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Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:45 PM

A new generation of local craft brewers is adding the latest chapter to Washington’s venerable history as a beer town. Bill Butcher of Port City Brewing and author and historian Garrett Peck trace the traditions of brewing in the capital city—which date to pre-Revolutionary days—and offer a taste of some of today’s most interesting D.C. brews.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM

It’s a story of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness—just like America’s—but with sprinkles on top. Collector Don Kaufman looks at the invention, perfection, and popularization of a very small piece of technology that has played a big role in our national life: the ice cream scoop.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 6:45 PM

For his newest book, Adam Rogers traveled the globe to meet the innovative brewers, distillers, bartenders, and scientists who are uncovering booze’s deepest mysteries. Learn what he discovered as he presents a distillation of humanity’s alcoholic history—then raise a glass at a tasting.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM

In celebration of National Doughnut Day, food historian and writer Michael Krondl serves up an entertaining introduction to the popular pastry’s social history. End the morning on a sweet note with a tasting of varieties from local favorite Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 6:45 PM

No matter what traditions shape the home cooking you love, Carla Hall knows that comfort food serves the same purpose all over the globe: It makes us feel closer to the things and people we love. Join her as she talks about crafting an international spin on classic recipes in her newest book, Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World.