Agenda: 9/20 to 9/26

1. Queens Restaurant Week, partake in three-course prix fixe lunches and dinners for $19.86 at participating Queens restaurants, September 18 to 21 and September 25 to 28 (718.263.0546).    

2. The Story of Corn, New York University will present a discussion with historian Betty Fussell, author of The Story of Corn, on the role of corn "in conditioning our palates and the rise of the processed food industry," followed by a corn-themed tasting menu, Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at NYU's Torch Club, #18 Waverly Place. $100/person (212.998.7171).

3. Sagra del Maiale, il Buco restaurant will hold its annual outdoor pig festival featuring heritage roast pork, porchetta panini, and more, Thursday, September 21, 12:30 to 7:00 p.m., at il Buco, 47 Bond Street. $7/tasting (212.533.1932).

4. Olive Oil Tasting, Stonehouse California Olive Oil will present a tasting of extra virgin olive oils and dishes and desserts made with olive oil, Friday, September 22, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., 273 East 10th Street (212.358.8700).

5. Sweet Corn Festival, annual outdoor festival includes hay rides and "Pigtuckey Derby" pig races, Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Heaven Hill Farm, 449 Route 94, Vernon, New Jersey (973.764.5144).

6. Greenmarket Cocktail Party, Slow Food NYC will present a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Greenmarket, featuring Greenmarket-inspired cocktails mixed by Audrey Saunders, on Monday September 25, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Pegu Club, 77 West Houston St. $60/Slow Food Members, $65/non-members (reserve online).

7. The Lure of the Loire, Culinary Insiders will present pairings of wine and regional dishes from France's Loire Valley, Monday, September 25, 2006, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Divine Bar West, 236 West 54th Street. $65/members, $75/non-members (reserve online).

8. Strategize Your Kitchen, New York magazine's culinary editor Gillian Duffy will lead an evening of demonstrations by chef Francois Payard, entertaining tips from Donatella Arpaia of davidburke & donatella and Dona restaurants, and cocktail mixing, Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Broadway Panhandler, 65 East 8th Street. $25/person (reserve online). [This event has been canceled]

9. What to Eat, Marion Nestle, author of What to Eat, will discuss the complex food choices faced by the modern consumer, followed by a tasting of products from Murray's, Tuesday, September 26, 6:30p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Murray's Cheese, 254 Bleecker Street. $50/person (212.243.3289, ext. 12).