Nathalie Dupree will be at Charleston Cooks! noon-2 p.m. Thursday to promote and sign copies of her latest cookbook “Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking.” The book contains more than 600 recipes and hundreds of step-by-step photographs that help the reader learn everything from the basics such as cleaning vegetables to advanced skills such as souffles and perfect biscuits. Charleston Cooks! is at Cross Hill Shopping Center, 702 Cross Hill Road, (803) 509-8111
Thanks and Giving for St. Jude at The Melting Pot now through Dec. 31. This charity campaign asks patrons to “give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not” by raising funds for cancer research. Donate $10 or more to St. Jude at The Melting Pot and receive a Fondue for the Kids card that offers $20 off a future purchase of $50 or more. The Melting Pot, 1410 Colonial Life Blvd., (803) 731-8500, melting pot.com/fondueforthe kids
Want to know if your freshly caught fish is safe to eat? DHEC’s “Fish Smart, Eat Smart” campaign provides you with a statewide map with the latest advisories, information and other materials to help anglers determine whether to keep or release the fish that they catch in South Carolina waters. www.scdhec.gov/fish
Soda City Market, 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday at the 1500 block of Main Street
701 Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday at 701 Whaley Street
Vista Guild Farmers Market 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Lincoln Street in front of Blue Marlin Restaurant
Farmers in the Forest,
Rosewood Market Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, 2803 Rosewood Drive, (803) 256-6410
Northeast Farmers Market at Lake Carolina
Columbia’s Cooking! Ask about cooking and nutrition classes for home schoolers, colacook @mailbox.sc.edu. Information, registration, Katherine Shavo (803) 576-5636, firstname.lastname@example.org, cpcp.sph.sc.edu/cooking /classes
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Tonight, Carolina trout; Dec. 11 and 12, fillet of beef; Dec. 18 and 19, pumpkin bisque; Dec. 27 and 28, sparkling wines; Jan. 2 and 4, pork. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com
Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: Thursday, gluten-free Italian; Friday, tapas; Monday, Eye on Food with Larry Platt; Monday and Tuesday, Food Wisdom RX with Roxanne Smith; Dec. 13, German holiday; Dec. 14 couples appetizers; Dec. 17, Artichoke Members Christmas cookbook exchange. Detailed listings at letscookculinary.com. Let’s Cook is at 1305 Assembly St. (803) 348-5874
McCutchen House on the USC Horseshoe. See complete schedule and sign up for classes at http://webapps .csg.sc.edu/ McCutchen.
Have an upcoming food event? Email details to email@example.com. Deadline is 5 p.m. Friday.