Sample caviar and learn more about its culinary history in this class at Taste Restaurant. Sacramento's own Sterling Caviar will be featured, and the event includes wine samples and recipe cards to take home.
When: 6 p.m. April 11
Where: Taste Restaurant, 9402 Main St. Plymouth.
Information: (209) 245-3463, www.restauranttaste.com
California Nut Festival
Take a road trip to Chico and go nuts over pistachios, almonds, walnuts and more. The California Nut Festival will feature a cooking demonstration by Sacramento's Kurt Spataro, plus live music, food and samplings of beer and wine.
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20
Where: Patrick Ranch Museum, 10381 Midway, Chico
Cost: $25 advance, $30 day of event; $10 for kids 7-12, free for ages 6 and under.
Information: (530) 519-1882, www.CaliforniaNutFestival.com
Learn how to cure and smoke your own sausages, bacon and salmon in this class taught by chef Don Dickinson.
When: 9 a.m. to noon April 27
Where: Institute of Technology, 6249 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights
Cost: $52 tuition, $20 materials.
Information: (916) 781-6280, www.sccommed.org
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