Join paella expert Sarah Jay at Valley Variety in Hudson on February 13 for Paella: From Pan to Plate, an evening of step-by-step preparation of this tasty fare. Consisting of rice mixed with a variety of vegetables and meats or fish, paella is considered Spain’s national dish. www.valleyvariety.com/food
Has grocery shopping got you in a slump? At the What to Eat & How to Shop seminar on February 20 at Home Cooking New York in Beacon, you’ll learn how to shop for produce, understand those pesky food labels, and become a master at differentiating between the good fats and the bad. You’ll be dominating the grocery aisle in no time! www.homecookingny.com/what-to-eat
Ed. note: Unfortunately, this event has been canceled this year due to insufficient vendors. Click here for refund information.
Spend a chilly winter day sampling a variety of chili recipes, and wash them down with the area’s finest beers, at the Hudson Valley Craft Brew Fest’s Chili & Brew Bash at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center on February 27. www.chilibrewbash.com