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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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.
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Local Wine Dinner
Enjoy a four-course wine dinner sourced from fine local ingredients transformed into unique, delicious dishes perfectly paired with wines. 6:30-8 p.m. July 29. $40. Whole Foods Market, 621 Broad St., Durham. 919-286-2290, nando.com/wfdurham.
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.
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. 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 31-Aug. 1, Aug. 7. $50-$65. City of Raleigh Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-832-3775, tastecarolina.net.
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a prime suspect. 6:15-9:30 p.m. Aug. 1, Aug. 8. $56.95. Marriott at Research Triangle Park, 4700 Guardian Dr., Durham. 919-941-6200, marriott.com/hotels/travel/rducp-marriott-at-research-triangle-park/.
Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Sample from 60 beers, 40 bourbons and lots of barbecue. Enjoy seminars, live music and more at this all-you-care-to-taste event. 6-10 p.m. July 31; Noon-6 p.m. Aug. 1. $59 VIP; $35 regular; $29 designated drivers. Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. 919-462-2052, boothamphitheatre.com.
PumpkinBeast Release Party
Aviator Brewing Company is releasing the 2015 PumpkinBeast, a brew made with real pumpkins. It’s a fine ale made with dark malts and blended with fall spices. The pumpkin is subtle, and complements the backend of the beer taste. Noon-10 p.m. Aug. 1. Aviator Brewing Company, 209 Technology Park Ln., Fuquay-Varina.
Raleigh Craft Cocktail & Cultural Walking Tour
Go behind-the-scenes on the Raleigh Craft Cocktail & Cultural Walking Tour to meet bar owners, bartenders, and industry experts for a unique cocktail experience at four Downtown Raleigh cocktail havens. Drink delicious, well-balanced libations from the nation’s top mixologists. Learn about Raleigh’s integral role in the revival of the cocktail culture, as well as the origins and back-stories of the spirits in the cocktails. 4-7 p.m. Aug. 1, Aug. 8. $48.98 plus $2 service fee (includes 4 cocktails). Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen, 500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-227-3370, tobaccoroadtours.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.
Adult Diabetes Support Group
6-7 p.m. Aug. 4. Free. Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro St, Durham. 919-560-0100, durhamcountylibrary.org.
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.6-8 p.m. Aug. 7. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Hands-on Asian Appetizers and Small Plates Cooking Class
We are taking a culinary trip around Asia, and creating many small plates alone the way. Join us as we travel from Thailand to Vietnam and Korea to Japan. 6-8 p.m. Aug. 8. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Hands-on Summer Pickling and Preserves Cooking Class
ant to learn how to preserve summer so that you can enjoy it all year long? In this class you will learn the ins and outs of pickling and persevering, with great tips and recipes. 1-3 p.m. Aug. 9. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Hands-on Summer Vegetarian Cooking Class
With the bountiful summer vegetables that are now available, what better time of year to become healthy and eat the fruits of your garden (or the Farmers Market)? We are creating an entire meal, utilizing all the local produce with these tasty dishes, we are sure you will not be wondering “Where the meat?” 6-8 p.m. Aug. 12. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430, durhamspiritscompany.com.
Fullsteam Beer Dinner
Celebrate Durham-based Fullsteam Brewery’s fifth brewing anniversary with a special multi-course menu paired with Fullsteam’s Southern-style craft beer. Executive Chef Jason Cunningham and Chef de Cuisine teamed up with Fullsteam Founder and Brewmaster Sean Lilly Wilson for this festive fete. 6:45-9 p.m. Aug. 12. $54 per person and $44 for Executive Club members. Seating is limited. Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, 3001 Cameron Blvd., Durham. 919-321-4475
Downtown Cary Food & Flea Market
Join us every secnd Sunday of the month in Downtown Cary. Come hear some great local music, try some wonderful food from local food trucks, and shop with some of the most creative crafters and artists in our community. Noon-4 p.m. Aug. 9. Free. Ashworth Village, 200 S. Academy St., Cary. 919-388-8639, facebook.com/pages/Ashworth-Village/140640802637568.
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.
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.
Fridays Uncorked: Napa
Napa has come alive over the last decades proving the exception to the rule with awe inspiring Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel as well as those odd Blaufrankisch, Valdigue and the like. 5-8 p.m. July 31. $15. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
National Girlfriends Day by the Vines
This one-day festival celebrating girlfriends includes wine tasting, food, shopping, live music and more. Proceeds benefit InterAct. Noon-6 p.m. Aug. 1. $20-$50. Doyle’s Vineyard, 8913 Carolina 751 Hwy. North, Durham. 919-316-1903.
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.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/