Dear Local Gourmands,
Over the weekend I packed up my belongings and moved a whole 1.8 miles across Brooklyn to a beautiful new house on Clinton Ave. My pots and pans are in boxes, my clothes are in bags, but the rosemary plant and basil made the trip sans problem, and I plan to be back in action by Saturday for a party on the roof. Now, where did I pack the ice cream machine?
Pass the watermelon, please,
Wednesday, July 1, 6:30pm
Brooklyn Kitchen Book Club:
Dilly of a Death
The Brooklyn Kitchen
Your favorite local kitchen/housewares shop brings back its foodie book club in July with Dilly of a Death. “China Bayles is a former big-city attorney who now runs Thyme and Seasons Herbs, a small shop in quiet, touristy Pecan Springs, Tex. Dill is the featured herb in this installment of the high-concept series. As Pecan Springs gets ready for its annual Pickle-Fest, China and the other members of the Pretty Pickle Planners panic when Phoebe Morgan the Pickle Queen disappears right before the big event. There are plenty of suspects, false scents and surprises as China scrambles to keep Pickle-Fest alive-and solve a murder or two. The interplay of the author’s core characters, including China’s husband Mike McQuaid and her best friend Ruby Wilcox, keep the plot perking along. McQuaid, a former cop, is focused on becoming a PI, while Ruby’s daughter, Amy, seems bent on making the same mistake Ruby made as a young woman-becoming a single mother.”
Saturday, July 4, 5pm
Camp Out and Pig Roast at the Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, Queens
Spend the Fourth out on the farm where Tom Mylan will be roasting a pig, and Sweet Deliverance will be serving up pulled pork sandwiches, salad, and pies. Play capture the flag, kick the can, and flashlight tag; drink local brews, and dance, dance, dance until you fall into a slumber beneath the trees in the orchard– it is a camp out, after all. Wake up for farm fresh eggs and scones in the morning. Tents and transportation are up to you, but the crew will provide car services to the LIRR on Sunday morning. Profits from this event will benefit the Queens Farm.
Of note a few weeks down the road…
Tuesday, July 7, 7-8:30pm
The Joy of Cheese for Hard Times
121 St. Mark’s Place (btwn. 1st Ave and Ave. A)
“The Joy of Cheese presents part two of Good Cheese for Hard Times, a primer on enjoying great cheese on a budget. In this installment of our three-part series we will focus mostly on softer cheeses. Expect cheeses from our local diaries, Cato Corner, Meco Bay, and Sprout Creek, as well as fine soft cheeses from places as far flung as California and Italy. As is true of every Joy of Cheese event, there will be fruit, dark chocolate, and two mystery cheeses.”
Wednesday, July 8, 7pm
Meet the Farmer Dinner at Applewood
with Lucky Dog Organic Farm
501 11th St., Park Slope
Applewood invites you to a family-style table for a four-course tasting menu paired with wine, featuring the produce from Lucky Dog Organic Farm in Hamden, NY. Meet the farmers and Chef David Shea who will be answering questions. Call 718.788.1810 to reserve your seat.