ABCs OF COOKING : Chef Diane Bukatman demonstrates how to use a knife skillfully in the kitchen in the first class in the "How to Think Like a Chef" series. The class is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 9 at 20 Clarks Lane, Reisterstown. $65 for the first class or $400 for the series. Call 410-833-5579 or visit fortheloveoffood.com.
BOURBON TASTING : Bourbon expert Steve Cole explains how whiskey is made, how it pairs with food, and the nuances of its color, age and taste from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. July 31 at Morton's Steakhouse. Sample bourbon and hors d'oeuvres, including sea scallops, mini crab cakes and lamp chops. The event is at 300 S. Charles St. $45. Call 410-568-8808 or visit mortons.com.
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A classically trained chef works together with her photographer-husband to cook and then photograph her creations.