Fun foodie events are springing up around Vancouver

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Veggies 101 is one of a number of foodie workshops that are springing up around Vancouver this month.

We’re hoping the old saying “in like a lion, out like a lamb” holds true this year as we’re about done with the snow and rain and hoping patio season is just around the corner. Despite the weather, there are some fun foodie events springing up around Vancouver, and whether you’re looking to grow your own veggie patch, make your own cheese, or Dine Out for Life – we’ve got them covered.

Veggies 101 is one of a number of foodie workshops that are springing up around Vancouver this month.

Veggies 101 is one of a number of foodie workshops that are springing up around Vancouver this month.

On Saturday, March 15, join cheese maker Alex Cobham for a Cheese Making Workshop and learn how to make your very own cheese at home. This hands-on class will give you full instructions on how to make fresh mozzarella (boconccini) that you can eat straight away. You’ll also learn how to make cheese curds and turn them into mozzarella balls, plus tips on how to make ricotta and other cheeses.

Tofu is surprisingly easy to make, and on Wednesday, March 19, the folks at Homesteader’s Emporium will help you select quality soybeans, prepare fresh soy milk, and curdle it with salt to make tofu before your eyes.  This Basic Homemade Tofu workshop is a great way to save money and ensure maximum freshness when eating vegetarian, or just healthy.

Inspired to start to grow your own food? Perhaps you are a brand new gardener, or you’ve been growing flowers for years and are excited to learn something new? Join the Veggies 101: Planning Your First Vegetable Garden workshop on Thursday, March 20, to learn how to plan and plant your first vegetable garden from seed to table.

On Tuesday, March 25, dine out for breakfast, lunch or dinner at participating restaurants and support people living with HIV/AIDS right here at home. From Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland, Dine Out For Life restaurant partners will contribute 25% of their food sales to registered not-for-profits Friends For Life and A Loving Spoonful.

Hawker’s Market turns one, and they’re celebrating with a special market on Saturday, March 29. Expect the biggest lineup yet of Hawkers with more food trucks, 33 Acres Beer, cocktails and more. Hawkers Market will be unveiling its new Kickstarter campaign, so be sure to bring a few extra bucks to help them reach their goal.

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