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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Culinary calendar

Spokane Public Market - Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit 24 W. Second Ave. (509) 624-1154.

Wine Tasting at Vino! - Friday: Winter Wonderland Wines, taste six wines for $10 anytime between 3 and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday: Taste six wines featured in the January newsletter along with cheese and crackers, $5, between 2 and 4:30 p.m., Vino! Wine Shop, 222 S. Washington St. (509) 838-1229.

Wine and Cheese at the Market - Presented by Rocket Market. January classes include: Friday, Wines of South America; Jan. 20, Wines of Australia and New Zealand; Jan. 27, Wines of South Africa. All classes start at 7 p.m. and include eight wines with cheese and LaBrea bread. Rocket Market, 726 E. 43rd Ave. $20 plus tax per class. (509) 343-2253.

Two Cooks and Friends Cooking and Mixology - Hosted by Two Cooks with Love Catering. For ages 21 and older. Learn how to make Caribbean cuisine while sampling food and drinks. Choose to attend Tuesday or Jan. 18. RSVP required. 6-8:30 p.m., 11712 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. $35 per person; $60 per couple. (509) 891-5980.

“Sensible Cuisine for the New Year” - Part of the Learn to Cook with a Master Chef series. Enjoy a tasting, demonstration and recipes. Reservations are required. Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Lane, Blanchard, Idaho. $25 per person. (208) 437-0426.

Carry-Out Lunch Fundraiser - Proceeds to benefit Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. Lunch menu includes: pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, a roll and cinnamon-honey butter. For orders of 10 or more, please call (208) 664-1903 by Tuesday. Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Texas Roadhouse, 402 W. Neider Ave., Coeur d‘Alene. $7 per lunch. (208) 667-9559.

Authors Steven W. Siler and Nicole L. Manganaro - Reading and book signing by the editors of “Signature Tastes of Spokane.” You can also join them for a progressive dinner through the Garland District showcasing the area’s food and drink. Jan. 20, 6 p.m., Tinman Gallery, 811 W. Garland Ave. (509) 325-1500.

Molecular Mixology and Gastronomy Demonstration - This demonstration precedes the “MythBusters” show. The chef at the INB is replacing his apron with a lab coat, getting out his beakers and prepping his lab assistants for a food-science class inspired by the science of Molecular Mixology and Gastronomy. Guests will have a chance to taste two beverages and two meal samplers. Jan. 20, 6 p.m., INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., $20. (509) 279-7000.

Cooking Classes for Adults - Offered through Community Colleges of Spokane Institute for Extended Learning. Classes include: Jan. 23, Authentic Southern Fried Chicken Dinner, 6-9 p.m., $49; and Jan 26, Flavors of East India, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $39. Registration is required. Locations vary. For more information, visit (509) 279-6030.

Cooking Classes at the JACC - Jan. 23: Pat Bess, Thai Cuisine; Feb. 8: Bob Black of Herbie’s Heart to Heart; Feb. 21: Cafe Carambola Tamales; March 13: Bob Black Winter Warmers; March 28: Big Bear Deli Soups and Quiches; April 12: Bob Black Spring into Salads; May 15: Cafe Carambola Peruvian Cuisine; May 21: Angelo’s Italian Cooking. 5:30 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. $50. (208) 457-8950.