Happy it's Fall! Not only has the air taken on a fresh feel, but the sun glints off the buildings at a lovely low angle. Autumn is here. Foodies have even more to celebrate. There are so many food happenings around town, tastings, lectures, conferences, it's a reminder just how lucky we are to be here, now.
Some of the events I'm hoping to check out or am already registered for are listed below. We've got Boston Wine Week, Madeira tastings, Loire tastings, events for fans of farmers' markets, for chefs, for food producers and growers, for those of us who write about food and think about food history, systems, access. It's really an embarrassment of riches and it's still only September!
Saturday October 2
An outdoor celebration of the many benefits of local food. Located on the historic Boston waterfront, along Fort Point Channel, the festival showcases affordable and scrumptious food grown and produced in the Boston area. There's even a Fishstock Throwdown with Jason Bond and Didi Emmons.
Saturday, October 2
Gastronomica and Williams College Museum of Art Symposium The Place of Taste: An Exploration of Food, Culture, and Community
Williamstown, MA. This daylong symposium will feature writers, artists, scholars, and chefs. Highlights include keynote speaker Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker, White House pastry chef Bill Yosses, Blue Hill chef-owner Dan Barber, and artist Pepón Osorio. For more information, visit wcma.org.
Saturday, October 3-5
The Chefs Collaborative is holding their national Summit October 3-5, 2010. This year we're delighted to have it in Boston, and the theme is Building on the Past: to Ensure a Sustainable Future. The program and speakers are phenomenal. You don't have to be a chef to attend, I'll be there and hosting a lunchtime table discussion.
Saturday, October 8
Food for Thought: Setting the Agenda at the Museum of Science is a new series of "nuanced discussions about food and how it relates to health, sustainability, culture, justice, economics, safety, and more." Kudos to Louisa Kasdan for helping to bring this to fruition. Series begins October 8, 2010.
Wednesday, November 3
Boston University MLA Gastronomy - Hosts former curator of the Schlesinger Library for: On Writing Food History: How to Put Food at the Center of the Story Barbara Haber, food historian, former curator at the Schlesinger Library. Free Admission, 6 p.m
What else is happening and where will we meet?