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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Healthy Lifestyle Changes for a Better You
This two-part series will focus on how to eat healthy for life and how to stay active. 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. July 22. Free. Durham County Human Services, 414 E. Main St, Durham. 919-560-7648.
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Kids Cooking Camp
Is your child a budding baker or chef? Send them to the Southern Season Kids Cooking Camp. During this weeklong camp, kids ages 7-11 will learn the basics of baking and cooking. Each day has a different theme. Students can attend the entire week or one or two days based on their interest. 11 a.m. July 22-24. $35 per day. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,southernseason.com.
Hands-on Grilling 101
In this class we will discuss proper grilling technique, marinades and the timing of cooking on a grill, both charcoal and gas. Menu includes: Grilled Summer Vegetables; Grilled Flank Steak with Basil Mint Vinaigrette; Hickory Smoked Ribs and Tomatoes; Grilled Corn and Avocado Salad; Grilled Flatbread; Grilled Peaches with Buttermilk Ice Cream. 6-8 p.m. July 22. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Chapel Hill/Carrboro Food Tours
Go behind the scenes of Chapel Hill and Carrboro restaurants. The 11 a.m. tour includes food at three restaurants, substantial tastings with farmers and vendors at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, and beer and coffee tastings and demonstrations. The 3:15 p.m. tour includes visits to four to five restaurants with a number of wine or beer pairings, plus coffee and dessert. Schedules are subject to change on a week-to-week basis based on restaurant availability. Tours run rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable shoes; walking distance is 2 to 3 miles. Tour runs 3 to 3.5 hours. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 3-6:30 p.m. July 25, Aug. 1. $50-$65. Open Eye Cafe, 100-C E. Main St., Carrboro. 919-968-9410, tastecarolina.net.
Raleigh Food Tours
The capital of North Carolina is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to talk with chefs and owners who are serving innovative ethnic and Southern cuisine, all with an emphasis on local products.1:30-5 p.m., 4-7:30 p.m. July 24-25, July 31-Aug. 1, Aug. 7. $50-$65. City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-832-3775, tastecarolina.net.
Fifty Shades of Food: A Unique 50-Course Tasting Experience
We invite you to be a part of a culinary event like no other! Created by chef Camille Christina of 2Girls Chef Services. 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 24; $50; $95 couples. Aviator Brewing Co., 209 Technology Park Ln., Fuquay-Varina.
Chocolate for Kids
The kids will have a hands-on mini-lesson and tasting of different chocolates, then make some of their soon-to-be favorite desserts. This class is for kids age 6 and up. 10 a.m. July 25. $35. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,southernseason.com.
Last Saturday Food and Wine Pairing
Join the Southern Season Wine Department and Cooking School as they team up for this fun and casual evening of food and wine. Four wines (3-ounce pour of each) will each be paired with one plate of food. Enter any time between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Work your way around the room tasting and enjoying. Participation is limited to 50; register in advance. 5:30-8 p.m. July 25. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Afternoon with the Winemaker
Join vineyard owner and winemaker Jay Raffaldini as he guides you on a tour of the winery. Learn how they craft their award-winning wines as well as go step-by-step through the winemaking process. 1 and 3 p.m. July 25; $15. Raffaldini Vineyards, 450 Groce Rd., Ronda. 336-835-9463, raffaldini.com.
Chatham Street Chowdown - Food Truck Rally
There will be 15 local food trucks, a beer and wine garden, plenty of seating and live music throughout the event. 5-9:30 p.m. July 26; free. Academy St., downtown Cary, heartofcary.org/.
An Afternoon in Tuscany
Enjoy a meal with panini, followed by a stroll through the vines and an outdoor concert featuring Musica Nostra. Noon-3 p.m. July 26; $65. Raffaldini Vineyards, 450 Groce Rd., Ronda. 336-835-9463,raffaldini.com.
Meatless does not mean flavorless! Join chef Susan Hearn for this hand-on class to learn some new cooking techniques and tasty recipes. Whether you are a vegetarian or just interested in some new menu ideas, this class is sure to please. 5 p.m. July 27. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,southernseason.com.
The Science of Food and Wine
A breakthrough method of food and wine pairing explained using proven, unbiased chemistry. The basic concepts are clear, very fun to learn and much easier than you think! Most importantly, it works. 6 p.m. July 28; $35. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Cookbook Signing: Bob Garner
Come meet Bob Garner and have him sign a copy of his latest book, “Foods That Make You Say Mmm-mmm.” Garner highlights the traditions, culture, and history of North Carolina’s most unique and best-loved dishes, among them Brunswick stew, fig cake, and Hatteras clam chowder. 6 -8 p.m. July 29. Free. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Local Wine Dinner
Enjoy a four-course wine dinner sourced from fine local ingredients transformed into unique, delicious dishes perfectly paired with wines. 7/29 6:30-8 p.m. July 29. $40. Whole Foods Market, 621 Broad St., Durham. 919-286-2290, nando.com/wfdurham. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/durham/index.html
Join chef Ben Adams, formerly of Durham’s highly acclaimed Piedmont Restaurant, for his upscale, and fun approach to a summer barbecue BBQ. Chef Adams will show you the techniques and recipes to kick you next barbecue BBQ up a notch. 6 p.m. July 30. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,southernseason.com.
Canning 101 at Whisk: Tomatoes & Salsa
Nothing beats the flavor of vine-ripened, summer tomatoes. Learn to capture and preserve this extraordinary star of the farmers market for year-round enjoyment by creating your own salsas, sauces, and soups. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 1. $59. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458, whiskcarolina.com.
Bring a whole watermelon for keepers to share with your favorite museum animals and learn more about the hot weather care of our animals. Watch the keepers feed frozen melons and watermelon “pops” to our animals, then cool off with melon science in the lab. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 3. Included in admission. North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham. 919-220-5429,ncmls.org.
Everyday Italian: A Summer Cooking Class at Whisk
In this fun and interactive class, chef Carrie DiPietro will incorporate summer’s farmers market bounty into delicioso recipes that which will satisfy all season long. 6:15-8:15 p.m. Aug. 5. $69. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458, whiskcarolina.com.
Hands-on Cuban Cooking Class
What better way to spend a summer night than on the back porch with a Cuban feast? We will discuss traditional dishes and cooking techniques of this culinary hotspot.Menu includes: Black Bean Soup with Lime and Sherry; Plantain Chips; Cuban Style Pulled Pork with Cuban Rice; Ruby Grapefruit and Cilantro Mojo; Lime, Oregano, and Garlic, Mojo; Pineapples Foster with Chocolate Sauce; Cocktail. 8/7 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 7. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Wine Wednesday at Mosaic Wine Lounge
8 p.m. Wednesdays, Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-829-5886, mosaicwinelounge.com.
Cloer Family Vineyards
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, $5. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. 919-387-5760, cloerfamilyvineyards.com.
Free tastings take place at both Durham and Raleigh stores. Check the website for classes that provide more in-depth wine study. Noon-3 p.m. Saturdays; 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays; free. Wine Authorities, 211 E. Franklin St., Raleigh; 2501 University Dr., Durham.wineauthorities.com.
Fridays Uncorked: Austria
Austria provides us with some of the best offerings for summer fare – lighter style reds and vibrant whites; but it does not end there. 5-8 p.m. July 24. $15. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
What is Pinot Grigio?
Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio? French, yes. Italian, yes. N.C., yes. Such a wide range of flavors in one little wine. This weekend, sample three distinctly different styles of Pinot Grigio so you can taste the difference. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 25-26; $2. Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135.
Relax and “WineAway” at Chatham Hill Winery with live music. 7-10 p.m. July 31. Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135,
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
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
Knightdale Farmers Market
2-6 p.m. Saturdays (starting May 30), Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale, goo.gl/lhEjLo
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.comSouth 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/