What we’re reading this week…
Current events in food + food for thought!
>Why are millennials obsessed with what they eat? Hint: food photos could have something to do with it!
>Eating alone- no longer taboo! NPR reports that American adults are alone for 46% of eating occasions.
National Event Picks:
1. Wed, August 19th, 12pmET | Online Webinar
Scaling Up by Scaling Out
Webinar goodness! The next installment of Food Tanks’ exclusive webinar series features Shen Tong, a social activist and founder of FOOD-X. Shen discuss the types of companies that FOOD-X works with, and why it’s so important that their ideas are replicable and scalable. He will then define how FOOD-X is attempting to ‘democratize innovation’ in food, by empowering the people who are really hungry to drive change through the creation of food startups. Free to register.
2. Online Now
Edible Education 101
Fooducate yourself! Berkeley released videos of their edible education curriculum online. Check out these great lectures on the food system food movement, and more.
1. Wed, August 19th, 6PM to 8PM |Irving Farm Coffee Roasters| 224 W 79th St |Manhattan
Coffee+ Sake Night presented by Irving Farm+ Joto Sake
It’s too dang hot, so hometown coffee roaster Irving Farm is teaming up with NYC’s premier artisan sake importer, Joto Sake, to present an evening of chilled beverages, small bites and an in-depth exploration of processing- from the science of polishing rice to the sun-drying of coffee cherry. Tickets are $30.
2. Thurs, August 20th, 7PM to 9:30PM
Force Brands |6 Harrison St, 6th Floor | Manhattan
Fail Friday (on a Thursday): leading food startups share lessons learned
Food+ Tech Meetup, in partnership with Force Brands: FoodForce| Bevforce, brings the FailFriday series- celebrating failure in all its glory. It’s not easy being a food innovator. Hear from WTRMLN WTR, Super Sprowtz, The 86 Company, and more about their lessons learned. There will be snacks, cocktails, and lots of networking. Tickets are $10.
3. Sat, August 22nd, 2PM
Pier 26 in Tribeca| Manhattan
Hudson River Park’s Blues BBQ
Returning for its sixteenth season! Join for a day on the Hudson River pairing America’s best blues and roots musicians with NYC’s famous BBQ restaurants. Free to attend!
4. Sat, August 22nd, 11AM- 12:30PM
Clayton Williams Memorial Garden|303 W. 126th St| Manhattan
Culinary Education with GreenThumb
Join GreenThumb, the largest community gardening program in the nation, and Just Food, for a cooking demonstration in the garden. One of Just Food’s community chefs will demonstrate how to prepare local and seasonal vegetable-centered dishes that will inspire the whole family. Free to attend.
5. Wed, September 2nd, 6PM-8pm
The Natural Gourmet Institute| 48 West 21st St, The Lecture Room, 2nd Floor| Manhattan
*RSVP by August 25th
Scaling Your Recipe: Turning Your Favorite Recipe into a Retail-Ready Product
From the New York Small Scale Food Processors Association comes a 2 hour presentation from Robin Puskas, CEO/ Founder of New York Kitchen Company. The presentation will walk you through taking your Small Batch Recipe and converting it into a product ready and worthy of the Retail/Wholesale Market. Tickets are $20 for non-members, $10 for members. RSVP byAugust 25th by emailing: GreatDay2054@Yahoo.com and sending a check payable to NYSSFPA to: 8 Ramapo Ct, Cranford, NJ 07016-3414. Your received check confirms your reservation.