The Top 5 Food Events to Check Out This Week
Here are this week’s not-to-miss food events where you can meet folks indulging in their favorite eats, just as much as you do.
Scenes from Foodstand Spotlight held last week at Foodstand HQ (in last week’s newsletter!)
1. Mon, Jan 26th @ 7PM|Winegasm|31-86 37th Street|Queens
The Queens Slur: Slow Money NYC Monthly Happy Hour
It’s the Slow Food NYC monthly Happy Hour! It’s fun, social, and informal. But it’s also your opportunity to talk to the leadership of Slow Food NYC and let them know what’s on your mind. Got a great idea for an event? Looking for ways to get involved? Want to learn more about Slow Food? Just looking to have a relaxing drink with other “Slow” minded people? The Slur is your opportunity to get involved.
2. Tues, Jan 27th @ All Day|Staying In|Home|Blizzard JunoDecadent Hot Chocolate + Good Food Documentaries
We’re going to take a page from The Smitten Kitchen‘s cookbook to brave the upcoming blizzard this Tuesday. Grab your comforter, this simple recipe for a heartwarming Hot Chocolate, and snuggle up to that television subscription for some good food documentaries. We personally love: Food, Inc, Forks Over Knives, and Vegucated!
3. Wed, Jan 28th @ 8PM|Littlefield|622 DeGraw St|Brooklyn
Every culture has a long history of aphrodisiacs — love-inducing and libido-promoting foods, ranging from the commonplace to the esoteric. Is chocolate the rightful king of Valentines Day, or could the world do better with a tiger’s unmentionables? When love goes wrong, out comes the Victorian obsession with female poisoners: delicate and seductive, the ladies made headlines in the age of yellow journalism for offing their lovers with poisoned food. Join the Masters of Social Gastronomy to trace the history of these ladies and see what science has to say about their amorous assertions.
4. Thurs, Jan 29th @ 6:30PM|The Brooklyn Kitchen|100 Frost St|Brooklyn
Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, & Industrialization of the American Diet
Is it true that breast is best? Did the development of commercial baby food in mid-twentieth century America provide safe and healthy food, freeing mothers to work outside the home, or did it cause the decline of breastfeeding and set the stage for an epidemic of childhood obesity? No topic is more fraught than what we feed babies. A complex social activity as well as a question of nutrition, feeding babies is an expression of American notions about science, health, child-rearing practices, and tradition. Amy Bentley, Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University will discuss the ways in which commercial baby food shaped the evolution of parental and pediatric care in the mid-twentieth century and the role of such food in helping to establish adult preferences for much of todays highly-processed, calorie dense, and minimally nutritious foods. A reception with martinis and a 1950s-inspired cocktail party menu will precede the talk.
5. Sat, Jan 31st @ 9AM – 5PM |Grind|1412 Broadway|Manhattan
Food Startup Venture Fundraising Boot Camp
Join our friends at Food + Tech Connect for their upcoming fundraising boot camp. Taught by US Venture Partners Partner Paul Matteucci, this intimate, hands-on bootcamp will demystify the process of raising venture capital and give you the tools to go out and raise money with confidence.
- Get an insider look at how VCs evaluate deals
- Understand key fundraising concepts
- Determine which fundraising option is best for you
- Understand market sizing and valuation
- Create financial projections
- Develop a rough pitch deck
- Come up with a fundraising strategy for your company
You’ll also get help with your pitch from a rockstar group of food investors, including: Shen Tong of FOOD-X, Franklin Isacson of Verlinvest, Zubin Canteenwalla of NGEN Partners and Trevor Nelson of Alliance Consumer Growth. Work with investors behind companies like popchips, Nomiku and Brightfarms. Space is limited to around 30 people, so snag your spot today and save $100 with exclusive code for Foodstand community “FUNDing25” here.