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Columbus Foodie Events for November

Cooking classes, wine tastings and more!


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Columbus has become something of a storied food capital. We used to be prime real estate for product testing when it came to food chains, but more recently the variety and depth of Columbus' culinary offerings have brought tongues, experts and press our way. Each month I'm going to bring Columbus' passion for food to the forefront.

This month and next we are digging in to all of the belt busting holiday offerings around Columbus. Walking tours, wine tastings and even building a better gingerbread house are all taking place this month. Enjoy!

Hungry Planet: Local Food, Global View

August 20 - November 6, 2011
Monday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Adults $11. Seniors and students $9. Children $6. Children under 2 free.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1777 E. Broad St., Columbus
Phone: 614-645-8733, 800-214-7275
Go around the world in a day and explore food cultures throughout the world by exploring giant photographs from the book What the World Eats by Faith D'Alusio and Peter Menzel Several interactive displays, lectures, installations, etc enhance the experience. But hurry, this experience ends November 6th.


Columbus Food Adventures: Short North Walking Tour

August 26 - December 30, 2011
Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
$50. Tickets must be booked in advance.
Leaves from North Market
59 Spruce St., Columbus
800-838-3006, 614-440-3177
Most people don't know there are an amazing number of fantastic places to eat in the Short North District. There's more to the neighborhood than art - this tour gives you an insiders look.


Wine Tasting with the CYP Club

October 6 - December 1, 2011
Thursday 7-9 p.m.
Admission: $25-$35
Camelot Cellars Winery
958 N. High St., Columbus
The Columbus Young Professionals Club is hosting a social wine tasting offering a great way to meet other young professionals in a casual setting. According to the CYP, the event includes five tastes - 2 reds, 2 whites, and 1 specialty wine, cheese/crackers and light snacks and a full bottle of wine to take home that evening. Attendees will also receive a $25 gift certificate offer towards a future wine-making experience at Camelot Cellars along with door prizes!

Columbus International Festival

November 5-6, 2011
Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Adults $7. Seniors and students $5. Children under 12 $2.
Children under 5 free.
Veterans Memorial
300 W. Broad St., Columbus
614-228-4010, 614-735-2848
More than 150 booths representing 80+ cultures focused on yummy international cuisine,marketplace goods and international arts and crafts make up the Columbus International Festival. There is also scheduled entertainment, a children's area and 5k race.

Cooking Class: Homemade pies, sweet and savory

Dates: November 7, 2011
Monday 6-8 p.m.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1777 E. Broad St., Columbus
614-645-8733, 800-214-7275
Learn to make pie from scratch and take your own pie to bake at home with chef Laura Robertson-Boyd. Pre-registration required.

Too Many Cooks!

November 13, 2011
Sunday 7-9 p.m.
Wild Goose Creative
2595 Summit St., Columbus
This event features local chefs and culinary artists in what is described as an intimate conversation with the food geniuses that are putting Columbus on the culinary scene. This month hosts Matt Boettcher owner of Good Idea Cooking. He presents "What if the Pilgrims landed in Ohio." He is to share a variety of Thanksgiving dishes inspired by his research on the Pilgrim's first harvest celebration and from information learned about the foods local to Ohio prior to European colonization.


Market District Wine School

November 15, 2011
Tuesday 6-8 p.m.
Giant Eagle Market District
3061 Kingsdale Center, Columbus
The Deductive Tasting Method is on tap for this event. Attendees will learn to blind-taste like the professionals using the deductive tasting method.

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