Thank you Nissa Pierson and Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center for hosting the Spring Fling and Pesto Competition, Sunday April 29, noon to 4:00 p.m. for the benefit of Chefs for the Marcellus. Guests at this event will be treated to pesto dishes prepared by professional chefs (including Chefs Louisa Shafia of LucidFood and Elizabeth Schula of Saltie) as well as members of the community; herbal nibbles prepared by Ger-Nis instructors and Chefs Carl Raymond and Melissa Rickets; live jazz, compliments of The Evan Schwam Trio; and an herbal libations bar featuring fresh seasonal herbal drinks brought to you by Brooklyn’s Wolf & Deer & Ger-Nis. INFORMATION & TICKETS
Chefs for the Marcellus co-founder Jimmy Carbone is co-hosting a live event and webcast about food and food policy at The Jerome L Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton Street, tonight! The evening — a kick-off for the first IACP conference to be held in NYC in 30 years — will feature an expert panel, including introductory remarks by Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer; Kim Kessler, Food Policy Coordinator in NYC Mayor’s Office; Michael Anthony, Executive Chef, Gramercy Tavern and Marcel Van Ooyen, Executive Director of GrowNYC. Author Peter Kaminsky will moderate. The discussion will explore critical food policy issues from school lunches to greenmarkets. Info and tickets.
One of our founders, Hilary Baum, was among the speakers at a major anti-fracking rally held at NYC’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Saturday February 25, 2012. To those who claim that upstate needs fracking to revitalize a dying farming economy, Hilary responded: “New York agriculture is not dead, but fracking can drive a stake in its heart, destroy livelihoods and permanently damage the landscape that we love… our physical and spiritual sustenance.” Read her full testimony.
Restaurateur Peter Hoffman, who has signed on to our campaign, and recently participated in our N’awlins Gumbo Cookoff, is an outspoken critic of hydrofracking for natural gas: “Fracking is not a good thing for any of us, not just New Yorkers. We continue to not really want to pursue conservation and alternate energy sources. We’re still looking for that cheap fix and now want to get at it by digging into rock.” READ MORE