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Grist & Toll bread bake, 'What Shakespeare Ate,' Scotch tasting at the Bazaar

CookingLifestyle and LeisureDining and DrinkingWilliam ShakespearePatt MorrisonJonathan Gold

Bake-your-own-bread: Local organic flour mill Grist & Toll presents the first in a new series of community pop-ups and workshops at its Pasadena location on Sunday. This first event will feature M.O.M.O. (Michael O'Malley's Mobile Oven), where guests can bring in their own dough to be baked in the mobile oven, as well as Your Local Hive Pop-Up Shop with small-batch goods such as Frog Hollow conserves, Eat Well salts and Fat Uncle Farms almonds and nut butters. Grist & Toll also has new hours for public retail; it is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. The pop-up on Sunday is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 990 S. Arroyo Parkway, No. 1, Pasadena, gristandtoll.com.

Coleworts and quail: The California International Antiquarian Book Fair takes place at the Pasadena Convention Center Friday through Sunday and pays tribute to William Shakespeare (2014 would have been his 450th birthday) with a special exhibition and panel discussion, "What Shakespeare Ate: Dining in the Elizabethan Age." On Saturday at 1 p.m., panelists including Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold, food historian Charles Perry, award-winning cookbook author Anne Willan and seller of antiquarian books on gastronomy Ben Kinmont will discuss the life and culinary times of the Bard. Times columnist Patt Morrison will moderate. Rare books on food and cookery in Elizabethan times from the UC San Diego Library will be featured in the book fair's Shakespeare exhibit, including "Opera ... dell' Arte del Cucinare" by Bartolomeo Scappi from 1660, with woodcuts of the Renaissance kitchen and all its gadgets, the first time knife, fork and spoon were shown together. Tickets are $13 for a Saturday-Sunday pass, available online or at the venue. Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena, www.sfbookfair.com.

Speyside Scotch and Spanish tapas: On Wednesday, the Bazaar will host a Scotch tasting with Macallan brand ambassador Kieron Elliott, who will serve five Macallan family Marques (Highland Park 12-year and 18-year, Macallan Sherry Oak 12-year and 18-year, and Fine Oak 15-year). The event will take place at the Bar Centro Terrace, where attendees also will have access to the restaurant’s cigar menu (for an additional fee) and a selection of tapas from the Bazaar. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $49 per person, available online. Those who would like to stay for dinner at the Bazaar are offered a 20% discount off their dinner bill. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., (310) 247-0400, www.thebazaar.com.

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