Posted by: lornasass | April 23, 2009


logoI’m excited about attending the first ever Brooklyn Food Conference, a grassroots event devoted to getting closer to a just, secure, sustainable, healthy and delicious food system.

Food issues hit home for all of us–from school lunches or the rise in diabetes to escalating food costs, and the challenge of finding good, fresh, local food at affordable prices. The conference is FREE to all participants, including folks like me who live in the other boroughs.

I’m looking forward to meeting and listening to well-known activists and writers like Dan Barber, executive chef and owner of Blue Hill Restaurant, Anna Lappé, author of Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen, Raj Patel author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and LaDonna Redmond, head of the Institute of Community Resource Development in Chicago.

The day promises be filled with workshops, speeches, table exhibits, music and short films – plus a full program of workshops and activities for children.

Location: John Jay High School and PS 321
180 7th Avenue (between 1st & 2nd St.), Park Slope, Brooklyn

For more info and to register, check out the Brooklyn Food Conference Web site:  Consider signing up for the dinner made from regional ingredients. It’s a major bargain at $20/person.   Scroll down for the menu. I’ll be there!


Cocktail Reception

Local Cheeses and Charcuterie served with Sliced Baguettes and Crackers
Hummus, BabaGhanoush, Stuffed Grape Leaves and Olives served with Pita
Points and Veggies

Entrée: (served Family Style)

Oven Roasted Chicken with Fresh Herbs and Lemon
Great Northern Bean Salad with Kale, Roasted Tofu, Garlic and Grape Tomatoes
Spelt Berry Salad with Wild Mushrooms, Celeriac, Ramps and Fresh Herbs
Oven Roasted Asparagus
Tap Iced Water Pitchers

Salad Course:

Baby Greens Salad and Roasted Pears with a Maple Rhubarb Vinaigrette
Artisanal Local Cheeses served with Sliced Baguettes and Crackers

Dessert Course:
Fair Traded Brownie A la Mode

Fair Traded Coffee
Tea Selection


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