Weekend Whets 1/10

The South Side Supper Club Presents: Seafood Boil, Friday, January 10, 2014, 7 p.m., The South Side Supper Club, Brooklyn:  Casual, buffet-style event with razor clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, salmon and cod balls, vegetables and fruit.  $35.

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

Homemade Pizza Class, Monday, January 13, 2014, 7 p.m., Bread and Yoga Studio, Inwood, Manhattan:  Pizza making class with Chefs Dan and Danielle of Chickpea and Olive.

The Modern Art Cookbook, with Mary Ann Caws, Distinguished Professor of English, French, and comparative literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY, Monday, January 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan:  Talk about how artists and writers depict food.

Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes, Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan:  Allison and Matt Robicelli, co-owners of the acclaimed bakery Robicelli’s, discuss their bakery, blog and business.

Black Trufflepalooza, Monday, January 20, 2014, Locanda Verde, Tribeca, Manhattan:  Locanda Verde’s 3-course truffle dinner.  $69.99.

Homemade Pasta Class, Monday, January 20, 2014, 7 p.m., Bread and Yoga Studio, Inwood, Manhattan:  Vegan pasta making class with Chef Dan of Chickpea and Olive.

Macaron Class, Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., French ‘Encas, Tribeca, Manhattan: Hands-on class with tasting.  $120.

Lamb Love: Aussie Lamb Dinner & Master Class, Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fairway Upper West Side Cafe at 74th Street, Upper West Side, Manhattan:  Learn how to prepare lamb.  $60.

Southern Comfort, Thursday, January 23, 2014, 7:30 p.m., 38 Prince (between Mott and Mulberry), Manhattan:  Southern snacks, gumbo z’herbes, and pulled pork served with Southern sides.  $55.

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival, Saturday, January 25, 2014, The Tunnel, Manhattan:  Three sessions of  Beer, Bourbon, Barbeque, Bacon and Bluegrass.

NYChilifest 2014, Sunday, January 26, 2014, 7 p.m., Chelsea Market:  Chili celebration.  Prices vary.

Homemade Paella Class, Monday, January 27, 2014, 7 p.m., Bread and Yoga Studio, Inwood, Manhattan:  Paella making class with Chef Dan of Chickpea and Olive.

Chinese New Year, Wednesday, January 30, 2014, 7:30 p.m., 38 Prince (between Mott and Mulberry), Manhattan:  Southern-inspired Chinese dishes and fortune cookies.  $55.

February

Save Room for Dessert!, February 5, 2014, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn:  Demos, tips, small samples and Q&A from sweet makers like Roni-Sue Chocolates and Love Sweet Love Pralines.  $5.

The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table, with Tracie M. McMillan, an award-winning journalist concerning food, poverty, and the politics of both, Monday, February 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan:  Author discusses why only privileged minority can eat well in America.

Lincoln’s Kitchen: The African-American Influence on Our Table, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side:  Sample dishes from What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Southern Cooking, the first cookbook written by an African-American.  $45.

“New York City: A Food Biography,” with Andrew F. Smith, a food studies and professional food writing teacher at the New School and the author or editor of twenty-one books, Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan:  Lecture on NYC food.

James Oseland and Special Guests: A Fork in the Road, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side:  Saveur editor in chief and “Top Chef Masters” judge James Oseland and other foodies share experiences.  $21+.

Shojin Ryori: Zen Cuisine for Body & Mind, Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Japan Society, Midtown East, Manhattan:  Toshio Tanahashi, founder of Zecoow Culinary Institute, explores Shojin Ryori, vegetarian Buddhist cuisine.  $25.

March

A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour, Sunday, March 2, 2014, 11 a.m., Brooklyn:  Visit Italian and Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn with pizza tastings and movie history. $80.

Game Of Thrones Gourmet: Medival Feasts, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side:  Sample dishes from the Middle Ages.  $45.

Ferran Adria, Thursday, March 13, 2014, 8:15 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side:  World-renown chef discusses his techniques.  $29+.

Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure, with Samira Kawash, the author of “Dislocating the Color Line,” and the founder of the website Candyprofessor.com, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan:  Lecture on cultural history of candy in America.

Ides Of March: Feasting In Ancient Rome, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 7 p.m., 92nd Street Y, Upper East Side:  Learn about dining etiquette and meals of Ancient Rome.  $45.

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