You can't truly call yourself a foodie unless you're familiar with Michael Pollan. The author became a household name with his groundbreaking books The Omnivore's Dilemma and Food Rules. In his most recent work, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, Pollan tackles a new challenge: using the four elements—earth, air, fire, and water—to inspire mouthwatering dishes (and drinks) in his own kitchen. Tickets include a discussion with the author and a signed copy of Cooked. Wed 12:30 p.m.