5 food events to teach you something new

New year, new you—so learn a thing or two
5 food events to teach you something new
Staff Sgt. Veronica Montes

Tuesday, Jan. 9
Bring your favorite board game or challenge yourself to learn a new one at Adult Board Game Night hosted by Bos Meadery. Try your luck with blackjack or revive your inner child by playing Candyland. Get the tallest ladder in Chutes and Ladders or simply play The Game of Life. Win or lose, one thing is certain–mead and pizza are on the menu. Choose from one of Bos Meadery’s sparkling, session or still meads to heighten those game-playing senses. The Roman Candle Pizzeria is also on hand with pizza, and lots of it. Free to attend; pizza is available for purchase by the slice, 5-10 p.m. click here for more info

Wednesday, Jan. 10
Mandy Cullen, chef and owner of Nourishment LLC, can help you keep your New Year’s resolution by staying organized. Cullen is at Revel to give you tips for recipe planning, grocery shopping and food prep at the Meal Planning and DIY Menu Board Workshop event. Create a customized menu board for your kitchen with help from the Revel team to keep you on track and plan recipes. While you plan, Metcalfe’s Market will be there to provide healthy snacks in line with your resolution. $35, 6:30-8 p.m. click here for more info

Saturday, Jan. 13
Special guests Karen Anne Hoffman of the Oneida Nation and Misty Cook are at Madison’s Children Museum to explore and teach you different Native American food traditions at the Native American Foods Workshop. Learn how to prepare unique Native recipes, including a special tea, Oneida bread and some ‘Bear Grease’ (butter), which can be used for cooking, pain relief, hair loss and even as a skin moisturizer. While you cook, explore the food lives of a few Wisconsin Native people while learning new techniques and skills for mealtime. $5, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. click here for more info

The Crafty Project is at Cambridge Winery to help you in creating your very own wooden sign or caddy at a Custom Sign Class. Choose from a list of designs or sayings–ranging from “Go Pack Go” to “Ho Ho Ho” – and learn how to stain, stencil and paint on dark or grey wood. Choose from one of Cambridge Winery’s Wisconsin red wines or pretend you’re in warmer climes by enjoying a glass from a selection of California flavors. Combine your wine with warm marinated olives or classic, chocolate bark. Don’t be afraid to take a bottle home with your one-of-a-kind sign, too. $65, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. click here for more info

Sunday, Jan. 14
The Waunakee Village Center invites elementary school-aged children to Kids in the Kitchen, a simple and healthy cooking workshop. Your little ones will learn how to prep two different dinners as well as the basic ins and outs of managing a kitchen space. Wildtree, an all-natural, certified organic and gluten-free food line, is providing all of the ingredients perfect for sensitive tummies. Kids can take home everything they make, including the skills to help a loved one during dinner time. $25 for residents and $35 for non-residents, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. click here for more info