Halal food will be the subject of a talk for the Culinary Historians of New York by Febe Armanios and Bogac Ergene, Middle Eastern historians and the authors of “Halal Food: A History.” The authors will discuss the rules that govern food and drink for Muslims, and halal foods will be served before the lecture.

“The History of Halal and the Rules That Launched a Fleet of Food Trucks,” Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. (reception), 7 p.m. (program), N.Y.U. Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, 411 Lafayette Street, Fifth Floor (Astor Place), $22 by Jan. 2 for members of Culinary Historians of New York, $25 after; $40, plus Eventbrite fees, for nonmembers, halalfoodrules.eventbrite.com.

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