Weekend Whets 2/8

If you’re not snowed in in the next few days, check out these events!

Canstruction(R), through February 11, 2013, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (5 p.m. on the 11th), Brookfield Place, World Financial Center Complex, Manhattan:  Architects and designers create displays from donated canned food that will then go to City Harvest.  Admission free but canned food donation encouraged.

Jimmy’s No. 43 2nd Annual Gumbo Cook-Off, Sunday, February 10, 2013, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 43 East 7th St. between 2nd and 3rd Ave., Manhattan:  a Gumbo cook-off.

Slow Food NYC (SFNYC) Book Club–Foodopoly, Sunday, February 10,  2013, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., BookCourt, 163 Court Street (between Dean and Pacific Streets), Brooklyn:  Executive director of Food & Water Watch, Wenonah Hauter, discusses her book Foodopoly about the corporate control of food production.

How to Prepare a Mexican Feast, Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Brooklyn Brewery:  Learn how to make corn and flour tortillas, salsa and Mexican sweets.  Tickets are $5.

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