Food Events in New York City
1. Cooking Demonstration with Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson of Balthazar, Pastis, and Schiller's Liquor Bar, 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 13, at Broadway Panhandler, 477 Broome Street. Free (212.966.3434).
2. Wine Talks: A Slightly Less Serious Look at French Wines is a series of wine lectures and tastings at Paradou. The next installment, on the subject of terroir, will take place on Monday, December 15, 6:30 p.m., at Paradou's Meatpacking District location (8 Little West 12th Street, between 9th Avenue and Washington Avenue), and on Tuesday, December 16, 6:30 p.m., at Paradou's Park Slope, Brooklyn, location (426 Seventh Avenue, between 14th and 15th Streets). $45/person in Manhattan, $35 in Brooklyn. Call 212.463.8345 and 718.499.5557 for reservations.
3. "Chanukah Around the World," a cooking lesson on Chanukah specialties from five different countries, including Russian apple latkes and Indian sweet potato pancakes, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 16, at the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue. $75/nonmembers, $65/members (646.505.5708). [via New York Daily News]
4. SQC chef Scott Campbell will interview Steven Jenkins, co-founder of Fairway Market and author of the Cheese Primer, on Tuesday, December 16, 4:00 p.m., at SQC, 270 Columbus Avenue (between 72nd & 73rd Streets), reservations recommended (212.579.0100). The free event is part of the ongoing "LIVE @ SQC Talk & Tasting Series," featuring interviews between Mr. Campbell and notable chefs and writers in a "TV Talk Show Format."