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Learn how to make a Persian salad and ashe, a vegetable bean soup.

When • Friday, Sept. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where • Taste Culinary Boutique, 1100 W. 7800 South, Gardner Village, West Jordan

Cost • $35; register at

Books & Bites — 'Seeking Sicily'

Harmons and Weller Book Works kick off "Books and Bites," a new food and travel book series, featuring a chef and local author. For the Sept. 22 event, chef Evan Francois will prepare merende (Italian small bites) to complement the words of Seeking Sicily by John Keahey, a former Salt Lake Tribune reporter and editor. Keahey has authored three books on Italy and is working on a fourth on Tuscany. Sicilian wine pairing included, non-alcoholic beverages available.

When • Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Where • Harmons Bangerter Crossing, 125 E. 12800 South, Draper

Cost • $59 per person; to register visit

Williams Sonoma artisans market

Meet Utah artisans at this market featuring products from Creminelli Salami, Amour Spreads, Slide Ridge Honey, Chocolot, Beehive Cheese and Yolka Chocolates. Cookbook author Marguerite Henderson will sign copies of her cookbook, Small Sweet Treats. The store opens early for this event.

When • Sunday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where • Williams Sonoma Store inside Trolley Square, 602 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City; 801-359-0459

Cost • Free

A pairing of food and art

The relationship between food and culture will be explores in the art exhibit, "Fare." Artists were asked to think about how food is characteristic of their culture, said Margaret Hunt, director of Utah Arts & Museums. The exhibit features works by Martin Blundell, Sam Wilson, Trent Call, Dorothee Martens, Anthony Siciliano, Shami Kanekar, Fahime Amiri, Kim Martinez and Joe Ostraff.

When • Opens Friday, Sept. 21; continues through Friday, Nov. 16

Where • Alice Merrill Horne Gallery, located inside the Glendinning Mansion, 617 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City.

Hours • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also open for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll on Friday, Sept. 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Details • 801-236-7555 or visit

A walk through the wine store

In a casual setting, learn how to navigate the section of a Utah State wine store to find that perfect bottle of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, or some fresh tastes..

When • Monday, Sept. 24, from 5:30-7 p.m.; note: Please be prepared to stand throughout the class.

Where • State Wine Store, 280 W. Harris Ave. (1605 South), Salt Lake City

Cost • $25; registration at

Sushi-making basics

Learn how to safely cut fish and keep ingredients fresh while making spicy tuna, vegetable and California rolls with king crab and avocado. This hands-on class requires 48-hour advance registration.

When • Monday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m.- 8:30p.m.

Where • Gygi Culinary Center, 3500 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City

Cost • $80; to register, visit

Beer and cheese

Learn how to pair beers from Wasatch and Squatters Brew Pubs with cheese.

When • Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 6 p.m.- 8p.m.

Where • Viking Cooking School, 2233 S. 300 East, Salt Lake City

Cost • $35; to register visit:

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