Food Calendar: Beer and fondue, Beaujolais and dumplings, and Food Day 2012

By JOHN LEHNDORFF Colorado Table Editor
The biggest wine event of the fall, the 8th Annual Denver International Wine Festival Nov. 7-10, includes vintner dinners, wine and food pairing, seminars, demos and a grand tasting at Denver’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. Information:

Food Day 2012, Oct. 24, Denver Botanic Gardens. Information: Details: All-day free festival with cooking demos for adults and kids, nutrition experts, and food film screenings


Couples Cook: Beer and Fondue, Nov. 16, Expo Recreation Center, Aurora. Information: Details: Adult cooking class features cheese fondue and chocolate fondue matched with appropriate brews


14th Annual Beaujolais and Beyond Food & Wine Festival, Nov. 15, Infinity Park Event Center, Glendale. Information: Details: French fare from 20 Colorado chefs and tastings of the 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau

Around the World in 80 Sips, Oct. 26, Mile High Station, Denver. Information: Details: Taste wines from France, South Africa, New Zealand, Chile, Spain and the U.S.

A World of Dumplings, Nov. 3 or Dec. 22, Colorado Free University Lowry, near 1st & Quebec. Information: Details: Robin Vives teaches a hands-on class in making sweet or savory, steamed, boiled, or fried dumplings from Asia and Europe


The Splendid Table, 2 p.m. Sundays, KUNC, 91.5 FM and streaming at Details: Former Denver cooking teacher  Lynne Rossetto Kasper shares her passion for the wide world of food on this NPR program.

Culinary Connectors, 2 p.m. Saturdays, 760 AM. Details: Becky Creighton hosts a chat about food and wine attractions in the metro area


Southwest Plaza Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct., Southwest Plaza, Littleton

Highlands Ranch Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. at Town Center South.


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