There are food nerd activities abounding lately, mostly in Davis. The Mondavi Food and Wine Institute is going to be a real boon to food nerdery. It makes me want to go back to school, but I'll have to settle for the free events, like this weekends academic conference: Tasting Histories: food and drink culture throughout the ages. Most of this is free to the public, there's a link at the bottom of the page to register.
Here's another event. It's tonight during Lost, unfortunately. Do you know of any other food events?
Oh yeah, another one is that Richard at Taylor's is hosting a wine tasting on sunday, I believe it's from 2-5. It's the guy from Kermit Lynch, ten bucks, snacks included.