Barista competition, cooking classes and more food events

Carrboro Coffee Roasters is hosting Barista Bash, a latte art throwdown extraordinaire on Aug. 20 in Durham.
Carrboro Coffee Roasters is hosting Barista Bash, a latte art throwdown extraordinaire on Aug. 20 in Durham.

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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Summer Salads

When it is hot outside a cool crisp salad is the perfect choice for a delicious dinner. Join Cooking School instructor Caitlin Burke for this hand-on approach to fresh, light and cool dinners. 5 p.m. Aug. 19. $45. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,

Garden Gourmet: Lunchbox Snack Pack

Put on your chef gear and play with your food in the pop-up kitchen. Learn how you can pack your lunchbox with some delicious and nutritious kid-made snacks. 4-6 p.m. Aug. 20. Included in museum admission. Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. 919-834-4040,

South African Cooking

Join South African native and chef Cheryl-Anne Kast for this delicious introduction to the foods and cooking of South Africa. Kast is a graduate of The Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch, South Africa. After working in various places around the world, she landed at the Fearrington House Restaurant and then moved on to Kast Events LLC. 6 p.m. Aug. 20. $40. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,

Barista Bash

Carrboro Coffee Roasters is hosting Barista Bash, a latte art throwdown extraordinaire at its Pop-Up Coffee Bar at Golden Belt in Downtown Durham. Enjoy fun, food, and amazing coffee as the Triangle’s best baristas prove their skills in feats of latte pouring and coffee cupping brilliance. The event is free and open to the public.7 p.m. Aug. 20. Free to attend, $10 donation to compete. Golden Belt, 807 E. Main St., Durham. 919-967-7700,

Wake County Science and Brewers Expo

Join the brewers of Wake County for a one-of-a-kind evening of beer and science. At the sampling session, a dozen brewers will offer unique creations. Sit in on discussions about fermentation, flavors and the engineering of beer. 7-10 p.m. Aug. 21. $30; $25 members. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-733-7450,

Hands-on Summer Southern Brunch Cooking Class

There’s no need to wait in line for brunch on the weekends? Why not cook it for yourself! In this class we are focusing on some classic (and re-vamped) Southern brunch classics. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 22. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430,

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. 22 and 29. $56.95. Marriott at Research Triangle Park, 4700 Guardian Drive, Durham. 919-941-6200,

North Cooks South

This is a chef collaboration dinner to benefit the victims of Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church. The evening will include a nine-course dinner prepared by notable North and South Carolina chefs and live jazz by the Stephen Riley Quartet. 5-9 p.m. Aug. 23. $15. Midtown Grille, 4421-115 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. 919-787-8963,

LoMo Market

Enjoy tasty, local produce and goods from around the Triangle every Tuesday. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 25. Free. CAM Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh. 919-513-0946,

Sierra Nevada Beer & Cheese Pairing Class

Enjoy a beer and cheese pairing class exclusively featuring Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beers. 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 26. $10. Whole Foods Market, 621 Broad St., Durham. 919-286-2290, .

Cellar to Table Dinner

Enjoy a four course, farm-to-table dinner with beer and wine pairings and take part in a silent auction. All proceeds go to TABLE, a local nonprofit that provides healthy emergency food aid every week to hungry children, ages 3 to 14, in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro community. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28. $80. The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering, 750 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Chapel Hill. 919-967-3663

Hands-on Spanish Nights Cooking Class

Barcelona, Madrid, Grenada – we want to take you there and you don’t even have to leave Bull City. In this class, we will enjoy all that Spanish food has to offer! We discuss common ingredients and cooking techniques and create a meal that will only leave you wanting a siesta. 6-8 p.m. Aug. 28. $59. Durham Spirits Co., 311 E. Trinity Ave., Durham. 425-463-5430,

Wild Harvest: Bounty of Summer

Abundant food is growing around us for free in the wild. All we have to do is learn how to use it. This hands-on series covers wild food harvesting, processing and cuisine. The first half of each class will focus on identifying and harvesting plants and the second half will focus on processing the wild materials into high end culinary delights. Join wild harvest chef Tanith Tyrr for this delightful summer harvest and gourmet meal. 2-7 p.m. Aug. 29. $49. Piedmont Wildlife Center, 364 Leigh Farm Rd., Durham. 919-489-0900,

Wine and beer tastings

Wine Wednesday at Mosaic Wine Lounge

8 p.m. Wednesdays, Mosaic Wine Lounge, 517 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 919-829-5886,

Fridays Uncorked

5-8 p.m. Fridays, $15. Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. 919-929-7133,

Cloer Family Vineyards

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, $5. Cloer Family Vineyards, 8624 Castleberry Road, Apex. 919-387-5760,

Wine Authorities

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 Drive, Durham.

Move Loot Bottle Shop Tour: BottleMixx

Sit for a session with Move Loot and BottleMixx and enjoy specially-priced IPAs. 4-7 p.m. Aug. 21. Free. BottleMixx, 8111 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh. 919-615-1703,

Move Loot Bottle Shop Tour: Beer Study

Summer vacation got you brain-drained? Hit the books (or maybe just the brews) at Beer Study and celebrate the start of a new season with a special flight of tasty brews. 4-7 p.m. Aug. 28. Free. Beer Study, 106 N. Graham St, Chapel Hill. 919-240-5423,

Farmers Markets

Wake County

Apex Farmers Market

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 220 N. Salem St., Apex,

Cary Downtown Farmers Market

8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 135 W. Chatham St., Cary,

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,

Holly Springs Farmers Market

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs,

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,

Knightdale Farmers Market

2-6 p.m. Saturdays (starting May 30), Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale,

Midtown Farmers Market

8 a.m.- noon Saturdays, North Hills Raleigh, 4150 Main St., Raleigh,

Plantation Point

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Plantation Point Shopping Center, 3351 Cypress Plantation Drive, Raleigh,

Quail Corners Farmers Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Quail Corners Shopping Center, 5003 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. 919-876-2726,

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, 400 block Fayetteville St., Raleigh (City Plaza),

State Farmers Market

5 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays, 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh.

The Saturday Market at Rebus Works

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh,

Wake Forest Farmers Market

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest,

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),

Waverly Place Farmers Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Waverly Place, Intersection of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Roads, Cary,

Western Wake Farmers Market at Carpenter Village

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary,

Western Wake Farmers Market at UNC Wellness Center

7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary,

Zebulon Farm Fresh Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Zebulon Community Center, 310 S. Arendell Ave., Zebulon,

Chatham County

Chatham Mills Farmers Market

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro,

Fearrington Farmers Market

4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, East Camden, Fearrington Village,

Pittsboro Farmers Market

3-6 p.m. Thursdays, 287 East St., Pittsboro,

Siler City

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 118 W. Second St., Siler City,

Durham County

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),

Durham Farmers Market

3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham,

South Durham Farmers Market

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 5410 N.C. 55, Durham,

Franklin County

Franklin County Farmers Market

9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg,

Johnston County

Clayton Farm and Community Market

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, 348 E. Main St., Clayton, (Horne Square),

Lee County

Sanford Farmers Market

9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Depot Park, 106 Charlotte Ave., Sanford,

Orange County

Carrboro Farmers Market

3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro,

Chapel Hill Farmers Market

3-6 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, University Mall parking lot, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill,

Eno River Farmers Market

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough (Farmers Market Pavilion).

Hillsborough Farmers Market

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 625 Hampton Point Blvd., Hillsborough (Home Depot parking lot near N.C. 86 and I-85),

Southern Village Farmers Market

3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 650 Market St., Chapel Hill (Southern Village green),

Vance County

Vance County Regional Farmers Market

7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson,