The 2012 Taste of Home Cooking School comes to the Charleston at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Civic Center Little Theater. Advance reserved seating tickets are required. Tickets are $18 and may be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office or at Ticketmaster.com.
Tickets also include entrance to the West Virginia Food Fest, held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Civic Center. Vendors from across the state will provide samples of food, beverages and other specialty items.
Raw foods demonstration
Wellness chef Linda Joy Rose will demonstrate raw fusion "uncooking" methods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 in the outdoor pavilion at Capitol Market. Throughout the session, she will make green smoothies, mango Dijon dressing with salad, cashew wraps with sesame dipping sauce, and flourless cake with berry jam glaze. Samples will be available. Call 304-444-5919.
The Wine and Cheese Shop at Capitol Market will hold a Fall Harvest Tasting at 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at the store. Cost is $15. Another tasting will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 14. Tickets are $10.
Susan Scouras, Archives and History librarian, will present "West Virginia Cookbooks" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, state Capitol Complex in Charleston. The program is free and open to the public.
Participants are encouraged to register for the program, but advance registration is not required. To register, call 304-558-0230, ext. 163.
Grape Stomping Festival
Kirkwood Winery in Summersville will hold its annual Grape Stomping Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16. Activities include grape eating and grape stomping competitions, wine tasting and distillery tours as well as family activities.