Farmers Markets, Frida's Recipes, and Other Food Events

FARM FRESH Spotted on bumpers around town: I HEART MY FARMER. 'Tis the season to meet those farmers—who are more than happy to hold forth on whatever their current obsessions are—at one of the ever more numerous venues all over town. Running an errand in Columbia City or Kirkland today? Check out opening day at these two markets, where you may spot such seasonal delicacies as wood sorrel, watercress, or hothouse asparagus. The Columbia City market operates 3–7 p.m. Wednesdays at 4801 Rainier Ave. S., while the Kirkland market is open noon–6 p.m. Wednesdays at Park Lane East between Third and Main. To locate a farmers market close to you, visit Advance registration or reservations are recommended for most of the following events. Prices exclusive of tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. BACK TO SCHOOL Thursday, May 3 Take a drive south to meet Diego Rivera's daughter, Guadalupe Rivera Marín, who grew up in Frida Kahlo's kitchen; her popular cookbook Frida's Fiestas: Recipes and Reminiscences of Life With Frida Kahlo includes over 100 of Frida's recipes. In conjunction with its current exhibit of images of Kahlo (not her work, as the poster might lead one to believe), the Tacoma Art Museum hosts this foodie/artsy event. Hear stories of growing up in that tumultuous, lefty household (under the gaze of looming portraits of Lenin and Mao) and partake in a Spanish-language tour of the exhibit. Free with museum admission ($7.50). 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. 1701 Pacific Ave., 253-272-4258, TACOMA Friday, May 4 Learn to concoct a variety of crepes, from the sweet French kind to the savory pancakes common in Chinese restaurants. On this class' menu: mu shu chicken in Peking pancakes, cheese blintzes, crepes with mascarpone cream, wild mushroom crepe gateaux, and crepes Suzette, traditionally made with orange zest and Grand Marnier. $59, includes a full meal. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Culinary Communion House on Southern Street, just off California Avenue (call for exact location). 284-8687, WEST SEATTLE DRINK UP Saturday, May 5 For Cinco de Mayo, you might consider heading to West Seattle, where Mission Latin Restaurant & Lounge will be serving up an especial menu and entertainment including a mariachi band and DJ Curtis. The menu includes mushroom quesadillas with guacamole, steak skewers, and veggie enchiladas with yams and apricot mole. No cover; prices vary. Noon–close. 2325 California Ave. S.W. 937-8220, WEST SEATTLE Food and/or beverage news or events? E-mail

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