The best events, talks and sport
Cooking with Truffles Elizabeth Luard demonstrates the ultimate gastronomic experience, using recipes from her new book, Truffles, a fascinating and occasionally eccentric account of the pungent fungus. Includes a glass of wine and a selection of crostini. Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh, Tue 7 Nov, £22.50.
Edinburgh & Glasgow Fireworks Displays Come on, who doesn’t love the cheap thrill of whizzing sparkly things? The pyrotechnics start at 7.30pm, with family-friendly entertainment beforehand. Expect the whole of Scotland to sound like Armageddon; Glasgow’s big bang is also promoting the city’s 2014 Commonwealth Games bid. Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh & Glasgow Green, Glasgow, Sun 5 Nov.
Oddbins Wine Fair Over 500 wines feature, so taste your way around the off licence’s shelves and meet the people behind the bottles. Malt whisky, fortified wine and spirits are on show too. Visit www.tinyurl.com/yktcbn to book. Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Sat 4 & Sun 5 Nov.
Soil Association Organic Food Festival With talks and tastings, stalls and children’s activities, the Scottish Soil Association’s inaugural festival will showcase the best organic produce Scotland has to offer, plus more from around the UK and abroad. Various venues, Glasgow, Sat 4 & Sun 5 Nov.