Looking for unique foodie events to attend in the next several months? Here’s just a few from which to choose:
Attend a Slow Food event
Slow Food Placer County is hosting an event celebrating the advent of our region’s glorious summer fruit season. Called “Stone Fruit is Busting Out all Over,” the event takes place on Saturday, June 20th from 10am to 2pm at beautiful Pine Hill Orchard in Loomis. Activities include an orchard tour and a luncheon under the farm’s plum trees, featuring apricot-inspired recipes. The event costs $40 per person, and proceeds benefit agricultural education in Placer County. Call (916) 663-0689 for details.
Take a cooking class at Whole Foods Market
Did you know that this marvelous store offers a dizzying array of international cooking classes? Upcoming subjects include “Spring Desserts Professionally Plated” (attendees will learn how to “top and decorate” four different desserts, including a sweet cornmeal cake with raspberry sauce and toasted almonds; “celebration” cupcakes and stenciled giant cookies). Other fun-sounding classes are the “Pizza, Calzones and More” (learn to make pizza dough, personal pizzas, calzones, and flatbread); and “Explore Thailand” (“excite your every taste bud and learn how to use exotic ingredients like Kaffir lime leaves, galangal and lemongrass”). For more information visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/sacramento/storecalendar.php
Learn cool stuff on a farm
Sacramento’s Soil Born Farm is offering two exciting upcoming workshops for food and gardening lovers: “Create an Herb Garden for Good Health” occurs on Saturday, June 20, from 11am to 1pm ($25, $20 for Co-op owners). Participants will learn how to grow medicinal herbs and prepare them for use as herbal medicines (attendees will also take a few basic plants home to start their gardens). “Backyard Composting” is on Saturday, June 27, from 10 am to noon ($25, $20 Co-op owners). Participants learn “all [they] need to get started and be successful in creating what gardeners call ‘black gold.’” Class will cover foundational concepts, compost bin options, trouble-shooting and touch briefly on worm composting. For more information, visit http://www.soilborn.org/events.html