NYCEnjoy a slow Sunday at Slow Food USA's Urban Harvest & New Amsterdam Market this Sunday, Octoober 2nd. New Amsterdam Market will be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the New York City Municipal Building (1 Centre Street in Lower Manhattan); and The Spirits of the Region, a three hour unlimited tasting of the region’s best handcrafted wines, beers, and ciders at the Institute for Culinary Education, (50 West 23d Street.) from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Both venues will showcase artisanal and sustainable products from New York City and its hinterlands, including New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. This vast region corresponds closely to the lands that were once claimed by the Dutch as the New Netherlands, with New Amsterdam as its capital.
This seems a bit silly: "...The U.S. beef sommelier graduates, with training from the U.S. Meat Export
Federation, will be goodwill ambassadors for U.S. beef and recognized experts,
who can reassure consumers that there is no safer beef than U.S. beef and
accurately inform them about the attributes of individual U.S. beef cuts and
I'm a big fan of airconditioning, indoor plumbing and not seeing hippies & geeks naked, so yeah, I don't get excited over Burning Man at all, but how cute are these cupcake art cars from this year's sojourn into the desert?
SFOne chef's tryout at Google: "I was shown to the kitchen to begin my food
preparation for the following day's preliminary battle. It's a large,
well-equipped kitchen with dozens of cooks. The food prepared here is a
benefit for Google employees, whose average age is 25. Unlike a
traditional restaurant where stringent food and labor costs dictate the
menu, this is a chef's Disneyland where food is born of inspiration and
pure love of cooking..." [thanks, Kathryn!]