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Washington food event calendar


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.

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.


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.



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.


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.

Becky Krystal

Event listings can be submitted online only at, 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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