Advance registration or reservations are recommended for most events. THIS WEEK NOV. 29-DEC. 1 If you didn't get your fill of wine with your Thanksgiving

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Advance registration or reservations are recommended for most events. THIS WEEK NOV. 29-DEC. 1 If you didn't get your fill of wine with your Thanksgiving feast (you didn't), head to Washington's (or Oregon's) designated Wine Country for some more. All weekend, winemakers are opening their doors and bottles to caravans of wine-seeking pilgrims. For Washington member wineries, call 206-667-9463 or visit www.washingtonwine.org. For Oregon, call 503-646-2985 or visit www.yamhillwine.com. NOV. 30 The Moroccan cook's crock pot, the tagine, is a wonderful thing. Throw a slew of ingredients inside, leave it for a few hours, and you'll have yourself a delicious authentic Moroccan meal. Visit Whole Foods Market to see this clever North African cookware in action—and to taste a traditional chicken and saffron dish. Free. 1-4 p.m. 1026 N.E. 64th St., 206-985-1500. ROOSEVELT It's the last Saturday of the month; time for Au Bouchon's Cassoulet Night. Once a month, the French bistro cooks up this traditional meat dish from southwest France. It takes three days to prepare. $21. 5-10:30 p.m. 1815 N. 45th St., 206-547-5791. WALLINGFORD DEC. 2-17 Month of Meals can help you find that elusive middle ground between buying premade holiday meals and cooking everything from scratch. MoM invites wannabe chefs "to cook for one day and go home with enough appetizers and desserts" for the entire holiday season. We're talking baked brie and chicken satay apps and bourbon balls for dessert, so this might be worth a shot. $100. By appt. Wed.-Sat. 1114 291st Ave. N.E., Carnation, 425-837-9305, www.monthofmeals.com. CARNATION COMING UP DEC. 5 Eating can save your life by postponing starvation. Tonight, your eating can save other lives—particularly the lives of land-mine accident survivors in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. For the second annual Night of 1000 dinners, Seattle human-rights organization Clear Path International will join land-mine action groups worldwide to host fund-raising dinners. For participating Seattle restaurants and hosts, call 206-780-5964 or visit www.clearpathinternational.org. DEC. 6 Do you cook at home? So does Sara Moulton. Do you write cookbooks and appear regularly on the TV Food Network? No, we didn't think so. Come get Moulton to sign your copy of Sara Moulton Cooks at Home. Free. Noon at Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., 206-366-3333, LAKE FOREST PARK; 6:30 p.m. at Sur La Table, 90 Central Way, 425-827-1311, KIRKLAND. DEC. 7 The good people at Space City Mixer are looking to capitalize on your sexually frustrated, altogether downtrodden single self, and we would let them do it if we were you, because there's food involved. The annual 'Tis the Season Brunch will take place this year at Greenlake Bar & Grill; goodies include coffee, juice, baked goods, and idle chitchat with other mateless individuals whose average level of erotic appeal should roughly mirror your own. $19. 10:30 a.m., 72nd St. N.E. and Green Lake Dr., 206-729-6179. GREEN LAKE DEC. 11 A hotel whose rooms are dedicated to local wineries and vineyards would be expected to put on a good show when it comes to, well, wine, and Hotel Vintage Park has held up its end of the bargain with winter wine classes. The last class of its 2002 series deals with all things bubbly, including our dear friends sparkling wine and champagne. $10. 6:15-7 p.m. 1101 Fifth Ave., 2006-624-8000. DOWNTOWN DEC. 14 Crab. Weezer wrote a song about it, and now Cynthia Nims, author of the new cookbook Crab, is telling us how to prepare it in dozens of creative ways. Crab Benedict, beer-steamed crab with mustard butter, and chilled tomato soup with crab—these are but a few of her shellfish epiphanies. Come meet the woman herself at Sur La Table and get your crab on. Free. 12:30-1:30 p.m. 84 Pine St., 206-448-2244. DOWNTOWN

 
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