1. Alimentum Reading, authors from Alimentum, a new literary journal about food, will read from their work, Saturday, March 4, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., at The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (near 1st Street). Free admission, one drink minimum (212.614.0505).
2. Garden Demonstration: Hearty Herbal Soups, gardener and chef Pam Carey will cook winter soups and provide tips for selecting herbs to compliment meat-based and vegetarian soups, Saturday, March 4, 2:00 p.m., at Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue. Free with admission to Wave Hill (718.549.3200).
3. Mangoes & Curry Leaves: An Evening of Exploration of Remote Foodways, author Naomi Duguid will discuss her travels in Asia and her new book, Mangoes & Curry Leaves, on Monday, March 6, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Jolly Hotel Madison Towers, 22 East 38th Street. The event, presented by the New York Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier, will include tastings of dishes based on recipes from the book. $40/person, including a copy of Mangoes & Curry Leaves, $30/person without the book (212.891.0204).
4. Food Night! Mark Kurlansky, author of Salt, Cod, and the The Big Oyster, and food writer Gabriella Gershenson will read from their work on Tuesday, March 7, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street. Free (212.505.3360).
5. Single Origin Coffees, a tasting of single origin coffees will take place on Tuesday, March 7, 7:15 p.m., at Joe, the Art of Coffee, 141 Waverly Place. $10/person, reservations are required (212.924.7400).
6. What is Natural Wine? Terroir and the New Direction in Winemaking, Edward Behr, editor of The Art of Eating, will present a selection of biodynamic, unsulfured, and handcrafted wines paired with four courses by Savoy chef Peter Hoffman, Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m., at Savoy, 70 Prince Street. $95/person, plus tax and gratuity (212.219.8570).