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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Despite its many styles, everyone knows barbecue is king in the South. Southern Season will be hosting a two-week celebration of this culinary art form, featuring in-store demonstrations and samplings, barbecue in the deli, and tastings from the a great selection of sauces. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-June 18; 8 a.m.-9 p.m. June 19-20; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 21; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. June 22; free. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Blue Heaven Cooking Class: The Extraordinary Blueberry
Blueberry season is in full swing and we are taking advantage of the bounty with a number of delicious, blueberry-focused recipes. Menu includes: Blueberry conserve with goat cheese crepes, ginger-blueberry salsa with crostini, tea-smoked chicken with blueberry jus, and Cassis blueberry fool. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday; $59. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458, whiskcarolina.com.
Guest Star Scientist: Food Masters
Join the FoodMASTER team from ECU and play around with the science of food and how healthy eating gives you the energy to play. Make a basil seed bracelet, experiment with emulsifiers, use vegetable juice to explore pH and have fun with fruit. 1.-3 p.m. Saturday; $5; Members free. Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. 919-834-4040, marbleskidsmuseum.org.
Father’s Day Brunch
Celebrate Dad with a brunch at Raffaldini Vineyards. Enjoy an open buffet overlooking the mountains. All fathers will receive a free gift. Noon-3 p.m. Sunday; $45. Raffaldini Vineyards, 450 Groce Rd., Ronda. 336-835-9463, raffaldini.com.
Beef Forequarter Butchery Class
Class members will watch as we break down a forequarter of beef. We’ll go over the different cuts, how best to utilize them and how to cook them. Participants will leave with approximately 5 pounds of meat. 6-9 p.m. Sunday; $106.49. Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop, 121 N. Gregson St., Durham, rosesmeatandsweets.com.
Chef’s Table at Home Healthy Cooking Classes
Healthy solution to “What’s for dinner tonight?” Join Chef Sharon Morf in her hands-on interactive cooking class. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 and June 30, $50. 1129 Rolling Farm Dr., Raleigh, 919-523-1221.
A class covering classic beer styles, beer terminology and foods that pair well with various kinds. Attendees will go home with a beer glass set from Spiegelau ($50 value). 6 p.m. June 17; $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Annual Fresh Catch Raleigh Festival
Experience fresh cooked seafood and music from The Chit Nasty Band, Ironing Board Sam, Dark Water Rising, Crucial Fiya and more. Local craft beer and art created by a steam roller printing press. Partial proceeds benefit Learning Together, a Raleigh-based nonprofit. 1 p.m.-9 p.m. June 20; $8-$10. Moore Square Park, 200 S. Biscuit, Raleigh. 919-832-1231, ncfreshcatch.com.
Peak City Pig Fest
The Triangle’s only KCBS-sanctioned BBQ competition and family festival. Featuring 48 BBQ cook teams, beer garden, music, kids area, food and of course BBQ. Presented by the Apex Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 20; free. Downtown Apex, 200 N. Salem St., Apex.
Food Truck Rodeo
Aviator Brewing Co. Food Truck Rodeo includes AmigoSan, Stuft, Rolling Bistro and Stand By Me Ice Cream trucks plus release of Double Ugly Rye IPA. Noon-10 p.m. June 20; free. Aviator Brewing Co., 209 Technology Park Ln., Fuquay-Varina.
Main Dish Salads
As the weather gets warmer, a dinner salad can be the answer for a weeknight meal or easy entertaining. Join Cooking School Manager Ellen Clevenger-Firley for some new ideas to keep your dinner fresh and healthy. 6 p.m. June 22; $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
The Art of Blending
Instead of just tasting great wine, why not try to make your own? In this class you’ll get to see a little of what it’s like to be an actual winemaker. Sommelier Jason from Barboursville Vineyards brings his laboratory to class to let attendees blend, bottle and imbibe their own personal variety. You’ll get to taste a Wine Spectator 90+ point blend and play with beakers, pipettes and graduated cylinders as you attempt to assemble your own meritage. Each student will leave with their own Bordeaux-style blend. 6 p.m. June 24; $50. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Cool Dishes for Hot Summer Days
Join popular chef and cookbook author Sheri Castle as she teaches some perfect recipes for summer that use the best of what the season has to offer. 5 p.m. June 25; $50. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com
Wine Wednesday at Mosaic Wine Lounge
8 p.m. Wednesdays, Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-829-5886, mosaicwinelounge.com.
Wine Down Wednesday at Unvined Wine Bar
4 p.m. Wednesdays, Unvined Wine Bar, 201 W. Chatham St., Cary. 919-481-0881, unvinedcary.com.
Cloer Family Vineyards
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, $5. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Rd., Apex. 919-387-5760, cloerfamilyvineyards.com.
Wine Authorities’ Saturday Tasting
Education, as well as fun, is at the core of Wine Authorities’ mission. Free tastings take place at both Durham and Raleigh stores on Saturdays. Noon-3 p.m. Saturdays. Free. Wine Authorities, 211 E. Franklin St. and 2501 University Dr., Raleigh. 919-831-9463, wineauthorities.com.
Cibo e Vino: Wine & Food Pairing Event
Sample Italian fare from an area eatery, paired with some of Raffaldini’s excellent Tuscan-style wines. Noon-4 p.m. June 21; free. Raffaldini Vineyards, 450 Groce Rd., Ronda. 336-835-9463, raffaldini.com.
Apex Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 220 N. Salem St., Apex, apexfarmersmarket.com
Cary Downtown Farmers Market
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 135 W. Chatham St., Cary, caryfarmersmarket.com
Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina
3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, 121 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, growers-market.org
Holly Springs Farmers Market
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs, goo.gl/xwK6hh
Knightdale Farmers Market
2-6 p.m. Saturdays (starting May 30), Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale, goo.gl/lhEjLo
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Tryon Road Farm Stand
2-6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 4505 Tryon Rd, Raleigh, nando.com/1bn
Midtown Farmers Market
8 a.m.- noon Saturdays, North Hills Raleigh, 4150 Main St., Raleigh, northhillsraleigh.com
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Plantation Point Shopping Center, 3351 Cypress Plantation Drive, Raleigh, plantationpointshoppingcenter.com
Quail Corners Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Quail Corners Shopping Center, 5003 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. 919-876-2726, quailproperties.com
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, 400 block Fayetteville St., Raleigh (City Plaza), RaleighEatLocal.com
State Farmers Market
5 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh. statefarmersmarket.org
The Saturday Market at Rebus Works
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh, rebusworks.us/thesaturdaymarket/
Wake Forest Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest, wakeforestfarmersmarket.org
WakeMed Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh (free parking in the P1 parking deck for market patrons), goo.gl/DpGHtY
Waverly Place Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Waverly Place, Intersection of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads, Cary, waverlyfm.com
Western Wake Farmers Market at Carpenter Village
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary, wwfm.ag
Western Wake Farmers Market at UNC Wellness Center
7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary, wwfm.ag
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Zebulon Community Center, 310 S. Arendell Ave., Zebulon, goo.gl/4gLjgk
Chatham Mills Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro, chathammillsfarmersmarket.com
Fearrington Farmers Market
4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, East Camden, Fearrington Village, fearringtonfarmersmarket.com
Pittsboro Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Thursdays, 287 East St., Pittsboro, pittsborofarmersmarket.org
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 118 W. Second St., Siler City, silercityfarmersmarket.com.
Duke Medical Center Farmers Market
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Searle Center, 10 Searle Drive, Durham (on the green behind the Searle Center and between Nanaline Duke and Bryan Research Buildings), dukemedicine.org
Durham Farmers Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham, durhamfarmersmarket.com
South Durham Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 5410 N.C. 55, Durham, southdurhamfarmersmarket.org
Franklin County Farmers Market
9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, goo.gl/Fj4tEB
Clayton Farm and Community Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 348 E. Main St., Clayton, (Horne Square), cfcmnc.org
Sanford Farmers Market
9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford, goo.gl/82omAJ
Carrboro Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro, carrborofarmersmarket.com
Chapel Hill Farmers Market
3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, University Mall parking lot, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, thechapelhillfarmersmarket.com
Eno River Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough (Farmers Market Pavilion). enoriverfarmersmarket.com
Hillsborough Farmers Market
8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 625 Hampton Point Blvd., Hillsborough (Home Depot parking lot near N.C. 86 and I-85), hillsboroughfarmersmarket.org
Southern Village Farmers Market
3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 650 Market St., Chapel Hill (Southern Village green), southernvillage.com/farmers-market/
Vance County Regional Farmers Market
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson, vancecounty.org/residents/farmers-market/