Culinary Events

FREE COOKING CLASSES Join Kerrie and Robert Broe for "Fruit Soups," adding a new dimension to fruit salad. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wed., July 21. ALSO, "Raw Living Made Easy" with Chef Joseph Custer. 11 a.m. Sat., July 24. 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

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

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