Dear Local Gourmands,
Flip first to the Style Section, that’s pretty much how I like to start my Sundays. This weekend I saved my pennies and just read the Times on-line which featured this fantastic little On the Street slide show narrated by my fave, Bill Cunningham: http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/fashion/20080517_STREET_FEATURE/index.html
All the best for a delicious week,
Monday, May 19 7pm
Integrative Nutrition with Dages Keates
collaboration with Back to the Land and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
143 7th Ave.
Park Slope, Brooklyn
In this workshop, holistic health counselor Dages Keates will demystify much of the confusion people experience from all the different dietary theories out there. She will also explain the concepts of Primary Food, Bio-individuality and Deconstructing Cravings. Learn more about the challenges and opportunities that exist in America’s current healthcare crisis. For more information please visit www.deliciousdialogues.com
Tuesday, May 20 7pm
Meet-the-Cheesemaker dinner featuring
Mark Gillman and Elizabeth MacAlister of Cato Corner Farm
Applewood, $85 per person
Cato Corner is a small family farm in Colchester, Connecticut where mother and son team Elizabeth and Mark raise 40 free-range Jersey cows without the use of hormones or subtherapeutic antibiotics. Chef David will create a 4-course tasting menu featuring several of Cato Corner’s aged farmhouse cheeses. This is a communally-seated dinner. Reservations are necessary. Call soon to reserve your spot. Reservations do fill quickly, so call today! 718.768.2044
Wednesday May 21, 2008 6pm-9pm
Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It
279 Church St. www.thetanknyc.org
Join us as we celebrate the publication of author Elizabeth Royte’s new book Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It, followed by Q&A with the author.
An investigation into the commercialization of our most basic human need: drinking water. Having already surpassed milk and beer, and second now only to soda, bottled water is on the verge of becoming the most popular beverage in the country. The brands have become so ubiquitous that we’re hardly conscious that Poland Spring and Evian were once real springs, bubbling in remote corners of Maine and France. Only now, with the water industry trading in the billions of dollars, have we begun to question what it is we’re drinking and why.
Elizabeth Royte does for water what Eric Schlosser did for fast food: she finds the people, machines, economies, and cultural trends that bring it from nature to our supermarkets. Along the way, she investigates the questions we must inevitably answer. Who owns our water? What happens when a bottled-water company stakes a claim on your town’s source? Should we have to pay for water? Is the stuff coming from the tap completely safe? And if so, how many chemicals are dumped in to make it potable? What’s the environmental footprint of making, transporting, and disposing of all those plastic bottles? A riveting chronicle of one of the greatest marketing coups of the twentieth century as well as a powerful environmental wake-up call, Bottlemania is essential reading for anyone who shells out two dollars to quench their daily thirst.
Water based snacks will be provided by Eating Liberally.
Thursday, May 22 6pm-8:30pm
“What Are We Eating?”
Memorial Day Weekend BBQ
Sunday, May 25, 3PM-6PM
Join us Memorial Day weekend for Chef Stephen Browning’s BBQ Grill featuring shrimp pineapple skewers, grilled barn burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, grilled hot dogs, chips, and potato salad. Our 1500 sq ft outdoor patio is in full swing and an excellent place to spend a warm spring afternoon!
Of note a few weeks down the road:
Saturday, May 31
Eco-Tour Scavenger Hunt
Green Edge NYC
In collaboration with Ben Jervey, author of The Big Green Apple, Green Edge NYC is developing a fantastically fun live-action game, so get your eco-hat on and join us for a good time! More details are on the way…