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Central Market: The culinary education department offers free cooking classes each Thursday. Sign up on the clipboard at the kiosk located in the produce department. 15505 Westminster Way, Shoreline; 206-363-9226.

Cooking at Columbia Winery: Sweet Basil’s School of Cooking presents a series of wine dinners from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month in the Woodburne Room at Columbia Winery, 14030 NE 145 St., Woodinville. Dinners include recipes, demonstrations and wine tasting. Registration required; 425-488-2776, ext. 27348.

Everyday Eats: Cooking classes offered required registration. Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park; 206-366-3333,

  • “You Can Do It!” with various staff members, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through March 27, $225.

  • Thai made easy with Pranee Halvorsen, 6:30 p.m. March 8, $45.

  • Hearty Irish favorites with Erika Lamoureux, 6:30 p.m. March 9, $40.

  • Learn to make two weeks of meals in one day with Betsy Rogers, 6:30 p.m. March 16, $50.

  • Kids Tex Mex dinner, 1 p.m. March 21, $35.

  • Sushi made easy with Seppo Farrey, 6:30 p.m. March 24, $50.

  • Casbah cooking with Erika Lamoureux, 6:30 p.m. March 25, $45.

  • Join Dragonfish Asian Cafe’s chef Michael Weeks for a class on Pan-Asian cuisine, 6:30 p.m. March 30, $45.

  • Percy Washington cook Creole, 6:30 p.m. March 31, $45.

    The Kitchen Door: Registration required. Classes at The Chinook Center and Whidbey Institute’s Thomas Berry Hall, Whidbey Island; 888-278-0866 or

  • Baking class for yeast pastries and rolls, 1 to 5 p.m. March 14, $85.

  • Learn knife skills with Shirlee Read and Donna Gerhart of “The Compleat Cook,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 23, free.

  • Tablescape entertaining with Shirlee Read, 1 to 6 p.m. March 28, $95.

  • “Pie for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner” with Shirlee Read, 1 to 5 p.m. April 25, $85.

    Olives Gourmet Foods: Weekly cheese tastings, noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday. Free. 107 Fifth Ave. N, Edmonds; 425-771-5757.

    Oyster Olympics: “Shucking the Sound,” the 15th annual Anthony’s Oyster Olympics features 20 varieties of local oysters, Washington wines, Northwest brews, live music, a Celebrity Oyster Slurp, restaurant competitions, shucking championship, oyster-themed “fashion” judging, oyster art show and silent auction, 3 to 9 p.m. March 30. $85, or $750 for 10 people, includes buffet. Benefits the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, an organization to support a clean Puget Sound. Anthony’s HomePort at Shilshole Bay, 6135 Seaview NW, Seattle; 206-297-7002.

    Pacific Culinary Studio: Pacific Culinary Studio, 6915 Evergreen Way, Everett, 425-231-9239 or

  • Chowder with Brett Bumgarner, noon to 1 p.m. March 3, $20.

  • “Weekends: the Art of Eating In,” with Hope Sandler, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 4, $55.

  • Quick breads with Brett Bumgarner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5, $40.

  • St. Patrick’s Day feast with Brett Bumgarner, 5 to 7 p.m. March 6, $45.

  • Seasonal risotto with Brett Bumgarner, noon to 1 p.m. March 10, $20.

  • Parisian bistro style cooking with Bertrand de Boutray, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 11, $80.

  • Quick, light and healthy cooking with Brett Bumgarner, noon to 2 p.m. March 12, $20.

  • Join Hope Sandler, author of “The Low Carb Gourmet,” for tips on low carbohydrate cooking, 5 to 7 p.m. March 13, $55.

  • Entertaining with appetizers with Brett Bumgarner, noon to 1 p.m. March 17, $20.

  • “The Make Ahead Party” with Betsy Roger, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 18, $50.

  • The artisan pantry with Pamela Sheldon Johns, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 19, $65.

  • “New World Italian” with Tom Rhyneer of Lombardi’s Cucina, 5 to 7 p.m. March 20, $50.

    Shoreline Community College: Cooking classes offered by the Continuing Education Department of SCC. Classes are $35, registration required. SCC, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle; or Central Market, 15505 Westminster Way N., Shoreline. For registration, call 206-533-6700.

  • “Adventures with Tofu,” 1 to 4 p.m. March 6 at SCC.

  • “Vegetarian Soups and Salads,” 1 to 4 p.m. March 14 at SCC.

    Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-op: All classes held in the classroom at Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-op and are free, unless otherwise noted. 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-259-3798.

  • Seventh anniversary party, 6 p.m. March 3.

  • Controlling cravings with Karl Mincin, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. March 24, $10.

    Sweet Basil’s in Edmonds: Reservations required for all classes. Sweet Basil’s School of Cooking, 5820 156th SW, Edmonds; 425-743-7438.

  • Desserts by Diana, 7 to 9 p.m. March 9, $37.50.

  • Retro comfort food, 7 to 9 p.m. March 11, $37.50.

  • A special menu and tasting with Pamela Sheldon Johns, 7 to 9 p.m. March 18, $39.50.

  • Pasta with Pamela Sheldon Johns, 7 to 9 p.m. March 23, $39.50.

  • Simply shrimp, 7 to 9 p.m. March 30, $39.50.

  • A special menu from Shannon Galusha of Chef de Cuisine, two parts, April 20 and 22, $39.50.

    To have your cooking class or food event published, send it to Food Calendar, The Herald Features Department, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206, or e-mail it to

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