FREE COOKING CLASSES Lee and Marvin Silverstein host "Sauteed Tofu," a lesson in how to cook up anything healthy and make it taste great. 11 a.m. Sat., July 31. ALSO: "Raw Living Foods Made Easy" with Chef Joseph Custer. 11 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 4. Weekly ongoing 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).
CHEF BLITZ'S TASTING TOUR Sample cuisine from around the world without leaving Tampa Bay. Beginning Mon., Aug. 3, Chef Blitz will prepare foods from Asia. Prices range from $29 to $44. Reservations accepted. Call for more information. Mise en Place, 442 W. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 110, Tampa (813-254-5373).
MEET THE CHEF Borders will host a discussion and book signing with Chef Josefa Gonzalez-Hastings of The Habana Cafe. Includes a cooking demonstration and samples of the chef's specialties. Noon-3 p.m. Sat., Aug. 7. Borders, 2683 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater (727-723-2300).
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 www.saffronscuisine.com).
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 www.chocolateismycrayon.com).