We’re sure you listen to every single episode of the two weekly Heritage Radio Network shows hosted by Edible Manhattan staffers. Both are produced by the amazing Jack Inslee (we like to call him Jack in the booth), who also hits the streets in rain sleet and last Saturday’s snow to report on behalf of the network. Here’s his reportage from the Occupy Against Big Food rally held at Zuccotti Park last weekend, where Marion Nestle and Anna Lappe spoke to the crowd.
For the third year in a row the catering company Great Performances will host the annual city Latke Festival and cook-off. Our sister publication Edible Brooklyn is a co-host of this years, which will arrive at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a night of grease-splattered goodness on December 19. (Buy your tickets right here.)
You could drink this creamy, caramel-coated toddy from Dream barman William Ward all afternoon.
For a Nordic restaurateur, this glögg is almost as good as going home for the holidays
Working directly with networks of local foragers from Italy, France, Croatia and Spain, they seek out the best of the best, bringing in fourteen tons of truffles annually
In case you missed the most recent Edible segment on NY1 about the High Line’s Social Soup Experiment, a skyhigh, sustainably sourced picnic for 224 people, be sure to check out the online version of the clip. The event was put together by the High Line park to see what happens when dozens of New Yorkers from different backgrounds sit down together to share a meal — especially one that’s also historically appropriate: The High Line was originally used by trains transporting crops grown up river.
For those seeking a way to use Occupy Wall Street as a way to discuss much-needed shifts in public food policy, be sure to head to the entrance of Zuccotti Park at 140 Broadway tomorrow at 1 p.m. for “Occupy Against Big Food.” With help from Food Democracy Now, local food activists are organizing a series of speakers that will include some serious heavy hitters in food policy and reform.
Last spring when we were doing research for our profile of Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster for Brooklyn Brewery, we spoke to the obvious folks: Other…
Foragers and fans of Central Park know wet fall weather has led to a bumper crop of mushrooms, so much so that the New York Times City Room asked readers to send in photos of their finds. They tapped mycologist and Manhattanite Gary Lincoff–he’s the author of the Audubon Society’s Field Guide to North American Mushrooms–to ID them, and the 19 photos from his first fascinating report are now up online.
In case you missed the call for entries in the current issue of Edible Brooklyn, we wanted to let you know that our sister publication is on the lookout for fantastic recipes for latkes, and there’s no reason the contest shouldn’t be open to those in the borough of Manhattan.
What’s Food Day, you ask? Sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, it’s a little like Earth Day, except the end game is six goals that center on increasing access to healthy, fresh food for those of all ages and backgrounds; supporting sustainable agriculture; and ending diet and nutrition-related illnesses through policy change and public awareness.
We’ll tell you more about the event–which was in part a social experiment about sharing meals as well as a way to promote Slow Food’s $5 Challenge–on our forthcoming NY1 segment on the soupy shindig this Friday. But we wanted to pass along a party tip we learned from Mary Cleaver, the foward-thinking sustainable caterer who runs a restaurant both on and below the elevated city park.