What we’re reading this week…
Current events in food + food for thought!
>A National Food Policy for the 21st Century – Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, Ricardo Salvador, and Olivier de Schutter share their vision for what a unified US food policy could look like, since we really don’t have one.
>California is taking big steps to limit antibiotic use in livestock production – Antibiotics are fed to healthy livestock to boost growth, but overuse has led to antibiotic resistance – one of the “worlds most pressing health problems.” California just took the strongest step to limit overuse.
>School lunches, particularly healthier options, are pretty controversial. Here’s a full deep dive into the issue.
National Event Pick:
Tues, Oct 13th, 9:00PM ET
Democratic Primary Debate
Food policy is something that has been top of mind for many people around the world and in the US. We’re hoping these key food issues come up during the debate on Tuesday, so tune in to hear what the candidates have to say!
1. Wed, Oct 14th, 7:00PM
92Y | Lexington Ave. at 92nd St. | Manhattan
Daniel Humm and Will Guidara run two of New York’s most pioneering restaurants: Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad. Their team is known for perfectly executed cooking and creating extraordinary, genre-defying dining experiences. Bar director Leo Robitschek helped reinvent the cocktail program at Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad. Join them as they share food and drink recipes and stories from The NoMad Cookbook.
2. Thurs, Oct 15th, 5:30PM
North Brooklyn Farm| 320 Kent Ave| Brooklyn
NYC AgTech Week’s biggest event! The evening will feature rooftop-raised fish, NYC grown produce, locally brewed beers, and even cricket bars! Farmers will speak about their product and their experience of growing in the city and the role of AgTech. It will be a great chance to network, learn, and taste what locally grown NYC food is really like. The menu is by Manhattan Agriculture, and the entry tickets are $5.
3. Thurs, Oct 15th- Sun, Oct 18th
After seven successful years (last year they raised $1 million!), the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is gearing up to once again pay homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world while fighting to end hunger! It is the only Festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs. Events range from tastings and hands-on classes to intimate dinners, brunches, late-night parties and more! The proceeds benefit the Food Bank for New York City and the No Kid Hungry Campaign.
4. Sat, Oct 17th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
NY Academy of Medicine | 1216 6th avenue at 103rd St| Manhattan
Jacques Pépin, community activists, history buffs, and food enthusiasts will come together for a in a daylong celebration of history, food, and health. Topics include insects, hip hop public health, food and the law, food porn, technology, and much more. General admission is $65, and workshops are $25 to attend.
5. Sun Oct 18th, 9:30AM-6:00PMPick-up and Drop-off at: Madman Espresso| 336 W 37th St| Manhattan
Learn about foraging for wild edibles on untouched, beautiful private land that abuts the Appalachian Trail. The day trip also includes a delicious farm-to-table lunch from local purveyors and a whiskey tasting and tour at Black Dirt Distillery. Hike through natural forests while Leda Meredith, an instructor on foraging certified in ethnobotany, guides you on where to look for and how to identify wild plants. You’ll also learn tips on how to sustainably harvest and prepare these seasonal ingredients. After your hike, enjoy lunch and head over to Black Dirt Distillery for a tour and tasting. Tickets are $110.
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