Enjoy a heavy dose of retro style while you learn about one-dish cooking from Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock, also known as The Casserole Queens. For more than five years, the two women have been whipping up simple but tasty dishes, including their signature Chicken Pot Pie (made with white wine and fresh tarragon) and Mandarin Meatloaf (with sweet mandarin oranges and hoisin sauce). The two sought-after teachers, who appear dressed like June Cleaver-era moms, will discuss and sign their newest title, The Casserole Queens Cookbook, today, revealing the secrets to bringing casseroles into the 21st century. 7 p.m. Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial. For information, call 281‑497-8675 or visit www.bluewillowbookshop.com. Free.
Thu., Sept. 1, 7 p.m., 2011