LOS ANGELES—Reflecting the diversity of the city is an eclectic variety of food events and classes guaranteed to satisfy even the most picky taste palate. With so many opportunities available to residents and visitors of the City of Angels, it is important to know exactly when and where to be to join the hottest food festivity or learn a new food related skill. Below is a list of upcoming food events and classes throughout the Los Angeles area.

Food Events 

Culinary Historians of Southern California: Patric Kuh discusses “Tracing Flavor Through Charitable Cookbooks,” 10:30 a.m. November 12. Free admission. Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. Fifth St. (323) 663-5407. www.chscsite.org

Japanese Food Festival: Japanese Restaurant Association of America present cooking demonstrations and food tastes, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13. Admission $55 in advance; $70. Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive. www.jraamerica.org

L.A. Food Studios at the Skirball Cultural Center: Los Angeles chefs demonstrate their special dishes, answer questions and offer tastes, 2-5 p.m. Nov. 13. Admission $25. Reservations required. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500. www.skirball.org

Il Fornaio-Woodland Hills: Festa Regionale menu: Piedmonte, through Nov. 20. Check website for menu details. Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 6320 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. (818) 297-1700. www.ilfornaio.com


Culinary Wonders: Fall Soups, 6:30 p.m. November 9; Homemade Ravioli, 6:30 p.m. November 11; Retro Holiday Pies, 6:30 p.m. November 16; Paleo Cooking, 6:30 p.m. November 30. Classes $86. Reservations required. 23460 Cinema Drive, Valencia. (661) 254-1234. www.culinarywonders.net

Sur La Table at The Village at Westfield Topanga: Fresh Ravioli, 11 a.m. November 10 ($69); Autumn Pies and Tarts, 11 a.m. November 11 ($69); Fall Macarons, 9 a.m. November 12 ($69); Holiday Cakes and Breads, 1 p.m. November 12 ($69); Jacques Pépin’s Thanksgiving Favorites, 1 p.m. November 13 ($79); Autumn in the Alps, 6:30 p.m. November 14 ($69); Fall Baking, 11 a.m. November 15 ($69); Knife Skills 101, 6:30 p.m. November 16 ($59). Reservations required. 6316 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. (800) 243-0852. www.surlatable.com

Indian Cooking: Farhana Sahibzada presents recipe from India and Pakistan, 6 p.m. November 10. Cost $35 plus $10 materials fee. Reservations required. Agoura Hills Recreation & Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. 818-597-7361. apm.activecommunities.com/agourahillsrecreation/Home

Cook LA: Thai Menu, 6:30 p.m. November 12; Fall and Winter Pies, 3 p.m. November 13; Tapas from Spain, 7 p.m. November 18; Italian Menu (gluten free), 6:30 p.m. November 19; Healthy Fall and Winter Menu, 5:30 p.m. November 20; Thanksgiving Brunch, 11 a.m. November 27. Classes $80. Reservations required. 10938 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. (818) 760-5157. www.cooklaonline.com