What: Marga den Hoed leads a class on how to make and use fresh seitan, the wheat-based meat substitute, using traditional Japanese products.
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday
Where: Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento
What: Hank Shaw, author of “Duck, Duck, Goose,” hunter and cook, explains what you need to know about preparation of waterfowl, from obtaining the birds to cleaning and cooking them.
When: 6:30 pm. Tuesday
Where: Sacramento Central Library, 828 I St., Sacramento
Information: (916) 264-2920; www.saclibrary.org
Chili and beer
What: Sacramento Beer and Chili Festival features four categories in a cook-off that also is a fundraiser for the Sacramento Artists Council children’s art programs.
When: 1-5 p.m. April 19
Where: Fremont Park, 1515 Q St., Sacramento
Cost: $35-$65; designated driver tickets $20
Information: sacramentobeerandchilifestival.com; (916) 230-1454
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