Agenda: 10/25 to 10/31

FEATURED EVENT

Guilty Pleasures
Fastfood_2The Culinary Historians of New York will present a lecture by Andrew F. Smith, author of The Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food, discussing the history of fast food and its relationship to American economics and social history, Thursday, October 26, 6:30 p.m., at the NYU Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health, 35 West 4th Street, 10th Floor. $40/person (212.334.4175).

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Bake Like a Buttercup, Jennifer Appel, owner of the Buttercup Bake Shop and author of Buttercup Bakes at Home, will provide a demonstratation of how to make old-fashioned pies and cupcakes, along with low-carb Splenda specialties, Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 p.m., at MAKOR, 35 West 67th Street.  $12/person in advance, $15/person at the door (212.601.1000).

Michelin Matters, Jean-Luc Naret, Director of the Michelin Guides, and food writer and former New York Times restaurant critic Bryan Miller will discuss the newly released Michelin Guide New York City 2007, the history of the Michelin Guide, the star rating system, and restaurant industry trends, Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 6:30 p.m., at Williams-Sonoma, 121 E 59th Street. Free admission (917.369.1131).

Tea Talk, tea specialist Dr. Stephen M. Fisher will lead a discussion and tasting of flower teas, Thursday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Red Flower, 13 Prince Street. Free admission, reservations arte suggested (212.966.5301).

Wine Emergency! New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies will present a course on the essentials of choosing wines that complement menu choices, Thursday, October 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at NYU's Torch Club, #18 Waverly Place. $90/person (212.998.7171).

Pumpkins & Pinots, Vino-Versity and Culinary Insiders will present a tasting of of squash, pumpkin, and root vegetable tapas paired with wine on Monday, October 30, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at DIVINE BAR WEST (236 West 54th Street, between Broadway. $75/person, reservations required (212.265.WINE).

The Sake Cheese Alliance, sake expert Taka Tokura and fromager Max McCalman will discuss the history and production of sakes and how they pair with cheeses (including a tasting), Monday, October 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, 500 West 37th Street, 2nd Floor, entrance on 10th Avenue. $75/person (877.797.1200).