TALKS and TASTINGS – Food Talks with Kitchen Arts & Letters

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FOOD & WINE at 92Y

-September 2014-

 

TALKS and TASTINGS

 

Tue, Sep 9, 7 pm, tickets from $30

Food Talks with Kitchen Arts & Letters | EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MEAT: PAT LAFRIEDA, JR. with PAT LAFRIEDA, SR.

Dubbed “the King of Meat” by New York magazine, Pat LaFrieda, Jr. is the mastermind behind the celebrated burgers at many famous restaurants, and a third generation butcher. Learn the history of the LaFrieda family’s great American success story, how they’ve created a business that’s lasted over one hundred years—and how they became a New York City landmark with a street named after them.

 

Wed, Sep 10, 7 pm, tickets from $30

Food Talks with Kitchen Arts & Letters | CULINARY CONSCIOUSNESS, COAST TO COAST

California’s farm-to-table, foraging, and fusion cooking brought “seasonal,” “artisanal,” “local,” “fresh” and “organic” into the national vocabulary and transformed kitchens around the world. Join San Francisco’s Joyce Goldstein (Square One) and NYC restaurateur Danny Meyer for a discussion on the evolution of eating from coast-to-coast. Goldstein was the chef and owner of San Francisco’s Square One for twelve years. Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group.

 

Thu, Sep 11, 7 pm, tickets from $30

Food Talks with Kitchen Arts & Letters | ALL THE NEWS THAT’S FIT TO EAT: WHERE FOOD AND MEDIA INTERSECT

Join this unique panel for a discussion about the many new and different players in the food-media landscape today. Featuring experts who have navigated the field: a chef turned food magazine publisher, a blogger turned cookbook author, and food website editors who are responsible for determining what’s newsworthy, and creating trends both online and in print. Kerry Diamond is co-founder/editorial director of Cherry Bombeand co-owns the Brooklyn eateries Nightingale 9, Smith Canteen and Wilma Jean. Paula Forbes is reports editor for Eater. Jessica Merchant is a food writer (Relish), blogger (How Sweet Eats) and author of Seriously Delish. Helen Rosner is executive digital editor of Saveur. Adina Steiman is the features director of Epicurious. Moderator Kat Kinsman is managing editor of CNN’s Eatocracy.

 

Wed, Sep 17, 12 pm, tickets from $24

Food Talks with Kitchen Arts & Letters | BITTER AND DELICIOUS: RECIPES FOR THE MOST DANGEROUS FLAVOR

What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate and radicchio all have in common? They’re bitter— and delicious! Jennifer McLagan, award-winning author of Bones, Fat and Odd Bits, shares the science, culture and history of this misunderstood flavor—plus some of the 120 deliciously idiosyncratic recipes from her new book, Bitter (Ten Speed Press; September 16, 2014), with moderator David Leite.

 

Thu, Sep 18, 7 pm, tickets from $45 (includes a signed copy of American Craft Beer Cookbook)

Food Talks with Kitchen Arts & Letters | THE DYNAMIC FLAVORS OF BEER WITH JON HOLL

There’s never been a better time to drink local when it comes to beer in the USA. Explore the history of beer in this guided tasting that will illuminate the past, dive deep into food pairings and debunk many of the myths and misconceptions that surround the popular beverage. “The pairing-timid will be inspired, while the cuisine-à-la-bière geeks are sure to discover some bold new flavor combos.”—Beer Advocate. John Holl’s books include American Craft Beer Cookbook. He is the editor of All About Beer Magazine and has written for TheNew York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wine Enthusiast and Beverage World.

 

Mon, Sep 22, 7 pm, tickets from $45

Francine Segan’s World of Tasting | INSIDER’S LOOK AT NYC’S BEST EATS

Discover the best places to eat, drink and shop in NYC. Raw food, street food, organic food … if you eat it, we’ll dish about it. Francine Segan moderates a panel including three-time James Beard Award-winning web publisher David Leite (Leite’s Culinaria), Elissa Altman (James Beard Award-winning blog PoorMansFeast.com), Sierra Tishgart (associate editor, New York magazine’s Grub Street) and others TBA.

 

 

COOKING DEMOS + FOOD OUTINGS

 

Fri, Sep 12, 1-4 pm, $70

OOH LA LA! FRENCH PASTRY TOUR

If pain au chocolat, eclairs, cannelés, and macarons are your thing, then this tour’s for you. Join Alexandra Leaf for an in-depth exploration of these uniquely delicious French pastry classics. We will begin our tour with Stephane Pourrez, pastry chef and owner of the Eclair Bakery, before heading downtown to visit some of Manhattan’s most exciting patisseries.

 

Tue, Sep 16, 10 am-12 pm, $35

A COOK’S TOUR OF CHINATOWN

Explore one of New York’s most fascinating neighborhoods with Chef Russell Moss as you venture through Chinatown’s narrow streets and visit his favorite restaurants and shops.

 

 

Thu, Sep 18, 7-8 pm, $30

Alternative eats with Christine Waltermyer | VEGAN 101: AN INTRODUCTION TO A PLANT-BASED WAY OF EATING

Find out why many celebrities are giving vegan food a whirl and how you can too. Learn about stocking your pantry, menu planning, easy cooking tips and the health benefits you can enjoy when upping your veggie consumption in this fun, informative and practical class led by Christine Waltermyer of The Natural Kitchen Cooking School.

 

Tue, Sep 23, 10 am-1 pm, $35

THE ULTIMATE JAPANESE SUPERMARKET

Experience a whole new world at the preeminent Japanese marketplace Mitsuwa, located in Edgewater, NJ. Explore the myriad departments—from vegetables and fish to meat and miso—and see why the market has become a favorite destination for food lovers, led by Chef Russell Moss.

 

 

BEVERAGE TASTINGS – WINE AND MORE

 

Thu, Sep 18, 7 pm, $45

THE CHEESE PAIRING SHOWDOWN: BEER VS. WINE

Which beverage pairs better with cheese: beer or wine? Join us as we explore the issue by pairing five cheeses with a beer and a wine and vote on the winner, led by Martin Johnson.

 

Wed, Sep 24, 7 pm, $45

AWESOME AUTUMN WINES & CHEESE

Stefani Jackenthal leads a fun and informative swirling, sniffing and sipping class that explores an international selection of bubbly, white, rose and red wines, all perfect for the festive fall season. Cheese served.

 

 

About 92nd Street Y

Now celebrating its 140th Anniversary, 92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world’s best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age, transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y’s digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its Jewish heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.

 

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