Greenmarket’s 2013 series of Educated Eater panel discussions launches on Wednesday, May 22 with ‘International Cuisine, Local Ingredients.’ Hosted by the International Culinary Center, and co-sponsored by Slow Food NYC, the panel aims to educate an audience of culinary students, dedicated market shoppers and home cooks about the many ways to adapt methods and recipes from various cultures to incorporate ingredients grown on regional farms. The panel, featuring chefs who hail from around the world and some of the Greenmarket farmers they have formed relationships with, will be followed by a tasting prepared by the speakers.
Subsequent Educated Eater events in October and November will focus on the challenges of farming in a changing climate, and milk, cheese and the importance of dairy farms to our regional economy.
On May 22nd – Educated Eater: International Cuisine, Local Ingredients
Smell and taste can transport us across continents with one bite, but how do New York City chefs who serve cuisine from other countries achieve the same effect by focusing on Greenmarket ingredients? This panel discussion and tasting will delve into the stories behind dishes that recall flavors from afar, but re-emerge here in the city made with ingredients grown in the Northeast. To illuminate their journey, we will be joined by chef Romy Dorotan of Ditmas Park’s Purple Yam, renowned throughout the city for his fresh take on Filipino food, Carl Christian Frederiksen of the traditional Danish “smorrebrod” upscale sandwich shop, Aamanns, and Hiroko Shimbo, author of Hiroko’s American Kitchen, as well as the regional farmers these chefs have come to rely on to bring international flavor to the melting pot of the city.
$10 suggested donation at the door, reservations required