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Culinary Arts Programs


Naples and the Amalfi Coast: A Delicious Guide

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Food historian Francine Segan leads a delightful exploration of the most delicious foods and unforgettable sights of Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Pompeii. Learn about distinctive Italian culinary specialties, unique holiday traditions, and the most intriguing destinations to visit on your next trip to Italy. Following the program, enjoy a reception featuring tastings of regional delights.


Jacques Pépin: Cooking My Way

Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

All great chefs know not to waste ingredients, time, or effort—and for master chef Jacques Pépin, this means thinking efficiently about cooking, even at home. Drawing from his new book Jacques Pépin Cooking My Way, the legendary cooking teacher joins chef Carla Hall for a lively conversation on cooking economically at home with techniques that save money, time, and cleanup effort—and provide delicious results.


Lidia Bastianich: From the Family Table

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Nothing brings a family together like food. Join Lidia Bastianich in conversation with Mary Beth Albright, correspondent and editor at The Washington Post, as she talks about the stories and passed-down recipes in her new cookbook, Lidia’s From Our Family Table to Yours, as well as how food has shaped her family memories.


Autumn Wine and Wonder: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Spend a day on a journey into the enchanting embrace of autumn at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, a 1,700-acre preserve along the Patuxent River. Learn about the unique ecology of the area with Liana Vitali, naturalist and educator at Jug Bay. A wine tasting featuring selections from a local vineyard is included.


Winning at Wine for the Holidays: Selections and Pairing Suggestions

Friday, October 20, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

With the holidays around the corner and so much to think about, perfect food and wine pairings shouldn't have to be one of them. In a delicious exploration, learn how to pair food and wine like a pro with a focus on traditional holiday and winter dishes—and discover recipes and culinary tips and tricks to truly "win" the season.


A Middle Eastern Pantry

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET

Growing up on a kibbutz in northern Israel, spice master Lior Lev Sercarz has long had an affinity for local ingredients and produce of the Middle East. Drawing on in his new cookbook, A Middle Eastern Pantry, Sercarz discusses everyday ingredients used throughout this vast region as he offers an homage to the pantry staples that define one of the world’s most ancient and beloved cuisines. Following the presentation, enjoy a light reception featuring spices and flavors discussed in the book.


Jewels of Queens

November 12 - 13, 2023, 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Arts journalist Richard Selden offers a delightful exploration of the largest of New York’s outer boroughs. The itinerary includes Flushing Meadows Corona Park, site of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs; the Museum of the Moving Image; the Noguchi Museum; the Louis Armstrong House Museum; and meals that highlight the borough’s international cuisine. Accommodations spotlight the newest jewel: The TWA Hotel, Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, now reimagined as a hotel that celebrates the Jet Age glamour of the 1960s.


Jon Bonné on France’s Changing Wine Culture

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

French wine, a beacon of its culture, is in the midst of a dramatic transformation by a new generation of winemakers keen to reject the ways of the old. Drawing on his new book, The New French Wine: Redefining the World's Greatest Wine Culture, Jon Bonné, one of the leading American voices on wine and food, examines the French wine industry at a moment of profound change and examines what’s next for the country he calls “the soul of the global wine industry.”


Amazing Wines of Argentina

Friday, November 17, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Despite being thought of as part of the New World when it comes to wine, Argentina brings to it an Old World spirit with its rich heritage and traditions from Spanish and Italian immigrants. Today, Argentine wine is undergoing a renaissance, with pioneering winemakers pushing limits in everything from altitude to latitude to techniques in the vineyard and winery. Taste through this delicious deep dive into the new world of Argentine wine.


Cheers! A Cocktail for Every Day

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET

Writer and cocktail expert Philip Greene wants you to celebrate each day with a cocktail and a toast. As we head into the holiday season, join Greene for a lively evening in which he shares an array of stories, recipes, and toasts from his new book, Cheers! Cocktails & Toasts to Celebrate Every Day of the Year and enjoy light snacks and cocktail samples to complete the celebration.


Chesapeake Bay: Working the Water

Friday, December 8, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

While shooting for his book Working the Water, photographer Jay Fleming traveled up and down the Chesapeake documenting all facets of the region’s commercial fisheries and the people and businesses that depend on the harvest. Join him for a vividly illustrated program that brings the bay's iconic seafood industry into focus.


Holiday Desserts Around the World

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of holiday treats and traditions with food historian and author Francine Segan. Join her for a delightful evening in which she explores the intriguing stories behind America's cherished Christmas sweets and spotlights scrumptious desserts from holidays celebrated worldwide. Following the program, enjoy a reception with an array of treats and take home recipes for baking your own holiday-inspired desserts.


California Dreaming

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

When winter looms with cold weather, it's only natural that thoughts turn to warmer climes and warmer wines. Discover some of the most exciting expressions of California wine through a delicious tasting designed to warm your soul with whites and reds that will wipe away the winter blues.