Thursday, May 27, 6:30pm The Tenement Museum will bring together representatives including the authors of the Veselka cookbook and co-founder of the Rickshaw dumpling cart to discuss the different forms this favorite can take. The Tenement Museum,108 Orchard Street (at Delancey Street); 212-982-8420; event website.
Essentials of Tuscan Cooking
Friday, May 28, 10:00am-2:30pm This workshop offers an look at how to cook like you're in Tuscany. Sip on bellinis as you learn how to make risotto with Porcini Mushrooms, Tuscan Chicken with White Beans, Pork Chops with Olives and Fennel Seeds, and more. $120. The Institute of Culinary Education, 50 W 23rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, sixth floor; 800-522-4610; event website.
Parked: Gowanus Food Truck Festival
Monday, May 31, 12:00pm-7:00pm This food truck event will offer a fleet of hot local foods, including the Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Truck and Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies. Free. BKLYN Yard, 400 Carroll Street (between Bond and Nevins Streets), Gowanus, Brooklyn; event website.
Fulton Stall Market
Sunday, May 30, 12:00pm-6:00pm This outdoor food market kicks off on Sunday (and will be every Sunday and Wednesday throughout the rest of summer) at the South Street Seaport for some alfresco shopping. Snag ice cream from MilkMade, organic loaves from Bread Alone and much more. From noon to 2pm on Sunday, listen to live music by Brooklyn folksters North Highlands. South Street Seaport, South Street (between Beekman and Fulton Streets); 212-732-7678; event website.
Sandwiched in NY
Wednesday, June 2, 6:30pm-8:30pm Learn how to make restaurant-quality sandwiches. This class and tasting (along with tasting local wines) benefits Slow Food NYC. $45. Examples of the city's best creations, including Num Pang's veal meatball banh mi and Sho Shaun Hergatt's "Lamington." Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street (at 4th Street); 212-674-7501; event website.
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