What we’re reading this week- Current events in food+ food for thought!
>Good food vs Big Food – POLITICO tackles the lobbying side of the never-ending tale of David and Goliath. Read the full story here.
>Hospital-run farms – what a refreshing idea!
>The egg shortage + how bakers are getting creative with replacements.
National Event Pick:
Wed, August 5th, 12PM- 1PM ET
This installment of FoodTank’s Webinar series will feature the anti-hunger movement’s Joel Berg in with a 30 minute presentation, followed by 15 mins of Q&A. Join to learn more about hunger, why it exists, solutions, and roadblocks. Free to register!
1. Tues, August 4th, 6:30PM to 8PM
Magnolia Bakery| 200 Columbus Ave. at 69th St.| Manhattan
Magnolia Bakery: Filled Cupcakes
A class where you will learn how to make some of Magnolia Bakery’s favorite filled cupcakes, including truffle cupcakes with chocolate filling and coconut cupcakes with lemon cream filling. The $60 ticket will get you six of the cupcakes you decorate to take home, sprinkles, an at-home starter kit, Magnolia Bakery tote bag and more.
2. Tues, August 4th, 7PM-8:30PM
The Homestead| 67 Irving Pl.| Manhattan
Cheeses of Ireland and Britain
Let’s get cheesy. Join for a class (and tasting!) of cheeses from Ireland and Britain, associated with great pride and tradition. Tickets are $65 (give the cheese, get the cheese).
3. Wed, August 5th, 5PM to 10PM
J’eatJet?| 685 5th Ave.| Brooklyn
All you can eat Blue Crabs! Join for a night of delicious local seafood (the rest of their menu is locally farmed, thumbs up!). $40 per person includes sides & dessert, and there will be bar specials throughout the evening.
4. Sat, August 8th, 5PM to 9PM
East River Park | 24-20 FDR Drive, Enter at East 23rd St.| Manhattan
Cookout NYC’s Ciderfeast
Party on the East River with more than a dozen cider makers pouring 30+ of the best regional, national, and European ciders. The ciders will be perfectly paired with outdoor grillables and live folk music. General admission is $60.