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March 2012 Toronto Food Events

Here’s the round up for March food events in Toronto.  Check back often as we will update as we become aware of new events.  If you have others, please feel free to submit them to us.

Farmers’ Markets

Appletree Market, year-round.  During the winter (November 10-April 26) every other Thursday from 3pm-7pm.  During the summer (May 3-end of October), every Thursday from 3pm-7pm. Eglinton Park and North Toronto Memorial Community Centre.  http://www.appletreemarkets.ca/

Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers’ Market, year-round.  Every Thursday from 3pm-7pm.  Dufferin Grove Park, northwest corner. http://www.dufferinpark.ca/market/wiki/wiki.php

Evergreen Brick Works Farmers’ Market, year-round. During the winter (January-March), every Saturday from 9am-1pm.  During the summer (April-December), every Saturday from 8am-1pm. 550 Bayview Ave.  http://ebw.evergreen.ca/whats-on/farmers-market/

Good Food Market at The Stop Community Food Centre, year-roundTuesdays, 3pm-5:30pm.  During late fall and early spring (October-April), the market is held indoors in The Stop’s Drop-In at 1884 Davenport Rd. and during the spring and summer (May-September), the market is held at 1990 Davenport Rd.  http://thestop.org/good-food-market-and-bake-oven

Lunchtime Office Markets at the Centre for Social Innovation – Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm.  215 Spadina Ave. on the 4th floor of the Robertson Building on Tuesdays, 720 Bathurst Street in the Annex on Wednesdays.  In conjunction with the Centre for Social Innovation, Lunchtime Office Markets are currently being held in both CSI locations.

Lunchtime Office Markets at the ING Direct Café (NEW!) – Thursdays, 11:30am-1:30pm.  221 Yonge Street at the corner of Yonge and Shuter Street.  Toronto Office Markets are expanding!  Brought to you by Alimentary Initiatives, the ING Direct Café will be hosting this weekly lunchtime market every Thursday in an effort to promote local businesses, producers, and farmers and to increase the market’s visibility within the downtown core.

Montgomery’s Inn Farmers’ Market, year round.  Every Wednesday, 3pm-6pm.  4709 Dundas St. West.  The winter market is being held indoors from October to May.  Enjoy fresh baked bread from the inn’s wood-fired oven, fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, and more.  <a href=”http://wx.toronto.ca/festevents.nsf/eea378997ab691ab852572f80049c569/9b577ade20a15c43852579330060f71b?OpenDocument”>Montgomery Inn Winter Indoor Market</a>,

Sorauren Park Farmers’ Market, year-round.  Mondays, 3pm-7pm.  Sorauren Park, 50 Wabash Ave.  http://westendfood.coop/farmers-market

St. Lawrence North Farmers’ Market, year-round.  Saturdays, 5am-5pm.  92 Front St. East  http://www.stlawrencemarket.com/

The Stop Farmers’ Market at Wychwood Barns, year-round.  Saturdays, 8am-12pm.  76 Wychwood Ave.  http://www.thestop.org/green-barn-market

Food Festivals and Events

Recipe for Change – A FoodShare Event, March 1.  6pm-9pm.  95 Front Street East at the St. Lawrence Market, North Building.  $125/person.  This annual fundraising event is sure to sparkle with 30 of Toronto’s chefs and culinary best under one roof, providing a wining and dining experience and tasting adventure dedicated to local food, seasonal ingredients, and an aim of broadening the visibility of social food issues and addressing the issues facing the production and consumption of food in our city.  http://www.foodshare.net/RFC/recipe-for-change-1.htm#menu

EnCHANTed Evening: Meditation, Live Music, and Vegetarian Meal, March 4.  6pm-8pm.  Trinity-St. Paul’s Church at 427 Bloor St. West.  Relax and rejuvenate during a Sunday evening group meditation gathering.  Meet new people, make some friends, and enjoy a vegetarian meal (egg-free with vegan options).  http://veg.ca/component/option,com_jcalpro/Itemid,150/extmode,view/extid,10669/

Toronto Underground Market at Evergreen Brick Works, March 4.  5pm-11pm.  550 Bayview Ave.  Online tickets are sold out, but $15 tickets will be sold AT THE DOOR at 8pm.  The Toronto Underground Market is special, monthly event that aims to bring our community together via food pathways by uncovering and illuminating hidden culinary talent within our city.  TUM offers food entrepreneurs and budding chefs a platform to share their food and stories, as well as an avenue to promote local food and businesses.  The market is social in nature, where food is eaten and consumed in a communal setting and where guests are encouraged to eat, talk, and mingle with chefs and other dinner guests.  Tickets for the April TUM will go on sale on March 16thhttp://yumtum.ca/index.html

Seedy Saturday, March 10.  11am-4pm.  Evergreen Brick Works at 550 Bayview Ave.  Take part in this annual, national event where you can buy, sell, and trade seeds!  Swap seeds and heirloom varieties with other passionate seed and plant enthusiasts, buy seeds from local vendors, and learn about this long-standing tradition.  The focus this year is SOIL: The Life Beneath Our Feet.  You just might end up with some special heirloom tomato seeds that you can plant in your very own backyard!  http://ebw.evergreen.ca/whats-on/special-events/seedy-saturday

EnCHANTed Evening: Meditation, Live Music, and Vegetarian Meal, March 11.  6pm-8pm.  Trinity-St. Paul’s Church at 427 Bloor St. West.  Relax and rejuvenate during a Sunday evening group meditation gathering.  Meet new people, make some friends, and enjoy a vegetarian meal (egg-free with vegan options).  http://veg.ca/component/option,com_jcalpro/Itemid,150/extmode,view/extid,10669/

Toronto Vegetarian Association Dinner Social Group, March 15.  7pm-9pm.  Govinda’s Dining Room at 243 Avenue Road at Davenport.  Cost of food.  Enjoy delicious vegetarian food and great conversation and discussion with foodies, vegetarians, non-vegetarians, and TVA members!  All are welcome.  Please RSVP by the Wednesday before each event at: tvadinner@veg.ca or by phone: 416-544-9800. Seating is limited.  http://veg.ca/component/option,com_jcalpro/Itemid,150/extmode,view/extid,10676/

Toronto Wine & Cheese Show, March 16-18.  March 16: 2pm-10pm, March 17: 12pm-10pm, March 18: 12pm-6pm.  International Centre in Mississauga at 6900 Airport Road.  $15 admission tickets online, $18 at the door.  Beverages tickets purchased on-site.  MUST be 19+ years of age to attend, no children.  Sip and sample your way through Toronto’s premier wine and cheese show complete with a celebrity appearance by Lynn Crawford, a St. Patrick’s Day celebration hosted by Alexander Keith’s, samples of wine, beer, and spirits with gourmet cheeses and food, seminars about pairings, samples international gourmet fare, and so much more!  http://www.towineandcheese.com/

EnCHANTed Evening: Meditation, Live Music, and Vegetarian Meal, March 18.  6pm-8pm.  Trinity-St. Paul’s Church at 427 Bloor St. West.  Relax and rejuvenate during a Sunday evening group meditation gathering.  Meet new people, make some friends, and enjoy a vegetarian meal (egg-free with vegan options).  http://veg.ca/component/option,com_jcalpro/Itemid,150/extmode,view/extid,10669/

The Pints of March, March 18.  1pm-5pm.  601 Christie Street at The Stop Community Food Centre’s Green Barn.  Cost of beer and food tickets on site, admission to the event is free.  It’s no coincidence this beer and brewery event is taking place the day after St. Patrick’s Day!  Keep the celebrations going at The Stop’s Green Barn with another winter installment of The Stop’s Brewery Market with stouts, ale, malts, and more!  http://thestop.org/event/18-mar-2012

Macaron Day TO, March 20.  All day across the city of Toronto at a number of bakeries and patisseries.  Toronto is celebrating the delicate, dainty, and delicious Parisian macaron in support of Red Door Family Shelter!  New York, Paris, and other cities around the world are paying homage to the artistry of the macaron on Macaron Day and here in Toronto, patisseries will be offering complimentary macarons for the entire day, while supplies last.  Say that you are celebrating Macaron Day, receive a free macaron!  25% of all additional macaron sales will toward the Red Door Family Shelter.  Click the link to find out which patisseries are participating this year!  http://macarondayto.com/macaronDay.html

Forks Over Knives Sale in Honour of Meatout 2012, March 21.  6pm-9pm.  Toronto Vegetarian Association Resource Centre at 17 Baldwin Street, 2nd floor.  Countries from around the world will be celebrating Meatout, an annual event where the vegetarian, plant-based, and compassionate diet and lifestyle is celebrated, explored, and promoted.  Meatout takes place on March 20 worldwide and the event includes educational workshops and food.  This year, the TVA is having a sale on the popular, eye-opening documentary, Forks Over Knives, along with a pay-what-you-can vegan bake sale on the 21st in honour of Meatout!  Copies of Forks Over Knives will be sold for $15, quantities limited!  http://veg.ca/component/option,com_jcalpro/Itemid,150/extmode,view/extid,10675/

The Stop Community Food Centre’s Food for Change at Wychwood Barns, March 22.  76 Wychwood Ave.  $75 for the meal, $120 with wine pairings.  Hosted by The Stop Community Food Centre, Food for Change is a monthly, intimate, dining event that showcases delicious, local, sustainable food, complete with a 5-course meal prepared and cooked by Stop chefs and budding culinary talents around the city.  Proceeds from this event support The Stop’s food programs that fight hunger and promote positive change toward great accessibility to food in communities.  http://thestop.org/event/22-mar-2012

EnCHANTed Evening: Meditation, Live Music, and Vegetarian Meal, March 25.  6pm-8pm.  Trinity-St. Paul’s Church at 427 Bloor St. West.  Relax and rejuvenate during a Sunday evening group meditation gathering.  Meet new people, make some friends, and enjoy a vegetarian meal (egg-free with vegan options).  http://veg.ca/component/option,com_jcalpro/Itemid,150/extmode,view/extid,10669/

Wine, Beer, and Spirits

The Pints of March, March 18.  1pm-5pm.  601 Christie Street at The Stop Community Food Centre’s Green Barn.  Cost of beer and food tickets on site, admission to the event is free.  It’s no coincidence this beer and brewery event is taking place the day after St. Patrick’s Day!  Keep the celebrations going at The Stop’s Green Barn with another winter installment of The Stop’s Brewery Market with stouts, ale, malts, and more!  http://thestop.org/event/18-mar-2012

Cooking Classes, Demonstrations, and Seminars

The Calphalon Culinary Center in Toronto: March Calendar of Cooking Classes and Workshops http://www.calphalon.com/centers/pages/calendar.aspx

Good Food For All Webinar by The Stop Community Food Centre, March 1.  12pm-1pm.  Online and free.  Tune in to The Stop’s webcast and learn about how one of Toronto’s most important food banks, food relief programs, and food cornerstones has transformed and evolved over the years to respond to the precarious nature of food accessibility.  Panelists will discuss topics such as the Food of the Month Program, volunteering, healthy food donations, and more.  http://thestop.org/event/01-mar-2012   

The Singles Supper Club for Men & Women 30s and 40s at Aphrodite Cooks,  March 2.  6:30pm-10pm. 201 Weston Rd.  $100 +HST/person.  Aphrodite Cooking classes mix both pleasure and education as classes provide participants with an atmosphere to socialize and mingle with other singles while at the same time enjoying food and obtaining and sharpening cooking skills.  Classes begin with a welcome cocktail and include wine with dinner. Menu includes white bean bruschetta, ricotta ravioli and more.  http://www.aphroditecooks.com/cooking_classes/class_location_detail.php?cid=16&lid=224

Hands in the Bowl at Evergreen Brick Works, March 3.  9am-10am. 550 Bayview Ave.  Suggested donation of $5.  Perfect for mini-me chefs in the making, Hands in the Bowl is a children’s food program for those ages 4 to 7.  Children will be rolling up their sleeves and sinking their hands into a world of food and cooking experimentation as they use their hands to mash, roll, and squeeze ingredients into fun and unique tasty creations.  http://ebw.evergreen.ca/whats-on/kids-families/hands-in-the-bowl

Introduction to Cupcake Decorating at Le Dolci, March 3.  10am-12pm.  75 Portland St.  $80 + HST/person.  Suitable for everyone of any age, use tools and cupcake decorations like fondant, frosting, candies, and other confections to create one dozen delicious vanilla cupcakes to take home!  Decorate your cupcakes to look like animals, flowers, food, and anything else your heart desires!  http://ledolci.com/class-schedule/

Cook Like Mario Batali – Italian Cuisine: Class I at The Chef Upstairs – March 6.  6:30pm. 615 Mount Pleasant Rd.  $75 + HST/person.  Feel and cook like an iron chef with this cooking class devoted to some classic Italian favourites including potato gnocchi from scratch, mushroom risotto, and tomato sauce.  http://www.thechefupstairs.com/cooking_classes.html

Green Bites Cooking Workshops – Cold Weather Cooking at Evergreen Brick Works, March 8.  7pm-9pm.  550 Bayview Ave.  $55 each workshop, $225 for 5 workshops of your choice (save $50).  Join chefs, producers, farmers, and food experts for some hands-on cooking workshops that are sure to expand your breadth of food knowledge and technique.  These cooking workshops will allow participants to explore tastes, flavours, and aromas while engaging in food issues that affect communities.

In this workshop, holistic nutritionist Kate Leinweber discusses the maintenance of good nutrition during the cold winter months and shares recipes for warm, comforting winter meals!  Learn about energy-boosting, healthy whole foods, spices, and beverages, and seasonal foods that will inject inspiration and vibrancy into your winter cooking.  http://ebw.evergreen.ca/whats-on/food/green-bites#mar8

Marvelous Macarons at Le Dolci, March 9.  7pm-9pm.  75 Portland St.  $80 +HST/person.  Join Mardi Michels in this introductory class to macaron making heaven.  Learn about macaron ingredients, how to properly mix macaron batter, pipe macaron batter onto baking sheets, and bake your very own delicate macaron shells along with fillings!  http://ledolci.com/class-schedule/

Hands in the Bowl at Evergreen Brick Works, March 10.  9am-10am. 550 Bayview Ave.  Suggested donation of $5.  Perfect for mini-me chefs in the making, Hands in the Bowl is a children’s food program for those ages 4 to 7.  Children will be rolling up their sleeves and sinking their hands into a world of food and cooking experimentation as they use their hands to mash, roll, and squeeze ingredients into fun and unique tasty creations.  http://ebw.evergreen.ca/whats-on/kids-families/hands-in-the-bowl

Introduction to Cupcake Decorating at Le Dolci, March 10.  10am-12pm.  75 Portland St.  $80 + HST/person.  Suitable for everyone of any age, use tools and cupcake decorations like fondant, frosting, candies, and other confections to create one dozen delicious vanilla cupcakes to take home!  Decorate your cupcakes to look like animals, flowers, food, and anything else your heart desires!  http://ledolci.com/class-schedule/

Introduction to Cupcake Decorating at Le Dolci, March 11.  10am-12pm.  75 Portland St.  $80 + HST/person.  Suitable for everyone of any age, use tools and cupcake decorations like fondant, frosting, candies, and other confections to create one dozen delicious vanilla cupcakes to take home!  Decorate your cupcakes to look like animals, flowers, food, and anything else your heart desires!  http://ledolci.com/class-schedule/

March Break Fun!  Introduction to Cupcake Decorating at Le Dolci, March 12.  1pm-3pm.  75 Portland St.  $80 + HST/person.  Having difficulty finding fun activities for the kids?  Le Dolci is hosting two special March Break cupcake classes for all the budding cupcake decorators out there!  Use tools and cupcake decorations like fondant, frosting, candies, and other confections to create one dozen delicious vanilla cupcakes to take home!  Decorate your cupcakes to look like animals, flowers, food, and anything else your heart desires!  http://ledolci.com/class-schedule/

March Break Fun!  Introduction to Cupcake Decorating at Le Dolci, March 13.  1pm-3pm.  75 Portland St.  $80 + HST/person.  Having difficulty finding fun activities for the kids?  Le Dolci is hosting two special March Break cupcake classes for all the budding cupcake decorators out there!  Use tools and cupcake decorations like fondant, frosting, candies, and other confections to create one dozen delicious vanilla cupcakes to take home!  Decorate your cupcakes to look like animals, flowers, food, and anything else your heart desires!  http://ledolci.com/class-schedule/

Cook Like Mario Batali – Italian Cuisine: Class II at The Chef Upstairs – March 13.  6:30pm. 615 Mount Pleasant Rd.  $75 + HST/person.  Feel and cook like an iron chef with this cooking class devoted to some classic Italian favourites including ravioli and homemade pasta dough, spaghetti carbonara, and spicy calamari.  http://www.thechefupstairs.com/cooking_classes.html

GE Café Chefs Series – Foods of Love at Evergreen Brick Works, March 13.  6pm-9pm.  550 Bayview Ave.  $75 each workshop, $650 for the whole series (10 workshops, save $100), or $325 for half of the series (5 workshops of your choice, save $50).  Learn tips and techniques from Toronto chefs, discuss and explore food issues over wine and a great meal with other participants!  Funds raised through the series will help support children’s educational food programs at Evergreen Brick Works.

In this class, learn about the art of foraging!  Participants will come away with knowledge about how to identity plant foods that are healthy and non-poisonous, seasonal fluctuations and the best times to go foraging, and how to cook with foraged treasures.

Marni Wasserman’s Bare Essentials Raw Workshop Featuring Doug McNish, March 14.  7pm-9:30pm.  26 Lauderdale Drive (Bayview Ave. & York Mills).  $135 +HST or a discounted rate of $475 +HST for all 4 classes in the workshop series.  This is the first installment of Marni and Doug’s Bare Essentials Raw Workshop series!  Learn the ins and outs of using a dehydrator, making flax crackers, making raw nut milk, and zucchini noodles!  Marni’s classes are vegetarian and vegan-friendly, wheat-free, and in most cases gluten, soy, and nut-free with the occasional exception.  http://www.marniwasserman.com/event-registration/?ee=53

Fashion Week!  Designer Cupcake Decorating at Le Dolci, March 16.  6pm-8pm.  75 Portland St.  $80 +HST/person.  Walk the runway in true fashionable cupcake style!  In this introduction to cupcake decorating class, learn how to make stylish Louis Vuitton and Chanel handbags, Tiffany jewelry, and more with professional cupcake decorating tools, fondant, and frosting.  Be the sweetest, most stylish fashionista when you walk out of the student with 12 beautifully decorated vanilla cupcakes!  http://ledolci.com/class-schedule/

Hands in the Bowl at Evergreen Brick Works, March 17.  9am-10am. 550 Bayview Ave.  Suggested donation of $5.  Perfect for mini-me chefs in the making, Hands in the Bowl is a children’s food program for those ages 4 to 7.  Children will be rolling up their sleeves and sinking their hands into a world of food and cooking experimentation as they use their hands to mash, roll, and squeeze ingredients into fun and unique tasty creations.  http://ebw.evergreen.ca/whats-on/kids-families/hands-in-the-bowl

Mini Cakes at Le Dolci, March 18.  1pm-4pm.  75 Portland St.  $129 +HST/person.  Have you ever admired the professional artistry of cakes in shop windows or dreamed of being a professional cake decorate like Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes?  Learn the tricks of the trade at Le Dolci’s introductory class as you decorate your very own 6” vanilla cake with professional cake decorating tools, fondant, sugar paste, colouring, gels, and more!  Class participants will learn how to properly level, layer, and frost their cake while working with rolled fondant and sugar paste to create intricate designs and flowers.  The best part?  Taking your creation home, showing it off, and eating it.  http://ledolci.com/class-schedule/

Marni Wasserman’s Fully Nourished Classes – CalciYUM, March 19.  6:30pm-9:30pm.  26 Lauderdale Drive (Bayview Ave. & York Mills).  $115 +HST (check the website for possible discounted rates for students and others).  In this cooking class, learn about healthy and delicious ways of attaining calcium from dairy-free foods!  Menu includes mint bean salad, tahini, spinach almond patties, sesame miso tempeh, and much more.  Marni’s classes are vegetarian and vegan-friendly, wheat-free, and in most cases gluten, soy, and nut-free with the occasional exception. http://www.marniwasserman.com/event-registration/?ee=14    

Cook Like Julia Child, Class I at The Chef Upstairs, March 20.  6:30pm. 516 Mount Pleasant Rd.  $75 +HST/person.  The Chef Upstairs is proud to host a 2-part cooking class series inspired by the movie, Julie & Julia, and the French cuisine of Julia Child in honour of her culinary legacy.  Learn to cook French classics such as potage parmentier (potato leek soup), tarte tatin (upside down apple pie), and more! http://www.thechefupstairs.com/cooking_classes.html

Marni Wasserman’s Fully Nourished Classes – African Cooking Safari, March 21.  6:30pm-9:30pm.  26 Lauderdale Drive (Bayview Ave. & York Mills).  $115 +HST (check the website for possible discounted rates for students and others).  In this cooking class, participants will have the opportunity to delve into African food culture and cook up a menu of traditional African fare such as African yam soup, plantains in coconut milk, Kenyan curry, and more.  Marni’s classes are vegetarian and vegan-friendly, wheat-free, and in most cases gluten, soy, and nut-free with the occasional exception.  http://www.marniwasserman.com/event-registration/?regevent_action=register&event_id=15

Green Bites Cooking Workshops – Cut the Mustard at Evergreen Brick Works, March 22.  7pm-9pm.  550 Bayview Ave.  $55 each workshop, $225 for 5 workshops of your choice (save $50).  Join chefs, producers, farmers, and food experts for some hands-on cooking workshops that are sure to expand your breadth of food knowledge and technique.  These cooking workshops will allow participants to explore tastes, flavours, and aromas while engaging in food issues that affect communities.

In this workshop, get creative with the all mighty mustard!  More than just a popular topping on burgers and hot dogs, mustard can be the basis for sauces, dressings, marinades, and so much more.  Led by experts from Kozlik’s Mustard, the workshop includes a cooking demonstration of mustard-fried chickpeas, knowledge and information about this beloved condiment, and a take home sample with recipe.  http://ebw.evergreen.ca/whats-on/food/green-bites#mar22

Hands in the Bowl at Evergreen Brick Works, March 24.  9am-10am. 550 Bayview Ave.  Suggested donation of $5.  Perfect for mini-me chefs in the making, Hands in the Bowl is a children’s food program for those ages 4 to 7.  Children will be rolling up their sleeves and sinking their hands into a world of food and cooking experimentation as they use their hands to mash, roll, and squeeze ingredients into fun and unique tasty creations.  http://ebw.evergreen.ca/whats-on/kids-families/hands-in-the-bowl

Canada Blooms!  Introduction to Cupcake Decorating at Le Dolci, March 25.  1pm-3pm.  75 Portland St.  $80 + HST/person.  To celebrate Toronto’s premiere flower and gardening show, Le Dolci is hosting a flower power cupcake class!  Suitable for everyone of any age, use tools and cupcake decorations like fondant, frosting, candies, and other confections to create one dozen delicious vanilla cupcakes to take home!  Decorate your cupcakes with roses, daisies, and other sweet petals.  http://ledolci.com/class-schedule/

Cook Like Julia Child, Class I at The Chef Upstairs, March 27.  6:30pm. 516 Mount Pleasant Rd.  $75 +HST/person.  The Chef Upstairs is proud to host a 2-part cooking class series inspired by the movie, Julie & Julia, and the French cuisine of Julia Child in honour of her culinary legacy.  In this 2nd installment, the cooking includes French classics such as Potage veloute aux champignons (cream of mushroom soup), Fricassée de poulet à l’ancienne (chicken fricasse with wine-flavoured cream sauce, onions and mushrooms), and Clafouti aux cerise (cherry custard cake) http://www.thechefupstairs.com/cooking_classes.html

Marni Wasserman’s Bare Essentials – Apps, Dips, and Sauces: Raw Workshop #2, March 28.  7pm-9:30pm.  26 Lauderdale Drive (Bayview Ave. & York Mills).  $135 +HST or a discounted rate of $475 +HST for all 4 classes in the workshop series.  During this 2nd installment of the Raw Workshop series, learn how to make delicious raw appetizers, dips, and sauces such as guacamole and corn chips, kale chips, pizza ravioli, and more!  Marni’s classes are vegetarian and vegan-friendly, wheat-free, and in most cases gluten, soy, and nut-free with the occasional exception.  http://www.marniwasserman.com/event-registration/?regevent_action=register&event_id=54

Marni Wasserman’s Fully Nourished Classes – Mexican Fiesta, March 29.  6:30pm-9:30pm.  26 Lauderdale Drive (Bayview Ave. & York Mills).  $115 +HST (check the website for possible discounted rates for students and others).  Get festive and cultural with this Mexican cooking class!  Become familiar with traditional Mexican staples, ingredients, spices, and flavours and make jicama slaw salad, Spanish rice, sprouted tostadas, and more.  Marni’s classes are vegetarian and vegan-friendly, wheat-free, and in most cases gluten, soy, and nut-free with the occasional exception.  http://www.marniwasserman.com/event-registration/?regevent_action=register&event_id=15

Hands in the Bowl at Evergreen Brick Works, March 31.  9am-10am. 550 Bayview Ave.  Suggested donation of $5.  Perfect for mini-me chefs in the making, Hands in the Bowl is a children’s food program for those ages 4 to 7.  Children will be rolling up their sleeves and sinking their hands into a world of food and cooking experimentation as they use their hands to mash, roll, and squeeze ingredients into fun and unique tasty creations.  http://ebw.evergreen.ca/whats-on/kids-families/hands-in-the-bowl

Growing Taste Buds – Spring Edition, March 31.  10:30am-12:30pm, every Saturday for 8 weeks. 550 Bayview Ave.  $160 for full 8-week workshop series.  Held at Evergreen Brick Works, this 8-week workshop series led by local chefs, nutritionists, and culinary experts is an all-out food experience for perfect for children and budding foodies.  The series is devoted to providing hands-on experience and invaluable knowledge related to cooking, food growing and planting, ethnic cuisine, kitchen tool basics, farmers’ markets, and so much more.  Topics include Aboriginal cooking, healthy pizzas, and more.  http://ebw.evergreen.ca/whats-on/kids-families/growing-taste-buds#spring

Vintage Cupcakes!  Introduction to Cupcake Decorating at Le Dolci, March 31.  3pm-5pm.  75 Portland St.  $80 +HST/person.  Break out the pearls and cameos as you unleash your inner Marie Antoinette at this introductory class to cupcake decorating devoted to all things romantic and vintage.  Suitable for everyone of any age, class participants will use tools and cupcake decorations like fondant, sugar paste, frosting, powders, gels, and other confections to create one dozen delicious vanilla cupcakes to take home!  The class will focus on vintage florals, creating tarnished metallic looks, intricate brooch designs, and more http://ledolci.com/class-schedule/

Thanks to Debra Wong from Ate By Ate for compiling the event listings for Toronto

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