1. Horticultural Lecture Series: Fresh Food from the Garden, Wave Hill will present a lecture by farmer, author, agricultural researcher, and educator Eliot Coleman on small-scale organic farming and sustainable agriculture, Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 p.m., at the New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street. $20/person, $17/Wave Hill members (718.549.3200, ext. 216, for reservations).
2. Why Grass is Best - and We Don't Mean Tennis or Smoking, Nina Planck, former Director of Greenmarket and author of the Farmers' Market Cookbook will discuss the benefits of "beef, lamb, poultry, milk, eggs, and butter raised on fresh green grass," followed by a tasting, Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Murray's Cheese Shop, 254 Bleecker Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues. $35/person (212.243.3289, ext. 25).
3. All American Wine from Coast to Coast, a discussion and tasting of wines born in the U.S.A., Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Institute of Culinary Education, 50 West 23rd Street. $70/person (212.847.0770).
4. Northeast Farmstead and Raw Milk Cheese: Back to the Future Discussions and Guided Tasting, The Baum Forum will hold a discussion on artisanal cheese-making, including a tasting, Saturday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at The Graduate Center (CUNY), 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street). $25/person, $20/students and Slow Food members (718.884.5716).
1. Have You Eaten Yet? The Chinese Restaurant in America, an exhibit exploring the Chinese restaurant’s origin and growth in America and its cultural significance, at the Museum of Chinese in the Americas (70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor). The exhibit continues through June 2005. Suggested admission is $3 (212.619.4785).
2. Cookin': A Sizzling Entertainment, "a fast-paced kitchen percussion show combining comedy, rhythm, and non-verbal performance," at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (212.420.8000).