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A Taste of Japan
Join Rudy Maxa, host of Rudy Maxa’s World on public television, and local restaurateur Daisuke Utagawa (Daikaya, Bantam King) for a preview of their upcoming series Taste of Japan, which follows their search for the ingredients, the people, and the traditions behind the country’s exquisite cuisine.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Shuck Beans, Stack Cake, and Chocolate Gravy: Food Traditions of the Mountain South
Food writer and cooking teacher Sheri Castle, who hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, explores the rich history and heritage of the foodways of the Mountain South, a region whose cuisine—long overlooked or misunderstood—is riding the wave of new attention.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 6:45 PM
The World of Spices
Lior Lev Sercarz knows exactly how to spice up your life—and your cooking. New York City’s “wizard of spice” shares spice history, how-tos for creating your own blends, cooking inspirations, and other flavorful tips from his new book, The Spice Companion: A Guide to the World of Spices.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 6:45 PM
I’ll Take a Manhattan: Cocktails of the Gilded Age
As the robber barons were making millions, bartenders around the country were making something that was also in demand: the cocktail. Join author and cocktail historian Philip Greene in a spirited discussion of the cocktails of the Gilded Age and sample four delicious cocktails of the era.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:45 PM
The Christmas Markets of Europe: A Festive Stroll
Take a vicarious stroll through some of Europe’s charming Christmas markets in a delightful evening filled with holiday music and a reception highlighting European-inspired specialties and traditional holiday sweets.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Taking a Bite Out of Invasive Species: From Ecosystem Menaces to Menu Items
How do you transform ecosystem menaces into to menu items? Jackson Landers, author of Eating Aliens: One Man's Adventures Hunting Invasive Animal Species, and chef John Shields, an expert in the cuisine of the Chesapeake region, explore the benefits—both ecological and culinary—that an inventive use of invasive plants and animals can offer.
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Holiday Cookie Decorating
Chef Lynnette Jackson’s workshop offers tips and techniques for transforming your cookies into even sweeter and more stylish seasonal treats.
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Brandy: In the Winter Spirit
Join Scott Harris, the distiller behind Catoctin Creek’s 1757 Brandy from Loudoun County, for a lively evening as he surveys brandies from around the world, offers expert tips for enjoying the venerable spirit, and shares some of his favorite bottles.
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:45 PM