Mary & Martha’s has grown! The Forest Acres kitchen supply store has expanded and is celebrating with an open house through Saturday, Nov. 2. Enjoy food samples, door prizes and more. Also, P atricia Moore-Pastides will be signing copies of her new cookbook, Greek Revival in the Garden, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 7. Mary & Martha’s is at 4711 Forest Drive, (803) 787-6165, MaryandMarthaSC.com
Happy birthday, Charleston Cooks! Celebrate the kitchen retail shop’s first anniversary in Columbia with an open house, tastings, product demonstrations and giveaways noon-5 p.m. Nov. 9 at Cross Hill Market.
Again with the pork ... Make Your Own Bacon workshop at Motor Supply Co. Bistro is Nov. 11. Plan now, only 25 spots available. Learn how to customize, hand-season and rub local, sustainably farmed Caw Caw Creek pork bellies in the workshop lead by Executive Chef Tim Peters. Tickets $60 per person, available at https://makeyourownbaconnovember2013.eventbrite.com Get on a wait list by calling (803) 256-6687, follow the fun on Twitter (#BaconRumpus)
Inaugural Savannah Food & Wine Festival is Nov. 11-17. This first-time event will feature wine dinners at area restaurants, wine strolls and more throughout the week. Special guest is Rob Mondavi Jr., of Mondavi Family Estate in Napa, California. A Celebrity Chef Tour, benefiting the James Beard Foundation and featuring chefs Hugh Acheson, Chris Hastings and Steven Satterfield, will be Nov. 13 at The Mansion on Forsyth Park. See www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com for information, tickets on sale now.
Music to Your Mouth a celebration of fine Southern food and wine and chefs is in its seventh year at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton. This year’s festivities will be Nov. 19-24. Slated for appearances this year are Sean Brock, Julian P. VanWinkle III, John T. Edge, Kevin Gillespie, Mike Lata, Craig Deihl, Edward Lee, Rodney Scott and Anne Quatrano. Event tickets are available now at www.musictoyourmouth.com
Chef Francois Fisera hosts cooking classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. Friday, Nov. 1, Spanish salmon; Nov, 5, 8 and 9, crackling salmon with black truffle; Nov. 12 and 15, boneless pork chop with Roquefort cheese sauce; Nov. 19 and 23, beef Wellington with foie gras and truffles; Nov. 22, Beaujolais Nouveau and coq au vin; Nov. 25 and 26, winter squash with foie gras. Fleur de Lys is at 3001 Millwood Ave. (803) 765-9999 or fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com
Let’s Cook Culinary Studio events: Thursday, Oct. 31, Italian small plates; Friday, Nov. 1, tapas; Saturday, Nov. 2, Mothers & Daughters Healthy cooking for the holidays; Nov. 7, Italian small plates; Nov. 8, couples Asian dishes; Nov. 12, Flavor of Health with Katherine Shao; Nov. 14, baking with Shanel from Carolina Girl Confections; Nov. 15, couples dinner party; Nov. 19, Wild Women; Nov. 20, breakfast for supper; Nov. 26, pies (apple, pumpkin and no-bake lemon cream cheese). Detailed listings at letscookculinary.com. Let’s Cook is at 1305 Assembly St. (803) 348-5874
North Columbia Community Farmers Market, Thursdays beginning at 5 p.m. Corner of North Main and Newman streets