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Gloucester: The Northeast Seafood Coalition and the Cape Ann Brewing Company are partnering for an evening to celebrate lesser-known and underutilized seafood caught in the waters just off the coast of New England. The Pub at Cape Ann Brewing Co., located on Gloucester’s historic working waterfront, will host a five-course seafood dinner with a beer pairing for each course. Tuesday, 6 p.m. Cape Ann Brewing Co. Brew Pub, 27 Commercial St. $50. 978-281-4782, www.capeannbrewing.com.
Medford: Plimoth Plantation culinarian Kathleen Wall speaks on “Beans and Bacon and Hasty Pudding (But It’s Not Just the Food),” about 18th-century cuisine with a focus on what was eaten by Massachusetts’ wealthiest residents and those they enslaved. Wednesday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Royall House and Slave Quarters, 15 George St. $5. www.royallhouse.
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