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Honeybee: Talk and Tasting
Friday, October 9, 12 p.m.
Learn about the importance of bees—"arguably nature's most perfect creatures"—from beekeeper, founder and owner of Red Bee Honey, and author of Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper. Lecture is followed by a honey tasting. $16/person. 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street (map); event website

Greenpoint Food Market
Saturday, October 10, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Greenpoint Food Market takes place every Saturday. This week you'll find locally made jam, caramel, pretzels, chocolate, vegan granola bars, pickles, hummus, empanadas, pies, and more. Church of Messiah, 129 Russell Street, Brooklyn (map); website

The Havemeyer Sugar Sweets Festival
Saturday, October 10, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Sugar Sweets Festival features a bake sale, baking competition, baking activities, and goodies from local merchants. Homemade cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, and more will be sold to support the City Reliquary. Havemeyer and Grand Street, Brooklyn (map); event website

Fierce & Sweet
Sunday, October 11, 1 p.m to 4 p.m.
At this first annual Brooklyn Bake Off, 20 bakers will feed guests and a panel of celebrity judges will give awards for Most Surprising Ingredients; Most Delicious; Sexiest Baker; Best "Green" Goodies; and Best Presentation. Judges include Dalia Jurgensen, executive pastry chef at Dressler in Williamsburg and the author of Spiced, Richard Muszynski, owner of Ricard Chocolat, and competitive cook off gurus, Theo Peck and Nick Suarez. All proceeds will benefit New York Cares. $20/person. East River Bar, 97 S 6th Street, Brooklyn (map); event website

More events after the jump.

Global Kitchen: The Magic of Pickling
Tuesday, October 13, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about the history of pickling and how cultures across the globe have tinkered with pickling recipes in this series about global cuisine at The American Museum of Natural History. Lucy Norris, author of Pickled: Preserving a World of Tastes and Traditions, and pickle maker Bob McClure of McClure's Pickles will answer all your pickle-related question. Tastings are included. $20/person. American Museum of Natural History, 79th Street And Central Park West (map); event website

The Cooking Exhibition
Tuesday, October 13, 7 p.m.
The Liberty Science Center and Roberta's are hosting this fund-raising dinner to support urban farming, with special guests including Joe Bastianich and Mark Ladner of Del Posto, and Tom Mylan and Brent Young of Marlow and Daughters. Roberta's is launching an effort to develop a large-scale roof-top farming project in Brooklyn. $150/person. Roberta's, 261 Moore Street, Brooklyn (map); event website

Hot Dog and Sausage Tasting
Tuesday, October 13, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bruce Kraig, hot dog historian and author of Hot Dog: A Global History, hosts this tasting of encased meats prepared by chef Daniel B. Mowles of Lily's restaurant. Guests will vote on their favorites after the tasting. $25/person. Lily's Restaurant, The Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Ave (map); event website

Food Show: When Performance Becomes Lunch and Why We Finally Have an Appetite for a New Sort of Cooking Show
Thursday, October 15, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
This panel discussion will feature Delores Custer, food stylist; Harold McGee, author, professor, and New York Times columnist; Florent Morellet, restaurateur and community activist; Sara Moulton, author and TV chef; and Fabio Parasecoli, author and NYU Food Studies faculty member. The discussion will be moderated by Clark Wolf, food and restaurant consultant. Afterward, a reception with bread and local cheese. Free, with suggested donation $10/person. Fales Library, NYU's Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, third floor (map); RSVP to 212-992-9018 or rsvp.bobst@nyu.edu; event website

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