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Unfortunately, the two most interesting food events going down this week are sold out. ChicaGourmets set up a meal with Batali's mad genius mentor Marco Pierre White--in town to promote his memoir, The Devil in the Kitchen: Sex, Pain, Madness and the Making of a Great Chef, Saturday at Ambria, AND brings Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso together again for the 25th Anniversary update of the Silver Palate Cookbook, Tuesday at May St. Market. Oh well. That MFK Fisher talk looks good.
Also at 6 there's a free rose tasting at Provenance Food and Wine, 2528 N. California.
The Kilbourn Park organic plant sale begins at 4 PM Friday and continues Saturday morning at 10 at 3501 N. Kilbourn. Great heirloom tomato seedlings at this event. Call 773-685-3359.
Plenty of Mother's Day deals on Sunday, among them a seasonal prix fixe menu for $55 at Vie, 4471 Lawn Avenue in Western Springs, that includes a free jar of house made aigre doux for each mom. Call 708-246-2082--and see our roundup of city farmers' markets
in the paper (not online yet) for some more recipes from Vie chef Paul Virant.
Tuesday at 6:30 PM Jonathan Goldsmith of Spacca Napoli leads a pizza demo at Fox & Obel with Chicago Magazine’s Deputy Dining Editor Jeff Ruby. $45 admission gets you a free copy of Ruby and Penny Pollack's Everybody Loves Pizza.
NoMi's Cellar Notes tasting series continues continues Tuesday at 5:30 at 800 N. Michigan with sparkling wines and champagne.
Back at Provenance, there's a "Chicago Farmer's Market Class," Tuesday at 6:30 that promises to teach students how to pick, store, and cook the season's bounty. It's $30.
And speaking of farmers markets, the crown jewel, the Green City Market, returns to Lincoln Park at 7 AM Wednesday. Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris of Prairie Grass Cafe give the first cooking demo of the season at 10:30.
Wednesday at 6 PM Fiddlehead Cafe, 4600 N. Lincoln, hosts "An Introduction to Wine and Wine Tasting." It's $30. Call 773-751-1500.