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.
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.
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.