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Culinary Arts Programs
Alexandria: Where DC’s Breweries Began

Join Garrett Peck, author of Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C, on a walk through Old Town’s alleyways, archaeological finds, ice wells, warehouses, and waterfront as you explore the beverage’s local heritage and its renaissance.

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Pie, Squared: The Tasty Case for Slab Pies

Cathy Barrow, food writer and avid pie maker, is a fan of slab pie, baked in a sheet pan rather than a traditional one. Once she’s introduced you to its versatility—and offered a taste—you may never go round again.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Champagne Cocktails

Want some great cocktail ideas for celebrating the holidays? How about with Champagne? Learn about the French 75, the Bellini, the Mimosa, and that venerable classic, the Champagne Cocktail, with author and mixologist Philip Greene in a sparkling and spirited evening of food, drink, and enlightening discussion.

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
A Tudor Christmas Celebration

Tudor and Renaissance scholar Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger provides a colorful glimpse into how members of the Tudor dynasty and their courtiers marked the festive season with midwinter merrymaking fit for a king (or queen). Afterward, enjoy a Tudor-inspired holiday “feast.”

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Chesapeake Cuisine: Nourishing a Healthier Bay

Baltimore-based chef John Shields guides home cooks in preparing dishes in the Chesapeake tradition that are tasty and healthy—and support the regional food industry’s efforts to protect the Bay.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
A Toast to the Rat Pack

Author and cocktail expert Philip Green and author Noah Rothbaum celebrate the spirit—and the favorite spirits—of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, and other members of the swingin’, high-living clan who came to symbolize ’60s-style cool onstage and off.

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.