Thanks to the rising food & restaurant scene in Detroit, many metro Detroiters have become inspired to kick things up a notch in their own kitchen to elevate their culinary know-how. Lucky for you, my culinary artist-in-training, this month in metro Detroit there are plenty of upcoming food events that can teach you something new to wow your friends and family and your next group meal. From the dietary benefits of plant-based nutrition to a film festival about Southern-style cooking, May is shaping up to be a month of culinary education in the D.
If you’ve recently taken an interesting in a plant-based diet or want to learn how you can benefit from cooking with wholesome, plant-based, oil-free ingredients, then Plant-Based Transition 101 at Groves High School in Beverly Hills is the class for you. For just $15, you can learn the basics of plant-based cooking. This event is put on by Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating people on the benefits of plant-based whole food nutrition.
Local sushi expert Dr. Sushi will be holding a sushi rolling workshop at Brooklyn Street Local in Detroit on Saturday, May 13. The workshop is $50 per person and each student will learn how to roll maki, futomaki and temaki style sushi. After the class, students can enjoy their own sushi rolls and can take home their own sushi rolling mat.
The Wyandotte BBQ ThrowDown is a two-day Wyandotte staple event. Things begin on Friday, May 19 with Mayor Joe Peterson’s Rib Throwdown, during which local BBQ aficionados will compete to find out who makes the best backyard ribs. The fun continues on Saturday, May 20 with the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned competition, which will see some of the best BBQ talent in the country compete against each other. Those not competing will have two days to enjoy delicious BBQ, live music and more.
Rounding out this month of food events is a film festival all about Southern food, specifically recipes that incorporate bacon. Camp Bacon Food Film Festival is a screening of several short documentaries on the history of Southern food makers, with a focus on women. Bacon-centric snacks will be served with a cash bar serving wine, beer, spirits, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.