Weekend Whets 11/7

Good Enough to Eat, Friday, November 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., The Freebrook Mansion, Brooklyn:  Drinks and food from local and sustainable restaurants, breweries and vineyards; raffles and live acoustic music.

New York Taste, Monday, November 11, 2o13, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Waterfront, 269 11th Avenue, Manhattan:  New York magazine’s food festival with tastings by New York’s finest chefs.  Tickets $100-$195.

Worst Cooks in America Free Taping, Monday, November 11, 2013, 11:30 a.m., Teaneck, NJ and Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 6 p.m., Brooklyn:  Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell need food patrons for new show.

The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City, Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Gotham Center Skylight Room, Manhattan:  Discussion of Italian American identity as it relates to food.

Pen Parentis Literary Salon Food Edition, Tuesday, November 12, 2013, Hotel Andaz, Wall Street, Manhattan:  Discussion and reading with food writers Caroline M. Grant,  Aleksandra Crapanzano, Edward Lewine and John Donohue.

Artful Dining:  Brunch with Marcus Samuelsson, Sunday, November 17, 2013, Noon, in the home of Lori Zabar and Mark Mariscal (Upper West Side):  Chef Marcus Samuelsson discusses his memoir, Yes, Chef with co-author Veronica Chambers.  This is part of Symphony Space’s Artful Dining series.  $250.

4th Annual Mac-Off, Sunday, November 17, 2013, 5 p.m., Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street Brooklyn:  Macaroni and cheese competition of New York chefs.  $20.

An Evening with Alice Waters, Thursday, November 21, 2013, 5:15 p.m. to 9 p.m., PS107, Brooklyn:  Q&A with Alice Waters and autographing session.

Cooking and Modern Art with Mary Ann Caws, Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m., The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan:  Discussion on how famous artists ate and depicted food.  $25-$40.

Festa di Tartufi, Friday, November 22, 2013, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Del Posto, Manhattan:  A celebration of Piemontese white truffles, Barbaresco and Barolo.  Mario Batali and Antonio Galloni host a five-course meal by Executive Chef Mark Ladner.  Tickets are $1,000.

Sausage Fest, Sunday, November 24, 2013, 2 p.m., The Bell House, Brooklyn:  Chefs compete using sausage as the main ingredient.  $20.


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