Whether your new year’s resolution was to eat better or cook more, there are several events in February that will help you do both.
Learn to cook from well-known Atlanta chefs
Three local chefs will share their expertise during the Marcus Jewish Community Center’s Master Chef Series. Pastry chef Andrea Kirshtein, who has worked for Empire State South, will teach pastry making on Feb. 1; food writer and cookbook author Cynthia Graubart will teach a class on Southern cooking on Feb. 8; and Eli Kirshtein, who appeared on “Top Chef” and is the chef at The Luminary at Krog Street Market will instruct participants on making winter vegan dishes on Feb. 15. A class on Mediterranean dishes with Todd Ginsberg of The General Muir is sold out.
7-9 p.m. Feb. 1, 8 and 15. $150 for members; $195 for non-members. Marcus Jewish Community Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Register
Keep your resolutions by eating organic
Looking to go organic or are you already immersed in the world of organics but want to delve even deeper? The Georgia Organics Conference & Expo offers attendees farm tours, booths and exhibits from more than 70 partners, DIY workshops, educational sessions and keynote speeches from Matthew Raiford, executive chef and owner of The Farmer and The Larder in Brunswick and bestselling author and Piedmont College humanities instructor Barbara Brown Taylor.
Feb. 17-18. $80-$325. Farm tours, intensive workshops and Farmers Feast are extra. Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park. Register
Get a taste of Italy in Atlanta
Truffles aren’t easy to come by, so when a four-course dinner featuring dishes made with the highly prized edible fungi comes along, you’d better make reservations. Bellina Alimentari’s Truffle Dinner will feature dishes including potato agnolotti with black truffle and quail ragu and lobster ravioli with black truffle, sunchokes and chive. Really treat yourself with a wine pairing for an extra $35 a person.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 24. $85 per person, $35 for additional wine pairings. Bellina Alimentari, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. Register
Keep things simple for your family meal
Watershed’s executive chef Zeb Stevenson wants to help you keep things simple — and healthy — for your family in this event sponsored by the Atlanta Community Food Bank. His class will focus on using local and sustainable ingredients to create a meal you can pull out again and again. Learn how to make peas with mint, bacon and boiled dressing, Secret Recipe Meatloaf with potato puree, greens and gravy and a dessert of coconut pudding. The event includes wine tastings and door prizes.
7-9 p.m. Feb. 27. $55. The Cook’s Warehouse Midtown, 1544 Piedmont Road, Ste. 403-R, Atlanta. Register