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Cajun cooking class
Learn to make gumbo, dirty rice and other Cajun classics with Hank Shaw, the James Beard-nominated food blogger and cookbook author. He'll also break down the differences between Cajun and Creole and other specifics of this Southern cooking.
When: 6:30 p.m. May 10
Where: Whole Foods Market, 4315 Arden Way, Sacramento
Information: (916) 488-2800; http://hankshawcajun101.eventbrite.com
Pickling and fermentation class
Learn how to make a variety of pickles using onion and shoyu, daikon and other ingredients. Instructor Marga den Hoed will also discuss the health and digestive benefits of pickles.
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 22
Where: Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op, 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento
Cost: $45 nonmembers, $35 for members
Information: (916) 455-2667; www.sacfoodcoop.com.