Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Stop Eating

You probably haven’t even recovered from the cheese-sausage-bread-lobster-kimchee-food-fest-by-the-seaport that is New Amsterdam Market — Missed it? Don’t worry, there’s another Nov. 22nd — but don’t start that salad-and-seltzer only fast just yet. This week is pretty much an endless buffet of food events, and if you’re anything like Edible Manhattan you’ll do your darndest trying to hit all of ’em. To start, Monday at 6 p.m. is a lecture on The New Future of Food (snacks by Back Forty) at FCI, an event hosted by the Glynwood Center, an upstate nonprofit working on agricultural issues you should know if you don’t already. (It’s open to the public, you just have to RSVP and hope there’s still room.)

Tuesday night means one event here in Manhattan and two events across the East River in Brooklyn. On this side of the water there’s a Green Screens showing of the movie Fresh at Lincoln Center at 6:30 p.m., followed by a discussion with some of the area’s heaviest sustainable ag hitters.

Over to the east, there’s Brooklyn Eats — a $150 walk-around tasting of the best (seriously, the best) of the borough’s restaurants sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. And better still, it’s at Steiner Studios in the Navy Yard. Over in an equally cool setting is the Brooklyn Farmers Ball at the Lyceum on Fourth Ave. at the intersection of Park Slope and Gowanus. Tickets start at $12, and that includes a local seasonal dinner and music by bands like Spanglish Fly. The proceeds go to help the New York delegation to the Growing Food and Justice Initiative gathering in Milwaukee, Wisc. make their way west.

Then on Wednesday night is one we’ve been looking forward to all year: The second annual Taste of Greenmarket. Pretty much every amazing chef in Manhattan — Colicchio, Barber, Telepan, Hoffman, Meyer, Gutenbrunner, Canora, Bloomfield — is gonna be there, serving up small plates sourced from our favorite farmers. Then on Thursday, you can digest.




Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.