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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Vietnamese Kitchen: Cooking Class
Set up your Wind Down Wednesday chairs, then walk upstairs to prepare fresh and delicious Vietnamese specialties to snack on during the show. 6:15-8:15 p.m. July 8; $59. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458, whiskcarolina.com.
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Heirloom Tomato Wine Dinner
Enjoy a delicious four-course dinner featuring heirloom tomatoes paired with wines from Spain, Sicily, Portugal and Argentina. Also meet author Craig LeHoullier of “Epic Tomatoes.” 7-9 p.m. July 8. $60. Irregardless Cafe, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. 919-833-8898,irregardless.com.
Raleigh Food Tours
Known for effortlessly blending modern architecture with historic buildings and monuments, Raleigh showcases fine dining and eclectic eateries. 1:30-5 p.m., 4-7:30 p.m. July 10-11, July 17-18, July 24; $50-$65. tastecarolina.net
Low Country Shellfish Boil Cooking Class
Menu includes honey-glazed pecans, dill pickled okra, Charleston Lowcountry shellfish boil, pimento cheese baked stuffed potatoes, tangy coleslaw and peach crisp topped with toasted almond ice cream. 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 10. $69. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458, whiskcarolina.com.
Shoppers can try dozens of varieties of freshly sliced tomatoes. Chef Brendan Cox of Oakleaf will serve samples of his favorite tomato dish. 8:30 a.m.-noon. July 11. Free. Carrboro Farmers’ Market, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. carrborofarmersmarket.com.
West 94th Street Pub’s 2nd Annual Grill Off Competition
Show off your grilling skills to help raise funds for the food bank. Contestants will grill 2-3 whole chickens prepped and provided by the pub. Each contestant will need to bring grill, seasoning, sauces, butters, marinades, condiments and cooking utensils. All food must be prepared at the event and be ready for judging at 1:30 p.m. Entry fee: 5 nonperishable canned goods. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 11; free. West 94th Street Pub, 4711 Hope Valley Rd., Durham. 919-403-0025,west94stpub.com.
Pork, Pickles, & Peanuts: Tastes of North Carolina
During our festival, we not only crown a champion in our barbecue cook-off but a new queen during our tobacco queen pageant. Visitors can buy from local sauce makers, peanut and pickle vendors, and pick their own people’s choice from barbecue competitors. Visitors can also enter our pie competition. 10 a.m. July 11. Free. Duke Homestead, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham. 919-477-5498,ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/duke/duke.htm.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Food Tours
Go behind the scenes of Chapel Hill and Carrboro restaurants and the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, where traditional and modern farm-to-table cuisine comes to life. The 11 a.m. tour includes food at three restaurants, tastings at the market, and beer and coffee tastings and demos. The 3:15 p.m. tour includes visits to up to five restaurants with wine or beer pairings, coffee and dessert. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 3-6:30 p.m. July 11, July 18; $50-$65. tastecarolina.net
Soaps, Salves and Sassafras
Learn how plants are used for medicine and hygiene. Sample sassafras tea, and take home recipes and tips. 1-4 p.m. July 11. North Carolina Museum of History, Five E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-807-7900, museumofhistory.org.
DIY Pantry and Homemade Condiments
Join this interactive class to learn how to make modern versions of your favorite condiments. 1:30-4 p.m. July 11. $59. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458, whiskcarolina.com.
U-Pick Grand Opening Event
Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm hopes to donate 250 pounds of fruit to feed children who are at risk for hunger in Chapel Hill and Carrboro during the farm’s grand opening. Event includes an old-fashioned pig pickin’, music, yard games, fishing in the pond and micro-press juicer. Food, drink and prepicked blueberries are also available. Noon-4 p.m. July 12. Free. Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm, 105 Persimmon Hill Ln., Cedar Grove. 828-450-6558,cedargroveblueberry.com.
Class: Food of Mexico: Masa y Manteca
There is magic in Mexican cuisine when maize dough (masa) and lard (manteca) blend using ancient cooking techniques such as wood-fired oven, griddle and steam. These delights can be enjoyed in sweet versions for a delicious dessert. Join popular and entertaining food expert Marcelo Villasuso. 6 p.m. July 11. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Class: Cooking with Summer Herbs
Chef Lucindy will demonstrate how to use fresh herbs in summer cooking. 2 p.m. July 12. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Cookbook Signing: Steven Satterfield
Join Steven Satterfield for a cookbook signing. 5:30-6:30 p.m. July 13. Free. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Class: A Taste of the Caribbean
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Vicente Rosario learned to cook traditional dishes from his grandparents, who also inspired him to experiment with different culinary ideas. Come join Rosario and discover a bit of Caribbean cuisine. 6 p.m. July 13. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,southernseason.com.
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 15. Free. Durham County Human Services, 414 E. Main St, Durham. 919-560-7648.
Garden-Fresh Southwestern Feast
Join cookbook author and food writer Sheri Castle to gain some new techniques and menu ideas to enjoy and impress family and friends. 6 p.m. July 16. $50. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Trivia Night at the Winery
Join us for our First Trivia Night. We also have two beers on tap and Big John’s Wings and Things Food Truck. 7-10 p.m. July 17. Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135.
DIY Kombucha and Fermented Beverages
Ideal for those wanting to brew kombucha at home, this hands-on class is an introduction to making ancient fermented tea and other fermented beverages such as kvass, kefir and more. 1:30-3:30 p.m. July 18. $59. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458,whiskcarolina.com.
Class: Lamb on the Grill
Do you love lamb, but are unsure how to cook it? Join Craig Rogers, owner and shepherd of Border Springs Farm in Virginia, and discover the unforgettable flavor of lean and mild farm-raised lamb. 6 p.m. July 18. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Kids in the Kitchen: Parisian Bistro Cooking Class
During this 2-hour hands-on class, kids will prepare French-inspired recipes such as gougeres (fancy little cheese puffs), chicken Paillard with pan sauce, Nutella and banana crepes and strawberry mascarpone crepes. Ages 7-12 preferred. Parents are not required to stay during class. 2-4 p.m. July 19. $59. Whisk, 316 Colonades Way, Cary. 919-322-2458, whiskcarolina.com.
The Sicilian Table Cooking Class
Sicilian food has Greek, Spanish, French and Arab influences. Discover the bold and contrasting flavors that balance each other on the plate. 6 p.m. July 20. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Kids Cooking Camp
Is your child a budding baker or chef? Send them to the Southern Season Kids Cooking Camp. During this week-long 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 20-24. $35 per day. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,southernseason.com.
Class: Do-Ahead Delights
Learn tips and easy recipes that can be prepared in advance so all you have to do on the day of your dinner is relax. Raleigh food writer Debbie Moose will offer ideas from her six cookbooks and years of entertaining experience. 6 p.m. July 21. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133, southernseason.com.
Class: 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.
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.
7-10 p.m. July 10; Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135.
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.
What is a Viognier Vertical? Viognier is a lovely white wine and a vertical is tasting three of the same wines from different vintages. It’s a fun experiment to learn about Viognier as well as the difference a year (or two or three) can make. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 11-12. Chatham Hill Winery, 8245 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary. 919-380-7135.
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.
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/