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Upcoming Food Events in Roanoke, Bedford and Blacksburg

July 10, 2008

By Nona Nelson, The Roanoke Times, Va.

Jul. 10–THURSDAY, JULY 10

Something’s fishy

In a rut with fish? Learn some new ways to prepare tasty dishes from this very healthy food.

Where: The Gourmet Pantry, 401 South Main St., Blacksburg

When: 6 p.m.

Cost: $55 per person

Contact: 951-1995 or gourmetpantryonline.com

SATURDAY, JULY 12

Anti-inflammatory foods

Chef Laura Pole demonstrates foods that tip the balance toward — and away from — inflammation.

Where: The Well, 114 North Bridge St., Bedford

When: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $15 per person

Contact: (434) 299-7175

TUESDAY, JULY 15

Fresh pasta

Learn how to make fresh pasta and simple sauces to accompany.

Where: Foodies, 4054 Franklin Road, Roanoke

When: 6 p.m.

Cost: $50 per person

Contact: 776-3693 or cookingmadefun.com

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16

Fresh pasta

Make your own pastas from scratch. Chef Denise Quillin is the instructor.

Where: The Gourmet Pantry, 401 South Main St., Blacksburg

When: 6 p.m.

Cost: $45 per person

Contact: 951-1995 or gourmetpantryonline.com

MONDAY, JULY 21

Frozen treats

Cool off with homemade ice cream and sorbets.

Where: The Gourmet Pantry, 401 South Main St., Blacksburg

When: 6 p.m.

Cost: $40 per person

Contact: 951-1995 or gourmetpantryonline.com

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

Pizza on the grill

It’s too hot for the oven. Fire up the grill for fresh, homemade pizza.

Where: The Gourmet Pantry, 401 South Main St., Blacksburg

When: 6 p.m.

Cost: $45 per person

Contact: 951-1995 or gourmetpantryonline.com

THURSDAY, JULY 24

Picnic food

This class, taught by chef Doreen Sidor, includes a field trip to Valhalla Vineyards.

Where: Doreen’s Gourmet, 4210 Brambleton Ave., Roanoke

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $65 per person

Contact: 400-6049

SUNDAY, JULY 27

Discover Spain

Learn about Spanish favorites such as paella and chimichurra, as well as food history and Spanish wines.

Where: The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

When: 1 to 5 p.m.

Cost: $85 per person

Contact: 985-5900

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

Jam and bread

Basics of bread baking and how to make jam using fresh peaches. You’ll make enough to take some home.

Where: Foodies, 4054 Franklin Road, Roanoke

When: 6 p.m.

Cost: $40 per person Contact: 776-3693 or cookingmadefun.com

THURSDAY, JULY 31

Indian cuisine

Learn the seasonings and spices that will expand your Indian cuisine repertoire.

Where: The Gourmet Pantry, 401 South Main St., Blacksburg

When: 6 p.m.

Cost: $50 per person

Contact: 951-1995 or gourmetpantryonline.com

Information on upcoming food classes, tastings and demonstrations can be sent to Extra, The Roanoke Times, P.O. Box 2491, Roanoke VA 24010, e-mailed to extra@roanoke.com or faxed to 981-3318. Deadline for submissions is two weeks before the event. For more information, call Nona Nelson at 981-3402.

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