Here is a list of upcoming cooking classes, wine dinners, food events and food tours:
Cider 101 class
This class will focus on how cider is made and the difference organic farming makes on the final product. Class will sample ciders from Scrumpys and Thistly Cross, each paired with an appetizer. 6 p.m. today. $30. SIP...A WINE STORE, 1055 Darrington Drive, Cary. 467-7880. www.sipawinestore.com.
The Brothers Kast, Part Deux
Join brothers Maximilian Kast, sommelier at The Fearrington House, and Alexander Kast, cheese buyer at A Southern Season, for a cheese and wine journey through The Golden State. Sonoma wines are paired with artisanal California cheeses. 6 p.m. today. $35. A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 929-7133. http://bit.ly/wylnC3
Culinary Historians of Piedmont NC
Featured speaker: Mildred "Mama Dip" Council of Mama Dip's Country Kitchen and author of several cookbooks. 7 p.m. today. free. Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. 942-7373. www.flyleafbooks.com/.
Wildly Good Cook Cooking Series
This spring the Meredith College Master of Science in Nutrition Program is partnering with Linda Watson, author of "Wildly Affordable Organic," to host and film a series of her cooking classes.10 a.m. Saturday, March. 17, March. 23, March. 24. $54 for four classes. Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. 760-8735. http://nutritionmc.wordpress.com/wildly-good-cook-cooking-series/.
Find out what it really means to live gluten-free as health coach Betsy Templeton discusses the benefits of a gluten-free life with the Culinary Book Club. 2 p.m. Saturday. Free. Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham.560-8590.
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