Agenda: 10/13 to 10/19

Coming Up
Wines from Campania of Italy, wine tasting event featuring Eric Asimov, Chief Wine Critic of the New York Times, presented by Women for WineSense, a non-profit wine education organization, Wednesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Jolly Hotel Madison Towers, 38th and Madison Avenue. $55/members, $65/non-members (reservations and advance payment required).

Events This Week
1. Something from the Oven, a lecture by Laura Shapiro, author of Something from the Oven, on how the food industry of the 1940s and 1950s tried to revolutionize the kitchen, sponsored by the Culinary Historians of New York, Wednesday, October 13, 6:30 p.m. reception/7:00 p.m. program, at the Goldman Associates Luxury Showroom, 150 E. 58 Street, 8th Floor. Members/$25, Guests/$30 (212.334.4175).
2. Sweet Success: Professional Secrets for Perfect Desserts, a day-long conference featuring individual sessions on pastry and dessert preparation, Sunday, October 17, at the French Culinary Institute, 462 Broadway at Grand Street. $70/workshop, reservations required (reserve online through Saturday, October 16).
3. 8th Annual Brooklyn Eats Tasting Event, featuring unlimited tastings from Brooklyn restaurants, Monday, October 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, $60-85/advance tickets, $85/at the door (866.468.7619).
4. Celebrating the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, a symposium and reception to launch the publication of this new reference work on food and wine, presented by the Culinary Historians of New York, at the Institute of Culinary Education, 50 West 23rd Street, 2:45 to 6:00 p.m. symposium, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. reception. Free admission, RSVP required for both the symposium and the reception by October 15 (212.847.0797, ext. 255).

Ongoing Events
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).