Yesterday, I attended Edible Manhattan’s Edible Institute at the New School. It was a very informative afternoon of panel discussions about food and drink here in New York City. This week is Eat Drink Local Week and this event was a part of the celebration.
Did you know that there’s a Food Studies Program at the New School? The program is a part of the Continuing Education college. BTW, there is a class on how to write a food business plan at the New School on October 23rd. The class is $170.
Here are some of the choice quotes by panelists:
“Make cooking into a more of a social activity” –Cathy Erway
“Know your food in a intimate way.”-Cathy Erway
“Brooklyn Kitchen is a kind of a clubhouse for the DIY food movement”-Tom Mylan
“To me it is taste.” -Ariane Daguin explaining the rise of the Brooklyn DIY food movement.
“When you’re frustrated, you make the political personal.”-Tom Mylan
“Food is a medium for creativity.”-Cathy Erway
“I don’t sell anything cheap. I sell things that are reasonable.”-Lou DiPalo
“There is most delicious per square inch in New York than ever before”.-Ed Levine
“We are more obsessed with food than before” Robert Siestama
“Artisan does not always mean that it is delicious”-Ed Levine
“Being in wine business means being in a distribution business.-Trent Preszler