The coming week, in events that get to your heart through your stomach.
Tuesday, June 30
Sample tandoori-seasoned burgers, hot off the grill. Eat at the event or take them home. Magic 98 will provide live music, and Huma Siddiqui, host of White Jasmine Everyday Cooking, will share recipes and sign her cookbook. Whole Foods Market, 3313 University Ave., 4-8 p.m.; free.
Wednesday, July 1
Madison chef and food writer History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW). Drawing from her book The Flavor of Wisconsin, Allen explains the significance of recipes and the meaning of regional food history. The evening includes free samples and a book signing. Goodman Community Center, 7:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 2
Friday, July 3
Beat the heat with a watermelon lemonade tasting just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. Whole Foods Market, 3313 University Ave., 1-2 p.m.; free.
Saturday, July 4
The Monona Community Festival is a great chance to celebrate your culinary independence by grabbing a beer and a brat and watching the fireworks at dusk. Winnequah Park, Monona, 11 a.m.-midnight.
Sunday, July 5
Aztalan Day in Lake Mills celebrates the community's pioneer history and Native American culture. Barbecue and pie a la mode will seal the deal. Aztalan Museum, next to Aztalan State Park, one mile east of Lake Mills at the corner of Hwys. B and Q., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Monday, July 6