Culinary Events

A TASTE OF PALM HARBOR FESTIVAL Sample delectable food and drink from over 25 Bay area restaurants, view the arts and crafts show or take in some live music, with all proceeds benefiting "Making a Difference Community Grants & Scholarships" program. Admission is free. noon-6 p.m. Sun., Oct. 3. Florida Avenue and Alt. 19 and County Road 1, Palm Harbor (727-934-7001 or

VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASS Join Debby DeGraaff to learn how to prepare amazing avocadoes. 7-8 p.m. Wed., Oct. 6, and 10-11 a.m. Thurs., Oct. 7. Free. Nature's Harvest Market, 1021 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-873-7428).

CARIBBEAN CUISINE Chef Edyth James offers Caribbean cooking demonstrations, complete with dinner and specialty drinks. 6:30-8 p.m. the second Mon. of each month. $25 per person. Saffron's Caribbean, 1700 Park St. N., St. Petersburg (727-343-5410 or

CHOCOLATE CRAZIES Join premier pastry chef Michael Baugh for classes. Make fabulous dessert creations you take home at the end of each class, and nibble on wine and hors d'oeuvres while you learn. $40 per person. Baking 101: 5-8 p.m. each Tues. Chocolate Sculpture 101: 5-8 p.m. each Wed. Let Them Eat Cake, 3805 S. Westshore Blvd., Tampa (813-837-6888 or

FREE COOKING CLASSES Regularly scheduled cooking demonstrations feature various products from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Mon. and Wed. Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater (727-443-6703).

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