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Upcoming food events: a world tour of cooking classes (Indian, Portugese, Ethiopian)

Here is a list of upcoming food events, farmers markets and wine tastings:

Events

Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is back at the Boylan Bridge Brewpub in downtown Raleigh! Dust off your favorite stein and your best drinking song. $10 pitchers of any Boylan brew. 6 p.m. Oct. 2, 6 p.m. Oct. 3. Boylan Bridge Brew Pub, 201 S. Boylan Ave., Raleigh. 919-803-8927. boylanbridge.com.

Flora and Food Trucks
Local plants and local food. Fairview Greenhouses and Garden Center, Inc. has teamed up with popular Triangle food trucks to offer the "Flora and Food Trucks Series". 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9. Free. Fairview Greenhouse and Garden Center, 8224 Holly Springs Road, Raleigh. 919-851-6821. www.fairviewgardecenter.com.

6th Annual Abundance Pepper Festival
6th annual celebration of sustainable agriculture, farmers, renewable energy, and the creativity of the Piedmont’s chefs, brewers and artisans! 3 p.m. Oct. 6. $25-$35; children free. Briar Chapel, 16 Windy Knoll Circle, Chapel Hill. 919-533-5181. theabundancefoundation.org/events/6th-annual-amazing-pepper-festival.

Wenonah Hauter: “Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America”
From one of our most respected food activists, this is an insightful and essential guide for anyone who wants to reform our food system. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Free. Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. 919-828-1588. www.quailridgebooks.com/event/wenonah-hauter-foodopoly.

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Upcoming food events: chili cook-off, food truck rodeo and more

Here is a list of upcoming food events, farmers markets and wine tastings:

Events
2nd Annual Carrboro Farmers’ Market Harvest Fundraiser Dinner
6:15 p.m. Sept. 26. Carrboro Farmers’ Market, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. (919) 280-3326.

Food Truck Rodeo Fundraiser for Chapel Hill - Carrboro Meals on Wheels
4 p.m. Sept. 27. Carrboro Farmers’ Market, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. (919) 942-2948. www.facebook.com/events/306380666169658/.

2nd Annual Chili Cook-off
9:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Free. Western Wake Farmers’ Market, 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Rd., Cary. (540) 230-6697. www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

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Upcoming food events: Walter Royal cooking class, 18 Seaboard wine dinner and more

Here is a list of upcoming food events, food tours, farmers markets and beer and wine tastings:

Events
Walter Royal’s Teaching Kitchen
Learn the Finer Points of Cooking with Walter and His Staff. 2 p.m. Sept. 22, 2 p.m. Nov. 17. $100 per person (plus tax). The Angus Barn, 9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 919-781-2444. www.angusbarn.com/event.htm.

Authentic Taiwanese/Chinese cooking, by head chef Hsu from Taiwan
A unique cooking show hosted by the Golden Winner visiting Head Chef, Professor Hsu from Taiwan. Professor Hsu is currently on his North American cooking show tour and will ma ... 2 p.m. Sept. 18. Grand Asia Market, 1253 Buck Jones Rd., Raleigh. 919- 468-2988.

Pick Your Own Grapes at Adams Vineyards
11 a.m. Sept. 18, 11 a.m. Sept. 19, 11 a.m. Sept. 20, 11 a.m. Sept. 21, 11 a.m. Sept. 22, 11 a.m. Sept. 24, 11 a.m. Sept. 25. $11 per bucket. 3390 John Adams Road, Fuquay-Varina. 919-567-1010. http://adamsvineyards.com.

Market on the Lawn
5 p.m. Sept. 20. Free. Zebulon Municipal Complex, 1003 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon. 919-823-0432. townofzebulon.org.

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Upcoming food events: Pick your own grapes, Science of Beer class and more

Here is a list of upcoming food events, food tours, farmers markets and beer and wine tastings:

Events
Pick Your Own Grapes at Adams Vineyards
Come build memories with your family and pick some delicious grapes from an actual working vineyard. 11 a.m. Sept. 13, 11 a.m. Sept. 14, 11 a.m. Sept. 15, 11 a.m. Sept. 17, 11 a.m. Sept. 18. $11 per bucket. Pick Your Own Grapes at Adams Vineyards, 3390 John Adams Rd., Fuquay-Varina. (919) 567-1010. adamsvineyards.com.

Science of Beer
Join us for the fourth annual Science of Beer at the Museum of Life and Science! Home brewers, beer enthusiasts, and science nerds: This event is for you! 6:30 p.m. Sep. 12. $15 Museum members / $18 general public For adults 21+ only. Museum of Life and Science, 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham. (919) 220-5429. http://lifeandscience.org/visit/events

3rd Annual BBQ Bash
Friday, September 13 Time: 6-9pm OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Price: $15 or two for $28 Location: Cardinal Club Live Band! Silent Auction! 6 p.m. Sept. 13. $15 or two for $28. Cardinal Club in Downtown Raleigh, 150 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-834-8829.
www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Downtown-Clubs-of-Raleigh/About-the-Club/2013-ClubCorp-Charity-Classic

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Upcoming food events: Texas Pete contest, Ethiopian cooking class and more

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Events
The Texas Pete and Marinade Recipe Contest
The Chef's Academy has announced it will host a competition with Texas Pete®. The Texas Pete Hot Sauce must be a key flavor element in each eligible recipe. 10 a.m. Sep. 6. The Chef’s Academy, 2001 Carrington Mill Blvd., Raleigh.

Pick Your Own Grapes at Adams Vineyards
Come build memories with your family and pick some delicious grapes from an actual working vineyard. The price is only $2.00 per pound. 11 a.m. Sep. 6, 11 a.m. Sep. 7, 11 a.m. Sep. 8, 11 a.m. Sep. 9, 11 a.m. Sep. 10, 11 a.m. Sep. 11, 11 a.m. Sep. 12. $2 per pound. Pick Your Own Grapes at Adams Vineyards, 3390 John Adams Rd., Fuquay-Varina. (919) 567-1010. adamsvineyards.com.

Cooking Classes: Ethiopian Style
Friesh Dabei, owner of Queen of Sheba, is now offering cooking classes!! These single session, hands-on classes are being offered the first Saturday of each month. 10 a.m. Sep. 7, 10 a.m. Oct. 5, 10 a.m. Nov. 2. $45 per class. Queen of Sheba Restaurant, 1129 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill. (919) 932-4986 or (919) 619-7964. http://queenofshebachapelhill.com/cookingclasses.html.

Brew Your Own Cup
Bring your favorite home brewer or use a provided brew method. We'll embrace the aromas, taste, ritual, & craft of home coffee brewing to help you get more enjoyment from your ... 11 a.m. Sep. 7. $15. Carrboro Coffee Roasters, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. (919) 968-4760. http://carrborocoffee.com/carrborocoffee/education/workshops/

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Upcoming cookbook signings, beer dinners, farmers markets and food tours

Here is a list of upcoming food events, food tours, farmers markets and beer and wine tastings:

Events
Beer Dinner for Charity
7 p.m. Aug. 28. $35/person vegetarian, $45/person meat. Irregardless Cafe, 901 W. Morgan St., Raleigh. 919-833-8898, ext. 0. www.irregardless.com.

Pick Your Own Grapes at Adams Vineyards
11 a.m. Sept. 1, 11 a.m. Sept. 2, 11 a.m. Sept. 3, 11 a.m. Sept. 4, 11 a.m. Sept. 5, 11 a.m. Sept. 6, 11 a.m. Sept. 7. $2 per pound. Adams Vineyards, 3390 John Adams Road, Fuquay-Varina. 919-567-1010. adamsvineyards.com.

Food Truck Rodeo
12:30 p.m. Sept. 1. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham. 919-794-8194. www.durham-nc.com

Sandra Gutierrez on Latin American Street Food
7:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Free. Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. 919-828-1588. http://quailridgebooks.com/event/sandra-guterriez-latin-american-street-food.

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Upcoming cookbook cooking classes, food tours, farmers markets and more

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Events
2013 Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week
5 p.m. Aug. 21, 5 p.m. Aug. 22, 5 p.m. Aug. 23, 5 p.m. Aug. 24, 10 p.m. Aug. 25. Downtown Raleigh, Downtown Raleigh, Raleigh. 919-821-6972. www.DineDowntownRaleigh.com.

Walter Royal’s Teaching Kitchen
2 p.m. Aug. 25, 2 p.m. Sep. 22, 2 p.m. Nov. 17. $100 per person (plus tax). The Angus Barn, 9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 919-781-2444. angusbarn.com/event.htm

Dinner with Baguettaboutit
6 p.m. Aug. 30. Main Street Espresso, 231 S. Elliott Rd., Chapel Hill. 919-967-4888.

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Upcoming cookbook author events, food tours, farmers markets and more

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Events
Taylor Mathis: “The Southern Tailgating Cookbook: A Game-Day Guide for Lovers of Food, Football, and the South”
7:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Free. Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. 919-828-1588. www.quailridgebooks.com/event/taylor-mathis-southern-tailgating-cookbook

Guest Chef Gourmet Basket Challenge
5 p.m. Aug. 15. Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr., Durham. 919-684-6032. nasher.duke.edu/calendar/?type=guest-chef.

Melon Tasting
8:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Free. Carrboro Farmers’ Market, 301 W. Main St., Carrboro. 919-280-3326. carrborofarmersmarket.com

Walter Royal’s Teaching Kitchen
2 p.m. Aug. 25, 2 p.m. Sep. 22, 2 p.m. Nov. 17. $100 per person (plus tax). The Angus Barn, 9401 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. 919-781-2444. angusbarn.com/event.htm

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Upcoming food events: Downtown Raleigh food truck rodeo and more

Here is a list of upcoming food events, food tours, farmers markets and beer and wine tastings:

Events
Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
4 p.m. Aug. 11, 12 p.m. Oct. 13. Fayetteville Street, Raleigh. downtownraleighfoodtruckrodeo.com/.

Cheese Please! Festival
10 a.m. Aug. 14. Free. Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market, 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 919-821-6977. godowntownraleigh.com/farmers-market/events/cheesefest

Uncorked: Benefit for Surfers Healing
Autism benefit. 7 p.m. Aug. 9. $50. Wine and Design, 231 Bickett Blvd., Raleigh. 919-523-5933. surfershealing.wix.com/surfers-healing .

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Upcoming cooking classes, food events, food tours and wine tastings

Here is a list of upcoming dinners, cooking classes, food tours and farmers markets:

Events
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
6 p.m. Aug. 2, 10 a.m. Aug. 3. Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary. 919-462-2052. www.beerandbourbon.com/cary/show-info.

Savor the South cookbook authors
Miriam Rubin, author of “Tomatoes,” and Kelly Alexander, author of “Peaches.” 3 p.m. Aug. 4. Free. Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. 919-828-1588.

Farmers Markets
Apex Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. Aug. 3, 9 a.m. Aug. 10, 9 a.m. Aug. 17, 9 a.m. Aug. 24, 9 a.m. Aug. 31, 9 a.m. Sept. 7, 9 a.m. Sept. 14. Apex Farmers’ Market, 220 N. Salem St., Apex.

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