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Calling all bibliophiles, foodies, pun aficionados and spectators: Duke’s Edible Book Festival is seeking submissions for its annual contest! The Edible Book Festival is an international event that invites people to share “bookish foods” and to celebrate the literal and figurative ingestion of culture. The event features a contest of edible books, voting for favorite entries, and prizes for winners. Contestants and attendees are also invited to to bring gently used books to donate to a drive for Book Harvest. To participate, individuals are asked to submit edible art that has something to do with books as shapes or content. Prizes will be awarded for Most Edible, Least Edible, Punniest, and Best in Show. Free and open to the public. (Entries should be delivered to Room 217 between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m. the day of the event.)
Certified cider expert Mattie Beason celebrates the first year anniversary of Black Twig Cider House with local cider on draft, bottles and in the txotx, as well as games and food for the entire family! Even kids will have an opportunity to txotx with non-alcoholic cider, while adults will enjoy cider from Urban Orchards Cidery, Noble Cider, Virtue Cider, Appalachain Mountain Brewery, Bull City Ciderworks and more, alongside Firsthand Foods’ sausages.
In support of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, luminaries of North Carolina’s culinary community lend their considerable talents and broad shoulders for a wonderful evening that supports a great cause. Meet at the beautiful downtown Durham venue, The Rickhouse, and enjoy food and drink from over 20 of the area’s top kitchens, breweries and artisans. Tickets are available for general admission from 7 to 10pm with a sponsorship option including a VIP hour and tasting preview starting at 6pm. Hosted by Jim Stock, Andrea Reusing, Grace Beason, and The Rickhouse.
TASTE is the largest annual culinary event in the Triangle area and includes is a series of masterful culinary experiences. Now in its fourth year, TASTE invites and assembles more than 50 of the best chefs, culinary artisans, artists, brewmasters, sommeliers, and mixologists in the local area. For the first time, in 2017 TASTE will also include acclaimed regional and Southern talent. Enjoy “Grand Taste” signature experiences where you can sample the area’s best chefs, spirits and craft beers, as well as special dinners and classes.
Orange wine is a unique style of winemaking that is quickly becoming popular among American wine drinkers. This class will include tasting five orange wines and learning how to identify the differences and similarities between the pours. Guests will also learn about the orange winemaking process while sampling small bites from our menu. Bar Brunello wine classes are designed to be informative yet relaxed. Drinking wine is supposed to be fun! We welcome guests with varying levels of wine knowledge, from the novice wine drinker to the seasoned taster. Owner and Wine Director, Esteban Brunello, will lead this class.
Farm to Fork is an amazing weekend celebrating our region’s rich bounty of local foods and honoring the skillful farmers and chefs who artfully produce and prepare them – and this year is its 10th anniversary! The final event on Sunday at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro is a farm to fork picnic featuring bites from over three dozen chefs using local, seasonal ingredients.
TerraVita has grown from one tasting event into a four-day festival led by James Beard Foundation-nominated chefs, nationally-acclaimed cookbook authors, award-winning journalists and food artisans, winemakers, baristas, craft brewers and distillers. Several hallmark features of past TerraVita festivals are returning this year. Tickets to this Chapel Hill-based food festival will go on sale in May, 2017.