Hot Chocolate Festival, February 2014, The City Bakery, Manhattan: Try different flavors of hot chocolate throughout the month.
Buddakan Dumpling Making Class, Saturday, February 8, 2014, 1 p.m., Manhattan: Interactive lesson, kitchen tour and brunch. $85.
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.
6th Annual Bacon & Bourbon Expo, Saturday, February 15, 2014, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Astor Center, East Village, Manhattan: Tastings of bacon and bourbon. $59.
Green Wine + Ham with Alan Richman, Sunday, February 16, 2014, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Booker and Dax, East Village, Manhattan: A pairing of wines with country hams. $75.
Japanese Restaurant Week, February 17, 2014 through March 16, 2014, Manhattan: Showcases restaurants serving Japanese cuisine.
Bacon & Belgians: Six Beers, One Smoked Pig, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village, Manhattan: Pig roast and Belgian beer pairing. $45.
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.
Burnin’ Down The Mouth: Sriracha, Ghost Peppers, and History of Heat, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Brooklyn: Explore global cuisine that uses hot peppers.
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.
NYC Vegetarian Food Festival, Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan: Festival features food sampling and meals from vegetarian restaurants and food companies, health and wellness vendors, vegetarian/animal welfare information tables and live entertainment and activities. $40 per day.
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.
Urban Harvest Benefit Dinner, Monday, March 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Rouge Tomate, Upper East Side, Manhattan: Celebrate National Nutrition Month with a seasonal 5-course tasting menu by Executive Chef Jeremy Bearman & Executive Pastry Chef James Distefano sponsored by Rouge Tomato and Slow Food NYC. $175.
Vegetarian Pop-Ups, March 6 & 7, 2014, Old Bowery Station, Manhattan: Vegetarian dinner at Young’s. $45+.
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.
A Persian Feast, April 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan: Group discussion of Middle Eastern art and culinary history followed by a hands-on cooking class. $150.
Food Book Fair, April 25 through 27, 2014, Brooklyn: Event showcasing books by those in the food world.