05 2 / 2014
On May 10 and 11, at the New School, food and drink leaders from around the nation will gather for the 2014 Edible Institute, a 2-day discussion of the most important topics in the American food and drink movement. In addition to the Edible publishers — representing nearly 90 communities, from Edible Shasta Butte (northern California) to Edible Sarasota (Florida), and every delicious place in between — expect the room to be packed with wine and beer makers, food activists, agribusiness dropouts, culinary students, talks and panels by farmers, chefs, drink makers, journalists and food and drink enthusiasts (like you).
18 9 / 2013
The Chelsea Market Cookbook, which will be available in stores on Oct. 1, collects 100 eclectic recipes for appetizers, main courses, desserts and drinks from chefs working in the neighborhood’s indoor food hall. The recipes were collected by Michael Phillips of Jamestown Properties, which owns the historic market at 75 Ninth Ave., and cookbook writer Rick Rodgers. It is inspired both by what’s on the menu at restaurants there and by the many culinary events held at the foodie hot spot.
28 8 / 2013
SquareSpace Event Series: Eat-Up
- 1: A NIGHT WHERE PEOPLE WHO WORK IN FOOD TAKE AN HOUR OR TWO FOR
- DINNER AND CONVERSATION.
- 2: September 16th
- 3: October 14th
- 4: February 17th
30 7 / 2013
Manhattan-based Food52, now four years old, includes a wide range of content, most of it created by readers. Regular features appear on such topics as “Dinner vs. Child” (offering kid-friendly carrot dishes), as well as recipes from users, contests and a forum for questions (“Can I reheat fish the next day?”). When the founders thought about where to launch their business, which now has 15 employees, New York City seemed like an obvious home base. “New York attracts a greater pool of talent in tech, media and food all in one place,” said Ms. Hesser. The company, which has annual revenue of more than $1 million, according to Ms. Hesser, is about to launch an e-commerce site called Provisions.
08 7 / 2013
Better known as Rikers, the island jail complex currently serves as home and waiting station to approximately 11,000 inmates—men, women and adolescents who are sent here to serve short sentences or wait out detentions until their verdict or sentence is determined at trial. It is also home to a little-known garden, an oasis of calm and beauty in the unlikeliest of landscapes. Run by the Horticultural Society of New York (“the Hort”) in conjunction with the NYC Department of Correction (DOC) since 1996, the GreenHouse program is part of the Hort’s broad mission to “sustain the vital connection between people and plants.” The 111-year-old society has evolved over the years from an old-school institution celebrating nature’s majesty as expressed in ornamental gardens to a proactive tour de force: working across the social spectrum in urban farms, edible schoolyards and rooftop gardens, promoting eco-friendly techniques such as bioremediation and rainwater harvesting, as well as environmental literacy and social services.
12 12 / 2012
via Brooklyn Based
Farmigo, a new online farmer’s market, is launching today in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and they’re looking for a few good food communities.
Here’s how it works: an office, school, neighborhood group or even an apartment building works together to form a food community. You just need a minimum of about 30 members, or 30 orders per delivery and a set pick-up and delivery location. One member (or a few) takes responsibility for coordinating with the Farmigo team to determine which producers you’ll work with, and handles the pick-up and delivery of the produce. Farmigo creates a custom shopping experience for your community