Nightlife historian Peter Moruzzi will discuss his new book, Classic Dining: Discovering America’s Finest Mid-Century Restaurants (Gibbs Smith, $30) at a free 7-9 p.m. event Dec. 13 in the Tahiti Room at the Mai-Kai. The vintage restaurant at 3599 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, is featured in the book along with Joe’s Stone Crab and Fox’s Sherron Inn. Two-for-one drinks and half-price appetizers will be available. Reservations are suggested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York chef Marc Forgione, third-season winner of The Next Iron Chef, will demonstrate recipes from The Macy’s Culinary Council Thanksgiving & Holiday Cookbook at 2 p.m. Saturday at the department store’s Dadeland Home Store, 7675 Kendall Dr., Kendall. Admission is free, but reservations are suggested at macys.com/events.
Norman Van Aken will sign copies of his new cookbook, My Key West Kitchen: Recipes and Stories (Kyle, $29.95), from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at Whole Foods Market, 6701 Red Rd., Coral Gables. The chef will also lead a 7-8 p.m. cooking class for guests who make reservations and a $10 donation for Lotus House at the customer-service desk; 305-421-9421.