Washington food event calendar

SATURDAY

LUNCH: Banu Özden of the Turkish Cultural Foundation’s Culinary Arts Center talks about Turkey’s culinary heritage. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $65. Cafe Divan, 1834 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-973-2168. www.lesdamesdc.org.

TASTING PARTY: The session explores the savory taste of umami, its history, health benefits and the taste research science behind it. Participants sample umami-rich foods and learn how to use umami’s attributes to enhance their cooking. 10 a.m.-noon. $32. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. 703-941-7987. www.greenspring.org.

SUNDAY

POP-UP DINNERS: Chefs J.J. Basil, most recently of wd-50 (New York), and Chris Wolff, most recently of Viajante (London), prepare six courses with wine pairings and petits fours. 7 p.m. The event repeats Tuesday at 7 p.m. $125, including tax and gratuity. Darnell’s Bar, 944 Florida Ave. NW. 315-460-5894. www.zerodegreeszerominutes.com.

RESERVE NOW

APRIL 16

COOKING CLASS: Garden and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and holistic nutritionist and cooking instructor Danielle Cook share ideas for cooking with asparagus and peas. Noon-1:30 p.m. $35. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1451. www.brooksidegardens.org.

APRIL 19

COOKING CLASS: Chef Spike Mendelsohn leads a session on Vietnamese cooking. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $85. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

Becky Krystal

Event listings can be submitted online only at www.washingtonpost.com/gog/talk-to-us.html, 14 days in advance.

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.
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