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LOW-CARB COOKING CLASS Start the new year with a class on cooking for the low-carb lifestyle. $25. 6:30-8 p.m. Wed., Jan. 12. La Maison Gourmet, 471 Main St., Dunedin (727-736-3070 or www.lamaisongourmet.com).
TAMPA BAY CULINARY CLUB Join the club at Palagia Trattoria for a demonstration and sampling by Chef Fabrizio Schenardi. $10. 3 p.m. Sat., Jan. 15. Renaissance Tampa Hotel-International Plaza, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa (727-789-2605).
FREE VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASSES Join Debby DeGraaff as she shows you how to prepare different vegetarian foods every week on Wed. (7-8 p.m.) and Thurs. (10-11 a.m.). Please call for additional information. Nature's Harvest Market, 1021 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-873-7428).
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. West Shore Blvd., Tampa (813-837-6888 or www.chocolateismycrayon.com).