Food festival, art shows and cooking classes
Learn how to make a Persian salad and ashe, a vegetable bean soup.
When • Friday, Sept. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where • Taste Culinary Boutique, 1100 W. 7800 South, Gardner Village, West Jordan
Cost • $35; register at http://www.TasteSLC.com
Books & Bites 'Seeking Sicily'
Harmons and Weller Book Works kick off "Books and Bites," a new food and travel book series, featuring a chef and local author. For the Sept. 22 event, chef Evan Francois will prepare merende (Italian small bites) to complement the words of Seeking Sicily by John Keahey, a former Salt Lake Tribune reporter and editor. Keahey has authored three books on Italy and is working on a fourth on Tuscany. Sicilian wine pairing included, non-alcoholic beverages available.
When • Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Where • Harmons Bangerter Crossing, 125 E. 12800 South, Draper
Cost • $59 per person; to register visit harmonsgrocery.com
Williams Sonoma artisans market
Meet Utah artisans at this market featuring products from Creminelli Salami, Amour Spreads, Slide Ridge Honey, Chocolot, Beehive Cheese and Yolka Chocolates. Cookbook author Marguerite Henderson will sign copies of her cookbook, Small Sweet Treats. The store opens early for this event.
When • Sunday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where • Williams Sonoma Store inside Trolley Square, 602 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City; 801-359-0459
Cost • Free
A pairing of food and art
The relationship between food and culture will be explores in the art exhibit, "Fare." Artists were asked to think about how food is characteristic of their culture, said Margaret Hunt, director of Utah Arts & Museums. The exhibit features works by Martin Blundell, Sam Wilson, Trent Call, Dorothee Martens, Anthony Siciliano, Shami Kanekar, Fahime Amiri, Kim Martinez and Joe Ostraff.
When • Opens Friday, Sept. 21; continues through Friday, Nov. 16
Where • Alice Merrill Horne Gallery, located inside the Glendinning Mansion, 617 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City.
Hours • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also open for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on Friday, Sept. 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Details • 801-236-7555 or visit http://www.artsandmuseums.utah.gov
A walk through the wine store
In a casual setting, learn how to navigate the section of a Utah State wine store to find that perfect bottle of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, or some fresh tastes..
When • Monday, Sept. 24, from 5:30-7 p.m.; note: Please be prepared to stand throughout the class.
Where • State Wine Store, 280 W. Harris Ave. (1605 South), Salt Lake City
Cost • $25; registration at http://www.continue.utah.edu/lifelong/food_wine
Learn how to safely cut fish and keep ingredients fresh while making spicy tuna, vegetable and California rolls with king crab and avocado. This hands-on class requires 48-hour advance registration.
When • Monday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m.- 8:30p.m.
Where • Gygi Culinary Center, 3500 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City
Cost • $80; to register, visit http://www.continue.utah.edu/lifelong/food_wine
Beer and cheese
Learn how to pair beers from Wasatch and Squatters Brew Pubs with cheese.
When • Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 6 p.m.- 8p.m.
Where • Viking Cooking School, 2233 S. 300 East, Salt Lake City
Cost • $35; to register visit: vikingrange.com