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The Edible Institute at The New School

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Monday, September 27, 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with reception to follow

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Admission: $20 for the full day; $15 for each session (the afternoon session runs from 2-4:45 p.m.; the evening session is from 5-8 p.m.); $10 for farmers, students and faculty; free for New School students, faculty, staff and alumni with ID. Reserve your seat by writing boxoffice@newschool.edu or calling 212.229.5488.

Join The New School and the editors of Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn as we kick off Eat Drink Local Week, a participatory celebration of local bounty organized by Edible magazines and GrowNYC that runs September 26 to October 6. All afternoon and into the evening, farmers, chefs, food activists, and locavores will dissect the evolution of Gotham’s food culture.  The Edible Institute includes four panel discussions and a reception featuring the leaders of Gotham’s small-scale, artisanal, and real food movement. Come for one panel or stay for the whole day. Topics include the DIY phenomenon, what skyscraper rents portend for authentic eats, the past and future of the locavore movement, and what’s next in Gotham’s glasses.


2:00-3:15 p.m.

Taking matters into your own hands. How the DIY phenomenon has brought about an urban renaissance of everything from home canning and sold-out butchery classes to basement-cured bacon and rooftop bees. Speakers include: Tom Mylan (The Brooklyn Kitchen), Ariane Daguin (D’Artagnan), Cathy Erway (Not Eating Out in New York), and Kennon Kay (Queens County Farm).

3:30-4:45 p.m.

Is the golden era of authentic eats behind us, or just taking root? As boutiques push the city knish toward extinction, horchata popsicles, hipster picklers and taco trucks sprout like sidewalk wildflowers. Old school LES costermongers and next-generation entrepreneurs debate what’s vanishing—and what’s blossoming. Speakers include: Ed Levine (SeriousEats), Robert LaValva (New Amsterdam Market), Lou DiPalo (DiPalo’s), Gabriella Gershenson (Saveur), Robert Sietsema (Village Voice)

5:00-6:15 p.m.

Time capsule / time machine. Founding fathers and food-system shapers consider how the locavore revolution has (and hasn’t) transformed the city’s food system—then look into their gustatory crystal balls at what’s to come. Speakers include Bob Lewis (New York Ag & Markets), Rebecca Federman (menu archivist, New York Public Library), Dorothy Hamilton (French Culinary Institute), and Marcel Van Ooyen (GrowNYC, invited).

6:30-8:00 p.m.

From heirloom hops to craft moonshine, the city’s leading distillers, brewers and winemakers reveal what’s next in Gotham’s glasses. Speakers include Garrett Oliver (Brooklyn Brewery), St. John Frizell (Fort Defiance), Colin Alevras (Ma Peche), and Trent Preszler (Bedell Cellars).


September 27, 2010
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
NY, NY United States
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