Frokost = Brunch
Saturday, March 28
“Frokost” translates roughly into “brunch,” and a smorgasbord of smoked salmon, herring, ham, sausages, boiled eggs, cheeses, breads, traditional pastries and fruit soup will be laid out by the members of the Sons of Norway Idun Lodge. A bake sale will provide additional items to take home, from coffee cakes to lefse. 9 am-noon, 2262 Winnebago St., 608-277-8190. Adults/$12, kids 6-12/$6.
The year in food
Sunday, March 29
The 2015 annual meeting of the Madison chapter of Slow Food will occasion a review of last year’s activities and brainstorming for upcoming events. Local vendors will provide food and drink. Meet the board and fellow members; non-members are welcome. Noon-2 pm at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St. 608-616-0736. Free, but you must order a ticket; see the Eventbrite link on slowfoodmadison.org.
Have a cuppa
Wednesday, April 1
The Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin, better known as CHEW (no, this is not an April Fool’s joke) welcome Dr. Judith Fisher to speak on “The Empire of the Tea Table: The Social and Literary Life of Tea in Victorian England” for their monthly program. Fisher will discuss how tea became the drink of English women, its relationship to class, and more. Of course, there will be tea and scrumptious accoutrements. 7:15 pm, Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St. chewwisconsin.com.