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April Love With Food Box

April Love With Food box

I’m always excited to get my Love With Food box.  The April Love With Food box has some delicious goodies.  I already love Sahale snacks and the almonds with cranberries, honey and sea salt are my favorite.  The organic energy bar by BumbleBar is almond flavored but high on the sesame, so if you like sesame you will like it, as it’s healthy and yummy.  I didn’t like the green chile flavor of the popcorn by Crave Canyon.  I would prefer if it were just white cheddar, as that’s one of my favorite flavors.  However, the popcorn is high quality with nice fat kernels.  I’ve already had the dried fruits from Sensible Foods, and these are one of my favorite snacks.  I look forward to trying everything else.

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Weekend Whets 4/11

A Persian Feast, April 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan: Group discussion of Middle Eastern art and culinary history followed by a hands-on cooking class. $150.

Cambalache: One Night in Argentina, Wednesday April 16 & Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., BKB Night Bazaar, 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn: Celebrate Argentina with its wine, food and arts. $80.

 

Taste of the Lower East Side, April 24, 2014, Lower East Side, Manhattan: A tasting of restaurants in the area.

Food Book Fair, April 25 through 27, 2014, Brooklyn: Event showcasing books by those in the food world.

Taste of the Nation, April 28, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 82 Mercer, Soho, Manhattan: Tastings from notable NYC chefs and Alex Guarnaschelli booksigning. $225+.

Queens Taste 2014, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, Queens: Tasting and networking event celebrating the borough. $100.

Tasting Brooklyn, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Green Building, 452 Union Street at Bond Street, Brooklyn: Tastings from Brooklyn’s best restaurants. $55+.

May

Grand Gourmet – The Flavor of Midtown®, Thursday, May 1, 2014 Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, Midtown East, Manhattan: Tastings from area restaurants.

NY Burger Week, May 1 through 7, 2014: Seven days of burger-related events.

James Beard Awards, May 5, 2014, Lincoln Center, Manhattan

Sustainable Seafood Shindig, May 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Riverpark, a Tom Colicchio Restaurant, Kips Bay, Manhattan: A tasting including chefs David Chang, April Bloomfield, Anita Lo and more showcasing sustainable seafood preparations. $225.

Taste of Tribeca, May 17, 2014, Tribeca, Manhattan: Enjoy bites from neighborhood restaurants to benefit PS 150 and PS 234.

Ice Cream Social with Coolhaus and Ample Hills Creamery, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Noon, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, Upper East Side, Manhattan: Join the owners of Coolhaus and Ample Hills Creamery. $21.

Food Photography and Blogging Workshop, May & June, 2014, Private Dining Room (PDR) @ Naturally Delicious, Brooklyn: Four classes with Karen Wise on camera fundamentals, shooting in restaurants and editing images. $175 per class or $675 for all four.

June

Big Apple Barbecue, Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Madison Square Park, Manhattan: Sample barbecue from around the country.

Weekend Whets 4/4

Just Food Conference, April 5 through 6, 2014, Teachers College, Columbia University, Manhattan:  Conference on making locally grown food available to New Yorkers.

Homemade Pizza with Roberta’s, Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2 p.m., Brooklyn: Learn how to make your own pizza.

Malaysian Cooking Class, April 5, 2014, 2 p.m., Auria’s Malaysian Kitchen Brooklyn: A hands-on cooking class celebrating Malaysian cuisine. $65.

Westeros Feast – Dinner with Release of Fire & Blood, April 6, 2014, 7 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village, Manhattan:  A Westeros-inspired feast. $55.

Butts, Legs & Sides, April 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m., City Grit, Nolita, Manhattan:  Bo Ssäm Feast & Fried Chicken Fest. $55 for one; $195 for four.

Taste Talks, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., General Assembly, 902 Broadway 4th Floor, Manhattan:  Speakers and panels with Food Network, Thrillist, Goldbely, Tasting Table, Runa Tea, Plated, Grub Street and Num Pang, networking, snacks and drinks.

A Taste of Fifth Avenue, April 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn: Sample tastings from local restaurants.

A Persian Feast, April 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan: Group discussion of Middle Eastern art and culinary history followed by a hands-on cooking class. $150.

Cambalache: One Night in Argentina, Wednesday April 16 & Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., BKB Night Bazaar, 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn: Celebrate Argentina with its wine, food and arts. $80.

Taste of the Lower East Side, April 24, 2014, Lower East Side, Manhattan: A tasting of restaurants in the area.

Food Book Fair, April 25 through 27, 2014, Brooklyn: Event showcasing books by those in the food world.

Taste of the Nation, April 28, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 82 Mercer, Soho, Manhattan: Tastings from notable NYC chefs and Alex Guarnaschelli booksigning. $225+.

Queens Taste 2014, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, Queens: Tasting and networking event celebrating the borough. $100.

Tasting Brooklyn, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Green Building, 452 Union Street at Bond Street, Brooklyn: Tastings from Brooklyn’s best restaurants. $55+.

May

Grand Gourmet – The Flavor of Midtown®, Thursday, May 1, 2014 Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, Midtown East, Manhattan: Tastings from area restaurants.

NY Burger Week, May 1 through 7, 2014: Seven days of burger-related events.

James Beard Awards, May 5, 2014, Lincoln Center, Manhattan

Sustainable Seafood Shindig, May 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Riverpark, a Tom Colicchio Restaurant, Kips Bay, Manhattan: A tasting including chefs David Chang, April Bloomfield, Anita Lo and more showcasing sustainable seafood preparations. $225.

Taste of Tribeca, May 17, 2014, Tribeca, Manhattan: Enjoy bites from neighborhood restaurants to benefit PS 150 and PS 234.

Ice Cream Social with Coolhaus and Ample Hills Creamery, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Noon, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, Upper East Side, Manhattan: Join the owners of Coolhaus and Ample Hills Creamery. $21.

Food Photography and Blogging Workshop, May & June, 2014, Private Dining Room (PDR) @ Naturally Delicious, Brooklyn: Four classes with Karen Wise on camera fundamentals, shooting in restaurants and editing images. $175 per class or $675 for all four.

June

Big Apple Barbecue, Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Madison Square Park, Manhattan: Sample barbecue from around the country.

Weekend Whets 3/28

Chinatown Restaurant Week, through March 30, 2013, Chinatown, Manhattan: Showcases restaurants in Chinatown.

Hot Sauce Expo, March 29 & 30, 2014, Penn Plaza Pavilion, Midtown West, Manhattan: Hot sauce vendors, eating contests and more.

Time Out for Hunger, March 30, 2014, NYC:  Participating restaurants in the five boroughs will be donating 10% of their daily proceeds to Food Bank For New York City.

April

Meatball Slapdown VIP, Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6 p.m., Brooklyn, $120.

Just Food Conference, April 5 through 6, 2014, Teachers College, Columbia University, Manhattan:  Conference on making locally grown food available to New Yorkers.

Homemade Pizza with Roberta’s, Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2 p.m., Brooklyn:  Learn how to make your own pizza.

Malaysian Cooking Class, April 5, 2014, 2 p.m., Auria’s Malaysian Kitchen Brooklyn: A hands-on cooking class celebrating Malaysian cuisine. $65.

Westeros Feast – Dinner with Release of Fire & Blood, April 6, 2014, 7 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village, Manhattan:  A Westeros-inspired feast. $55.

Butts, Legs & Sides, April 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m., City Grit, Nolita, Manhattan:  Bo Ssäm Feast & Fried Chicken Fest. $55 for one; $195 for four.

A Taste of Fifth Avenue, April 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn: Sample tastings from local restaurants.

A Persian Feast, April 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan: Group discussion of Middle Eastern art and culinary history followed by a hands-on cooking class. $150.

Cambalache: One Night in Argentina, Wednesday April 16 & Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., BKB Night Bazaar, 165 Banker Street, Brooklyn:  Celebrate Argentina with its wine, food and arts.  $80.

Taste of the Lower East Side, April 24, 2014, Lower East Side, Manhattan: A tasting of restaurants in the area.

Food Book Fair, April 25 through 27, 2014, Brooklyn: Event showcasing books by those in the food world.

Taste of the Nation, April 28, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 82 Mercer, Soho, Manhattan: Tastings from notable NYC chefs and Alex Guarnaschelli booksigning. $225+.

Queens Taste 2014, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, Queens: Tasting and networking event celebrating the borough. $100.

Tasting Brooklyn, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Green Building, 452 Union Street at Bond Street, Brooklyn: Tastings from Brooklyn’s best restaurants. $55+.

May

Grand Gourmet – The Flavor of Midtown®, Thursday, May 1, 2014 Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, Midtown East, Manhattan: Tastings from area restaurants.

NY Burger Week, May 1 through 7, 2014: Seven days of burger-related events.

James Beard Awards, May 5, 2014, Lincoln Center, Manhattan

Sustainable Seafood Shindig, May 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Riverpark, a Tom Colicchio Restaurant, Kips Bay, Manhattan:  A tasting including chefs David Chang, April Bloomfield, Anita Lo and more showcasing sustainable seafood preparations.  $225.

Taste of Tribeca, May 17, 2014, Tribeca, Manhattan:  Enjoy bites from neighborhood restaurants to benefit PS 150 and PS 234.

Ice Cream Social with Coolhaus and Ample Hills Creamery, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Noon, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St, Upper East Side, Manhattan:  Join the owners of Coolhaus and Ample Hills Creamery.  $21.

Food Photography and Blogging Workshop, May & June, 2014, Private Dining Room (PDR) @ Naturally Delicious, Brooklyn:  Four classes with Karen Wise on camera fundamentals, shooting in restaurants and editing images.  $175 per class or $675 for all four.

June

Big Apple Barbecue, Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Madison Square Park, Manhattan: Sample barbecue from around the country.

Weekend Whets 3/21

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, through March 23, 2014, Hudson Valley, New York:  Showcases restaurants in the Hudson Valley.

Chinatown Restaurant Week, through March 30, 2013, Chinatown, Manhattan:  Showcases restaurants in Chinatown.

pHFood POP Up Dinner Hosted by Ted & Honey, Friday, March 21, 2014, 6 p.m., Ted & Honey Cafe, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn: Dinner from locally grown, organic and sustainable ingredients.

Crow Hill Supper Club Presents: A Royal Purim Banquet by NYSHUK, Saturday, March 22, 2014, 7 p.m., Crow Hill Supper Club, Brooklyn:  Dinner of ten salads, from pickled cauliflower to matbucha, a roasted red pepper and garlic salad, a classic dairy couscous of Moroccan Purim served with dried fruit and nuts, a spicy fish dish called chraimi, and a”Mishloach Manot”–a massive spread of cookies.  $70.

Ides Of March: Feasting In Ancient Rome, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Learn about dining etiquette and meals of Ancient Rome.  $45.

Warriors in Motion 1st Annual Master Chef Celebration, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan: Tastings from many of NYC’s top restaurants and chefs.

System + Taste: Food In Postcolonial Hawai‘i, Thursday, March 27, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Village, Manhattan:  Discussion on how colonial histories shape current food systems.

TMBBQ Texas Montly BBQ, Thursday, March 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hill Country Barbecue Market, Brooklyn:  Sample bbq from three top pitmasters.

Hot Sauce Expo, March 29 & 30, 2014, Penn Plaza Pavilion, Midtown West, Manhattan: Hot sauce vendors, eating contests and more.

April

Just Food Conference, April 5 through 6, 2014, Teachers College, Columbia University, Manhattan:  Conference on making locally grown food available to New Yorkers.

Malaysian Cooking Class, April 5, 2014, 2 p.m., Auria’s Malaysian Kitchen Brooklyn:  A hands-on cooking class celebrating Malaysian cuisine.  $65.

Westeros Feast – Dinner with Release of Fire & Blood, April 6, 2014, 7 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village, Manhattan:  A Westeros-inspired feast.  $55.

Butts, Legs & Sides, April 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m., City Grit, Nolita, Manhattan:  Bo Ssäm Feast & Fried Chicken Fest.  $55 for one; $195 for four.

A Taste of Fifth Avenue, April 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn: Sample tastings from local restaurants.

A Persian Feast, April 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan: Group discussion of Middle Eastern art and culinary history followed by a hands-on cooking class.  $150.

Taste of the Lower East Side, April 24, 2014, Lower East Side, Manhattan:  A tasting of restaurants in the area.

Food Book Fair, April 25 through 27, 2014, Brooklyn: Event showcasing books by those in the food world.

Taste of the Nation, April 28, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 82 Mercer, Soho, Manhattan:   Tastings from notable NYC chefs and Alex Guarnaschelli booksigning.  $225+.

Queens Taste 2014, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, Queens:  Tasting and networking event celebrating the borough.  $100.

Tasting Brooklyn, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Green Building, 452 Union Street at Bond Street, Brooklyn:  Tastings from Brooklyn’s best restaurants.  $55+.

May

Grand Gourmet – The Flavor of Midtown®, Thursday, May 1, 2014 Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, Midtown East, Manhattan: Tastings from area restaurants.

NY Burger Week, May 1 through 7, 2014:  Seven days of burger-related events.

James Beard Awards, May 5, 2014, Lincoln Center, Manhattan

June

Big Apple Barbecue, Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Madison Square Park, Manhattan:  Sample barbecue from around the country.

Weekend Whets 3/7

NYC Restaurant Week, through March 7, 2014: Discounted three-course meals at popular NYC restaurants.

Japanese Restaurant Week, through March 16, 2014, Manhattan: Showcases restaurants serving Japanese cuisine.

Vegetarian Pop-Ups, March 6 & 7, 2014, Old Bowery Station, Manhattan: Vegetarian dinner at Young’s.  $45+.

The Perfect Mac & Cheese, March 7, 2014, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bedford Cheese Shop, Gramercy, Manhattan: Sample favorite mac and cheese recipes.  $30.

Taste of Seventh, March 8 & 9, 2014, East Village, Manhattan:  Tastings from seven vendors on E. 7th Street, including Luke’s Lobster.  $25.

Cassoulet Tasting, March 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Back Forty West, Soho, Manhattan: Chefs from six NYC restaurants make the classic French winter dish.  $86.70.

The Gluten-Free Eat Up, Sunday, March 9, 2014, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Freddy’s Bar, Brooklyn:  Market of vendors with gluten-free products.

The Taste of Greenwich House, Monday, March 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan:  Tastings from area restaurants to benefit Greenwich House. Participating restaurants include Annisa, Barraca, Murray’s Cheese Bar, The Marrow, The Little Owl, Monument Lane, Stanton Social, Tao and more.  Mimi Sheraton, former food critic of the New York Times, is honorary co-chair.  $150 to $350.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Being a Chef,” Monday, March 10, 2014, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Drawing Center, Manhattan:  Mario Batali, Gabrielle Hamilton, Bill Buford, and Wylie Dufresne talk about what it means to work as a chef today.

Game Of Thrones Gourmet: Medival Feasts, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Sample dishes from the Middle Ages.  $45.

Mayanoki Sushi Supper Club, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Brooklyn Oenology Winery Tasting Room, Brooklyn:  A traditional omakase style dinner.  $65.

SFNYC Book Club – “The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook” by Michael Anthony, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7 p.m., Natural Gourmet Institute, Flatiron, Manhattan: James Beard award-winning chef Michael Anthony discussion and book signing of The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook.  Free.

Ferran Adria, Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:15 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: World-renown chef discusses his techniques.  $29+.

Sweet: New York, Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Bowery Hotel, Manhattan:  Tastings from NYC chefs with DJ.

PI(E) Day, March 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m., City Grit, Nolita, Manhattan:  Multi-course meal featuring savory & sweet pies.  $55 for one; $95 for two.

Bacon Fest: 6 Courses of Gourmandise Bacon by Sex on the Table, Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tribeca, Manhattan:  Bacon tasting for Sex on the Table members or prospective members.

Chef Owen Clark Pop-Up Dinner at The Saint Austere, Sunday, March 16, 2014, 6 p.m. or 9 p.m., The Saint Austere, Williamsburg, Brooklyn:  Six-course dinner with ($95) or without wine ($66).

St. Patrick’s Day:  Irish Cheese and Whiskey, Monday, March 17, 2014, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bedford Cheese Shop, Gramercy, Manhattan: Sample Irish cheeses and whiskies.  $70.

Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, with Samira Kawash, the author of “Dislocating the Color Line,” and the founder of the website Candyprofessor.com, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan: Lecture on cultural history of candy in America.

pHFood POP Up Dinner Hosted by Ted & Honey, Friday, March 21, 2014, 6 p.m., Ted & Honey Cafe, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn:  Dinner from locally grown, organic and sustainable ingredients.

Ides Of March: Feasting In Ancient Rome, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Learn about dining etiquette and meals of Ancient Rome.  $45.

Warriors in Motion 1st Annual Master Chef Celebration, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan:  Tastings from many of NYC’s top restaurants and chefs.

System + Taste: Food In Postcolonial Hawai‘i, March 27, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Village, Manhattan:  Discussion on how colonial histories shape current food systems.

Hot Sauce Expo, March 29 & 30, 2014, Penn Plaza Pavilion, Midtown West, Manhattan:  Hot sauce vendors, eating contests and more.

April

Just Food Conference, April 5 through 6, 2014, Teachers College, Columbia University, Manhattan:  Conference on making locally grown food available to New Yorkers.

Westeros Feast – Dinner with Release of Fire & Blood, April 6, 2014, 7 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village, Manhattan:  A Westeros-inspired feast.  $55.

Butts, Legs & Sides, April 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m., City Grit, Nolita, Manhattan:  Bo Ssäm Feast & Fried Chicken Fest.  $55 for one; $195 for four.

A Taste of Fifth Avenue, April 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn: Sample tastings from local restaurants.

A Persian Feast, April 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan: Group discussion of Middle Eastern art and culinary history followed by a hands-on cooking class.  $150.

Food Book Fair, April 25 through 27, 2014, Brooklyn: Event showcasing books by those in the food world.

Queens Taste 2014, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, 135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, Queens:  Tasting and networking event celebrating the borough.  $100.

May

Grand Gourmet – The Flavor of Midtown®, Thursday, May 1, 2014
Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, Midtown East, Manhattan:  Tastings from area restaurants.

Weekend Whets 2/28

NYC Restaurant Week, February 17 through March 7, 2014: Discounted three-course meals at popular NYC restaurants.

Japanese Restaurant Week, February 17, 2014 through March 16, 2014, Manhattan: Showcases restaurants serving Japanese cuisine.

Cheesemaking 101, Friday, February 28, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bedford Cheese Shop, Gramercy, Manhattan:  Learn the basics of cheesemaking.  $60.

March

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan: Festival features food sampling and meals from vegetarian restaurants and food companies, health and wellness vendors, vegetarian/animal welfare information tables and live entertainment and activities.  $40 per day.

A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour, Sunday, March 2, 2014, 11 a.m., Brooklyn:  Visit Italian and Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn with pizza tastings and movie history. $80.

The Melting Pot:  Leading New York Chefs Dish on Diversity, Monday, March 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Ginny’s Supper Club, Harlem, Manhattan:  Chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Gabrielle Hamilton, Floyd Cardoz and Charlene Johnson-Hadley discuss with Mother Jones food and ag reporter Tom Philpott obstacles and opportunities in the culinary world for female chefs and chefs of color.

A Taco Tasting, Monday, March 3, 2014, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Empellon Taqueria, West Village, Manhattan:  Unique taco menu including tacos with deviled eggs and trout roe salsa, dry-aged sirloin tartare, roasted carrots and amaranth salad and more.  $55.

Urban Harvest Benefit Dinner, Monday, March 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Rouge Tomate, Upper East Side, Manhattan:  Celebrate National Nutrition Month with  a seasonal 5-course tasting menu by Executive Chef Jeremy Bearman & Executive Pastry Chef James Distefano sponsored by Rouge Tomato and Slow Food NYC.  $175.

Fondue…For You, March 5, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bedford Cheese Shop, Gramercy, Manhattan: Learn how to make fondue.  $70.

Vegetarian Pop-Ups, March 6 & 7, 2014, Old Bowery Station, Manhattan: Vegetarian dinner at Young’s.  $45+.

The Perfect Mac & Cheese, March 7, 2014, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bedford Cheese Shop, Gramercy, Manhattan:  Sample favorite mac and cheese recipes.  $30.

Cassoulet Tasting, March 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Back Forty West, Soho, Manhattan: Chefs from six NYC restaurants make the classic French winter dish.  $86.70.

The Taste of Greenwich House, Monday, March 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan:  Tastings from area restaurants to benefit Greenwich House. Participating restaurants include Annisa, Barraca, Murray’s Cheese Bar, The Marrow, The Little Owl, Monument Lane, Stanton Social, Tao and more.  Mimi Sheraton, former food critic of the New York Times, is honorary co-chair.  $150 to $350.

Game Of Thrones Gourmet: Medival Feasts, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Sample dishes from the Middle Ages.  $45.

SFNYC Book Club – “The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook” by Michael Anthony, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7 p.m., Natural Gourmet Institute, Flatiron, Manhattan:  James Beard award-winning chef Michael Anthony discussion and book signing of The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook.  Free.

Ferran Adria, Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:15 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: World-renown chef discusses his techniques.  $29+.

St. Patrick’s Day:  Irish Cheese and Whiskey, Monday, March 17, 2014, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bedford Cheese Shop, Gramercy, Manhattan:  Sample Irish cheeses and whiskies.  $70.

Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, with Samira Kawash, the author of “Dislocating the Color Line,” and the founder of the website Candyprofessor.com, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan: Lecture on cultural history of candy in America.

Ides Of March: Feasting In Ancient Rome, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Learn about dining etiquette and meals of Ancient Rome.  $45.

April

Just Food Conference, April 5 through 6, 2014, Teachers College, Columbia University, Manhattan:  Conference on making locally grown food available to New Yorkers.

A Taste of Fifth Avenue, April 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn: Sample tastings from local restaurants.

A Persian Feast, April 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan: Group discussion of Middle Eastern art and culinary history followed by a hands-on cooking class.  $150.

Food Book Fair, April 25 through 27, 2014, Brooklyn: Event showcasing books by those in the food world.

Weekend Whets 2/21

NYC Restaurant Week, February 17 through March 7, 2014:  Discounted three-course meals at popular NYC restaurants.

Japanese Restaurant Week, February 17, 2014 through March 16, 2014, Manhattan: Showcases restaurants serving Japanese cuisine.

Burnin’ Down The Mouth: Sriracha, Ghost Peppers, and History of Heat, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Brooklyn: Explore global cuisine that uses hot peppers.

James Oseland and Special Guests: A Fork in the Road, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side:  Saveur editor in chief and “Top Chef Masters” judge James Oseland and other foodies share experiences.  $21+.

Shojin Ryori: Zen Cuisine for Body & Mind, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Japan Society, Midtown East, Manhattan:  Toshio Tanahashi, founder of Zecoow Culinary Institute, explores Shojin Ryori, vegetarian Buddhist cuisine.  $25.

March

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan: Festival features food sampling and meals from vegetarian restaurants and food companies, health and wellness vendors, vegetarian/animal welfare information tables and live entertainment and activities.  $40 per day.

A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour, Sunday, March 2, 2014, 11 a.m., Brooklyn:  Visit Italian and Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn with pizza tastings and movie history. $80.

Urban Harvest Benefit Dinner, Monday, March 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Rouge Tomate, Upper East Side, Manhattan:  Celebrate National Nutrition Month with  a seasonal 5-course tasting menu by Executive Chef Jeremy Bearman & Executive Pastry Chef James Distefano sponsored by Rouge Tomato and Slow Food NYC.  $175.

Vegetarian Pop-Ups, March 6 & 7, 2014, Old Bowery Station, Manhattan: Vegetarian dinner at Young’s.  $45+.

Cassoulet Tasting, March 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Back Forty West, Soho, Manhattan:  Chefs from six NYC restaurants make the classic French winter dish.  $86.70.

Game Of Thrones Gourmet: Medival Feasts, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Sample dishes from the Middle Ages.  $45.

Ferran Adria, Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:15 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: World-renown chef discusses his techniques.  $29+.

Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, with Samira Kawash, the author of “Dislocating the Color Line,” and the founder of the website Candyprofessor.com, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan: Lecture on cultural history of candy in America.

Ides Of March: Feasting In Ancient Rome, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Learn about dining etiquette and meals of Ancient Rome.  $45.

April

A Taste of Fifth Avenue, April 9, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Grand Prospect Hall, Brooklyn:  Sample tastings from local restaurants.

A Persian Feast, April 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan: Group discussion of Middle Eastern art and culinary history followed by a hands-on cooking class.  $150.

Food Book Fair, April 25 through 27, 2014, Brooklyn: Event showcasing books by those in the food world.

Weekend Whets 2/14

6th Annual Bacon & Bourbon Expo, Saturday, February 15, 2014, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Astor Center, East Village, Manhattan: Tastings of bacon and bourbon.  $59.

Green Wine + Ham with Alan Richman, Sunday, February 16, 2014, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Booker and Dax, East Village, Manhattan: A pairing of wines with country hams.  $75.

Japanese Restaurant Week, February 17, 2014 through March 16, 2014, Manhattan: Showcases restaurants serving Japanese cuisine.

Bacon & Belgians: Six Beers, One Smoked Pig, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village, Manhattan: Pig roast and Belgian beer pairing.  $45.

Lincoln’s Kitchen: The African-American Influence on Our Table, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side:  Sample dishes from What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Southern Cooking, the first cookbook written by an African-American.  $45.

Rugelach Making Workshop, Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 11 a.m. to noon, Museum at Eldridge Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan:  Rugelach making workshop with different fillings.

“New York City: A Food Biography,” with Andrew F. Smith, a food studies and professional food writing teacher at the New School and the author or editor of twenty-one books, Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan: Lecture on NYC food.

Burnin’ Down The Mouth: Sriracha, Ghost Peppers, and History of Heat, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Brooklyn: Explore global cuisine that uses hot peppers.

James Oseland and Special Guests: A Fork in the Road, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side:  Saveur editor in chief and “Top Chef Masters” judge James Oseland and other foodies share experiences.  $21+.

Shojin Ryori: Zen Cuisine for Body & Mind, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Japan Society, Midtown East, Manhattan:  Toshio Tanahashi, founder of Zecoow Culinary Institute, explores Shojin Ryori, vegetarian Buddhist cuisine.  $25.

March

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan: Festival features food sampling and meals from vegetarian restaurants and food companies, health and wellness vendors, vegetarian/animal welfare information tables and live entertainment and activities.  $40 per day.

A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour, Sunday, March 2, 2014, 11 a.m., Brooklyn:  Visit Italian and Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn with pizza tastings and movie history. $80.

Urban Harvest Benefit Dinner, Monday, March 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Rouge Tomate, Upper East Side, Manhattan:  Celebrate National Nutrition Month with  a seasonal 5-course tasting menu by Executive Chef Jeremy Bearman & Executive Pastry Chef James Distefano sponsored by Rouge Tomato and Slow Food NYC.  $175.

Vegetarian Pop-Ups, March 6 & 7, 2014, Old Bowery Station, Manhattan: Vegetarian dinner at Young’s.  $45+.

Game Of Thrones Gourmet: Medival Feasts, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Sample dishes from the Middle Ages.  $45.

Ferran Adria, Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:15 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: World-renown chef discusses his techniques.  $29+.

Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, with Samira Kawash, the author of “Dislocating the Color Line,” and the founder of the website Candyprofessor.com, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan: Lecture on cultural history of candy in America.

Ides Of March: Feasting In Ancient Rome, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Learn about dining etiquette and meals of Ancient Rome.  $45.

April

A Persian Feast, April 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan: Group discussion of Middle Eastern art and culinary history followed by a hands-on cooking class.  $150.

Food Book Fair, April 25 through 27, 2014, Brooklyn: Event showcasing books by those in the food world.

Weekend Whets 2/7

Hot Chocolate Festival, February 2014, The City Bakery, Manhattan:  Try different flavors of hot chocolate throughout the month.

Buddakan Dumpling Making Class, Saturday, February 8, 2014, 1 p.m., Manhattan:  Interactive lesson, kitchen tour and brunch.  $85.

The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table, with Tracie M. McMillan, an award-winning journalist concerning food, poverty, and the politics of both, Monday, February 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan: Author discusses why only privileged minority can eat well in America.

Food Almanac 2014: Forecasting the Year Ahead in Food Policy and Politics, Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Center for Social Innovation, 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325, Manhattan:  Food Systems Network NYC gathers to discuss food and farm related topics for 2014.  $60-$75.
Dim Sum Dinner, Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7 p.m., nha toi, Brooklyn:  Nine-course dim sum.  $40.

6th Annual Bacon & Bourbon Expo, Saturday, February 15, 2014, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Astor Center, East Village, Manhattan: Tastings of bacon and bourbon.  $59.

Green Wine + Ham with Alan Richman, Sunday, February 16, 2014, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Booker and Dax, East Village, Manhattan:  A pairing of wines with country hams.  $75.

Japanese Restaurant Week, February 17, 2014 through March 16, 2014, Manhattan:  Showcases restaurants serving Japanese cuisine.

Bacon & Belgians: Six Beers, One Smoked Pig, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village, Manhattan:  Pig roast and Belgian beer pairing.  $45.

Lincoln’s Kitchen: The African-American Influence on Our Table, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side:  Sample dishes from What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Southern Cooking, the first cookbook written by an African-American.  $45.

“New York City: A Food Biography,” with Andrew F. Smith, a food studies and professional food writing teacher at the New School and the author or editor of twenty-one books, Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan: Lecture on NYC food.

Burnin’ Down The Mouth: Sriracha, Ghost Peppers, and History of Heat, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Brooklyn:  Explore global cuisine that uses hot peppers.

James Oseland and Special Guests: A Fork in the Road, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side:  Saveur editor in chief and “Top Chef Masters” judge James Oseland and other foodies share experiences.  $21+.

Shojin Ryori: Zen Cuisine for Body & Mind, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Japan Society, Midtown East, Manhattan:  Toshio Tanahashi, founder of Zecoow Culinary Institute, explores Shojin Ryori, vegetarian Buddhist cuisine.  $25.

March

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan: Festival features food sampling and meals from vegetarian restaurants and food companies, health and wellness vendors, vegetarian/animal welfare information tables and live entertainment and activities.  $40 per day.

A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour, Sunday, March 2, 2014, 11 a.m., Brooklyn:  Visit Italian and Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn with pizza tastings and movie history. $80.

Urban Harvest Benefit Dinner, Monday, March 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Rouge Tomate, Upper East Side, Manhattan:  Celebrate National Nutrition Month with  a seasonal 5-course tasting menu by Executive Chef Jeremy Bearman & Executive Pastry Chef James Distefano sponsored by Rouge Tomato and Slow Food NYC.  $175.

Vegetarian Pop-Ups, March 6 & 7, 2014, Old Bowery Station, Manhattan:  Vegetarian dinner at Young’s.  $45+.

Game Of Thrones Gourmet: Medival Feasts, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Sample dishes from the Middle Ages.  $45.

Ferran Adria, Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:15 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: World-renown chef discusses his techniques.  $29+.

Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, with Samira Kawash, the author of “Dislocating the Color Line,” and the founder of the website Candyprofessor.com, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan: Lecture on cultural history of candy in America.

Ides Of March: Feasting In Ancient Rome, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side: Learn about dining etiquette and meals of Ancient Rome.  $45.

April

A Persian Feast, April 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan: Group discussion of Middle Eastern art and culinary history followed by a hands-on cooking class.  $150.

Food Book Fair, April 25 through 27, 2014, Brooklyn:  Event showcasing books by those in the food world.