FOOD EVENTS GIADA DE LAURENTIIS: Will sign "Giada's Kitchen." 1-3 p.m. Mon. Attendees must have a wristband (available at 9 a.m. Mon.) and a copy of the book to get in line. Borders, Rosedale Center, Hwy. 36 and N. Fairview Av., Roseville. 651-333-1344; 5-7 p.m. Mon. Barnes & Noble, Ridgehaven Mall, 13131 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka. 952-546-2006. THE TRUTH ABOUT CHOLESTEROL: Learn which foods and supplements can protect your heart and possibly reduce the need for medication. 7-9 p.m. Tue. $49-$55. Wedge Community Co-op, 2105 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. 612-871-3993. 19TH-CENTURY HEARTH COOKING: Visitors will learn to cook and eat a meal that would have been served at Fort Snelling. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11. $50-$55. Reservations required. Historic Fort Snelling, Hwys. 5 and 55, St. Paul. 612-726-1171. AUTUMN BAKING WITH PAT SINCLAIR: Book signing, "Baking Basics and Beyond," and a demonstration. 1-4 p.m. Oct. 12. Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., Mpls. CREATE AN HEIRLOOM COOKBOOK: Learn how to preserve your family's culinary treasures. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14. $29. Champlin Park High School, 6025 109th Av. N., Brooklyn Park. 763-506-5766. www. SAVORY AND SWEET EMPANADITAS: Learn how to make the Latin-style stuffed pastries. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 16. $60. The Chef's Gallery, 324 S. Main St., Stillwater. 651-351-1144.