Artisanal L.A. Fall Show
The fall show from Artisanal L.A., the pop-up shop and recurrent event, is coming. This one again showcases new and returning vendors, book signings, demos and lots of fun stuff. Look for the launch of Leah Ferrazzani's Semolina Pasta; Stowaway Ginger Beer; Buttermilk, Inc.; QUIN candy from Portland, Oregon; and Zoe Nathan, who will be signing copies of her recently published cookbook, Huckleberry. Also at the event: demos on food preserving, cocktail ingredient making and flower arranging.
WHAT: Artisanal L.A. Fall Show
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 11; Sunday, Oct. 12; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.
WHERE: L.A. Mart, 1933 S. Broadway, Ste. 295, DTLA; (213) 763-5731.
COST: $12 per day in advance or $15 at the door; $20 for a two-day pass.
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Grist & Toll Pie Class
Nan Kohler of Grist & Toll is teaching a five-hour pie class at the Pasadena urban flour mill. Kohler, who previously was pastry chef at Sweet Butter Kitchen, will teach you how to incorporate whole-grain flours into different types of pie dough, offering insider tips and tricks, recipes and techniques for three different types of pie dough using seasonal fruit and simple, fresh ingredients. And you can pick up some flour on the way home, too.
WHAT: Grist & Toll Pie Class
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Grist & Toll, 990 S. Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena; (626) 441-7400.
Hot Sauce Talk
Longtime Los Angeles Times food writer and noted Arabist Charles Perry will deliver one of his excellent Culinary Historians of Southern California talks. In this one, Perry explores the origins of hot sauce, which covers tomato ketchup, Worcestershire sauce "and the 17th-century English infatuation with Asian condiments such as mango pickle and soy sauce. Their thrifty attempts to counterfeit the foreign products led to the first bottled sauces. From there, tabasco and Sriracha were inevitable." After the talk, there will be a reception with themed food. Because there should be.
WHAT: Where Did Hot Sauce Come From?
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m.; reception at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth St., dwntwn.; (323) 663-5407.