Nov. 18, the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington is scheduled to host a lecture by David Gariff, senior lecturer of the National Gallery of Art. This event is part of the “First Week of Italian Cuisine in the World.” The event will take place at The Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street, NW. The lecture will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and is free to the community. To attend the free lecture, visit to RSVP.