Events to inspire the cook - or eater - in you.
Cooks can cut time off their prep by using a razor-sharp mandoline to slice vegetables. Attendees will learn how to use the gadget and get to try several models. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Kitchen Classics, 4041 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Free. (602) 954-8141. www.kitchenclassics.com.
Buy local produce. 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Mesa Community Center, 260 N. Center St. Free. (623) 848-1234.
POP THE CORK
Taste wines from California’s Estrada Creek winery. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Epicurean Wine, 7101 E. Thunderbird Road, Phoenix. $12.95. (480) 998-7800. www.epicureanwine.com.
Get fresh produce, herbs, flowers and food at this European-style farmers market. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Vincent’s Market Bistro, 3930 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. Free. (602) 224-0225.
WINE AND SONG
Enjoy live jazz by Renee Patrick and Danny Long along with wine and appetizers at Blame It on the Wine at Mesa Riverview. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 1065 N. Dobson Road, Mesa. (480) 964-0400.
Learn how to put together a fun spring gathering with dishes like Lemon Curd Tartlets, Wild Mushroom Phyllo Cups and Red Ruby Grapefruit Sorbet. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Cuisines of the World, the Cooking School at Hackett House, 95 W. Fourth St., Tempe. $45. Reservations required. (430) 350-8181.
Enjoy a four-course meal including crispy sweetbreads, pan-seared sea bass and Godiva chocolate bread pudding. 7 p.m. Monday. Cafe Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale. $42. (480) 421-7997.
See a demonstration of the techniques of French cooking and enjoy a meal that includes chicken chasseur in a crepe and a strawberry Napoleon. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday. Classic Cooking, 10411 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Scottsdale. $55. Reservations required. (480) 502-0177. www.classiccooking.net.
Downtown Chandler hosts a market that includes gourmet and locally produced foods along with gifts and crafts. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Downtown Chandler. www.downtownchandler.org.
Soups Learn to make winter soups using recipes hand-picked by the experts at Bon Appetit magazine. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sur la Table, 7122 E. Greenway Parkway, Phoenix. $69. Reservations required. (480) 998-0118. www.surlatable.com.