Here is a round up of food events, classes and food tours across the Triangle:
Basics of Wine Tasting
Mary Margaret began her wine career helping manage the cellars at Balthazar in New York, and has since worked in many sectors of the wine industry. She is completing the Wine & Spirits Education Trust Diploma program. 6 p.m. Thursday. $30. A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 929-7133. www.southernseason.com
Chef in the Market Cooking Demonstration
Join us at the Durham Farmers' Market as chef Dave Alworth from Guglhupf Cafe creates delicious, easy-to-prepare dishes using the abundance of locally grown, seasonal produce. 10 a.m. Saturday. Free. Durham Farmers' Market, 502 Foster St., Durham. 484-3084. www.durhamfarmersmarket.com
Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden Cooking Classes
6 p.m. Tuesdays. $45 per class, or $40 each for the set of five classes. Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden, 333 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. 552-3782.
Classic French Cuisine
A graduate with honors from l'Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, Md., Lynn Edgar now teaches classes at the UNC Wellness Center in Chapel Hill and works as a personal chef. 6 p.m. June 1. $35. A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 929-7133. www.southernseason.com
Family Fare: Cooking Demonstration and Discussion Forum
Has accommodating your children's palates turned into creating multiple meals for a sit-down family dinner? Gwen Cummings Maller -- a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York, and Cooking School supervisor at A Southern Season -- can help. 1 p.m. June 4. $35. 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. 929-7133. www.southernseason.com
Farmers Market Culinary Retreat
Chef Colin Bedford will teach students how to create and enhance recipes using the bounty of seasonable produce available at local farmers' markets. 3 p.m. June 19-20. Fearrington Village, 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro. 542-2121. www.fearrington.com
Taste Carolina: Chapel Hill/ Carrboro Food Tour
Go behind the scenes of Chapel Hill and Carrboro restaurants to experience farm-to-table cuisine. Sample innovative, upscale Southern dishes, house-made chocolates, local cheese, made-from-scratch pie, organic wine, local beer and more. 11 a.m. Saturday. $41 (plus service fee). Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro. 237-2254. www.tastecarolina.net.
Taste Carolina Food Tour: Downtown Durham
Home to Duke University, the Durham Performing Arts Center, renovated tobacco warehouses and the Durham Bulls, this town is about cutting-edge culture and fantastic food. Let us show you a vibrant city in the midst of its revitalization and introduce you to the restaurants, shops and people who are making Durham one of the nation's cultural hot spots. 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. $42.99. Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham. 237-2254. www.tastecarolina.net.
Triangle Food Tour: Cary
Get acquainted with Cary's rich heritage while experiencing the flavors of the diverse downtown culinary landscape on this guided walking food tour. 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, July 23, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15. $32.50. Page Walker Hotel Garden Stage, 119 Ambassador Loop, Cary. 319-5674. www.trianglefoodtour.com.
Taste Carolina: Downtown Raleigh Food Tour
Raleigh is home to some of the most dynamic restaurants in the country. Known for effortlessly blending modern architecture with historic buildings and monuments, Raleigh showcases fine dining and eclectic eateries. 2 p.m. Saturdays. $41 (plus service fee). Raleigh City Museum, 220 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. 237-2254. www.tastecarolina.net.
Triangle Food Tour: Chapel Hill/Carrboro
On this leisurely walk through the downtown streets of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, we'll pause numerous times for sample tastings and personal insights from a cross-section of this area's finest and most unique establishments. 2:30 p.m. June 4, July 16, July 30. $32.50. The Franklin Hotel, 311 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 319-5674. www.trianglefoodtour.com.
Triangle Food Tour: Downtown Raleigh
Experience a guided culinary journey of sight and taste that spans all five downtown districts to sample a cross-section of some of Raleigh's unique local restaurant venues, blended together with some forgotten historical tidbits that leave you full of new insights on the downtown culinary landscape. 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Jibarra, 327 W. Davie St., Raleigh. 237-2254. www.trianglefoodtour.com.