Learn About Food Policy and Seed Saving, and Other Upcoming Brooklyn Events

Celebrating one year of Oxalis. Photo courtesy Oxalis.

Cider Catching Class with Asturias for Foodies, November 13
As part of New York Cider Week, Spanish food expert Begoña Medio of Asturias for Foodies will be sharing her knowledge of the Asturia region’s cider and food culture. Snack on Asturian Rebollin cheeses, Agromar conservas bites and Spanish-style tortilla while you sample Trabanco sidra and other natural style ciders. Medio will be teaching the fine art of “throwing” and “catching” cider—the traditional process of pouring the drink from a great height to aerate it.
Brooklyn Cider House. Tickets $25. More info: www.eventbrite.com

Oxalis One Year Anniversary Fête, November 14
Brooklyn newcomer Oxalis celebrates their one-year anniversary—and recently-awarded Michelin star with an all-you-can-eat feast. The former pop-up now serves a carte blanche menu which changes nightly. For the anniversary fête, chef Nico Russel (formerly of Daniel and Mirazur) and his team will be going all out with a seafood and raw bar, copious cheese station featuring their house-made warm mozzarella and and koji focaccia, plus grilled lamb legs cooked in Oxalis’ back garden. With unlimited pours of Beverage Director Piper Kristenson’s selection of  unique, large-format wines, it’s sure to be a night to remember.
Oxalis. Tickets $80. More info: www.eventbrite.com

Food Policy Pitch Day at Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, November 12
Finalists from the Food Policy 2019 Pitch Contest will present to the public their innovative ideas for changing and improving the city’s food system, with the winning pitch receiving a one thousand dollar prize. Judges include: Eric L. Adams, the Brooklyn Borough President, Michael Hurwitz, Director of GrowNYC Greenmarket, and other local leaders in food and city policy. Guests are invited to consider their own ideas for effective policies or initiatives, and you can submit a pitch of your own by emailing  info@nycfoodpolicy.org.
Hunter College, Silberman Building. Free admission. Registration and more info: www.eventbrite.com

Off the Menu: Guac-Off Dinner by Avocaderia, November 11
Time Out Market’s Avocaderia will host a guacamole showdown followed by a three-course, avocado-centric dinner, with cocktails from Timeout Market’s bars. Enjoy deviled eggs with avocado cream, avo-grain bowls, and other luscious green delights.
Time Out Market, Empire Stores. Tickets $50. More info: www.timeoutmarket.com

Seed Ethics Town Hall, November 14
The Museum of Food and Drink hosts a community discussion on seeds, seed banks, and the earth’s increasingly imperiled biodiversity. The evening will feature an open forum with a variety of people working with seeds—from seed savers to chefs to gardeners. Guests include: Laura Accardi, a community activist, librarian and seed saver, chef Andrew Corrigan of Dig, organic gardener Sylvia Davatz, Professor Melissa Metrick of the NYU Urban Farm Lab, and seed savers Zach Pickens and Steph Gaylor. They’ll be discussing the ethics and practical realities of saving seeds and preserving our food system and planet.
Museum of Food and Drink. Tickets $20. More info: www.mofad.org