Agenda: 1/10 to 1/16


The Art of the Braise
BraiseThe French Institute Alliance Française will present a discussion by chef Daniel Boulud on braising techniques from his new book, Braise: A Journey Through International Cuisine. Sissy Biggers will interview Chef Boulud, followed by a Q&A and food sampling. The event will take place on Monday, January 15, 7:00 p.m., at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street. $25/person (212.307. 4100).


French Cheese & Wine: An Ode to Marie Antoinette, affineur Daphne Zepos will lead a sampling French cheeses paired with French wines, Wednesday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center, 500 West 37th Street, 2nd Floor, entrance on 10th Avenue. $75/person (877.797.1200).

Food Words, the new reading series "good words @ Good World" will feature readings on food by Patrick Martins, director of Heritage Foods USA and co-author of The Slow Food Guide to New York City, Adam Roberts, the food blogger behind The Amateur Gourmet, and food writer Andrea Strong, on Sunday, January 14, 5:00 p.m., at Good World Bar and Grill, 3 Orchard Street. Free.

Monet's Palate, MAKOR's ongoing "Food on Film Salon" series will feature a screening of the documentary film Monet's Palate followed by a discussion panel including the film's director and producer Aileen Bordman, Tuesday, January 16, 7:30 p.m., at the Steinhardt Building, 35 West 67th Street. $15/person (212.415.5500).

Classic Cassoulet, the traditional bean stew from Languedoc, France (cooked in the fire with duck confit, house made sausage, pork belly and braised lamb) will be featured nightly throughout January at Savoy, 70 Prince Street (212.219.8570).

34th Street January Food and Wine Festival, participating midtown restaurants are serving lunch for $20.07 and dinner for $34.00 (including wine pairing) throughout the month of January.