Award-winning local chef Monica Pope will show you how to get mmm-mmm goodness out of your backyard at Cooking Where Your Food Lives: How to Use Local and Seasonal Ingredients, a lesson on how to make fresh, nutritional and, most importantly, tasty meals from produce grown in the Bayou City. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway. For registration and information, call 713-681-8433 or visit www.houstonarboretum.org. $60 to $80.
Thu., Dec. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 2008