Weekend Whets 11/15

Culinary for Children: Holiday Cookies, Saturday, November 16, 2013, 2 p.m., Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe, New York:  Make  struffoli, pizzelle and holiday biscotti.  $30-$50.

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.

Eater Eve 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, Lower East Side:  Pre-Eater awards event with Southern food.

Food Workshop:  Harvesting Our Diversity, Sunday, November 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m., Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, Queens:  Explore the similarities among traditional foods from the Americas, Europe and Asia, such as empanadas, beef patties, dumplings, sauerkraut, kim chi and pickles.  Tickets $10.

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.

Snow Crab Festival, Sunday, November 17, 2013, 12 pm to close, Crab Spot Restaurant, Brooklyn:  All-you-can-eat crab legs, corn and beer.  With live music.  Tickets $70.

2013 Seamless Craved Awards Tasting Party, Thursday, November 21, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 873 Broadway between 18th and 19th Streets, Studio 301, Manhattan:  Food tastings from NYC favorite restaurants and 100% proceeds go to Food Bank For New York City.  Tickets $25.

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.

Candies Through the 19th Century, Sunday, November 24, 1 p.m., Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, Yorkville, Manhattan:  Susan Benjamin, president of Cool Confectionaries talks about the history of candy in the U.S.  $20.

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

December

5th Annual Latke Festival Great Performances, Monday, December 2, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, Manhattan:  Area restaurants create their versions of latkes and famous foodie judges choose the winners.  Ticket prices vary.

Fundraiser for Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Relief, Saturday, December 7, 2013, 8 p.m., Toshi’s Penthouse, Flatiron:  Live music and auction.  All proceeds go to victims.

The Third Annual Slow Food Show, Sunday, December 8, 2013, 1 p.m., Astor Center Screening Room, East Village:  Showcasing food entrepreneurs who produce locally.  Tickets $15.

Cooking Class: Dolci delle Feste, Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe, New York:  Members and their guests can learn how to make holiday desserts.

Craft Beer Christmas, December 25, 2013, 1 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village:  Christmas dinner with beer.  Tickets $25.

January

6th Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off, January 12, 2014, 1 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village:  Professional and amateur chefs compete to create cassoulets.  Tickets $30.

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