Culinary Historians NY: Charity & Community in American Cookbooks, October 22
This presentation and tasting will explore what the charitable and community-building motivations behind some of America’s earliest cookbooks. Antiquarian cookbook expert Don Lindgren will present a series of local recipe collections from 1742 onwards, culminating with the American Community Cookbook, published in 1870. Lindgren will discuss early American food cultures and their wider legacy, and guests will have the chance to taste some antiquarian recipes like corn pudding, mushroom ketchup, and chicken croquettes.
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden. Tickets $40, $25 members, $10 students. More info: eventbrite.com
Wifey x Café Altro Paradiso Pop-Up, October 27
This week, lower Manhattan hangout Café Altro Paradiso teams up with Wifey, a collaborative exhibition space in Flatbush that’s home to an ever-evolving group of chefs, makers, and artists. View an exhibition from Wifey co-founder Simone Shubuck while you munch classic, deli-inspired breakfast bites like doughnuts, buttered kaiser rolls, and egg sandwiches. Ceramics, flowers, and work by artist Andrew Kuo will also be available for purchase, along with Wifey scratch cards. While away a lazy Sunday morning taking in the art, then stick around for Altro’s afternoon brunch.
Café Altro Paradiso. Free admission. More info: www.instagram.com
The Food Film Festival 2019, October 24 – 27
For the 13th year running, the Food Film Festival presents a series of films about the ways we cook and eat, accompanied by tastings of the foods you’ll see onscreen. This years screening selections include films about growing salad greens in the arctic, the “Last Tortilla Kings of Brooklyn,” the science behind why garlic tastes so good, wild foods of the Louisiana bayous, and a feature-length film about the family history behind New York’s own Russ and Daughters. Each screening will be followed by an afterparty with food and drinks from local restaurants and chefs.
AMC Empire 25. Tickets $75 – $125. More info: thefoodfilmfestival.com
Searching for Pancakes Ice Cream Social, October 23
Morgenstern’s Ice Cream Parlor teams up with travel brand Baboon to the Moon for the launch of a new, limited-edition ice cream flavor and print, called “Searching for Pancakes.” Enjoy pancake ice cream treats from Morgenstern’s, an open bar with boozy milkshakes, plus surprises from Baboon to the Moon, (like free high-performance travel bags for the first few attendees!)
Morgenstern’s. Free admission. More info: www.eventbrite.com
Zero Waste NYC Workshop Series: A Deep Dive Into Food, October 24
Zero Waste NYC addresses one of the biggest contributors to the city’s growing waste problem—the food industry and our food consumption habits. The workshop will look at food waste issues in New York and tackle questions like what to eat to help lower your carbon and footprints, what to buy locally, how to cut down on packaging, how to dine out sustainably, plus strategies like composting and cooking using the so-called “undesirable” parts of your veggies. Snacks and beverages will be served, and guests will be given a tour of the DSNY Spring Street garage, an award-winning facility with a 50,000 square foot green roof.
DSNY Spring Street. Admission $15. More info: www.eventbrite.com