Culinary Events

VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASSES Join Debby DeGraaff to learn how to prepare Florida-style vegetables. Free. 7-8 p.m. Wed. and 10-11 a.m. Thurs., May 12-13. Nature's Harvest Market, 1021 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-873-7428).

EAT ITALIAN, LEARN ITALIAN The chefs at Castellano & Pizzo and Professore Roberto combine for five nights of Italian food and language. Classes meet 6-7 p.m. Tues., May 25-June 22. Cost of $175 per person for five-week session includes a three-course meal at each class. Castellano & Pizzo Italian Gourmet Foods, 4200 S. Henderson Blvd., Tampa. ALSO: EAT ITALIAN, DRINK ITALIAN Combination of learning Beginners Conversational Italian and sampling Italian wines. 6-7 p.m. Thurs., May 13-June 8. $175 includes all class materials and sampling of Italian wines at every class. Gianpiero's Pick of the Vine, 2506 S. MacDill, Tampa. For more information about both classes, call 727-866-6892 or visit

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