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Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Get a taste of the 1920s as you sip some iconic period cocktails (Orange Blossom, anyone?) and hear from two of the co-founders of the Museum of the American Cocktail how determined drinkers thumbed their noses at the killjoys who tried to turn America dry.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Step into the Grantham dining room with food historian Francine Segan as she offers a guide to the meals and manners of the British aristocracy of the early 20th century.

Monday, March 16, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Tonight, George Solt shows ramen’s transformation from a food custom into a worldwide phenomenon. Hosted at the restaurant BUL, the program includes a three-course dinner prepared by Sakuramen, a ramen bar in Adams Morgan.

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM

From a beer maker’s Gilded Age mansion to the warehouse-district breweries that produce today’s hottest artisan labels, join local historian Garrett Peck as he covers the spots that trace Washington’s long tradition of making (and drinking) the golden thirst-quencher.

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6:45 PM

What would guests in Pompeii have sipped at a dinner party? Get a taste for yourself at a fascinating evening with Piero Mastroberardino, whose family winery in Italy still cultivates the grape varieties that were used in creating the ancient elixir of the gods.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Meet the husband-and-wife team behind the downtown DC spot that has generated lots of buzz since it opened last spring. They’ve planned a special dinner with a menu designed around the tastes of authentic dishes you’d find in a Thai street market.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The man behind Marvelous Market, the Breadline, and now Bread Furst revolutionized Washington’s taste for bread. Hear Furstenberg talk about his crispy, crunchy, golden-crusted passion, and sample some of his favorite loaves.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The chef and proprietor of the celebrated restaurant and hotel reveals how architectural ingenuity and opulent interior design transformed a former garage into a luxurious country destination.

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The pioneer and champion of organic, environmentally conscious cuisine since Restaurant Nora opened in 1979 reviews a culinary career that changed our relationship with what we eat.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Join the chef and author as she focuses on food traditions that reflect the spirit and culture of her native country’s diverse regions. Then sample some of those distinctive tastes in three regional variations on the tamale.