Umami Food and Art Festival 2014 Program:
Check back for additional information and events over the next couple of weeks.
Immersive Culinary Workshops with League of Kitchens
Join us for a true culinary adventure!
The League of Kitchens (www.leagueofkitchens.com) is an immersive culinary adventure in NYC where immigrants teach intimate cooking workshops in their homes, and participants encounter a new culture, cuisine, and neighborhood with every experience.
This participatory experience starts with an interactive cooking lesson and leads into a celebratory dinner. Participants help cook the meal, contribute their own ideas and personal stories to the conversation, and help clean up afterwards. Through this experience, the League of Kitchens seeks to build cross-cultural connection and understanding, and increase access to traditional cooking knowledge.
For the Umami Edition of the League of Kitchens, participants are asked to sign up alone, without a partner or friend. Choose the date of your workshop, and a vegetarian or non-vegetarian menu–the location, cuisine, and culture of their workshop is a surprise. Three days before the workshop, you will receive an email with directions to the location. Each immersion is 5.5 hours and includes 4-6 participants. Participants go home with a booklet of family recipes and a starter kit of specialty ingredients and spices.
Saturday and Sunday , April 5th and 6th.
1 – 6:30 PM
in collaboration with The Food Book Fair
Edith Gawler and Bennett Konesni (farmer-designers), Leah Gauthier (artist), chef Anne Apparu, Kate Galassi (Quinciple)
Friday, April 25th
80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY
L train to Bedford, G train to Nassau, or East River Ferry to North Williamsburg
Means of Production: Shaken or Stirred
Emilie Baltz (artist/designer) and Pamela Wiznitzer (President, NY Bartender’s Guild)
An experiential cocktail that explores the relationship of mixology, movement and making. An event that stimulates all the senses, engaging 3 of New York’s top bartenders to mix classic cocktails under blacklight motion capture.
Part contemporary dance, part cocktail party, guests become part of the performance as their drinking sets the background for this otherworldly tableau vivant.
Dress code is strictly black.
Presented with the support of Suite ThreeOhSix and Feastly.
Tuesday, May 13th
59 Franklin Street, #306, New York, NY
N, R, Q or 6 train to Canal Street
A Fresh Perspective on Food and Immigration
Moderator: Krishnendu Ray, Chair, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, NYU
Lisa Gross, Founder, The League of Kitchens
Yamini Joshi, Instructor, League of Kitchens
John Rudolph, Executive Producer, Feet in 2 Worlds
Sandra Vu, Program Director, Hot Bread Kitchen
Includes a slide presentation of The League of Kitchens: Umami Edition by photographer Sarah Clark
Thursday, April 24th — suggested donation $5 at the door.
6 – 8 PM
Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, NYU
411 Lafayette Ave (@ East 4th Street), 5th Floor
6 train to Astor or R train to 8 st
Cooking Art Challenge
Teams of students and young professionals from the culinary field collaborate with partners from the art world to create hybrid culinary-art pieces using a range of mediums from edible dishes to film, and present them to an audience and to a panel of distinguished judges.
Judges: Mitchell Davis (VP James Beard Foundation), Amy Eddings (Host of NPR’s All Things Considered) and Chef Evan Hanczor (Egg).
Vote for your favorite team and enjoy tastings and beer!
*Proceeds of this event will go towards The Brooklyn Kitchen Classrooms in the Kitchen program. a program focused on bringing students from NYC schools into our laboratory kitchen to learn about meat and food sourcing and take a cooking class to learn a cooking skill they can use for life.
Thursday, April 10th
6:30 – 8:30 PM
100 Frost Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(Experimental Cuisine Collective)
6 – 8 PM
145 Borinquen Place (corner of Keap), Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L train to Lorimer, J,M,Z train to Marcy
[Private event with PS 41’s 4th graders]