The American Institute of Wine and Food, with Newbury College, 129 Fisher Avenue in Brookline, will host a program on Tuesday, October 18, from 6:30 – 8:30 featuring one of the Garden Club of the Back Bay’s favorite speakers. Russ Cohen, professional environmentalist and wild food enthusiast, will be giving a talk, with slides, called “Wild Edibles I Have Known (and Eaten)”. He will also be selling his cookbooks, the proceeds of which go to one of the organizations that he supports. Sometime during the evening, snacks made from the recipes in his book will be passed. These will be prepared by Guida Ponte, a chef at Verrill Farm in Concord, assisted by some of the Newbury culinary students. The cost is $25, and the event will take place in Mitton Hall. You may purchase tickets by sending a check made out to AIWF Boston, c/o Jerry Dreher, 1284 Beacon Street, #701, Brookline, MA 02446, or on line at http://www.aiwf.org/boston/chapter_calendar/event.html?calendarevent_id=3266&date=2011-10-18&.