On Tuesday, July 24, fourteen concurrent dinners, each prepared by a top New York chef using produce from an urban farm, will take place around the city in private homes. Proceeds of the evening–A City Farmer, A Chef, and A Host–will go to support two food activist organizations we love: Just Food and The Sylvia Center.
Once school is out for the summer, even the most dedicated after-school farmer will turn to sugary popsicles and video games in the comfort of an air-conditioned living room if left to his or her own devices. The good news is parents looking to avoid this now have a plethora of summer camps geared toward food, cooking and farming to choose from.
If you have any interest in becoming a cheesemonger, butcher or specialty foods buyer, running an urban farm, shooting documentaries about farm workers, writing the history of the taco, working the line in a killer farm-to-table restaurant, working to change agricultural policies, opening your own craft beer bar and grilled cheese shop or helping kids discover the joy of a watermelon radish, then have we got the job fair for you.
As any urbanite can attest, in order to survive and thrive in the concrete jungle, it is absolutely vital to have some sort of haven, whether it’s a coffee shop that always seems to have that one free electrical outlet or a spot in Central Park that gets the perfect amount of sun in the wintertime. If you don’t have a special spot, Alison Schneider wants to introduce you to a new place to escape, which she’s appropriately named Haven’s Kitchen.