• Pickle-ish Halloween Party: This Saturday, Brooklyn-based pickle producer Wheelhouse Pickles will host a Halloween party. 9 p.m. on 10/28, Freddy's Bar, 485 Dean St. at 6th Avenue, Brooklyn.
• Guilty Pleasures: The History of Fast Food: At 6:30 p.m. tonight, Andrew Smith will be speaking at the NYU Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health, 35 West 4th Street, 10th Floor.
• NYC Halloween Dinner Party: Social Eats is hosting a Halloween dinner party featuring "spooky, campy Halloween food." No costume necessary. 7:30 p.m. on 10/30, $25 per person, RSVP for the party location on the Upper West Side.
• Ina Garten Reading: The Barefoot Contessa will read from her new cookbook -- The Barefot Contessa Cooks at Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again -- at 10/30 at the Williams-Sonoma store in the Short Hills Mall, Short Hills, NJ.
Apartment Therapy: The Kitchen will feature your jack o' lantern pictures and
pumpkin seed recipes on Halloween.