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Food calendar: A sweet tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden

NOV. 7

BURMESE DINNER: Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Washington chapter hosts a meal spotlighting the history and background of Burmese cuisine. 6:30 p.m. $45, including tax and gratuity. Burma Restaurant, 740 Sixth St. NW. 202-973-2168.

NOV. 8

GARDEN TOUR: A tour of the conservatory, highlighting plants from around the world that impart flavor to sweet foods. Noon-1 p.m. Free, registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.

WINE DINNER: Five courses featuring wines by Marterella Winery. 6 p.m. $125, including tax and gratuity. Airlie Center, 6809 Airlie Rd., Warrenton. 540-347-1300.

NOV. 9

DANISH HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Danish pastry and other food, porcelain, jewelry, arts, crafts, music, raffles and children’s activities. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 917 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-881-1380.

COOKING CLASS: Participants learn the fermentation processes that produce lacto-fermented vegetables, cultured butter and sourdough bread with Bill Schindler, assistant professor of anthropology at Washington College. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $75. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172.

WINE CLASS: On Italy’s Friuli region and nearby Slovenia. Five half-glasses of wine plus antipasti. 2-4 p.m. $35, not including tax. Maple, 3418 11th St. NW. 202-588-7442.

NOV. 10

BOOK TALK: Joe Yonan, Washington Post Food and Travel editor, and Bonny Wolf, managing editor of American Food Roots and NPR Weekend Edition food commentator, discuss Yonan’s new cookbook, “Eat Your Vegetables.” Books will be available for sale, and a book signing follows the conversation. 4 p.m. Free, registration required. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172.

BOOK TALK: As part of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington’s annual book festival, pastry chef and cooking instructor Paula Shoyer discusses her new book, “The Holiday Kosher Baker: Traditional and Contemporary Holiday Desserts.” 1:30 p.m. $18. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-881-0100.

CULINARY HISTORY DISCUSSION: Cookbook author Monica Bhide gives a lecture on the sacred foods of India. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. 301-320-6979.

NOV. 11

CAPITAL FOOD FIGHT: Fundraiser for D.C. Central Kitchen hosted by chefs José Andrés and Carla Hall, with battling chefs Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground, Bertrand Chemel of 2941, Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen and Anthony Lombardo of 1789. Judges are chefs Tom Colicchio, Rick Bayless, Todd English and Art Smith. Also features food from other area restaurants. $250. Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

WINE DINNER: Five courses paired with Quintessa wines. 6:30 p.m. $125, not including tax and gratuity. Bazin’s on Church, 111 Church St. NW, Vienna. 703-255-7212.

NOV. 12

EATING WELL AFTER CANCER TREATMENT: Clinical dietitian Rachel Griffin shares tips on better eating, including a cooking demonstration with samples. Open to cancer survivors, their family members and friends. 6-8 p.m. Free, registration required. Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center, 6420 Rockledge Dr., Bethesda. 301-896-3939, Suite 1200.

NOV. 13

COOKING CLASS: Garden and cooking writer Adrienne Cook and caterer Danielle Navidi share ideas for how to use winter roots. Noon-1:30 p.m. $32. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400.

WINE DINNER: Four courses with Torres wines. Includes a flamenco performance. 6-9 p.m. $75, including tax and gratuity. La Tasca, 722 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-9190.

WINE TASTING: Benefit for Our Daily Bread’s holiday program features wine and hors d’oeuvres. Buy tickets by Nov. 8. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $50. 2941, 2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church. 703-273-8829.

NOV. 14

LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: Rene Redzepi, owner and head chef of Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, discusses his approach to food with Washington Post Food editor Joe Yonan and signs copies of his new book, “A Work in Progress: Notes on Food, Cooking and Creativity.” Location shared upon registration. 6:45-8:15 p.m. $30. 202-633-3030.

Becky Krystal

SEND NOTICES to: To Do, Food, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071, or e-mail, 14 days in advance. To find more calendar items, go to and click on "Food Events."

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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