What we’re reading this week…
Current events in food + food for thought!
>NPR’s coverage of the new book, Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Food Additives and 25 Food Products
>Judge Strikes Down New York City’s Ban on Foam Food Containers
National Event Pick:
Tues, Sept 29th, 1PMET
#HealthTalk: Common Kitchen Mistakes That Can Make You Sick: Twitter Chat
Are you up on the healthiest food practices? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 6 Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses each year. These diseases may be invisible to the naked eye, but they hide on kitchen surfaces, knives, utensils, and other places. The good news is that you can prevent their spread and protect your health by following some basic food safety practices, like washing your hands, using separate cutting boards for vegetables and raw meat and poultry, and cooking and chilling foods at the right temperature. Join a twitter chat with Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, owner of BetterThanDieting.com; David W. Plunkett, JD, JM, senior staff attorney for the food safety program at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI); and Johannah Sakimura, Everyday Health nutrition columnist.
1. Mon, Sept 28th, 6:30PM-8:30PM
UrbanSpace Vanderbilt | 230 Park Ave, at 45th St and Vanderbilt Ave| Manhattan
Markets: Past and Future
Calling all those interested in markets! Join UrbanSpace for their debut event at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt, as they host four international practitioners in the art of creating multi-tenanted markets. Speakers will engage around the past and future of markets, and how markets are changing the face of the restaurant and retail world today. Tickets are $20, redeemable for a $20 food voucher at the door, which can be used at any of the UrbanSpace Vanderbilt booths.
2.Tues, Sept 29th, 7:30PM-9:30PM
Runner & Stone| 285 Third Avenue, between Carol & President|Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Slur: Runner & Stone
Get your happy hour pants on! It’s Slow Food NYC’s monthly happy hour, this time held at Runner & Stone, the neighborhood bakery, restaurant, and bar that believes cooking and eating are communal activities that connect people to one another. The convivial atmosphere features a menu focused on local, seasonal ingredients that are grown, produced, packaged and transported in a responsible manner. Free to attend!
3. Wed, Sept 30th, 7PM
92Y| Lexington Ave at 92nd St| Manhattan
Talking about Cakes:Claire Ptak of London’s Violet Bakery and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine and Blue Bottle Coffee with Bon Appétit Magazine’s Christine Muhlke
A California native, Claire Ptak worked as a pastry chef for Alice Waters at Chez Paniesse before moving to London and opening Violet, a bijou cake shop and café. Jamie Oliver has called her his “favourite cake maker in the whole world.” She talks about launching and maintaining a successful baking business with James Beard Award winner Elisabeth Prueitt, executive pastry chef of Tartine and Blue Bottle Coffee, and author of Tartine. Claire Ptak will be signing copies of The Violet Bakery Cookbook and Elisabeth Prueitt will be signing copies of Tartine following the event. Tickets are $32.
4. Thurs, Oct 1st, 7PM-9:30PM
LMHQ|150 Broadway, 20th Floor| Manhattan
Food+ Tech Meetup: The Business of Alternative Protein
Are insects, cultured meat and meal replacement powders the key to building a better food future? Decide for yourself at this month’s Food+Tech Meetup. We’ll hear from five alternative protein pioneers who are working to catapult a healthier and more sustainable food system from farm to fork. You’ll get an inside look at their companies’ business models, products, challenges and lessons learned. There will also be networking, and lots of drinks and nibbles. Tickets are $25.
5. Sun, Oct 4th, 7:30PM92Y, Buttenwieser Hall| Lexington Ave at 92nd St| Manhattan
Bobby Flay and Sam Sifton: The “Throwdown” Star Serves It Up
Part of 92Y’s Kitchen Art and Letters Series. Chef, restaurateur, bestselling author and TV star Bobby Flay is renowned for his skills at the grill, but since 2010 he has also been sharing his other passion with television viewers: brunch. He’ll dish about his favorite meal with New York Times food critic Sam Sifton, timed to the publication of Flay’s latest book, Brunch @ Bobby’s. Join us as the two talk shop and delve into Flay’s delicious takes on brunch classics from lip-smacking cocktails to pancakes and pastries. Tickets are $36.
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