Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Food Calendar: Cooking with restrictions and gluten-free baking - Dallas Morning News

Dine à la Provence

Bring the taste of France to your home with the help of this hands-on class. The menu includes caramelized onion flatbread, shrimp with fennel, eggplant fans and apricot flan. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday; $55. Central Market, 5740 E. Lovers Lane, Dallas; 214-234-7000.

COOKING WITH RESTRICTIONS: The Gluten and Allergen Free Expo presents cooking sessions and access to vendors who offer gluten-free products as well as products free from top allergens: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday ; $20 admission for adults, $5 for ages 3-12. Westin Park Central, 12720 Merit Drive, Dallas; gfafexpo.com.

PARENT AND CHILD: Children ages 4-11 are invited to bring an adult to this hands-on class focused on dinner. At the end of the two hours, each pair will take home dinner for four: tomato and corn salad; pasta casserole; Italian bread; and strawberry cream cheese pie. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday; $35 per pair. Market Street, 6100 W. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney; 972-548-5167.

GLUTEN-FREE BAKING: This hands-on class covers techniques for baking without wheat. The menu: banana bread, double chocolate muffins, buttermilk biscuits and garden veggie pizza. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday; $69. Sur La Table, 4527 Travis St., Dallas; 214-219-4479.

QUICK AND HEALTHY: Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School offers a class featuring three easy and healthy menus that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. The demonstration class is sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension Service, the Cooper Institute, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Market Street and Aaron’s. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the class is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday; $20, includes cookbook. Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas; 877-847-9355 or TexasHealth.org/dallas.

WINE EVENTS

Beginners’ classes

The Wine Studio is offering two classes with expert Kathy DiPietro to get newbies started on the right path; they are $25 each. 3204 Hampshire Court, near Warren at Legacy, Frisco; 972-342-2798.

“Wine 101” covers etiquette and the swirl, sniff and savor basics, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

“From Vineyard to Glass” takes you from vineyard to bottle and through winemaking styles, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

SPANISH CHEESE AND WINE: Scardello Artisan Cheese takes a region-by-region look at Spanish cheese and wine, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday; $30. 3511 Oak Lawn Ave., near Lemmon, Dallas; 214-219-1300.

MEDITERRANEAN TASTING: Pappas Bros. Steakhouse’s sommelier staff invites you on a taste cruise through the Mediterranean, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday; $55 (plus tax and gratuity). 10477 Lombardy Lane, off West Northwest Highway, Dallas; 214-366-2000.

ZACA MESA TASTING: Zaca Mesa Winery and Vineyards representative Ken Echols leads an Off the Vine tasting of the Central Coast winery’s “Rhone Rangers,” 7 p.m. Monday; $20. Classic Wine Storage, 525 S. Nolen Drive, off Southlake Boulevard, Southlake; 817-421-1091.

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