Fill up on culinary history and supper tonight at the first Meals and Spiels, a fundraiser for the City Reliquary, where a tale will accompany each course and beverage throughout the evening.
From the history of the hot dog with frankfurters from the Meat Hook, to the final sweet treat from Saltie and the story of the sugar industry in Brooklyn–like the now shuttered Domino refinery on Kent Ave. in Williamsburg, shown left–this meal is staged to celebrate the flavors of Brooklyn that we can’t get enough of.
And speaking of stories, the Foodie Book Club at the Brooklyn Kitchen Labs revisits Little House in the Big Woods, taking a look back at what life was like for Ma, Pa, Mary, and Laura out on the range in the early days. Meanwhile, Shannon Hayes, author of the new work, Radical Homemakers, brings the conversation full circle as she “explores the experiences of [the] rural, urban and suburban folks who are endeavoring to change the world by reclaiming their domestic skills” today.
In other news, the Culinary Historians of New York take food out of context with a talk by British culinary historian Gillian Riley, who examines gastronomy in the still life paintings of Luis Meléndez. ioby.org hosts a fundraiser fueled by Tuthilltown Spirits Hudson whiskey in support of their efforts to connect community members with neighborhood environmental projects, and the folks at Living Liberally toast liberal eater Dr. Marion Nestle at their annual celebration. Next week we’ll be hosting our annual Brooklyn Uncorked bash in the great halls of BAM, where local chefs will pair plates with world-class wines from Long Island terrior. We can’t wait to say chin-chin to you!
For a full list of events with dates, times, and locations see our calendar page or Local Gourmands.