Baking Summer Berries, Pies and Tarts with Chef Mike Colameco and King Arthur Flour

Summer is nearly upon us and city sidewalks are stained with the juice of ripe, plump berries. With all these fruits at hand, we were happy to see that Chef Mike Colameco–host of the daily radio program “Food Talk” and “Colameco’s Food Show”on Channel 13–has teamed up with King Arthur flour for an upcoming cooking demonstration called Baking Summer Berries, Pies and Tarts.

Next up on the Event Calendar: That Holiday Everyone Loves to Hate

Although it feels like spring is beginning, it is indeed still technically February, that means Valentine’s Day. Below are a few Edible-approved ways to woo this year. If you’re looking to plan your social calendar beyond the 14th, be sure to stay tuned to our Events Calendar to fill your dates. And if you got an event to add–from CSA meet-ups to farm schools to secret suppers–let us know.

This Week on the Event Calendar: Forecasting the Year Ahead in Food, Farm Policy and Politics

Predicting the weather is Punxsutawney Phil’s domain. Predicting what’s going to happen when it comes to food, farm policy and politics? That’s where the NYC Food Almanac 2012 comes in. On January 24th from 6:30 to 9 pm at 632Below, a group of experts (including Edible’s own Brian Halweil) will predict what will happen and call for what should happen with a panel discussion and Q&A.

Stay Warm the Best Way We Know How: With a Ticket to Good Spirits

It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter, right? Mittens, scarves and puffy parkas are all well and good, but when it comes to warming seriously chilled bones, they can’t quite compete with stiff drink. It’s safe to say that February will be frigid, so prepare early and get your tickets (available here) to Good Spirits, our seasonally inspired cocktail event on February 28th from 6 to 9 pm at 82 Mercer in Soho. Until then, below is the roster of this year’s participants to get you excited. Be sure to check out our Events Calendar for other great happenings going on around town.

Ce Que Vous Mangez: The French Embassy Hosts a Conference on Food (avec Marion Nestle et Politique Alimentaire!)

Though it probably seems like a natural to readers of this magazine, rarely does the French Embassy host food events. But next Monday they are, and it’s one to skip work for. No no, it’s not the world’s biggest round of Epoisses or a tasting of sparking cidre from Normandy (though we’d be down for both) but a day-long program investigating the intersection of food culture and health from French and American points of view.

Highlights from our Food Event Calendar: Pickle Fests, The History of Wine, and Long Island Brews

While Edible cooks up plenty of our own events (stay tuned for details about Good Spirits 2012, and enter to win tickets right here), below are some upcoming events from our comprehensive calendar we think you’ll want to dig into… like the Peck Slip Pickle Festival, with samples, a home-pickling and fermenting competition, traditional bialys and a talk by food writer par excellence Mimi Sheraton, who wrote The Bialy Eaters.