Made From the Market
2:30 p.m. Wednesday
French Market, between Ursuline Avenue and Gov. Nicholls Street, (504) 522-2621
Southern Food & Beverage Museum Director Liz Williams discusses ideas for keeping a pantry stocked with produce for quick meals.
Cookies & Cocktails
7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday
Harrah's New Orleans Hotel & Casino, Harrah's Theater, 8 Canal St., (504) 533-6000
The fundraiser for Girl Scouts Louisiana East features local chefs preparing dishes made with Girl Scout cookies. There also is an open bar, music by Groovy 7 and celebrity judges, who will choose their favorite dish. Call (504) 355-5885 for tickets.
Chinese New Year's Traditions and Treats
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday
Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-0405
The cooking demonstration features butter cookies children can decorate with icing and sprinkles and take home. The program also teaches children about the animal signs of Chinese astrology. Free for Louisiana residents.