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Southern Season Job Fair

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:00am
Does the thought of shaved truffles in risotto make you drool? Do you have strong opinions about your favorite coffees/wines/teas/chocolates etc.? When you go on vacation do you take more pictures of the food than the scenery? Are you serious about a career in the specialty food industry? If you ... more details

Tasting with Powder Mill Baking

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 11:00am
On Saturday, October 22nd from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m join Powder Mill for a special tasting. At Powder Mill the company goal is to strive for the best tasting healthiest whole grain baked goods on the market today. All of the mixes and and recipe formulations you will find here ... more details

Meet the Maker - Sip and Sign

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm
Come meet Peter Finlayson on Wednesday, October 22 from 5-7 p.m. Peter is renowned for being the "South African Pinot Pioneer." Peter is committed to raising the standards of his award-winning wines. He was the first wine maker in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and has been with Bouchard Finlayson for 25 ... more details
Free Event

Class: Girls Night Out: Dough

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Caitlin Burke

Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get flour on your hands! In this fun class, Cooking School Instructor Caitlin will guide you through the basics of dough making. You’ll learn basic dough techniques that you can easily expand upon to create a ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Now That's Italian: A Hands-On Pasta Class

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Nicole Marriner and Halley Connell

What says family dinner more than a big Italian feast with delicious homemade pasta? Fun-loving chefs Nicole and Halley will show you how easy it is to do it yourself. You’ll be inspired to just say no to dried noodles ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Tasting with Tyron Distributing

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:30pm
Join us in the Beer Department on Wednesday, October 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m for a complementary beer tasting with Josh from Tyron Distributors. In this continuing beer tasting series, Tyron Distributors will be featuring some of the best brews in their portfolio. You don’t want to miss out!
Free Event

Class: Bread Baking 101

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:00pm

Morgan Botwinick

Making bread need not be a daunting task. In this class, pastry chef Morgan, owner of Richmond’s Sugar Baking Co., will have you kneading dough and like a pro. Gaining confidence in your baking will give you a huge breakthrough in your culinary skills.

Menu: Artisan Bread, Challa, and Foccacia.

Register$30.00

Class: Country French Feast

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 11:00am

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Cooking School Staff

Imagine yourself on the French country side with a glass of wine and eating this delicious meal. Join the cooking school staff for this interactive fun filled hands on class.

Menu: Salade Verte; Country French Chicken with Root Vegetables; Apple Tarte Tatin

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Thursdays Uncorked: Discover the Loire Valley

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:00pm
The Loire Valley is the heart of France, famous for its natural beauty, magnificent châteaux and great wine. The region is rich in history and culture: Renaissance writer Rabelais was born here; Joan of Arc led French troops to victory in the Hundred Years’ War in the Loire; and, as ... more details
$15.00

Class: Hello Hawaii

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:00pm

Mike Ledesma

Stockbroker-turned-chef Michael Ledesma knows a thing or two about Hawaiian cuisine. Educated at the University of Hawaii, Chef Mike was classically French trained but he has always specialized in using local ingredients. Join him and explore the unique flavors of Hawaii that have an Asian influence but are definitely ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Baking with George Geary

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:00pm

George Geary

A former pastry chef for the Walt Disney Company who travels the world teaching cooking classes and leading culinary tours, George Geary bring his skills to Chapel Hill just in time for baking season. There’s nothing like the great flavors and aromas of fall baking to fill your ... more details

Register$55.00

Beer Tasting with Fine Wine Trading Company

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 4:00pm
Join Fine Wine Trading Company for a free beer tasting Friday, October 24 from 4-6 p.m. Fine Wine Trading Company is family owned and operated. They found themselves born from a realization that most distributors were becoming too large and commercialized and losing touch with the finer points of the ... more details
Free Event

Fridays Uncorked: Discover the Loire Valley

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:00pm
The Loire Valley is the heart of France, famous for its natural beauty, magnificent châteaux and great wine. The region is rich in history and culture: Renaissance writer Rabelais was born here; Joan of Arc led French troops to victory in the Hundred Years’ War in the Loire; and, as ... more details
$15.00

Fridays Uncorked: Discover the Loire Valley

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:00pm
The Loire Valley is the heart of France, famous for its natural beauty, magnificent châteaux and great wine. The region is rich in history and culture: Renaissance writer Rabelais was born here; Joan of Arc led French troops to victory in the Hundred Years’ War in the Loire; and, as ... more details
$15.00

Class: RISOTTO!

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:00pm

Celia Cerasoli

For fifteen years, Celia’s Porta Via was a Charleston favorite. It was there that Chef Celia introduced city residents to her now-famous creamy risotto. Come join us as she shares the secrets of this classic dish that can be anything from a simple side to an elegant entrée ... more details

Register$40.00

Halloween Cookie Decorating

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:00am
Join Alyson at the tasting station for Halloween cookie decorating on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Bring your creativity and we will provide the cookies and decorations to make your one-of-a-kind Halloween cookies!
Free Event

Tasting with HimiHead Hot Sauce

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 10:00am
Join Jacqueline Headen of HimiHead Hot Sauce from Saturday, October 25 from 10-6 PM. HimiHead has been proving since 2003 that pleasing your palate does not mean sacrificing your desire for flavorful heat that makes each bite deliciously pleasurable. This is why the foundation of HimiHead sauces is the cayenne ... more details
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Class: Brunch Anyone?

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:00am

Sara Moulton

With a storied career that stretches back more than 30 years, Chef Sara Moulton needs little introduction. As a protégée of Julia Child, executive chef of Gourmet magazine, Food Editor of ABC-TV’s ”Good Morning America,” host of several popular shows on the Food Network during that channel’s first decade ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Tasting with Powder Mill Baking

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:00am
On Saturday, October 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m join Powder Mill for a special tasting. At Powder Mill the company goal is to strive for the best tasting healthiest whole grain baked goods on the market today. All of the mixes and and recipe formulations you will find here ... more details
Free Event

Fall Festival

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:00am
Join us by starting the season off right with fall festival at Southern Season Saturday, October 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We will have caramel apples with all proceeds going towards the Share the Food Foundation, Murray's Mulled Cider warmed at the tasting station, as well as face painting for ... more details
Free Event

Wine Tasting with Empire Distributors

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, October 25 from 12-3 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Empire Distributors.
Free Event

Wine Tasting with Ararat Imports

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, October 26 from 1-4 p.m. for a free wine tasting with Ararat Imports.
Free Event

Class: The Lee Brothers Charleston Kitchen

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 1:00pm

Charleston natives Matt and Ted Lee first gained fame for their boiled peanuts. They’ve since added a long list of accomplishments to their résumés including travel writers, James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors and all-around favorite sons of the Lowcounty. Join them as they prepare some favorites from their most recent ... more details

Register$55.00

Wine Tasting with Ocean South Importers

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join Lee Scanlon of Ocean South Importers for a complementary wine tasting Saturday, October 25 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Free Event

Wine Tasting with Aveniu Brands

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, October 25 from 2-5 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Aveniu Brands.
Free Event

Cookbook Signing: The Lee Bros

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

Charleston natives Matt and Ted Lee first gained fame for their boiled peanuts. They’ve since added a long list of accomplishments to their résumés including travel writers, James Beard Award-winning cookbook authors and all-around favorite sons of the Low county. In their latest book, The Lee Brothers Charleston Kitchen, they ... more details

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Class: Fall Harvest

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 6:00pm

Jamie DeMent and Richard Holcomb

North Carolina farmers and entrepreneurs Jamie DeMent and Richard Holcomb – who own Coon Rock Farm, Bella Bean Organics, Heirloom Provisions & Piedmont restaurant– bring the bounty of their 55-acre farm to the class. They’ll share farmhouse and family recipes as well as their vast knowledge ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: The Soul of Seoul…Honest

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 6:00pm

John Maxwell

Chef John Maxwell has visited Europe, Latin America, and Asia teaching professional chefs and spreading the gospel of Southern cooking. On those travels he also picked up some new skills and he’s here to help you explore traditional Korean cooking. He’ll help you explore new flavors and gain confidence ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Brunch Anyone?

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 11:00am

Sara Moulton

With a storied career that stretches back more than 30 years, Chef Sara Moulton needs little introduction. As a protégée of Julia Child, executive chef of Gourmet magazine, Food Editor of ABC-TV’s ”Good Morning America,” host of several popular shows on the Food Network during that channel’s first decade ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Knife Skills

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Brian Adornetto

Learn basic cutting and chopping techniques, how to hold a knife properly, as well as how to care for and sharpen your knives in this wildly popular class series with Brian. After practicing your knife skills, a snack will be served. Feel free ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

Class: Pumpkin Carving for Adults

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Renee Devane

Renee is a Lowcountry native and head designer in the floral department here at Southern Season. Join her as she shares some tips and tricks about pumpkin carving. Each participant will carve their own Halloween masterpiece to take home. Snacks will be served.

Register$40.00

Ice Cream Social Two for One

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00pm
Join us as we end the weekend each Sunday with an ice cream social! Stop by the ice cream parlor from 3-5 p.m. and buy two ice cream cones and get one free!

Class: Knife Skills

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00pm

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Brian Adornetto

Learn basic cutting and chopping techniques, how to hold a knife properly, as well as how to care for and sharpen your knives in this wildly popular class series with Brian. After practicing your knife skills, a snack will be served. Feel free ... more details

Register$50.00

Weathervane Pumpkin Party

Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 4:00pm
Please join us Sunday, October 26 from 4-7 PM for a night of spooky fun and Halloween cheer at our annual Pumpkin Party at Weathervane! We will be painting and carving pumpkins, face painting, live music from Big Fat Gap, and serving up a delicious fall themed buffet! All guests ... more details
$15.00

Morning Buzz

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 8:00am
Mondays are always a drag! So perk up and join us at the coffee bar every Monday morning for $1 off all espresso drinks from 8-10 a.m.

Class: Sweet Treats for Halloween

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Katie Coleman

Join Chef Katie from Durham Spirits Company and get ready to the treat part of Halloween! Enjoy and learn new techniques to make these delicious desserts in this hands-on class.

Menu: Apple Spice Fritters with Caramel Sauce; Cinnamon Ice Cream Sandwiches; Chocolate Halloween Whoopie ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Halloween Cookie Decorating

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Learn to pipe and flow with the precision of a professional for beautiful, tasty and fun Halloween cookies. Decorate a dozen to take home. Snacks will be served.

Register$40.00

Taste

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:00pm
Join us each Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. for Taste! This week we will be tasting spooky treats in each department.
Free Event

Class: Gluten Free Treats, No Tricks!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Emily Kimbrough

Gluten-free doesn’t have to mean no fun during holiday celebrations. Learn some tips from Chef Emily for making gluten free treats that are perfect sumptuous fare for your Halloween (or any other) party in this hands-on class.

Menu: Pumpkin Doughnuts with Cinnamon Glaze; Apple ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Cake/Cupcake Decorating Techniques

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:00pm

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Morgan Botwinick

Cupcakes are all the rage these days and there’s a good reason why: they’re fun to make, fun to decorate, and even more fun to eat. In this class Chef Morgan of Sugar Baking Co. will teach you to make delicious, bakery-quality cupcakes ... more details

Register$45.00

Beer Tasting with Blowing Rock Brewing

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 3:00pm
Blowing Rock Brewing Company began with a single idea - to create a beer that represents the finest qualities of the High Country. Join Blowing Rock for a free beer tasting Wednesday, October 29 from 3-5 p.m.
Free Event

Class: All About Apples

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Nicole Marriner

Did you know there are well over 2000 varieties of apples grown in the United States? Sweet or tart, red or green, the apple is a delicious symbol of the fall season. Chef Nicole Marriner will lead you on a hands-on exploration into ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Some Good Things to Eat from the Southern Living Community Cookbook

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sheri Castle

Funny and entertaining, Chef Sheri will be here to share some favorite recipes from her second cookbook. Produced in conjunction with Southern Living, her new book is loaded with tasty recipes that no good Southerner (or anyone else for that matter) will be able to resist!

Menu: Cheese Ring ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Dinner Party for a Large Group

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:00pm

Susan Hearn

Scared of the thought of hosting a large dinner party? Don’t be. Join Chef Susan Hearn, owner of Satisfy Your Soul product line, to learn how to use new ingredients and techniques to impress and welcome guests to your home. You’ll be ready for the holidays with new recipes, ... more details

Register$40.00

Thursdays Uncorked: Happy Halloween

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 5:00pm
Ghoulish Grenache, Zombie Zinfandels, Creepy Cabernet Blends – which wine is witch? Don’t worry about trick or treating for candy, come to Uncorked and trick or treat your way through our haunted wine tasting with tasty Halloween treats to pair.
$15.00

Class: How To Taste Food

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:00pm

John Maxwell

Cooking is an art but tasting that food correctly is a skill that takes plenty of practice.

Menu: Vegetable Carpaccio; Miso Soup; Seared Duck Breast with Olives & Raisins; Chocolate Pate with Rum and Smoked Orange Sauce.

Register$40.00

Cookbook Signing: "Southern Living Community Cookbook" by Sheri Castle

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join Sheri Castle for a book signing on Friday, October 31 from 12-2 p.m. The Southern Living Community Cookbook by Sheri Castle will appeal to anyone who claims Southern food as their own, whether for a lifetime or a mealtime. Southern food and food stories are bound together and people ... more details
Free Event

Fridays Uncorked: Happy Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:00pm
Ghoulish Grenache, Zombie Zinfandels, Creepy Cabernet Blends – which wine is witch? Don’t worry about trick or treating for candy, come to Uncorked and trick or treat your way through our haunted wine tasting with tasty Halloween treats to pair. Tickets: $15 Stop by any time from 5 to 8 p.m.
$15.00

Fridays Uncorked: Happy Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:00pm
Ghoulish Grenache, Zombie Zinfandels, Creepy Cabernet Blends – which wine is witch? Don’t worry about trick or treating for candy, come to Uncorked and trick or treat your way through our haunted wine tasting with tasty Halloween treats to pair. Tickets: $15 Stop by any time from 5 to 8 p.m. in ... more details
$15.00

Home Brew Contest Submission Due

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Home Brew Contest submissions are due today! For full contest details visit the link below: http://www.southernseason.com/our-stores/home-brew/

Wine Tasting with Jones Brothers

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:00am
Join us in the wine department Saturday, November 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Jones Brothers.
Free Event

Wine Tasting with Mas de Daumas Eassac

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department Saturday, November 1 from 12-3 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Mas de Daumas Gassac.
Free Event

Class: The French Cook-Soups & Stews

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:00pm

Holly Herrick

Think you can’t learn French cooking? Nonsense! Holly is the author of seven cookbooks with the most recent, The French Cook-Soups and Stews, just released in September. She will prove to you that French cooking need not be intimidating with delicious and comforting recipes that are perfect for cool weather.

Menu: ... more details

Register$35.00

Tasting with Tyron Distributing

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, November 1 from 1-4 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Tyron Distributing.
Free Event

Cookbook Signing: Pat Branning

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00pm
South Carolina’s Pat Branning captures the essence of Lowcountry food and life in her beautiful publications that are a blend of Southern lifestyle and coffee table cookbooks. A lover of all things Southern, she challenges the reader to take a closer look at the beauty of the natural world and ... more details
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Turkey Carving Demo

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00pm
Join our talented chefs from the Deli and Restaurant Saturday, November 1 from 2-3 p.m. for a demo on how to carve a Thanksgiving turkey. We will be sampling the delicious turkey as well as some of our other fixings offered on the Holiday catering menu. Guests will also ... more details
Free Event

Cookbook Signing: "Mad for Muffins: 70 Amazing Recipes from Savory to Sweet" with Jean Anderson

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2:00pm
Join Jean Anderson author of "Mad for Muffins: 70 Amazing Recipes from Savory to Sweet" for a cookbook signing Saturday, November 1 from 2-4 PM. In her new book, Jean Anderson, the legendary, award-winning food writer, brings her incredible talents to muffins. In seventy recipes, Jean covers every kind of ... more details
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Class: A Lean and Lovin’ It Thanksgiving Dinner

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

Don Mauer

If you haven’t read Don Mauer’s long-running column Lean and Lovin’ It in Durham’s The Herald-Sun, or watched him cook live on UNC-TV’s Festival, or seen his cookbooks – Lean and Lovin’ It or A Guy’s Guide to Great Eating – you’re in luck because he’ll be cooking up ... more details

Register$40.00

Sheri Castle Day

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 12:00pm
Sheri Castle Day at Southern Season Join Chef Sheri Castle for a party to celebrate the launch of her new cookbook, The Southern Living Community Cookbook Sunday, November 2 from 12-4 p.m. She will be demonstrating and sampling a variety of recipes from her new book during this fun and free ... more details
Free Event

Wine Tasting with Tyron Distributing

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, November 2 from 12-3 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Tyron Distributing.
Free Event

Class: Pies and Tarts

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 1:00pm

Morgan Botwinick

By popular demand, Chef Morgan from Sugar Baking Co. returns with recipes for pies and tarts both sweet and savory. A master of the art of pie making, she’ll share some tips and techniques that will soon have you baking like a pro.

Menu: Quiche Lorraine; Sour Cream Apple Pie; ... more details

Register$35.00

Wine Tasting with Fine Wine Trading Company

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Sunday, November 2 from 1-4 p.m.. for a free wine tasting with Fine Wine Trading Company.
Free Event

Class: Coon Rock and Piedmont

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2:00pm

North Carolina farmers and entrepreneurs Jamie DeMent and Richard Holcomb – who own Coon Rock Farm, Bella Bean Organics, Heirloom Provisions & Piedmont restaurant – bring the bounty of their 55-acre farm to the class. They’ll share farmhouse and family recipes as well as their vast knowledge of sustainable farming ... more details

Register$35.00

Ice Cream Social Two for One

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3:00pm
Join us as we end the weekend each Sunday with an ice cream social! Stop by the ice cream parlor from 3-5 p.m. and buy two ice cream cones and get one free!

Morning Buzz

Monday, November 3, 2014 at 8:00am
Mondays are always a drag! So perk up and join us at the coffee bar every Monday morning for $1 off all espresso drinks from 8-10 a.m.

Class: Venetian Dinner

Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:00pm

Amanda Fisher

Come and join Amanda Fisher from Chapel Hill’s The Blakemere Company for a delicious evening of authentic Venetian dining. Discover how different Venetian cooking is from the rest of Italy. This is a perfect menu that will help you create a unique and easy holiday party or a casual ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Oysters, Oysters, Oysters!

Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sean Murphy

Recognized as one of Richmond’s top chefs, Sean Murphy has won awards for his oysters. Join him for an appreciation of this venerable mollusk in all its forms, from classic French cuisine to deep South originals He’ll show you how to prep like a pro, teach you a variety ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Taste of the Triangle: La Farm Bakery

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Lionel Vatinet

Learn to bake bread with the best! Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery in Cary, North Carolina is best known for his signature La Farm Sourdough Bread – an impressive five-pound boule with a savory and supple interior. Let Lionel lead you ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Nonna's Southern Table

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Emily Kimbrough

Before there were dreams of culinary school, Chef Emily learned to prepare classic Southern recipes with her Nonna. Come experience the food that inspired a little girl to become a chef in this fun, hands-on class!

Menu: Country Fried Steak and Gravy; Grandpa’s Homemade ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

Class: Soups, Stews, Chowder and Gumbo, Oh My!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6:00pm

Will Mitchell

Chef Will Mitchell, who has trained at fine restaurants up and down the East Coast, is dedicated to using fresh seasonal ingredients in his dishes. Join him and learn some innovative preparation techniques for warm, hearty soups and stews that will inspire your epicurean senses. 

Menu: Seasonal Soup; Stew; Chowder ... more details

Register$40.00

Tasting with Tyron Distributing

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 5:30pm
Join us in the Beer Department on Wednesday, November 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m for a complementary beer tasting with Josh from Tyron Distributors. In this continuing beer tasting series, Tyron Distributors will be featuring some of the best brews in their portfolio. You don’t want to miss out!
Free Event

Class: Pickles and Preserves for Holiday Gifts

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 6:00pm

Andrea Weigl

Award winning food writer at the Raleigh News and Observer and author of new cookbook “Pickles and Preserves,” Andrea Weigl is an expert on putting delicious things in jars. Join her as she teaches the techniques of pickling and canning to make new and wonderful gifts from your kitchen.

Menu: ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Jasper Hill Farm: Cheese and Beer

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 6:00pm

Zoe Brickley

At Vermont’s Jasper Hill dairy, the mission is to make the highest possible quality products. They are driven to be the standard bearer of quality and innovation in the artisan cheese industry. Join Zoe from Jasper Hill as she leads you on a guided cheese tasting across styles with ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: Learn at Lunch: Brunch Bunch

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 12:00pm

Cooking School Staff

Let’s get together and learn some fabulous brunch recipes well before the holidays, when families gather and friend come a-calling. Join the cooking school staff and get ahead on your holiday planning with a fabulous brunch guaranteed to please all.

Menu: Citrus Salad with a Kick; Southwestern Caesar Salad; ... more details

Register$25.00

Thursdays Uncorked: Wines of Alsace

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 5:00pm
Alsace, in eastern France along the border with Germany, is a truly exceptional setting for making wine. Blessed with enviable conditions: ancient soils, noble grapes an extraordinary climate and thirteen distinct terroirs, Alsace is a mosaic unlike anywhere else. Here, minerality and freshness aren’t just concepts, they are the story ... more details
$15.00

Class: A Passion for Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6:00pm

Lionel Vatinet

Learn to bake bread with the best! Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery in Cary, North Carolina is best known for his signature La Farm Sourdough Bread –an impressive five-pound boule with a savory and supple interior. Let Lionel lead you in an introduction to the basics and ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Jasper Hill Farm: Cheese and Beer

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6:00pm

Zoe Brickley

At Vermont’s Jasper Hill dairy, the mission is to make the highest possible quality products. They are driven to be the standard bearer of quality and innovation in the artisan cheese industry. Join Zoe from Jasper Hill as she leads you on a guided cheese tasting across styles with ... more details

Register$35.00

Cooking Signing with Cathy Barrow

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 4:00pm
Friday, November 7 from 4 - 6 p.m. come meet acclaimed chef and culinary teacher Cathy Barrow and have her sign a copy of her gorgeous newly-released cookbook, “Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry: Recipes and Techniques for Year-Round Preservation.” From double strawberry jam and chile-spiked tomatoes to duck confit and ... more details
Free Event

Fridays Uncorked:Wines of Alsace

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 5:00pm
Alsace, in eastern France along the border with Germany, is a truly exceptional setting for making wine. Protected by the Vosges Mountains, this picturesque region is blessed with enviable conditions: ancient soils, noble grapes and an extraordinary climate –one of the driest in France. Thirteen distinct terroirs make Alsace a ... more details
$15.00

Fridays Uncorked: Wines of Alsace

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 5:00pm
Alsace, in eastern France along the border with Germany, is a truly exceptional setting for making wine. Protected by the Vosges Mountains, this picturesque region is blessed with enviable conditions: ancient soils, noble grapes and an extraordinary climate –one of the driest in France. Thirteen distinct terroirs make Alsace a ... more details
$15.00

Class: Gourd-geous

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 6:00pm

Nicole Marriner and Trent Caldwell

Nothing says fall like colorful gourds. Chef Nicole will teach you to embrace the gourd in all its many forms. You’ll learn tips and tricks on cutting (which will no longer be intimidating) as well as how to make deliciously creative ... more details

Register$35.00

Wine Tasting with Ararat Imports

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11:00am
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, November 8 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a free wine tasting with Ararat Imports.
Free Event

Tasting with Peggy Rose Pepper Jelly

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 11:00am
Join Peggy Rose Pepper Jelly for a tasting Saturday, November 8 11 AM-4 PM. The Peggy Rose’s team has traveled the world to China, Canada, Macau, Thailand, and South Korea, and met with dozens of other country representatives at trade shows and missions to expand the Peggy Rose's market internationally. ... more details
Free Event

Wine Tasting with Empire Distributors

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, November 8 from 12-3 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Empire Distributors.
Free Event

Wine Tasting with Sour Grapes

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, November 8 from 1-4 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Sour Grapes.
Free Event

Beer Extravaganza

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

Join us Saturday, November 8 2014 from 2-5 p.m. for Beer Extravaganza! There will be various local and national craft breweries, and cideries sampling as well as food vendors, home brew accessory vendors and live music. The party doesn't end at 5, join us for the After Party of Beer ... more details

Turkey Carving Demo

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00pm
Join our talented chefs from the Deli and Restaurant Saturday, November 8 from 2-3 p.m. for a demo on how to carve a Thanksgiving turkey. We will be sampling the delicious turkey as well as some of our other fixings offered on the Holiday catering menu. Guests will also ... more details
Free Event

Beer Extravaganza

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00pm
Join us Saturday, November 8 2014 from 2-5 p.m. for Beer Extravaganza! There will be various local and national craft breweries, and cideries sampling as well as food vendors, home brew accessory vendors and live music. We will also have a “Sip From the Porron” area where for $1 donation ... more details

Beer Extravaganza

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00pm

Join us Saturday, November 8 2014 from 2-5 p.m. for Beer Extravaganza! There will be various local and national craft breweries, and cideries sampling as well as food vendors, home brew accessory vendors and live music. The party doesn't end at 5, join us for the After Party of Beer ... more details

Class: Date Night: Cooking With Beer

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Brian Adornetto

Sure, beer is good to drink but it’s also great to cook with. Join us for this hands-on class and let Chef Brian, master of the grill, show you the techniques and flavors to enhance your next party or week night meal with ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Wine Tasting with Sour Grapes

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Sunday, November 9 from 12-3 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Sour Grapes.
Free Event

Class: Plating for the Holidays: Cheese Please!

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 1:00pm

Dany Schutte

Dany, our distinguished cheesemonger, is here to help ease the party planners angst when approaching the cheese course. Whether a family gathering, a few friends or a larger more formal setting, she will lead you through the ins and outs of making the cheese the star of the gathering. ... more details

Register$30.00

Wine Tasting with Grapevine Distributors

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department Sunday, November 9 from 1-4 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Grapevine Distributors.
Free Event

Class: Sushi

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Masa Tsujimura

Finally learn to savor sushi in your own home. Born in a fishing village in western Japan, Chef Masa Tsujimura of Waraji Japanese Restaurant in Raleigh has over 30 years of experience in sushi preparation and has trained dozens of sushi chefs throughout ... more details

Register$50.00

Ice Cream Social Two for One

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 3:00pm
Join us as we end the weekend each Sunday with an ice cream social! Stop by the ice cream parlor from 3-5 p.m. and buy two ice cream cones and get one free!

Morning Buzz

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 8:00am
Mondays are always a drag! So perk up and join us at the coffee bar every Monday morning for $1 off all espresso drinks from 8-10 a.m.

Class: Thanksgiving for Two

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Nicole Marriner

Thanksgiving is usually thought of as an over-the-top feast with lots of friends and relatives in attendance. It doesn’t always have to be, however, and can easily become a holiday celebration for couples. Chef Nicole will help you create an elegant and intimate ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Bacon! Bacon! Bacon!

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sean Murphy

We all know everything is better with bacon! Join chef Sean Murphy of The Savory Grain Restaurant & Drafthouse, for this mouth-watering class and learn to create some bacon inspired appetizers. These unique pre-feast treats are the perfect prelude to a Thanksgiving dinner.

Menu: Bacon Wrapped Scallops; Bacon Wrapped Dates; ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Cooking from the Cast Iron Nation Cookbook

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sheri Castle

Join Sheri, cookbook author, food writer and master of Southern cooking for a demonstration of one of her favorite cooking methods: cooking in cast iron. She’ll teach you new ingredients and cooking methods and share enticing flavors all wrapped in good humor and extensive food knowledge.

Menu: Mussels with Chorizo, ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Winter Afternoon Tea

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 3:00pm
Join us at Southerly for a Winter Afternoon Tea Tuesday, November 11 at 3 PM. We will be serving hot teas from our famed Tea Department along with assorted finger sandwiches, chef-selected scones, and assorted mini deserts. Reservations are limited, so please book in advance! To reserve a table ... more details
Free Event

Class: Fall Dinner Party

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Emily Kimbrough

With the cool, crisp evenings, fall is the perfect time to host a dinner party for all of your food-loving friends. Chef Emily will show you how to create a fun and interactive menu that is loaded with fall flavor in a hands-on ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

Class: Wine and Appetizers

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:00pm

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Elizabeth Cooper and Caitlin Burke

Just in time for the holidays join Caitlin Burke, cooking school instructor, and Elizabeth Cooper, wine director, for new appetizer recipes and wine pairings. They will share tips on wine selection, pairing and storage as well as cooking techniques to ... more details

Register$40.00

A Cheesemonger Walked Into A Bar

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:00pm

Gary Crunkleton

Join cheesemongers Ashley Morton and Callie Doty from The Chapel Hill Creamery and bartender Gary Crunkleton from The Crunkleton as they present various types of cheeses paired with various types of spirits. This innovative approach to flavor pairings is sure to satisfy your palate, as well as your gourmet ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Nick Maligieri's Pastry

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:00pm

Nick Malgieri

If you have ever had a bad case of "fear of pastry" or "fear of rolling," master baker and cookbook author Nick promises that if you follow his simple instructions you'll be able to tackle any pastry. You’ll learn some easy and foolproof techniques for mixing, handling, and rolling ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Baking with Bourbon

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:00pm

Morgan Botwinick

A little liquor can make any dessert better. Chef Morgan from Richmond’s Sugar Baking Co. will show you how to spice up your holiday favorites and add flavor with bourbon.

Menu: Spiked Pecan Sticky Buns; Boozy Pumpkin Cupcakes; Maple Bourbon Crème Brulée.

Register$35.00

Cookbook Signing: Nick Malgeiri

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 3:00pm
Over the years, James Beard Award-winning master baker Nick Malgieri has shared many pastry recipes, from ridiculously easy to quite elaborate. In his new book, Perfect Pastry, he teaches bakers the hows and whys of pastry through basic techniques, from handling dough to poaching fruit, from piping meringue to caramelizing ... more details
Free Event

Thursdays Uncorked: Entertaining on a Budget - Staff

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 5:00pm
Favorites Under $15 Join us this Thursday as we sample through a selection of some of our favorite value wines. They are perfect choices for holiday entertaining or as a host/hostess gift.
$15.00

Class: Cheese Accompaniments

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:00pm

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Megan Fitzroy

Chef Megan will teach you great holiday noshes in this fun hands-on class. From crackers to chutney, you’ll learn to make perfect accompaniments and flavorful additions to your holiday table or buffet.

Menu: Rosemary Crackers, Rice Crackers,

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Learn at Lunch: Winter Soups

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00pm

Susan Hearn

It’s the perfect time of year to curl up with a warm and hearty bowl of soup. Come learn some of the many different ingredients and techniques that are sure to entice your pallet including a dessert soup! This is a one-hour class.

Menu: Italian Kale and Farro Soup; Spicy ... more details

Register$30.00

Cookbook Signing: Nick Malgeiri

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 3:00pm
Over the years, James Beard Award-winning master baker Nick Malgieri has shared many pastry recipes, from ridiculously easy to quite elaborate. In his new book, Perfect Pastry, he teaches bakers the hows and whys of pastry through basic techniques, from handling dough to poaching fruit, from piping meringue to caramelizing ... more details
Free Event

Cookbook Signing: Sheri Castle

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 4:00pm
Join Sheri Castle for a book signing on Friday, November 14 from 4 - 6 p.m. The Southern Living Community Cookbook by Sheri Castle will appeal to anyone who claims Southern food as their own, whether for a lifetime or a mealtime. Southern food and food stories are bound together ... more details
Free Event

Fridays Uncorked: Entertaining on a Budget - Staff

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 5:00pm
Favorites Under $15 Join us as we sample through a selection of some of our favorite value wines that are perfect choices for holiday entertaining or as a host/hostess gift. Tickets: $15 Stop by any time from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Cooking School Register in-person at the Wine Bar or over ... more details
$15.00

Fridays Uncorked: Entertaining on a Budget - Staff

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 5:00pm
Favorites Under $15 Join us as we sample through a selection of some of our favorite value wines that are perfect choices for holiday entertaining or as a host/hostess gift. Tickets: $15 Stop by any time from 5 to 8 p.m.
$15.00

Class: Moosewood Restaurant Favorites

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 6:00pm

David Hirsch

With an emphasis on healthful natural foods and creative vegetarian cooking, Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, NY has operated for forty years and was named one of the “thirteen most influential restaurants of the 20th Century” by Bon Appétìt magazine. David Hirsch, one of the original Moosewood cooperative members, will ... more details

Register$45.00

Tasting with Powder Mill Baking

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11:00am
On Saturday, November 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m join Powder Mill for a special tasting. At Powder Mill the company goal is to strive for the best tasting healthiest whole grain baked goods on the market today. All of the mixes and and recipe formulations you will find here ... more details

Tasting with Tyron Distributing

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11:00am
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, November 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Tyron Distributing.
Free Event

Holiday Pie Tasting

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join our pastry Chef, Anna Lone, for a tasting of our delicious holiday pies on Saturday, November 15 from 12 -3 p.m. We will be featuring apple, pumpkin, and bourbon pecan pie. Anna will also take any orders for the Holiday at the tasting station.
Free Event

Wine Tasting with Ararat Imports

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, November 15 from 12-3 p.m. for a free wine tasting with Ararat Imports.
Free Event

Class: Cooking School Favorite Cookies and Confections

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Is it time to spice up your holiday cookie repertoire. Come prepare and taste the cooking school’s best. Participants will enjoy cookies and confections in class and take home a sample of each. A light snack will also be ... more details

Register$45.00

Wine Tasting with Vin Authentique

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department Saturday, November 15 from 1-4 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Vin Authentique.
Free Event

Class: Some Good Things to Eat from the Southern Living Community Cookbook

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 1:00pm

Sheri Castle

Funny and entertaining, Chef Sheri will be here to share some favorite recipes from her second cookbook. Produced in conjunction with Southern Living, her new book is loaded with tasty recipes that no good Southerner (or anyone else for that matter) will be able to resist!

Menu: Cheese Ring with ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Nick Maligieri's Pastry

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 1:00pm

Nick Malgieri

If you have ever had a bad case of "fear of pastry" or "fear of rolling," master baker and cookbook author Nick promises that if you follow his simple instructions you'll be able to tackle any pastry. You’ll learn some easy and foolproof techniques for mixing, handling, and rolling ... more details

Register$45.00

Cookbook Signing: The Edible South by Marcie Cohen Ferris

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 2:00pm
Join Marcie Cohen Ferris for a book signing Saturday, November 15 from 2-4 p.m. In the Edible South, Marcie Cohen Ferris, a UNC professor, presents as a new way to chronicle the American South’s larger history. She tells a richly illustrated story of Southern food and the struggles of whites, ... more details
Free Event

Turkey Carving Demo

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 2:00pm
Join our talented chefs from the Deli and Restaurant Saturday, November 15 from 2-3 p.m. for a demo on how to carve a Thanksgiving turkey. We will be sampling the delicious turkey as well as some of our other fixings offered on the Holiday catering menu. Guests will also ... more details
Free Event

Class: Sam Ratto- Videri Chocolate Factory

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sam Ratto, owner of Raleigh’s Videri Chocolate Factory, will educate us on how high-quality chocolate is made and demonstrate its use in delicious desserts. You’ll learn techniques for cooking with chocolate including how to temper it and how to melt and mold chocolate.

Menu: Videri Chocolate Brownies; Videri Chocolate ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Riedel

Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 6:00pm

Elizabeth Cooper and Doug Cohen

Join us for an informative evening of wine tasting with emphasis on the importance of glass size and shape to the appreciation of fine wines. Three glasses from the Riedel Vinum Collection will be highlighted with the premium wines they are ... more details

Register$75.00

Wine Tasting with Tyron Distributing

Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Sunday, November 16 from 12-3 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Tyron Distributing.
Free Event

Wine Tasting with Grapevine Distributors

Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department Sunday, November 16 from 1-4 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Grapevine Distributors.
Free Event

Class: Moosewood Restaurant Favorites

Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

David Hirsch

David Hirsch has been involved with Ithaca, NY’s legendary Moosewood restaurant since 1976. An avid gardener as well as a cook, David is the author of the Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden, which offers information and instruction on growing, harvesting, and cooking home-grown produce as well as designing gardens. He ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Kids in the Kitchen: Thanksgiving Sides

Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

Cooking School Staff

Thanksgiving is all about family meals and cooking so why not get the kids involved in holiday preparations? The staff chefs will lead you and your children though a fun and interactive kid-friendly menu where they’ll make traditional sides with updated twists.

Menu: Awesome ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: Kids in the Kitchen: Give Thanks

Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Thanksgiving is all about family meals and cooking so why not get the kids involved in holiday preparations? The staff chefs will lead you and your children though a fun and interactive kid-friendly menu where they’ll make traditional sides with updated twists.

Menu: ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Cookbook Signing: A Passion for Bread: Lessons from a Master Baker by Lionel Vatinet

Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00pm
Lionel Vatinet is on a mission to demystify bread baking. Having earned the distinguished title of Maitre Boulanger in France's prestigious artisans' guild, Les Compagnons du Devoir, Lionel and his wife and partner, Missy, opened La Farm Bakery in Cary, North Carolina, in 1999. A modern bakery that continues centuries-old ... more details
Free Event

Ice Cream Social Two for One

Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 3:00pm
Join us as we end the weekend each Sunday with an ice cream social! Stop by the ice cream parlor from 3-5 p.m. and buy two ice cream cones and get one free!

Morning Buzz

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8:00am
Mondays are always a drag! So perk up and join us at the coffee bar every Monday morning for $1 off all espresso drinks from 8-10 a.m.

Class: Moosewood Restaurant Favorites Part Deux

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:00pm

David Hirsch

David Hirsch has been involved with Ithaca, NY’s legendary Moosewood restaurant since 1976. An avid gardener as well as a cook, David is the author of the Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden, which offers information and instruction on growing, harvesting, and cooking home-grown produce as well as designing gardens. He ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Thanksgiving Buffet

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:00pm

Nathalie Dupree

Nathalie Dupree needs little introduction. The author of 12 cookbooks, including two James Beard Award winners, her name is synonymous with great Southern food. This famed chef and instructor returns to Southern Season just in time for the entertaining season. She’ll help you prepare everything you need for a ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Moosewood Restaurant Favorites

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00pm

David Hirsch

David Hirsch has been involved with Ithaca, NY’s legendary Moosewood restaurant since 1976. An avid gardener as well as a cook, David is the author of the Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden, which offers information and instruction on growing, harvesting, and cooking home-grown produce as well as designing gardens. He ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Thanksgiving Sides

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00pm

Rick Rodgers

To help you get ready for Thanksgiving, Rick Rodgers’ new book. The Big Book if Sides, has over 450 great side dishes from which to choose. This class concentrates on Turkey Day, when many of us are stumped for new ways to prepare old favorites.

Menu: The Ultimate Dry-Brined Roast ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Holiday Sides and Pies

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00pm

Patricia Branning

South Carolina’s Pat Branning captures the essence of Lowcountry food and life in her beautiful books like few others ever have. Join her as she leads the class through perfect Southern accompaniments and old favorites just in time for the holidays. Patricia has written two cookbooks, Shrimp, Collards & ... more details

Register$45.00

Tasting with Tyron Distributing

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 5:30pm
Join us in the Beer Department on Wednesday, November 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m for a complementary beer tasting with Josh from Tyron Distributors. In this continuing beer tasting series, Tyron Distributors will be featuring some of the best brews in their portfolio. You don’t want to miss out!
Free Event

Class: Classic Desserts from Vienna and Budapest

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:00pm

Rick Rodgers

Chef and cookbook author Rick returns for a second day to help you get ready for the holidays. He’ll guide you through some classic dessert recipes from Austria and Hungary that will make great additions to you repertoire. They are sure to impress family and friends and have them ... more details

Register$55.00

Class: Gluten-Free Baking

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:00pm

Morgan Botwinick

Gluten-free doesn’t mean flavor-free! Morgan returns with more delicious gluten-free options and in this class she’ll teach you to create delicious cookies and cakes without traditional flours.

Menu: Flourless Chocolate Cake with Blackberry Preserves; Chocolate Pecan Cookies; Chocolate Chip Cookies; Almond Coconut Cake.

Register$35.00

Class: Chucktown Chow: Circa 1886

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 6:00pm

Chef Jason Culbertson and Chef Marc Collins

Chef Jason of Charleston’s Circa 1886, which boasts a AAA Four Diamond rating, joins us to demonstrate how to create an inventive and elegant meal. You’ll learn how to prepare sophisticated cuisine that uses exceptional ingredients.

Menu: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Pumpkin Seed Pistou, ... more details

Register$40.00

Wine Tasting with Grapevine Distributors

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:00am
Join us in the wine department Thursday, November 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Grapevine Distributors.
Free Event

Class: Learn at Lunch: Healthy Twist with Meals on Wheels

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12:00pm

Cooking School Staff, Debbie Petitpain and George Roberts

The staff teams up with nutrition experts from Meals on Wheels to help you create a fresh and healthy Mexican meal that is full of flavor.

Menu: Bean Dip with Baked Chips; Fish Tacos with Slaw; Chocolate Drops

Register$25.00

Thursdays Uncorked: Beaujolais – Vive la France for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 5:00pm
Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested. Parties are held throughout the country and further afield to celebrate the first ... more details
$15.00

Class: Elegant Holiday Soiree

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:00pm

Mike Ledesma

Classic Virginia flavors meet international cuisine just in time for holiday entertaining. Join Chef Mike of Richmond’s Patina restaurant for this festive evening where you’ll learn some great new recipes to show off at your next soirée.

Menu: Chicken Satay with Virginia Peanut Sauce, Bruschetta, Beef Wellington & English Trifle

Register$45.00

Class: Emergency Appetizers

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sandra Gutierrez

It's the holiday season and friends unexpectedly ring the doorbell. Do you hide and pretend you're not home, or do you invite them in for an impromptu celebration? If you need to refresh your appetizer repertoire with succulent and vibrant recipes that take a little less than 30-minutes to ... more details

Register$45.00

A Taste of the Seasons

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:00am
Stop by the tasting station on Friday, November 21 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and enjoy delicious food and beverage samples highlighting our extraordinary Holiday Catering Menu. Perfect for the Holidays!
Free Event

Class: Learn at Lunch: Entrée Salads

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 12:00pm

Cooking School Staff

Lighten up a little. Nothing is better than salad for dinner, especially during the holidays when we tend to over-indulge. Learn to make these delicious salads that can absolutely be enjoyed year round.

Menu: Classic Caesar Salad; Portobello Mushroom and Barley Salad; Asian Noodle Salad with Pork Loin

Register$45.00

Fridays Uncorked: Beaujolais – Vive la France for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5:00pm
Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested. Parties are held throughout the country and further afield to celebrate the first ... more details
$15.00

Fridays Uncorked: Beaujolais – Vive la France for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5:00pm
Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine's grapes have been harvested. Parties are held throughout the country and further afield to celebrate the first ... more details
$15.00

Class: A Southern Party the Lowcountry Way

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 6:00pm

Kendra Bailey Morris

Everyone knows there is nothing more fun than a Southern party – and the Lowcountry version is the best of all. Chef Kendra, master of the slow cooker, will help you plan ahead, save time and still entertain with style.

Menu: Charleston Shrimp and Grits in Appetizer Spoons; Mini ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Kids Give Thanks

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 10:00am

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Gwen Cummings

Start the tradition of kids contributing to the Thanksgiving meal early. This fun hands-on class for kids 6 and older will teach them some basic cooking techniques and some wonderful side dishes to include in the Thanksgiving meal.

Menus: Stuffing Muffins; Cranberry Applesauce; ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

Wine Tasting with Vino Vino Imports

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00am
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, November 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a free wine tasting with Vino Vino Imports.
Free Event

A Taste of the Seasons

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00am
Stop by the tasting station on Saturday, November 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and enjoy delicious food and beverage samples highlighting our extraordinary Holiday Catering Menu. Perfect for the Holidays!
Free Event

Class: Slow Cooker Brunch

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00am

Kendra Bailey Morris

Chef Kendra returns to demonstrate that the slow cooker can be perfect for preparing homestyle breakfast and lunch fare for guests and family. She’ll be signing her new book after class.

Menu: Slow Cooker Country Ham and Egg Breakfast Bread; Slow Cooker Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Oatmeal with Maple ... more details

Register$40.00

Wine Tasting with Empire Distributors

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, November 22 from 12-3 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Empire Distributors.
Free Event

Class: Turkey Day: Simple Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 1:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Learn the basics; first Thanksgiving; do ahead tips; make it your own; simplify the menu; tips on table decorating; think through your kitchen space, ovens, etc…

Menu: Asparagus Salad with Roasted Red Peppers; Turkey Breast with Pan Gravy; Wild Mushroom Stuffing; ... more details

Register$45.00

Wine Tasting with Mutual Distributing and Aveniu Brands

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department Saturday, November 22 from 1-4 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Mutual Distributing and Avenue Brands.
Free Event

Cookbook Signing: "Biscuits" with Belinda Ellis

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2:00pm
Join author of "Biscuits" Belinda Ellis for a cookbook signing Saturday, November 22 2-4 PM. For fifteen years, food writer Belinda Ellis traveled around the country for the White Lily Flour Company, teaching people to make biscuits and listening to their stories. Ellis's heartfelt tribute to the biscuit celebrates the ... more details
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Cookbook Signing: "Pickles and Preserves" with Andrea Weigl

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2:00pm
Join author Andrea Weigl for a signing of her new book, "Pickles and Preserves," on Saturday, November 22 from 2 - 4 p.m. Andrea Weigl defines the year by her canning sessions. In the winter, she makes bright yellow Jerusalem Artichoke Relish from her backyard crop. In the spring, ... more details
Free Event

Cookbook Signing: "The French Cook Soups and Stews" with Holly Herrick

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

Join Holly Herrick author of The French Cook: Soups and Stews for a cookbook signing on Saturday, November 22, from 2 - 4 p.m. Holly Herrick is an award-winning cookbook author and food writer who draws inspiration from the beauty and seasonal, local produce and delicious food and restaurants of ... more details

Free Event

Turkey Carving Demo

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2:00pm
Join our talented chefs from the Deli and Restaurant Saturday, November 22 from 2-3 p.m. for a demo on how to carve a Thanksgiving turkey. We will be sampling the delicious turkey as well as some of our other fixings offered on the Holiday catering menu. Guests will also ... more details
Free Event

Class: Food of México: HIP Tacos!

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

Marcelo Villasuso

How hip can it be to have a specific type of taco for each time of the day? Or eat veggie tacos for the sake of joy and healthiness at the same time? Very! Join Marcelo Villasuso, food and travel expert and native of Mexico, on a culinary tour ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Riedel

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 6:00pm

Elizabeth Cooper and Doug Cohen

Join us for an informative evening of wine tasting with emphasis on the importance of glass size and shape to the appreciation of fine wines. Three glasses from the Riedel Vinum Collection will be highlighted with the premium wines they are designed to showcase. In ... more details

Register$75.00

Wine Tasting with Sour Grapes

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Sunday, November 23 from 12-3 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Sour Grapes.
Free Event

Class: Knife Skills

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Brian Adornetto

Learn basic cutting and chopping techniques, how to hold a knife properly, as well as how to care for and sharpen your knives in this wildly popular class series with Brian. After practicing your knife skills, a snack will be served. Feel free ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

Wine Tasting with Two Oceans

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Sunday, November 23 from 1-4 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Two Oceans.
Free Event

Class: Knife Skills

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

A good knife is the single most important tool any chef or home cook will ever own. Feel free to bring your own chef’s knife to this class, otherwise one will be provided. Either way, you’ll learn to chop like a pro, ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Thanksgiving Floral Arrangement in a Pumpkin

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Renee Devane

Always wanted a perfect centerpiece for the middle of your Thanksgiving table? Make it yourself! Renee Devane, a Lowcountry native and head designer in the floral department here at Southern Season, will help you do just that. Renee has been designing floral arrangements ... more details

Register$55.00

Ice Cream Social Two for One

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:00pm
Join us as we end the weekend each Sunday with an ice cream social! Stop by the ice cream parlor from 3-5 p.m. and buy two ice cream cones and get one free!

Class: Knife Skills

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:00pm

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Brian Adornetto

Learn basic cutting and chopping techniques, how to hold a knife properly, as well as how to care for and sharpen your knives in this wildly popular class series with Brian. After practicing your knife skills, a snack will be served. Feel free ... more details

Register$50.00

Morning Buzz

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 8:00am
Mondays are always a drag! So perk up and join us at the coffee bar every Monday morning for $1 off all espresso drinks from 8-10 a.m.

Wine Tasting with Grapevine Distributors

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11:00am
Join us in the wine department Monday, November 24 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Grapevine Distributors.
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Class: Thanksgiving Sides

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Susan Hearn

Tired of the same old Thanksgiving side dishes year after year? Join Chef Susan Hearn, owner of Satisfy Your Soul product line, in this hands-on class to learn how to use new ingredients and techniques to create some exciting new side dishes to ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Now That's Italian: A Hands on Pasta Class

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

What’s say family dinner more than a big Italian feast with delicious homemade pasta? The cooking school staff will show you how easy it is to do it yourself. You’ll be inspired to just say no to dried noodles and jars of ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Seasoned in the South: Recipes from Crooks Corner and from Home

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 6:00pm

Bill Smith

One of the most celebrated chefs in the Southeast, Bill Smith is famous for creating iconic recipes at his James Beard Award-winning restaurant, Crooks Corner. Join him as he demonstrates his modern take on some old-time recipes.

Menu: Calas (Rice Fritters with Crab and Shrimp); Soupe Hendaye (Quick Oyster Soup); ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: Kids in the Kitchen: Southern Biscuits

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 4:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Once upon a time, every good Southern cook -young or old- knew the secret to making biscuits. Unfortunately it’s becoming a lost art. We’re here to help resurrect it, however, and in this hands–on class your kids will have fun learning how ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: Staying Home for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 6:00pm

Brendan Cox – Oakleaf

Tired of the same old turkey for Thanksgiving? Let Chef Brendan show you how enjoyable it can be to stay home for the holiday and impress friends and family with a wonderful meal. In the spring of 2012 Chef Brendan Cox unveiled Oakleaf in Pittsboro, serving creative ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Luncheon with Patricia Wells

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 12:00pm

Patricia Wells

Join us for a delicious 3-course luncheon with a menu selected from Patricia Wells’ cookbooks. Patricia will speak about each course before it is served and entertain questions at the end of lunch. The author of 13 books, Patricia has won four James Beard Awards.

Menu: Salad Trio: ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: Learn at Lunch: Oliver Pluff

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

Kyle Brown

Join tea expert Kyle from Charleston’s Oliver Pluff & Company as he prepares a tea-inspired menu. He’ll lead a discussion on all things tea, then show you how tea can be paired with a meal.

Menu: Baby Greens with Tea Vinaigrette; Sweet Tea Glazed Salmon; A Trio of Cookies.

Register$30.00

Fridays Uncorked: Bountiful Harvest - Wines for the Fall

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 5:00pm
Many autumnal moments pass with little or no fanfare, from plucking apples and planting mums to picking over your child’s trick-or-treat booty. Celebrate the glorious but unsung rites of the season and the beauty of the fall bounty with these perfectly matched pours. Tickets: $15 Stop by any time from 5 to ... more details
$15.00

Wine Tasting with Fine Wine Trading Company

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00am
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, November 29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a free wine tasting with Fine Wine Trading Company.
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Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Wine Tasting with Ocean South Importers

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join Lee Scanlon of Ocean South Importers for a complementary wine tasting Saturday, November 29 from 12 to 3 p.m.
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Wine Tasting with Grapevine Distributors

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department Saturday, November 29 from 1-4 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Grapevine Distributors.
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Cookbook Signing: Bob Garner

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 2:00pm
On Saturday, November 29, from 2 – 4 p.m., come meet Bob Garner and have him sign a copy of his latest book, Foods That Make You Say Mmm-mmm. UNC-TV viewers will recognize Garner’s trademark “mmm-mmm”—a reaction he murmurs whenever he samples a local delicacy that meets his favor. As a ... more details
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Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 4:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 4:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 4:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Tasting with Tyron Distributing

Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Sunday, November 30 from 12-3 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Tyron Distributing.
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Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 12:00pm

handson

Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Ice Cream Social Two for One

Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 3:00pm
Join us as we end the weekend each Sunday with an ice cream social! Stop by the ice cream parlor from 3-5 p.m. and buy two ice cream cones and get one free!

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 4:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 4:00pm

handson

Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 4:00pm

handson

Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Morning Buzz

Monday, December 1, 2014 at 8:00am
Mondays are always a drag! So perk up and join us at the coffee bar every Monday morning for $1 off all espresso drinks from 8-10 a.m.

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Gingerbread House Decorating

Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Will you decorate a candy cottage or a marshmallow mansion? Let your imagination run wild as you create your own decorative centerpiece for everyone to enjoy during the holiday season. Each attendee will decorate his/her own house to take home. ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: English Holiday Roast

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:00pm

Amanda Fisher

Amanda Fisher of Chapel Hill’s The Blakemere Company brings you back to her homeland with this sumptuous and very traditional English roast dinner. These timeless recipes will be a wonderful addition to your holiday menus and all are very easy to do!

Menu: Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding; Horseradish Sauce ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Family Holiday Dinner – Comfort Food at it’s Best!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sean Murphy

Gather the family for a classic meal during the busy holiday season. In this class, award-winning Chef Sean Murphy will teach you new and upscale takes on classic comfort foods.

Menu: Murphy’s Meatloaf (pork, angus chuck and veal wrapped in bacon and topped with a tomato bourbon glaze); Squash Casserole, ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: Chucktown Chow: Cypress

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 6:00pm

Craig Deihl

One of Charleston’s top chefs, Craig Deihl from Cypress restaurant, has been a semi-finalist for a prestigious James Beard award for best chef in the Southeast. His particular passion is for charcuterie and he will soon be opening a shop dedicated to it. Join him as he shares an ... more details

Register$45.00

Tasting with Tyron Distributing

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 5:30pm
Join us in the Beer Department on Wednesday, December 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m for a complementary beer tasting with Josh from Tyron Distributors. In this continuing beer tasting series, Tyron Distributors will be featuring some of the best brews in their portfolio. You don’t want to miss out!
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Class: Riedel Glassware Event

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:00pm

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Elizabeth Cooper and Danny Sanford

Join us for an informative evening of wine tasting with emphasis on the importance of glass size and shape to the appreciation of fine wines. Three glasses from the Riedel Vinum Collection will be highlighted with the premium wines they ... more details

Register$60.00

Class: Hors d’oeuvres, We Hardly Know Them

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:00pm

Will Mitchell

Will Mitchell is a seasoned chef yet a recent convert and devotee to the grand culinary expressions of coastal Carolina. With skills honed in numerous well-respected restaurants in New York, Charleston and Virginia, Chef Will is an ardent believer in fresh seasonal ingredients and innovative preparation that inspires all of ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Make-Ahead Appetizers For Holiday Entertaining

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:00am

Yvonne Hoffman

Join chef instructor and NC local Yvonne Hoffman to get ready for a season of holiday parties. Learn new recipes, ingredients and techniques that will allow you the cook to be a part of and enjoy your own party!

Menu: Asian Tuna (sesame seared tuna served on top ... more details

Register$40.00

Thursdays Uncorked: Greece, Slovania, Croatia-Eastern Europe

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 5:00pm
For years, wines from Eastern Europe were all considered sub-par. No longer is that true! Even though countries like Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia once boasted honorable wine making traditions these were put on “pause” under decades of communism. With the progression of these new economies, the bounty of the fertile ... more details
$15.00

Class: From the Sea

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:00pm

Mike Ledesma

Chef Mike, a Maryland native who trained in Hawaii, has always been around fresh seafood. Join him and learn the secrets of how to prepare some of Virginia’s own treasure from the sea. He’ll teach you an array of sumptuous seafood specialties.

Menu: Oyster Stew. Maryland Crab Dip, Pan Seared ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Learn at Lunch: New Years Eve Buffet

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 12:00pm

Happy New Year! Get ready to celebrate the new year and have a fun meal with friends. Our staff will lead you through preparations to make a classic New Year’s feast. This is a one-hour class.

Menu: Salad of Mixed Baby Greens with Creamy Vinaigrette; Beef Tenderloin; Scalloped Potatoes; Chocolate Truffles

Register$30.00

Fridays Uncorked: Greece, Slovenia, Croatia-Eastern Europe

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5:00pm
For years, wines from Eastern Europe were all considered sub-par. Even though countries like Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia once boasted honorable wine making traditions–some dating as far back as 2,000 years–these were put on “pause” under decades of communism when all they bottled were supermarket wines mass-produced in state-run farms. ... more details
$15.00

Fridays Uncorked: Greece, Slovenia, Croatia - Eastern Europe

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5:00pm
For years, wines from Eastern Europe were all considered sub-par. Even though countries like Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia once boasted honorable wine making traditions–some dating as far back as 2,000 years–these were put on “pause” under decades of communism when all they bottled were supermarket wines mass-produced in state-run farms. ... more details
$15.00

Class: Bliss Tea

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sunita Hira

Discover exotic world flavors in this class led by Sunita Hira. Her Bliss Tea Company is known for its distinctive and intense flavors so we’ve paired up a menu that will match them perfectly.

Menu: Bean Sprout Salad: Dry Shrimp Curry; Cumin Rice; Indian Vegetable Side Dish

Register$30.00

Class: Build Your Own Terrarium

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10:00am

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Floral Department Staff

Winter is not exactly the favorite time of year for gardeners but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get your hands dirty and have a bit of fun. Join our Floral Department staff in the Cooking School to create your own whimsical ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Food Photography

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00am

Jonathan Boncek

Whether to remember a favorite meal or to try to replicate one at home, it seems like everyone enjoys taking pictures of their food these days. Why not learn how to do it like a pro? In this class students will learn tips and techniques such as styling, angles, ... more details

Register$35.00

Wine Tasting with Ararat Imports

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00am
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, December 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a free wine tasting with Ararat Imports.
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Wine Tasting with Vibrant Rioja

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, December 6 from 1-4 p.m. for a complimentary wine tasting with Vibrant Rioja.
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Class: Bûche de Noël

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Morgan Botwinick

The Yule log, or Bûche de Noël, is a Christmas tradition in France. In this class you’ll learn to create and decorate your own holiday dessert. It will serve four but it also makes a beautiful centerpiece. It’s a perfect fun holiday activity! ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Moroccan Sweets

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 3:00pm

Ruth Barnes

Ruth Barnes, who grew up in a large culinary Moroccan family on a farm filled with fresh and colorful food, will be sharing recipes from her new cookbook. For Ruth, cooking, creating, and designing are a passion, and she has made it her life’s work. Come and let her teach ... more details

Register$40.00

Cookbook Signing: "Sharing Morocco" with Ruth Barnes

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 5:30pm
In "Sharing Morocco: Exotic Flavors from My Kitchen to Yours", Ruth Barnes brings to life the rich culinary history of her family's homeland while also making the cuisine accessible to the home cook. She shares her tips and techniques for preparing Moroccan classics like bastilla, lamb with apricots and prunes, ... more details
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Wine Tasting with Jones Brothers

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department Sunday, December 7 from 12-3 p.m.. for a complementary wine tasting with Jones Brothers.
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Wine Tasting with Tyron Distributing

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Sunday, December 7 from 1-4 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Tyron Distributing.
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Class: The French Cook-Soups & Stews - Luscious Layers of Flavor

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 1:00pm

Holly Herrick

Think you can’t learn French cooking? Nonsense! Holly is the author of seven cookbooks with the most recent, The French Cook-Soups and Stews, just released in September. She will prove to you that French cooking need not be intimidating with delicious and comforting recipes that are perfect for cool weather.

Menu: ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: A Cajun Night Before Christmas

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00pm

Lucindy Willis

One of Chef Lucindy’s favorite children's books is The Cajun Night Before Christmas: “Twas the night before Christmas an’ all t’ru de house, / Dey don’t a ting pass Not even a mouse. / De chirren been nezzle good snug on de flo’, / An’ Mama pass ... more details

Register$45.00

Ice Cream Social Two for One

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00pm
Join us as we end the weekend each Sunday with an ice cream social! Stop by the ice cream parlor from 3-5 p.m. and buy two ice cream cones and get one free!

Cookbook Signing: "The French Cook Soups and Stews" with Holly Herrick

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:30pm

Join Holly Herrick author of The French Cook: Soups and Stews for a cookbook signing on Sunday, December 7, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Holly Herrick is an award-winning cookbook author and food writer who draws inspiration from the beauty and seasonal, local produce and delicious food and restaurants of ... more details

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Morning Buzz

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 8:00am
Mondays are always a drag! So perk up and join us at the coffee bar every Monday morning for $1 off all espresso drinks from 8-10 a.m.

Class: Holiday Tapas Party

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Susan Hearn

Are you ready for a new holiday tradition? How about a tapas party? Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. The serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation, because people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Class: Cater Your Holiday Party Like a Pro!

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sean Murphy

Just in time for holiday festivities, Chef Sean Murphy of The Savory Grain Restaurant returns to help you entertain with style. He’ll teach you some great new appetizers your guests are sure to love, plus you’ll learn tips and techniques to add to your repertoires that will be applicable ... more details

Register$40.00

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 3:00pm
Please join us for a Holiday Afternoon Tea on December 9th, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. Lounge in our elegant Oak Room as we serve up a selection of holiday themed delights. We will serve finger sandwiches, assorted scones, miniature sweets and a selection of teas from our famed ... more details
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Class: Holiday Appetizers

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Emily Kimbrough

As a personal chef Emily’s clients ask for these appetizers more than any others. Join her and learn, hands-on, some of her personal chef secrets to a successful party.

Menu: Crab Cake with Tarragon Tartar Sauce; Mexican Spiced Corn and Pepper Jack Dip ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: A Tour of the Coastal South

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 6:00pm

Kendra Bailey Morris

Fun and knowledgeable chef and cookbook author Kendra will help you explore the best of Southern coastal fare. She’ll teach how many cultures have integrated–with delicious results–to create this unique cuisine.

Menu: Mini Crab Cakes with Cajun Blonde Remoulade Sauce; Charleston Shrimp and Grits in Appetizer Spoons; Slow Cooker ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Candy Centerpieces

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Megan Scanlon

Megan is the master of all things candy and she will share delectable treats and arrangements all made with candies. Join her for a fun hands-on evening where we’ll explore small centerpieces, windowpane cookies and much more. Ages 13 and up. Snacks will ... more details

Tickets are no longer available for this sold-out event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to be added to the waiting list.

Wine Tasting with The Country Vintner

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 5:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Wednesday, December 10 from 5-7 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with the Country Vintner.
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Class: Cocktails

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:00pm

Gary Crunkleton

Another installment of Cocktails with the Crunkleton Crew just in time for holiday entertaining! We will have Gary Crunkleton and his bar staff on hand to educate us on the hottest new trends in the cocktail industry with a focus on beverages perfect to celebrate the season. His wealth of knowledge ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Cookie Decorating 101

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:00pm

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Morgan Botwinick

Pipe and flow is the term for professional cookie decorating. In this class, led by Chef Morgan of Sugar Baking Co., learn how to decorate cookies like a pro that are sure to impress all your family and friends. Snacks will be served.

Menu: ... more details

Register$45.00

Vivian Howard Appearance

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 3:00pm

Come meet Chef Vivian Howard star of the PBS series A Chef’s Life and owner of the acclaimed Kinston, N.C. restaurant Chef & the Farmer. From 3 -6 p.m. on December 11, Vivian will be doing a cooking demonstration, meeting fans, signing autographs and discussing the exclusive line of gift ... more details

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Thursdays Uncorked: Santa Barbara and Paso Robles Revisited

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 5:00pm
More than 200 wineries and more than 26,000 vineyard acres pepper the wooded hills of Paso Robles west of U.S. 101 and blanket the flatter, more open land on the east side. The region's brutally hot summer days and cool nights yield stellar grapes that make noteworthy wines, particularly robust ... more details
$15.00

Class: Doughnuts

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 6:00pm

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Megan Fitzroy

Crazy for doughnut deliciousness? Chef Megan will teach you how to make these filled, topped or glazed confections that please all. By the way, there’s no better smell to fill your home with than warm doughnuts….

Menu: Coffee Glazed Yeast Doughnuts; Chocolate Cake Doughnuts; ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Wine and Pizza

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 6:00pm

Elizabeth Cooper and Caitlin Burke

Pizza and beer often leaving you feeling too full, but pizza and wine make a perfect pair. Learn the basic dough techniques, new and wonderful combinations of toppings for America’s favorite food as well as wine pairings.

Menu: Mediterranean Pizza, Caesar Salad with Pizza Crust Croutons, ... more details

Register$40.00

Fridays Uncorked: Santa Barbara and Paso Robles Revisited

Friday, December 12, 2014
More than 200 wineries and more than 26,000 vineyard acres pepper the wooded hills of Paso Robles west of U.S. 101 and blanket the flatter, more open land on the east side. The region's brutally hot summer days and cool nights yield stellar grapes that make noteworthy wines, particularly robust ... more details
$15.00

Class: Learn at Lunch: Holiday Brunch

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:00pm

Katie Coleman

Invite friends and family to a delicious holiday brunch. Join Chef Katie Coleman to learn the basics of scone, frittata and crepe making. Taste her delicious versions and use the techniques to create your own at home. This is a one-hour class.

Menu: Holiday Scones; Potato and Kale Frittata; Crepes ... more details

Register$30.00

Vivian Howard Appearance

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:00pm

Come meet Chef Vivian Howard star of the PBS series A Chef’s Life and owner of the acclaimed Kinston, N.C. restaurant Chef & the Farmer. From 12 - 3 p.m. on December 12, Vivian will be doing a cooking demonstration, meeting fans, signing autographs and discussing the exclusive line of ... more details

Free Event

Wine Tasting with Aveniu Brands

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Friday, December 12 from 1-4 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Aveniu Brands.
Free Event

Fridays Uncorked: Santa Barbara and Paso Robles Revisited

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5:00pm
More than 200 wineries and more than 26,000 vineyard acres pepper the wooded hills of Paso Robles west of U.S. 101 and blanket the flatter, more open land on the east side. The region's brutally hot summer days and cool nights yield stellar grapes that make noteworthy wines, particularly robust ... more details
$15.00

Class: Elegant Holiday Dinner

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 6:00pm

Nicole Marriner and Trent Caldwell

Treat your family and friends to something special and host an elegant holiday dinner. Chef Nicole will guide you through every step and help you gain the confidence and skills that are sure to impress guests.

Menu: Cream Sherry Vinegar Salad; Tarrragon, ... more details

Register$40.00

Tasting with Powder Mill Baking

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00am
On Saturday, December 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m join Powder Mill for a special tasting. At Powder Mill the company goal is to strive for the best tasting healthiest whole grain baked goods on the market today. All of the mixes and and recipe formulations you will find here ... more details

Wine Tasting with Vino Vino Imports

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00am
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, December 13 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a free wine tasting with Vino Vino Imports.
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Holiday Cookie Decorating

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00am
Get in to the holiday spirit with a favorite tradition: cookie decorating! The Cooking School staff will be on hand with pre-made gingerbread men cookies, icing and decorations. Children are welcome to decorate and take home their own cookie. This is a free event. No registration is necessary.
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Tasting with Peggy Rose Pepper Jelly

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11:00am
Join Peggy Rose Pepper Jelly for a tasting Saturday, December 13 11 AM-4 PM. The Peggy Rose’s team has traveled the world to China, Canada, Macau, Thailand, and South Korea, and met with dozens of other country representatives at trade shows and missions to expand the Peggy Rose's market internationally. ... more details
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Wine Tasting with Mutual Distributing

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department Saturday, December 13 from 12-3 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Mutual Distributing.
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Wine Tasting with Haw River Wine Man

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join Eric Merlau of Haw River Wine Man for a complimentary wine tasting Saturday, December 13 from 1-4 p.m.
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Cookbook Signing: Debbie Moose

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2:00pm
Saturday, December 13 2 - 4 p.m. Debbie Moose's cookbooks are a rich blend of fantastic recipes and Debbie's great humor. Chock full of delicious Southern favorites, you are sure to find the perfect recipe, whether you are planning for an event, or just an unforgettable meal. Debbie's latest ... more details
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Class: Food of México: Holidays in México.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 5:00pm

Marcelo Villasuso

Food is the main component of celebrations and Christmas is the most important family gathering celebration in Mexico. Many foods for the holidays in Mexico are shaped by Spain’s traditional dishes but Mexico’s cuisine re-creates them in their own special way with local ingredients and techniques.

Menu: Ponche (hot ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Holiday Entertaining with Small Plates

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 6:00pm

Kendra Bailey Morris

Plan the party menu with ease! The holidays are a time for entertaining and Chef Kendra is here to lead you in another fun and educational class that will have you creating perfect party bites in no time.

Menu: Salt Baked Baby Potato Cups with Goat Cheese and Walnuts; ... more details

Register$35.00

Tasting with Tyron Distributing

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Sunday, December 14 from 12-3 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Tyron Distributing.
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Wine Tasting with Grapevine Distributors

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department Sunday, December 14 from 1-4 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Grapevine Distributors.
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Class: Gift Exchange

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Nicole Marriner and Halley Connell

Come have a fun afternoon with friends (or make new friends) as you learn to make timesaving holiday delights – all in jars. You’ll take home tasty treats to enjoy later from this interactive class.

Menu: Russian Tea; Muffin Mix; Cookie ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Mozzarella/Burrata

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

Stephanie Ganz

From fine dining to food trucks, Stephanie Ganz has been cooking and writing about food for the past ten years. Did you know only four ingredients stand between you and freshly made mozzarella and burrata? Join Stephanie as she shows you how easy it can be to make your ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Kids and Parents in the Kitchen: Hunger Games

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Brian Adornetto

Fan of the Hunger Games books and movies? Get ready for the new movie, out in December, with Chef Brian Adornetto. In this fun, hand-on class, parents and kids can learn together new cooking techniques and recipes to enjoy. Price is per-attendee.

Menu: Sliced ... more details

Register$45.00

Ice Cream Social Two for One

Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 3:00pm
Join us as we end the weekend each Sunday with an ice cream social! Stop by the ice cream parlor from 3-5 p.m. and buy two ice cream cones and get one free!

Morning Buzz

Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8:00am
Mondays are always a drag! So perk up and join us at the coffee bar every Monday morning for $1 off all espresso drinks from 8-10 a.m.

Class: Gourmet Make Ahead Casseroles

Monday, December 15, 2014 at 6:00pm

Susan Hearn

The holidays are a busy time. Chef Susan Hearn is here to help with make-ahead casseroles ready to pull out of the refrigerator for friends and family.

Menu: Spinach Salad with Apples, Walnuts, Gorgonzola Cheese and a Cranberry Orange Vinaigrette; Slow Cooker Shrimp Creole; Green Chile Chicken Casserole; Greek ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Southern Cornbread

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

What is Southern cooking without cornbread? In this interactive class you’ll learn to prepare this traditional and versatile staple in wildly different ways that will make it the star of any meal. No longer is cornbread relegated to mere side dish status!

Menu: ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Holiday Hors d'Oeuvres

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 6:00pm

Sheri Castle

Make your next cocktail party sparkle with delicious hors d’oeuvres, all with a Southern twist. Cookbook author, food writer and Southern food expert Sheri Castle will lead share her knowledge and entertaining stories as she shows you how to prepare scrumptious holiday treats, both savory and sweet.

Menu: Sorghum Pecans; ... more details

Register$50.00

Wine Tasting with Aveniu Brands

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Friday, December 17 from 1-4 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Aveniu Brands.
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Class: Holiday Centerpieces

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Renee Devane

Renee is a native of the low country and has been creating fabulous floral arrangements for 20 years. Join her as she teaches you to create your own beautiful floral arrangements at home. Each guest will take home their own arrangement. Snacks will ... more details

Register$50.00

Wine Tasting with The Country Vintner

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 5:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Wednesday, December 17 from 5-7 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with the Country Vintner.
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Tasting with Tyron Distributing

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 5:30pm
Join us in the Beer Department on Wednesday, December 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m for a complementary beer tasting with Josh from Tyron Distributors. In this continuing beer tasting series, Tyron Distributors will be featuring some of the best brews in their portfolio. You don’t want to miss out!
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Class: Christmas Sweets Party

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 6:00pm

Morgan Botwinick

Our resident baking expert Chef Morgan will teach you simple and fun ways to make Christmas candy that will delight all. It will make great homemade gifts –if you don’t get tempted to keep it all yourself!

Menu: Mini Chocolate Candy Cane; Cheesecakes, Cranberry Hazelnut Tartlets; Bourbon Salted Caramels.

Register$35.00

Class: Tantalizing Tamales

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:00am

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Cooking School Staff

Tamales are a Mexican standby consisting of delicious ingredients served in neat little packages. Come learn how to make masa like a pro. Then, fill and roll it into tamale bundles using corn husks and banana leaves.

Menu: Refreshing Citrus Salad; Rossy’s Chicken ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Learn at Lunch: Modernized Classics: Eating Well with Meals on Wheels

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:00pm

Cooking School Staff, Debbie Petitpain and George Roberts

Meals on Wheel nutrition experts join the staff to show just how easy it is to prepare delectable and simple healthy cuisine. You’ll learn ingenious ways to update classics the healthy way.

Menu: Citrus Salad with a Kick; Meatballs with Pureed Cauliflower; Poached Pears.

Register$25.00

Thursdays Uncorked: Christmas Gifts and Entertaining Wines

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:00pm
With the holidays just around the corner, why not stop in and take some respite from the shopping crunch? Taste through some of our holiday favorites and take home some bargains for yourself or for gifts. Tickets: $15 Stop by any time from 5 to 8 p.m. Register over the phone at: ... more details
$15.00

Class: Holiday Dinner Party

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Susan Hearn

Have you ever cooked with celery root? Most people probably haven’t. Join Susan Hearn in this hands-on class and discover new ingredients and cooking techniques to make your next holiday party a hit!

Menu: Chestnut, Celery Root and Apple Soup; Beef Wellington; ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Foods to Warm Your Soul

Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:00pm

Kendra Bailey Morris

Chef Kendra returns with this warming menu. Drive out the winter chill and learn to make these inspired comfort foods. Perfect for a great date night

Menu: Pasta e Fagioli Soup; Grilled NY Strips with Spicy Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce; Trumped Up Macaroni with Four Cheeses; Chocolate Spice Cake with ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: Learn at Lunch: Sensational Sides

Friday, December 19, 2014 at 12:00pm

Cooking School Staff

Add some great side dishes to your repertoire to serve during, before, or after the holidays. Join the cooking school staff as they demonstrate these classic sides with a modern twist. And even if it doesn’t really qualify as a side, we’ll serve a little ice cream for ... more details

Register$25.00

Fridays Uncorked: Christmas Gifts and Entertaining Wines

Friday, December 19, 2014 at 5:00pm
With the holidays just around the corner, why not stop in and take some respite from the shopping crunch? Taste through some of our holiday favorites and take home some bargains for yourself and as gifts. Tickets: $15 Stop by any time from 5 to 8 p.m.
$15.00

Fridays Uncorked: Christmas Gifts and Entertaining Wines

Friday, December 19, 2014 at 5:00pm
With the holidays just around the corner, why not stop in and take some respite from the shopping crunch? Taste through some of our holiday favorites and take home some bargains for yourself or prefect gifts. Tickets: $15 Stop by any time from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Cooking School Register in-person ... more details
$15.00

Class: Christmas Eve Dinner

Friday, December 19, 2014 at 6:00pm

Celia Cerasoli

Christmas celebrations often incorporate elements from many different cultures so why not try something different in the kitchen this holiday season? Chef Celia leads the class in preparing her version of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a traditional Italian Christmas Eve dinner.

Menu: Polpi, Calamari and Shrimp Salad; Baked ... more details

Register$40.00

Holiday Cookie Decorating

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00am
Get in to the holiday spirit with a favorite tradition: cookie decorating! The Cooking School staff will be on hand with pre-made gingerbread men cookies, icing and decorations. Children are welcome to decorate and take home their own cookie. This is a free event. No registration is necessary.
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Wine Tasting with Ararat Imports

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00am
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, December 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a free wine tasting with Ararat Imports.
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Wine Tasting with Empire Distributors

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, December 20 from 12-3 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Empire Distributors.
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Class: Christmas Cookie Decorating

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Christmas is cookie season! Pipe and flow is the term for professional cookie decorating. In this class you’ll learn how to do that just like a pro. Your results are sure to impress all your family and friends. Snacks will be served.

Register$35.00

Wine Tasting with Ocean South Importers

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join Lee Scanlon of Ocean South Importers for a complementary wine tasting Saturday, December 20 from 1 to 4 p.m.
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Class: Candy Centerpieces

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Megan Scanlon

Megan is the master of all things candy and she will share delectable treats and arrangements all made with candies. Join her for a fun hands-on evening where we’ll explore small centerpieces, windowpane cookies and much more. Ages 13 and up. Snacks will ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Christmas Cookie Decorating

Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 4:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Christmas is cookie season! Pipe and flow is the term for professional cookie decorating. In this class you’ll learn how to do that just like a pro. Your results are sure to impress all your family and friends. Snacks will be served.

Register$35.00

Class: Christmas Cookie Decorating

Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Christmas is cookie season! Pipe and flow is the term for professional cookie decorating. In this class you’ll learn how to do that just like a pro. Your results are sure to impress all your family and friends. Snacks will be served.

Register$35.00

Wine Tasting with Fine Wine Trading Company

Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Sunday, December 21 from 12-3 p.m.for a complementary wine tasting with Fine Wine Trading Company.
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Wine Tasting with Sour Grapes

Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:00pm
Join us in the wine department on Sunday, December 21 from 1-4 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Sour Grapes.
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Class: European Cookie Exchange

Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Nicole Marriner

Take time out of your busy holiday schedule for this fun and interactive class with Chef Nicole. You’ll create exotic and unique treats that make perfect gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers etc. Of course you may just want to keep them to enjoy ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Make Your Own Holiday Center Piece

Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Floral Department Staff

Always wanted a perfect centerpiece for the middle of your holiday table? Make it yourself! Join experts from our Floral Department staff as they teach you to create your own beautiful floral arrangements at home. Each guest will take home their own ... more details

Register$50.00

Ice Cream Social Two for One

Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 3:00pm
Join us as we end the weekend each Sunday with an ice cream social! Stop by the ice cream parlor from 3-5 p.m. and buy two ice cream cones and get one free!

Class: Christmas Cookie Decorating

Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 4:00pm
Register$35.00

Morning Buzz

Monday, December 22, 2014 at 8:00am
Mondays are always a drag! So perk up and join us at the coffee bar every Monday morning for $1 off all espresso drinks from 8-10 a.m.

Class: Canine Cuisine

Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11:00am

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Cooking School Staff

It’s the holidays and everyone deserves a special treat, including man’s best friend. Join the cooking school staff and learn to make these wholesome treats from our favorite doggy cookbook, three Dog Bakery Cookbook by Dan Dye and Mary Beckloff. ... more details

Register$40.00

Class: Gifts From A Kids Kitchen

Monday, December 22, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Gwen Cummings

Gifts for the kitchen are personal and loved. This class, for kids 6 and older, will start the tradition of giving homemade gifts. Each child will leave with one of each recipe packaged and ready to give. A light snack will also ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: European Cookie Exchange

Monday, December 22, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

Take time out of your busy holiday schedule for this fun and interactive class with the Cooking School staff. You’ll create exotic and unique treats that make perfect gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers etc. Of course you may just want to keep ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Kids in the Kitchen: Holiday Fun

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:00am

Cooking School Staff

The kids are out of school but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Bring them to this fun and informative class where they’ll learn to create culinary gifts and get their hands messy making the kinds of things all kids love ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: Kids in the Kitchen: Holiday Fun

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:00am

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Cooking School Staff

The kids are out of school but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Bring them to this fun and informative class where they’ll learn to create culinary gifts and get their hands messy making the kinds of things all kids ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

Class: Bûche de Noël

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 4:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

The Yule log, or Bûche de Noël, is a Christmas tradition in France. In this class you’ll learn to create and decorate your own holiday dessert. It will serve four but it also makes a beautiful centerpiece. It’s a perfect fun holiday ... more details

Register$50.00

Class: Holiday Appetizers

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 6:00pm

Oscar McCrowell

Chef Oscar from Richmond’s Social52 returns to teach you appetizers that will please a crowd. From creamy cheese dip to delicious bread dipper no guest will turn down this distinctive holiday fare.

Menu: Oysters Rockefeller, Bacon Wrapped Dates, Spicy Pecans, Queso Dip, Beer Bacon Cheddar Bread.

Register$35.00

Class: Kids in the Kitchen: Holiday Fun

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 11:00am

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Cooking School Staff

The kids are out of school but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Bring them to this fun and informative class where they’ll learn to create culinary gifts and get their hands messy making the kinds of things all kids ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: Kids in the Kitchen: Holiday Fun

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 11:00am

Cooking School Staff

The kids are out of school but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. Bring them to this fun and informative class where they’ll learn to create culinary gifts and get their hands messy making the kinds of things all kids love ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: Afternoon Tea with Oliver Pluff

Friday, December 26, 2014 at 4:00pm

Kyle Brown

Join tea expert Kyle from Charleston’s Oliver Pluff & Company for an afternoon high tea. You’ll learn tea etiquette; tea history and how to create classic English tea accompaniments.

Menu: Cucumber Sandwiches; Chicken Salad Sandwiches; Zucchini Bread with Seasoned Cream Cheese; Scones with Cream and Jam; Cream Puffs ... more details

Register$25.00

Fridays Uncorked: Champagne, Sparking and Wines for the New Year

Friday, December 26, 2014 at 5:00pm
Ring in the New Year with some fantastic Champagnes, sparkling wines and just plain delicious choices that we at Southern Season just love to share. We will sample some delicious caviar, seafood, and other perfect noshes that will help you celebrate the New Year at your home as well. Tickets: $15 Stop ... more details
$15.00

Fridays Uncorked: Champagne, Sparkling, and Wines for the New Year

Friday, December 26, 2014 at 5:00pm
Ring in the New Year with some fantastic Champagnes, sparkling wines and just plain delicious choices that we at Southern Season just love to share. We will sample some delicious caviar, seafood, and other perfect noshes that will help you celebrate the New Year at home.
$15.00

Wine Tasting with Sour Grapes

Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 11:00am
Join us in the wine department on Saturday, December 27 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Sour Grapes.
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Wine Tasting with Grapevine Distributors

Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 12:00pm
Join us in the wine department Saturday, December 27 from 12-3 p.m. for a complementary wine tasting with Grapevine Distributors.
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Class: New Years Day Buffet

Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 1:00pm

Cooking School Staff

Get ready to kick off the new year and have a fun meal with friends. Our staff will lead you through preparations to make a classic New Year’s feast that is sure to bring you good luck!

Menu: Roasted Red Pepper and Bean Dip; Hoppin John Salad; Chipotle Glazed ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: New Years Day Buffet

Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 1:00pm

Cooking School Staff

Get ready to kick off the new year and have a fun meal with friends. Our staff will lead you through preparations to make a classic New Year’s feast that is sure to bring you good luck!

Menu: Roasted Red Pepper and Bean Dip; Hoppin John Salad; Chipotle Glazed ... more details

Register$35.00

Class: Seriously Simple New Year's Eve Party

Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

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Ellen Clevenger-Firley

Enjoy a delicious dinner party where the cook gets to be part of the party. Join Ellen Clevenger-Firley, Cooking School Manager for this hand-on learning experience and enjoy the party!

Menu: Warm Sweet and Spicy Nuts; Grilled Chicken Skewers with Yogurt Mango Sauce; Arugula ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Sushi

Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Cooking School Staff

So you’ve splurged during the holidays…that’s OK, we all do. But now is the perfect time to prepare for those New Year’s resolutions of healthy eating. Our staff will teach you how to make sushi like a pro in this fun and ... more details

Register$45.00

Class: Sushi

Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

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So you’ve splurged during the holidays…that’s OK, we all do. But now is the perfect time to prepare for those New Year’s resolutions of healthy eating. Our staff will teach you how to make sushi like a pro in this fun and interactive class. ... more details

Due to limited seating availability, tickets are no longer available online for this event. Please call 919-929-7133 or stop by our store to purchase tickets or be added to the waiting list.

Ice Cream Social Two for One

Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 3:00pm
Join us as we end the weekend each Sunday with an ice cream social! Stop by the ice cream parlor from 3-5 p.m. and buy two ice cream cones and get one free!

Morning Buzz

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 8:00am
Mondays are always a drag! So perk up and join us at the coffee bar every Monday morning for $1 off all espresso drinks from 8-10 a.m.

Class: Kids and Parents in the Kitchen: Cupcakes!

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

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In this hands-on class you’ll be guided through the challenges of buttercream frosting, which can be tricky until you know the secrets. Learn to make and fill a variety of delicious cupcakes and see how easy it can be to ice them with party-pleasing ... more details

Register$30.00

Class: Parents and Kids: New Year Eve's Party Menu

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:00am

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Gwen Cummings

Parents and kids will enjoy preparing this menu to celebrate the New Year.

Menu: Sparkling Cider with a Surprise; Cheese Ball Pops; Homemade Crackers with Lobster Dip; Milk Chocolate Mousse Sundaes.

Register$35.00

Class: Party Pairings: Bring in the New Year with Style

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 5:00pm

Cooking School Staff

Bring together the perfect chutney with cheese and explore wines to match. We will demonstrate simple recipes that allow you to embellish with superior products. Join the cooking school staff for this perfectly paired event.

Menu: Miniature Quiche with Chutney and Speck; Duck Burgers with Herbed Profiterole; Crudite ... more details

Register$35.00

Tasting with Peggy Rose Pepper Jelly

Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00am
Join Peggy Rose Pepper Jelly for a tasting Saturday, January 1 11 AM-4 PM. The Peggy Rose’s team has traveled the world to China, Canada, Macau, Thailand, and South Korea, and met with dozens of other country representatives at trade shows and missions to expand the Peggy Rose's market internationally. ... more details
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Cookbook Signing: Jill Dahan

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 4:00pm

Come meet Jill Dahan on January 24 from 4 - 5 p.m. and have her sign copies of Starting Fresh!

Jill Dahan is passionate about preparing, eating and sharing foods that nourish the body and the soul. She sees food as the best investment in our overall health and firmly believes ... more details

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Cookbook Signing: Jill Dahan

Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 4:30pm

Come meet Jill Dahan on January 25 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. and have her sign copies of Starting Fresh!

Jill Dahan is passionate about preparing, eating and sharing foods that nourish the body and the soul. She sees food as the best investment in our overall health and firmly believes ... more details

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Cookbook Signing: Jill Dahan

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 4:00pm

Come meet Jill Dahan on February 28 from 4 - 5 p.m. and have her sign copies of Starting Fresh!

Jill Dahan is passionate about preparing, eating and sharing foods that nourish the body and the soul. She sees food as the best investment in our overall health and firmly believes ... more details

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Cookbook Signing: Virginia Willis

Monday, March 9, 2015 at 4:00pm

Come meet Virginia Willis on March 9 from 4 - 5 p.m. and have her sign copies of her latest book, Lighten Up, Y'all.

Virginia Willis has cooked with Julia Child, prepared lunch for President Clinton, and catered a bowling party for Jane Fonda. She began her culinary career tossing pizzas ... more details

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Cookbook Signing: Molly Stevens

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 12:00pm

Come meet Molly Stevens on March 22 from 12 - 1 p.m. and have her sign copies of her award-winning books, All About Roasting and All About Braising.

Molly Stevens is a food writer, cookbook author, editor and cooking teacher living in Northern Vermont. Her cookbook All About Roasting: A New ... more details

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Cookbook Signing: Molly Stevens

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

Come meet Molly Stevens on March 23 from 5 - 6 p.m. and have her sign copies of her award-winning books, All About Roasting and All About Braising.

Molly Stevens is a food writer, cookbook author, editor and cooking teacher living in Northern Vermont. Her cookbook All About Roasting: A New ... more details

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Cookbook Signing: Molly Stevens

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:00pm

Come meet Molly Stevens on March 25 from 3 - 4 p.m. and have her sign copies of her award-winning books, All About Roasting and All About Braising. Molly Stevens is a food writer, cookbook author, editor and cooking teacher living in Northern Vermont. Her cookbook All About Roasting: A ... more details

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Cookbook Signing: Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:00pm
According to their own descriptions, Bruce Weinstein is the chef and Mark Scarbrough is the writer. Whatever the combination, they’ve proven it works; together they are the authors of more than a dozen cookbooks and countess articles. Come meet these culinary stars on March 25 from 3 - 4 p.m. ... more details
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Cookbook Signing: Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 12:00pm
According to their own descriptions, Bruce Weinstein is the chef and Mark Scarbrough is the writer. Whatever the combination, they’ve proven it works; together they are the authors of more than a dozen cookbooks and countess articles. Come meet these culinary stars on March 27 from 12 - 2 p.m. ... more details
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Cookbook Signing: Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00am
According to their own descriptions, Bruce Weinstein is the chef and Mark Scarbrough is the writer. Whatever the combination, they’ve proven it works; together they are the authors of more than a dozen cookbooks and countess articles. Come meet these culinary stars on March 28 from 11 a.m. - noon ... more details
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Cookbook Signing: Virginia Willis

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:00pm

Come meet Virginia Willis on April 1 from 4 - 5 p.m. and have her sign copies of her latest book, Lighten Up, Y'all.

Virginia Willis has cooked with Julia Child, prepared lunch for President Clinton, and catered a bowling party for Jane Fonda. She began her culinary career tossing pizzas ... more details

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Cookbook Signing: Virginia Willis

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 4:00pm

Come meet Virginia Willis on March 9 from 4 - 5 p.m. and have her sign copies of her latest book, Lighten Up, Y'all.

Virginia Willis has cooked with Julia Child, prepared lunch for President Clinton, and catered a bowling party for Jane Fonda. She began her culinary career tossing pizzas ... more details

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