Triangle residents), and you will quickly gain a sense of the history and culture that shaped this community. The tour allows you to casually experience first-hand the ambiance and flavor of several unique, hidden culinary gems along the way. 2 p.m. Sept. 20, 2 p.m. Oct. 18, 2 p.m. Nov. 15, 2 p.m. Dec. 13. $38 +.99. Academy Street Bistro, 200 S. Academy St., Cary. 919-319-5674. trianglefoodtour.com.
A Downtown Raleigh Walking Food Tour
Downtown Raleigh’s District Dining via the R-Line. A guided culinary journey of sight and taste that spans all 5 downtown districts to sample a cross-section of some of Raleigh’s unique local restaurant venues, blended together with some forgotten historical tidbits that leaves you full of new insights on the downtown culinary landscape. On the tour, we’ll be walking and using the R-Line circulator as we make our way through each district. It’s fun, informative and delicious. 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. . $38 plus .99. Videri Chocolate Factory, 327 W. Davie Street, Raleigh. 919-319-5674. trianglefoodtour.com.
Downtown Durham Walking Food Tour with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours
Durham is all about cutting edge culture and fantastic food. Let us show you a vibrant city in the midst of its revitalization and introduce you to the restaurants, shops and people that are making Durham one of the nation’s cultural hotspots. You will discover all of Durham’s flavors on this tour! The Durham tour is scheduled for every Saturday afternoon, all year ’round. Advance registration is required. It is also available for private groups of 10 or more any day or evening of the week.We offer two tours in Durham. An Afternoon Tasting Tour beginning at 1:45 p.m. and a Evening Tasting Tour beginning at 3:15 p.m. 1:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11. $50 - $65. Meet at The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. 919-237-2254. tastecarolina.com.
Downtown Raleigh Walking Tour with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours
The capital of North Carolina is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. Known for effortlessly blending modern architecture with historic buildings and monuments, Raleigh showcases fine dining and eclectic eateries. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you will enjoy innovative ethnic and southern cuisine, scratch-made desserts, local beer, wine, and more at multiple restaurants! There’s something for everyone in Raleigh. We offer several Raleigh tours! Tasting tours take place on Fridays at 1:45 and 4 and on Saturdays at 1, 3:15, and 4. The Raleigh Roots Tour in the historic Seaboard Station/Mordecai/Oakwood areas of downtown takes place at 2:30 on Saturdays. The Speakeasies Cocktail Tour takes place downtown on Saturdays at 5. 1:45 p.m. Sept. 19, 4 p.m. Sept. 19, 1 p.m. Sept. 20, 3:15 p.m. Sept. 20, 1:45 p.m. Sept. 26, 4 p.m. Sept. 26, 1 p.m. Sept. 27. $50-$65. Raleigh City Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-237-2254. tastecarolina.com.
UnVined Flight Night
Every Wednesday, pick a new wine flight selection (or have our knowledgeable staff member create one) from our vast inventory. You will receive 3-three oz. samples for only $12, which includes a mini wine education. 4 p.m. Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29. $12 Wine Flight. UnVined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881. UnVinedCary.com.
Mosiac Lounge Wine Wednesday
Every Wednesday we have a $5 guided wine flight and a $7 catered dinner by URBANA, and Dj Keith playing smooth house late night, all for $12! 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29. Free. Mosaic Wine et Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-412-4260. mosaicwinelounge.com.
UnVined Girls’ Night Out
Thirsty Thursday is girls’ night out with $5 wine tasting (5-7 pm), $1 off craft beers and $2 off glasses of wine. 5 p.m. Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30. UnVined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881. UnVinedCary.com
Cloer Vineyards Wine Tasting
Noon Fridays and 11 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 1. $5 per person. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Rd., Apex. 919-387-5760. cloerfamilyvineyards.com.
Tasty Tuesdays at Wine Authorities
Education, as well as fun, is at the core of Wine Authorities mission. Free tastings take place at both Durham and Raleigh stores Tuesdays from 5pm to 7pm. Guests may also visit anytime to buy samples of wine from the Enomatic – an Italian wine-dispensing machine – which features 12 to 24 wines, and offers tastes, half-glasses, and glass of wine. Check the web site for classes which provide more in-depth wine study. 2501 University Drive, Durham 919-489-2884; 211 E Franklin St, Raleigh, (919-831-9463); wineauthorities.com.
Saturday Wine Tasting at Wine Authorities
Education, as well as fun, is at the core of Wine Authorities mission. Free tastings take place at both Durham and Raleigh stores Saturdays from noon to 3pm. Guests may also visit anytime to buy samples of wine from the Enomatic – an Italian wine-dispensing machine – which features 12 to 24 wines, and offers tastes, half-glasses, and glass of wine. Check the web site for classes which provide more in-depth wine study. 2501 University Drive, Durham (919-489-2884); 211 E Franklin St, Raleigh (919-831-9463); wineauthorities.com.