Food calendar: Middle Eastern cuisine on the menu

THURSDAY

WOMEN & WHISKY: Kayleigh Kulp, author of “Booze for Babes,” discusses whisky types and how to verbalize and understand their flavors. Features food from chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley and spirits from Becky Harris of Catoctin Creek Distillery, as well as a Q&A with all three women. 6-8 p.m. $45, including a copy of Kulp’s book. Roofers Union, 2446 18th St. NW. 202-232-7663. www.boozeforbabes.com/whiskywomen.

FRIDAY

EPICURIENCE VIRGINIA: Through Monday, wine and food festival with tastings, chef demos, music and more. The grand tasting is Aug. 30, noon-6 p.m. Other related events take place elsewhere in the area. $85 for grand tasting general admission; price varies for other events. Morven Park Estate, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. epicvirginia.com.

SATURDAY

MIDDLE EASTERN FOOD FESTIVAL: Traditional Middle Eastern food, vendors, church tours, music and dancing. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Free. Holy Transfiguration Catholic Church, 8501 Lewinsville Rd., McLean. 703-734-9566. www.holytransfiguration.org.

MONDAY

FLOFEST DC: Music, wine and literary festival with workshops, cooking demos and wine tastings. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $45. St. Elizabeths Hospital, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. www.flofestdc.com.

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SEPT. 7

CARLA HALL: Chef, cookbook author and television host Carla Hall in conversation with Washington Post deputy Food editor Bonnie Benwick. 4 p.m. Free, registration recommended. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. www.hillcenterdc.org.

Becky Krystal

Event listings can be submitted online only at www.washingtonpost.com/gog/talk-to-us.html, at least 14 days in advance.

Becky Krystal covers food for the Going Out Guide and Weekend and Food sections. In her spare time she loves to, of course, eat and cook.

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