August Calendar Events 

Half of August may be long gone but the next two weeks are still busy for the foodie crowd. Here's what's shaking between now and the end of the month:

• Snake River Brewers monthly meeting happens Thursday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m. The home brewing club meets the second Tuesday of every month at various locations throughout the Treasure Valley. This month the home brewers meet at Noodles Pizza Pasta Pizzazz (1802 N. Franklin Rd., 208-466-4400, Nampa). A one-time annual membership fee of $20 is required. For more information, visit

• Learn how to make a favorite Basque pintxo, the layered tortilla at the Basque Market (608 W. Grove St., 208-433-1208) on Thursday, Aug. 14. For info, visit

• The Basque Museum's annual Winefest is Friday, Aug. 15, starting at 5:30 p.m. With more than a hundred wines, tapas samples, music, a silent auction and more, it's a night of fun on the Basque Block. For more information, visit

• Your kids mean well when they bring you cereal for breakfast in bed, but maybe you should send them to the kids' crepe class Saturday, Aug. 16, at CHF Home Furnishings (104 S. Orchard Ave., 208-343-7769). Kids 8 to 12 learn the art of savory and sweet crepes from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $15. For more information, visit

• A few days later, the grownups have their chance to learn something new in the kitchen with Ryan Lancaster's Fresh and Fabulous class at CHF featuring chilled avocado and cucumber soup, fish tacos, grilled pesto marinated skirt steak and berry napoleons. Class is Tuesday, Aug. 19, $40. For more information, visit

• Learn a little about vino with Wine Uncorked: Expensive and Oh So Good at Easy Cookin' (7121 Overland Rd., 208-323-8477). Class is Wednesday, Aug. 20, 6 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, visit

• Southern fried chicken, grits and pecan pie are on this month's cooking class menu at Franco Latino (775 S. Rivershore Ln., 208-938-2850) on Thursday, Aug. 21. Class starts at 6 p.m.; price is $35 per person. For more information, visit

• Sample Idaho wine at the Treasure Valley Wine Society's fifth annual Idaho Wine Festival on Friday, Aug. 22, 5-9 p.m. at the Hoff Building's Crystal Ballroom (802 W. Bannock St.). Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, visit

• The second annual Eagle Food and Wine Festival is August 22-23. Friday night's gala at SpurWing Country Club features food from Chef Jason McLenna and wine from six wineries to benefit 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games. Saturday takes it to Merrill Park with 15 area chefs and, of course, wine. For more information on events, times, prices and locations, visit

• Ever wonder how some cakes look fake? The secret is fondant. Learn all about it at Easy Cookin' on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. Tuition is $45. For more information, visit

• Bread is one of those food necessities that's become increasingly expensive. Want to learn how to make your own? Saturday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m., Easy Cookin' offers Bread's A-Rising. Tuition is $25. For more information, visit

• Wrapping up the month is the annual City Harvest, which starts Friday, Aug. 29, and keeps cooking through Sunday, Aug. 31. Saturday morning's Capital City Public Market will be expanded with additional vendors, and that night features the City Harvest Dinner with five courses and wine pairings. For more information, visit

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