Gin and Steak
Thursday, April 1, 6:30 p.m. Butcher Tom Mylan teams up with gin aficionado James Moreland to lead a seminar on pairing gin and steak. $50. The Meat Hook, 100 Frost Street (between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue), Brooklyn; 718-349-5033; event website.
Saturday, April 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. If the warm weather inspires you to put on your farmer hat then help out the East New York Farms Project, which is hosting an open volunteer day. Volunteers will be planting, weeding, turning compost, and more. UCC Youth Farm; Schneck Avenue (b/n New Lots Avenue and Livonia Street), Brooklyn; 718-649-7979; event website.
The Local Food Movement
Sunday, April 4, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Joel Salatin, the holistic farmer made famous by the movie Food Inc. and Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, will answer your questions about the local-food-movement. This lecture celebrates the debut of Fresh, a documentary about the country's food system. Tickets include a voucher to a screening of the film. $35. Teachers Colelge at Columbia University, 525 W. 120th Street (b/n Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue); event website.
Beer and Cheese
Monday, April 5, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Jon Lundbom leads a tasting featuring wheat beers and spring cheeses. $35. Beer Table, 427 B 7th Avenue (between 14 and 15th Streets), Brooklyn; 718-965-1196; event website.
Tuesday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. To celebrate the 2010 Southern Food issue of The Oxford American, the South's leading literary and cultural magazine, there will be a dinner and panel featuring the food columnist and director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, John T. Edge. Food will be prepared by Chef Kenny Callaghan and wine will be provided by Vina De Martino. Proceeds benefit The Oxford American. Suggested tax-deductible donation to attend is $500. Blue Smoke, 116 East 27th Street (between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue); 501-320-5730; event website.
Beard on Books
Wednesday, April 7, 12 p.m. This monthly literary series features reading and discussions with food writers John T. Edge as well as writers for The Oxford American. Refreshments will be served. Suggested donation $20. James Beard House, 167 West 12th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues); 212-627-2308; event website.
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