Weekend Whets 11/29

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.

Gluten-Free Sweets with a Japanese Twist, Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Japan Society, Midtown:  Luane Kohnke, gluten-free cookbook author, discusses what gluten is and gives tips for gluten-free baking.  Nicole Bermensolo, founder of Kyotofu, will demonstrate the use of traditional Japanese ingredients in baking, including miso brownies, green tea cupcakes and yuzu muffins.  Tasting and book signing.  $16.

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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