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Dear Local Gourmands,

Last week I (along with a packed ballroom of other local food supporters) raised a glass to this year’s McKinley Hightower Beyah awardees– Brian Halweil editor and publisher of the Edible magazines, Karen Washington dedicated urban community gardener of La Familia Verde, and the folks at East New York Farms. Just Food, the non-profit that this year brought over eighty CSAs into neighborhoods the city over, took a moment at their annual Let Us Eat Local gala to applaud these soil movers and food world shakers for the work they’re doing to raise awareness about the importance, the pleasure, and the sweat it takes to sustain and grow the local agricultural community in New York City. Not only are we all profiting from the efforts of the luminaries that were celebrated, the room was lined with some of the city’s most highly regarded chefs who were showing their praise for the region’s farmers by serving up dishes that featured local ingredients. Between pretzels from Grammercy Tavern paired with a memorable home-brewed porter, to the strawberry salad with wasabi sorbet from Jean Georges, to the fresh corn that was being ground and then pressed into tortillas and served with an organ stew and rooftop chilies from Palo Santo, the dance floor was charged with sticky fingers, business cards, and so many good reasons to get back out there and keep spreading the word about the numerous programs that are making the local food movement in New York thrive, shimmy, and shake.

Keep on keepin’ on,
Jeanne

Tuesday, September 22, 5-6pm
Canning Class
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Fragrance Terrace
1000 Washington Ave, Prospect Heights

Learn the basics of canning– just mason jars and hot water, plus fruits and veggies– to put up foods you can eat in the winter months ahead. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 22, 6-9pm
Third Annual Taste of Red Hook
Tickets, $100 in advance

Neighborhood restaurants team up to support the Red Hook Initiative at the Third Annual Taste of Red Hook this Tuesday. Fort Defiance, Defontes, Steve’s Key Lime Pies, Fairway, the Red Hook Lobster Pound and many more invite you to make your way through the ‘hood one taste at a time.

Tuesday, September 22, 6:30-8:30pm
Culinary Historians of NY Season Opener:
A Celebration of Our Members III
Park Avenue Methodist Church

The Culinary Historians of New York kick off a season of lectures with an evening of presentations by three of their own members. The theme of the evening will be entertaining throughout history. Free to CHNY members, or $40 for non-members and guests. Visit the website for a full list of the evening’s presentations.

Tuesday, September 22, 7:30pm
Toast to Bacon
Jimmy’s No. 43
43 E. 7th St.
Tickets at the door, $45

New York’s most loved meat head Josh Ozersky returns to the back room at Jimmy’s No. 43 to raise a glass to the goodness that is bacon. Shelton Brothers beer will be on tap, and mountain view bacon from New York State farmer John Ubaldo, Josh’s fave local cut, plus plenty of others that will be sure to send you into euphoria brought on by bacon (the very best kind).

Tuesday, September 22, 7-9pm
NYC Beekeepers Association Monthly Meeting
Seafarers & International House
123 East 15th Street

Bring your bee queries to the monthly meeting of the NYC Beekeepers Association, and learn how to keep your hives happy through the winter. Also, pick up instructions to build a solar-powered was extractor!

Wednesday, September 23, 9am
CENYC Launches Wholesale Market
New Fulton Fish Market at Hunts Point
800 Food Center Drive, Bronx
Please RSVP to Lindsay at 212-513-0311 or email lrobertson@cenyc.org

“New York City once boasted several wholesale farmers markets enabling local farmers to directly supply food stores with locally grown produce. In 2007, the New Fulton Fish Market Cooperative and the Bronx Terminal Market Growers, with assistance from the Governor of New York along with the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, established a new Wholesale Farmers Market in the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center in the Bronx. Now to be managed and developed by CENYC, this market will provide small retailers, food service professionals and the public with opportunities to buy fresh, healthy, local produce directly from the farmer at wholesale prices. The Wholesale Greenmarket is located in the waterfront parking lot of the New Fulton Fish Market. Open Monday through Saturday from 2:00am – 8:00am, the market features fruits, vegetables, plants and herbs and welcomes buyers from corner stores, restaurants, florists, green grocers, and distributors as well as the general public to buy directly from the farmer. Beginning September 26, Saturdays will feature extended hours of 2:00am through 12:00 noon to provide convenient access for individuals and families.”

Wednesday, September 23, 6:30-8:30pm
Slow U Bees
Astor Center
399 Lafayette St.
Tickets, $45

Norm Cote and his sons, Andrew and Michael, third and fourth generation beekeepers, discuss their Bees Without Borders initiative which aims to teach safe and sustainable beekeeping practices the world over. Here in the city they have founded the NYC Beekeeper’s Association, bringing sweet honey to our skyward bound city blocks. Learn what’s afoot for urban beekeeping and sample some local honey and mead.

Wednesday, September 23, 7-9pm
Wine & Local Dessert Tasting
15 W. 28th St., Suite 10B
Tickets, $35

Local favorite sweet tooth crutches Liddabit Sweets, Roni-Sue, Gotham Cookies, Sweet Muse and others get together to throw a wine and dessert tasting to satisfy your mid-week sugar and alcohol craving.

Thursday, September 24
The 5th Annual Green Brooklyn
Borough Hall Greenmarket, Downtown Brooklyn

“Green City Fair and Symposium will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Columbus Park. Alongside our Greenmarket farmers’ market, visit interactive booths, make art from recycled products, attend a free workshop, drop unwanted textiles, and more for the whole family!”

Thursday, September 24, 7-8pm
The Legacy of Julia Child
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince St. (btwn Lafayette & Mulberry Streets)

Cheryl Pearl Sucher moderates a panel of notable if not legendary present-day food writers– Amanda Hesser (Eat, Memory), Judith Jones (The Pleasures of Cooking for One), and Julie Powell (Julie and Julia)– who will discuss the lasting influence of Julia Child.

Thursday, September 24, 6:30-8pm
Tomatoes: The Late Blight Catastrophe, the Controversies, the Culinary Joys
Food Systems Network NYC
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West, Park Slope
Suggested donation, $7

FSNYC hosts a panel of farmers who grow tomatoes to talk about how this year’s late blight affected their crops. Christina Grace of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets will discuss the crisis and potential solutions along with regional farmers Galen Ballentine (the Anthill Farm), Ben Flanner (Rooftop Farm), Adam Horwitch (Wassaic Community Farm), and Ben Schwartz (rooftop garden projects). Recipes and tomato tasting to follow the panel.

Friday and Saturday, September 25-26
Le Fooding d’Amour
P.S. 1

French food comes to Queens for Le Fooding d’Amour, an event that brings prominent French and New York chefs together for a culinary festival that will take place at P.S. 1. If you can find yourself a stray ticket, it will likely be golden. Maybe you’ll discover it in the wrapper of a chocolate bar, Willie Wonka style.

September 26, 4-8pm
Edible Manhattan Fall Fête
South Street Seaport
Tickets, $40

To celebrate its first year of publication, Edible Manhattan will take over South Street Seaport, serving up the city and state’s best food along the cobblestone streets of old Manhattan. Spend the evening strolling amidst the brewers and slow-braisers, the winemakers and doughnut bakers, and the pickle men and cheese women chronicled in the pages of your fave local food ‘zine. Buy your tickets here.

Saturday, September 26, 6:30-9:30pm
Pighampton: Fourth Annual Slow Food NYC/East End Pig Roast
Hayground School in Bridgehampton
151 Mitchell’s Lane, Bridgehampton, South Fork, Long Island
Tickets, $115

NYC and East End Slow Food contingents converge to pig out ant the Fourth Annual Pighampton pig roast. Hop on the train/bus/Zip car and look forward to Peconic Pearl and Mystic oysters from Karen Rivara’s Raw Bar, Harry Ludlow’s Bridgehampton Fairview Farm heritage breed pigs, roasted low and slow by Foody’s own “Pig Master,” Chef Bryan Futerman. Wines from the North Fork’s Paumanok Vineyards will be poured by winemaker, Kareem Massoud. Proceeds from this event will support the programs and activities of Slow Food NYC and Slow Food East End.
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September 27-October 4
Edible Eat, Drink, Local Week

Edible East End, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens have teamed up with CENYC and chefs and restaurants who love the local food movement as much as we do for a big ol’ edible celebration of what’s good around town. Participating restaurants will serve prix fixe meals featuring the best of the local bounty, and donate a portion of the proceeds to CENYC’s all-important Greenmarket program. Fall in the city is tasting mighty fine this year.

Thursday, October 1, 6-10pm
Local Beer and Local Oyster Night
Jimmy’s No. 43
43 E. 7th St.

Every Thursday $5 buys you a plate of three local oysters at Jimmy’s No. 43. Pair ’em up with local beer and be glad you live right where you do. 25 cents from each oyster sold will be donated to the Peconic Land Trust, which aims to preserve the working farms and working waters of the East End of Long Island.

Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, 2:30-4:30pm
Music in the Markets
Morningside Park Greenmarket (Sat)
Park Slope Greenmarket (Sun)

The upstate New York folk group Railbird sweeps through the city on a two-day tour singing songs about the lives of local agrarians.

Wednesday, September 30, 7-8:30pm
The Changing Role of American Farmers
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince St. (btwn Lafayette & Mulberry Streets)

“Over the past decade, our relationship to food and how it’s grown has transformed. But what about our relationship to the people who grow it? There is hope in the legions of new, young, and urban farmers cropping up around the United States, and yet overall, our country’s agricultural community is shrinking by the day. How is the role of farmers in our society and in our lives shifting? And what still needs to change?

Moderator Lisa Hamilton, author of the recently published “Deeply Rooted: Unconventional Farmers in the Age of Agribusiness,” will be joined by organic pioneer Fred Kirschenmann, a Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University and President of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills, New York; the New York Times’ Verlyn Klinkenborg, author of “The Rural Life”; and New York farmer Mary-Howell Martens.”

October 3, 10am-3pm
Stone Barns Harvest Festival

Come out to the farm to revel in its October glory– hayrides for all, “farmer olympics,” workshops on cooking and gardening, live music, and the Sixth Annual Pie Bake-Off! Seasonal food and beverages, including Stone Barns Centers famous Berkshire pig roast, will be available for cash purchase all day at the Harvest Market, as will nibbles from BobbySue’s Nuts, Balthazar Bakery, Red Jacket Orchards, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, and more.

Saturday, October 4, 2pm
Lamb Takedown
Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St.
Tickets, $15

20 home cooks vye for the people’s choice and judges awards, and try to win you over with their best lamby recipes. Sponsored by the American Lamb Board, and hosted by the indefatigable Matt Timms.

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Dear Local Gourmands,

I’m still reveling in the success of yesterday’s New Amsterdam Market– the sun came out and so did the neighbors. I rode my bike over the Brooklyn Bridge, with an empty basket that was begging to be filled with provisions. The stalls were buzzing with a roving, happy crowd, and right away I was greeted by Nena from Stone Barns who was selling bouquets of flowers. Next to her stand was a teeming pile of local oysters, not far away Sara Jenkins’ staff was serving porcetta sandwiches. About every three feet I bumped into someone else I knew who had just bitten into a remarkably juicy sausage with garlic sauce (Jake Dickson’s Farmstand Meats), or a sublime spoonful of nectarine sorbet (the Bent Spoon). Blissed out on good vibes, sunshine, and incredible flavors, everyone wanted to share. Bites of chocolate-covered honey nougat, bacon caramel, caraway challah, cilantro pesto, and concord grape shaved ice were passed around like introductions and handshakes. In my bike basket I took home a jar of local orange blossom honey, the sweetest summer corn I’ve had yet from Marlow and Sons, and local cornmeal from Cayuga Pure Organics. I can’t wait for next month’s installment of New Amsterdam Market, and in the mean time, I’ll be enjoying my locally-sourced homemade corn muffins.

Cheers,
Jeanne

September 11-20
2nd Annual NYC Craft Beer Week

$35 gets you a “passport” to jugs of suds all this week, at bars around the city.

Monday, September 14, 6-8:30pm
Opening Harvest Reception
Edible Estates Regional Prototype Garden #8:
Lenape Edible Estate: Manhattan
Hudson Guild at Elliott-Chelsea Houses
At 441 West 26th Street

New York Restoration Project and Friends of the High Line present the opening harvest reception for Edible Estates Regional Prototype Garden #8. Interpretive garden tours, native foods, cooking demos, CSA stands and the premiere screening of a video about the garden and the history of eating on the island of Manhattan as told by Eric Sanderson, The Mannahatta Project.

Tuesday, September 15, 7pm
Pierre Tham presents
Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal
Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave., Park Slope

Author Pierre Tham presents his new Senegalese cookbook, Yolele! Recipes from the Heart of Senegal. Wine and cheese to follow this free neighborhood reading.

“Yolele is:
1) A Fulani word meaning “let the good times roll”
2) A finalist for the coveted Julia Child award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Its 75 Senegalese recipes include favorite street foods as well as African foods that became staples of American Southern cuisine.”

Wednesday, September 16, 12:30-2pm
Food Systems Network NYC
Open Networking Lunch
Fund for the City of New York
121 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Fl
Please RSVP to kristin@foodsystemsnyc.org

The topic of conversation at this month’s open networking brown bag lunch will focus on current thinking in food and healthcare. “The nation is engaged in an ongoing debate about health care reform and the importance of prevention, while groups all over the country are gearing up to fight for changes to the Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization. At such a dynamic time, we are fortunate to have Toni Liquori of School Food FOCUS and Joan Gussow, nutritionist and author of This Organic Life, with us this month to discuss their work and the current state of food, as well as what the changes brought by reform might mean.”

Wednesday, September 16, 6-10pm
Let Us Eat Local Just Food
Prince George Hotel Ballroom
15 East 27th Street

More than 30 of the city’s most celebrated chefs will be preparing 100% local food for Just Food’s annual benefit. Marlow and Sons, Telepan, Gramercy Tavern, Aureole, Blue Hill and many more will set the tone for a night of delicious revelry.

Wednesday, September 16, 6:30-9:30pm
TastebudsNYC Turns Anniversary Party

Celebrate two years of TastebudsNYC at a rooftop potluck anniversary party. Join fellow foodies to chitchat about your favorite seasonal finds at the market, the best wine you sipped this summer, the Eat In you attended on Labor Day, or the supper club you’re thinking about launching this winter. Bring a dish to share (Don’t worry, if you can’t cook, just stop by your favorite provisions store and pick up something yummy) and something to drink. There will be birthday cake! Please RSVP and Heidi will send you the exact location. RSVP is required for this event: heidi@tastebudsnyc.com. Party will take place in Tribeca– please RSVP for exact address.

Saturday, September 19, 4:00pm
Gastropolis: Russian Brighton Beach

As part of NYC Craft Week, Annie Hauck-Lawson and Jonathan Deutsch, co-editors of Gastropolis: Food and New York City (Columbia University Press, 2009) will lead a tour along the Coney Island & Brighton Beach boardwalk. Tag along for a discussion about the food history of the area from native times, through settlement and mass immigration, and its relation to the arrival of the lagering process when Brooklyn was the brewing capitol of the US. The group will explore present day foods and kvas and concludes with a meal at a Russian restaurant. The tour is limited to 20 people, so you’d best sign up now. $50/person includes a light meal and a signed copy of Gastropolis. Contact: drjond@gmail.com for more information.
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Tuesday, September 22, 6:30-8:30pm
Culinary Historians of NY Season Opener:
A Celebration of Our Members III

Park Avenue Methodist Church

The Culinary Historians of New York kick off a season of lectures with an evening of presentations by three of their own members. The theme of the evening will be entertaining throughout history. Free to CHNY members, or $40 for non-members and guests. Visit the website for a full list of the evening’s presentations.

Friday and Saturday, September 25-26
Le Fooding d’Amour
P.S. 1

French food comes to Queens for Le Fooding d’Amour, an event that brings prominent French and New York chefs together for a culinary festival that will take place at P.S. 1 in late September.

September 26, 4-8pm
Edible Manhattan Fall Fête
South Street Seaport
Tickets, $40

To celebrate its first year of publication, Edible Manhattan will take over South Street Seaport, serving up the city and state’s best food along the cobblestone streets of old Manhattan. Spend the evening strolling amidst the brewers and slow-braisers, the winemakers and doughnut bakers, and the pickle men and cheese women chronicled in the pages of your fave local food ‘zine. Buy your tickets here.

September 27-October 4
Edible Eat, Drink, Local Week

Edible East End, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens have teamed up with CENYC and chefs and restaurants who love the local food movement as much as we do for a big ol’ edible celebration of what’s good around town. Participating restaurants will serve prix fixe meals featuring the best of the local bounty, and donate a portion of the proceeds to CENYC’s all-important Greenmarket program. Fall in the city is tasting mighty fine this year.

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Dear Local Gourmands,

I was not alone last night in line at Sahadi’s, stocking up on dried goods like toasted almonds and golden raisins. By the time my number was called a good idea had spread through the store: “oatmeal.” One person had the sense to stock up, and then pretty soon all the customers were filling their baskets with paper bags of rolled oats– the perfect fall breakfast. In Sahadi’s I find it hard to restrain myself, and I liberally knocked cool weather comforts like Earl Grey tea, anchovies (for pasta sauce), and sticky dates from the shelves, straight into my shopping cart. It was in front of the dried fruit, as I was salivating over the plump apricots, that I remembered fresh ones are still in season at the market! Even though I rode my bike home and threw on a sweater, the latest days of summer are still ahead, and sometimes they’re the sweetest.

Jeanne

Sunday, September 6th from 1pm – 7pm
Sixpoint Labor Day Weekend Cookout
Franklin Park
618 St. John’s Place, Prospect Heights
718-975-0196

Sixpoint Labor Day Weekend cookout in Franklin Park’s awesome outdoor beer garden. Jeremy Schaller will be manning the Schaller and Weber cart. Free brats for all! While supplies last, but there will be plenty. Beers too numerous to mention.
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Monday, September 7, 1pm
Eating Liberally Eat-In
Campos Community Garden
640-644 East 12th Street between Aves B & C

Take “Time for Lunch” this Labor Day with the Eating Liberally team as different tables are set up around the country for a national Eat In. Slow Food USA’s nationwide Eat-In campaign will send a message to Congress that it’s time to feed America’s children real food at school. Bring a blanket, a home-cooked dish along with your friends and family to share it with. Some of our favorite local folks will be pitching in on the food front, too, including The Grange Food Company and Jimmy’s No. 43. Special guests include author/activist Anna Lappé, whole grains goddess/pressure cooker expert Lorna Sass, and other real food revolutionaries. For more information on the Time for Lunch campaign please click here.

Tuesday, September 8, 7-9pm
Gerald Jerkey Demo and Tasting at Whole Foods
95 E. Houston St.
Tickets, $25

Rachel Graville of Gerald Jerkey brings her dehydration know-how to a class at Whole Foods on September 8. Learn how to make beef jerky and preserve your excess CSA vegetables using a food dehydrator. On the menu: Grass-fed Peppered Beef Jerky; Fruit Leathers; Dried Apples; Dried Watermelon; Herb spice blend.

Wednesday, September 9, 10:30am-2:30pm
Greenmarket Chef Tours and Tastes
CENYC
Union Square Greenmarket
Tickets, $125

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli of Butter leads guests to her favorite farmstands at the Union Square Greenmarket. Shop for produce and follow her back to the restaurant for a private lunch inspired by the morning’s market finds. Proceeds will benefit Greenmarket’s Youth Education Project, which enables nearly 5000 New York City school kids to learn about local agriculture and the importance of eating fresh, seasonal foods through fun, interactive learning experiences like School Tours, Seed-to-Plate Cooking Classes, Meet Your Farmer classroom visits, and On the Farm trips. For more information and tickets, visit www.cenyc.org.

Thursday, September 10, 7-9pm
Celebrate Henry Hudson with Oysters
Jimmy’s No. 43
43 East 7th Street
$5 donation encouraged

In celebration of Henry Hudson’s sail up his namesake river in 1609, Slow Food NYC, Slow Food Amsterdam, and Jimmy’s No. 43 invite you to a feast of oysters on the half shell. $4 buys a plat of shucked to order oysters (local beauties Peconic Pearls, from the Peconic Estuary of the East End of Long Island, and Mystics, from the Mystic River Estuary of Connecticut will be provided by Aeros Cultured Oyster Company and Shellfisher Preserve pired with New York’s Ommegang beer. Proceeds benefit the Peconic Land Trust, which works to help preserve the worked farms and waters of the East End of Long Island. Speakers will include Karen Rivara, of Aeros Cultured Oyster Company and Shellfisher Preserve, and Rowan Jacobson, author of A Geography of Oysters: The Connoisseur’s Guide to Oyster Eating in North America, and other special guests.

Thursday, September 10, 6:30-8:30pm
What’s the Catch? A Lively Discussion on Sustainable SeafoodTeacher’s College, Columbia University
Zankel Hall 125 (Milbank Chapel)
525 W. 120th St.
Registration (6pm):
GNYDA members $35 ($25 for student members)
Non-GNYDA members $55

Is there even such a thing as sustainable seafood out there anymore? Teachers College welcomes a panel of experts to address local, organic, wild and farm-raised seafood, over fishing and fisheries management, product labeling, environmental impact, contamination, and the best seafood choices from a health and sustainability perspective. The panel will be followed by a reception and tasting. For inquiries contact Rachel Bikoff at rbikoff@yahoo.com.

Moderated by Philip J. Cragg, Culinary Educator, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College, panelists include: Timothy Fitzgerald, M.S. (Marine Scientist, Oceans Program, Environmental Defense Fund), Gef Flimlin, Ph.D. (Marine Extension Agent, Rutgers Cooperative Extension), Kate McLaughlin, M.S. (Seafood Program Director; Blue Ocean Institute), and Chris Moore, Ph.D. (Chief of Partnerships and Communication, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service).

Presented by GNYDA’s Hunger and Environmental Nutrition (HEN) Special Interest Group; Co-sponsored by GNYDA; East Coast Shellfish Growers Association; Teacher’s College, Columbia University; and Whole Foods Market.

Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13
The Edible Global Garden: Buy Local, Cook Global
New York Botanical Garden

Take a journey around the Garden and around the world with a Festival of food and culture. Discover new recipes, take part in cooking demonstrations with world renowned chefs, find out about the work of Garden scientists around the world, discover how to grow edibles during Home Gardening demonstrations. Visit the Cookbook Collective – a gathering of cookbook authors, taste food, wine and beer from around the world, and more.

Sunday, September 13
New Amsterdam Market
South Street, by the Old Fulton Fish Market

The New Amsterdam Market will make its début as a monthly institution at South Street by the Old Fulton Fish Market on Sunday September 13. Because this year marks the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage to the New World, New Amsterdam Market will join the Harbor Day festivities by representing the agricultural bounty of the lands visited by Hudson in 1609. Farmers, producers, and purveyors will sell fresh seasonal produce, meats and dairy, wild-gathered greens, breads, cheeses and cured meats, fruits, wine, and cider all from the Northeast, and with a special emphasis on the Hudson Valley.

Sunday, September 13, 1-5pm
Brooklyn Beer Experiment
Cheese Cook-off and Homebrew competition
The Bell House
149 7th St, Brooklyn
Advance Tickets: $20 (includes a beer from Sixpoint Brewery)
Tickets at the door: $25

In the latest installment of Brooklyn cook-offs, amateur chefs show what they’re made of in a cooking competition that features dishes made with cheese. Rank your favorites from sweet to savory, then take a breath and get ready for round two: local homebrewers go tit for tat in a “brew-off.” Channel your inner Gael Greene and join guest judges Andrew Knowlton of Bon Appétit magazine and the brewers of Sixpoint brewery to appoint the best of both round. Prizes and cash will ceremoniously be given away to those who strive for cook-off glory, and then an after party will ensue in the front lounge for the true epi-curious cheese and beer lovers.

Wednesday, September 16, 6-10pm
Let Us Eat Local
Just Food
Prince George Hotel Ballroom
15 East 27th Street
Tickets

More than 30 of the city’s most celebrated chefs will be preparing 100% local food for Just Food’s annual benefit. Marlow and Sons, Telepan, Gramercy Tavern, Aureole, Blue Hill and many more will set the tone for a night of delicious revelry.

Friday and Saturday, September 25-26
Le Fooding d’Amour
P.S. 1

French food comes to Queens for Le Fooding d’Amour, an event that brings prominent French and New York chefs together for a culinary festival that will take place at P.S. 1 in late September.

September 26, 4-8pm
Edible Manhattan Fall Fête
South Street Seaport
Tickets, $40

To celebrate its first year of publication, Edible Manhattan will take over Southstreet Seaport, serving up the city and state’s best food along the cobblestone streets of old Manhattan. Spend the evening strolling amidst the brewers and slow-braisers, the winemakers and doughnut bakers, and the pickle men and cheese women chronicled in the pages of your fave local food ‘zine. Buy your tickets here.

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