Give Me Some Sugar’s “I Love Chocolate” candy-making class covers classics like toffee, turtles, fudge, lollipops, and truffles. 11 AM-1 PM, TipsyCake, 1043 N. California, 773-384-4418, $75.
Naomi Levine, owner of TipsyCake Bakery, and Jon-Antony, a chef at Table Fifty-Two, discuss the culinary evolution of their native Australia—from Aboriginal dishes to Vegemite—in The Sweet and Savory Tale of Australia. Cynthia Clampitt, author of Waltzing Australia, will also talk; the program will be followed by tastings of “down-under samples.” A Culinary Historians of Chicago program. 10 AM-noon, Kendall College, 900 N. North Branch, 708-788-0338, $5, $3 students and members.
Dunlays on the Square celebrates National Pizza Pie Day by offering a “buy one get one free” deal on its pizzas, from caponata to barbecue chicken. They also have $5 glasses of wine, including Gnarly Head zinfandel and Alamos malbec. 4:30-10 PM, 3137 W. Logan, 773-227-2400.
“Eno-Versity: I Love Chocolate Edition” features tips from Shara Bauer on buying and making chocolate, plus pairings like M. Lawrence sparkling wine with Margie’s chocolate-covered toffee and Jonesy Port with Gail Ambrosius chocolate-covered salted caramels. 6-7 PM, Eno at the InterContinental Chicago, 505 N. Michigan, 312-321-9738.
The Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the American Constitution Society at Chicago-Kent College of Law present “Can the Government Control What We Eat?,” a panel examining issues related to Chicago’s (now repealed) 2006 foie gras ban. Panelists include alderman Joe Moore, who sponsored the ban; Chicago-Kent professor Sheldon H. Nahmod; and Mark Caro, Tribune reporter and author of soon-to-be-released book The Foie Gras Wars. Noon, 565 W. Adams, 309-657-9821, free.
Vosges Haut-Chocolat hosts a Port and Chocolate class on various vintages and styles of port and how to pair them with chocolate, particularly truffles and caramels. 7:30-9:30 PM, 951 W. Armitage, 773-296-9866, $30.
Geography professor Daniel Block discusses the results of a recent study mapping the availability of groceries in Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs, which show that supermarkets are often scarce in areas with large minority populations, in a lecture titled Mapping Food, Supermarkets, and Community in Chicago. 6 PM, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, 312-255-3700, free.