QUEENS TASTE 2015 COMING SOON!

23 Apr

The Queens Economic Development Corporation invites you to Queens Taste 2015, the borough’s premiere networking and culinary event. At least 50 restaurants and other food/drink purveyors will provide samples to 800+ attendees, including some of the most powerful and best-connected Queens residents. The cuisine will feature everything from sweet to savory, Asian to Latin American, and crunchy to creamy. The event is on May 12th from 6-9PM.

Location: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park

REGISTER HERE

Check out some photos from last years’ event.

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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz with
Seth Bornstein – Queens Economic Development
Council Executive Director

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Queens Restaurant Week – 2014

15 Oct

Everyone had a great time sampling dishes from numerous restaurants in Queens at the Press Conference to announce Queens Restaurant Week 2014. Restaurant week in Queens runs from October 13 to October 31, 2014. For more information visit: http://www.itsinqueens.com/dq/RestaurantWeek/participants/

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From left: Borough President Melinda Katz, Queens Economic Development Corporation Chair Emily Lin, QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein, and State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr.

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The line was long for California Pizza Kitchen. But, it was worth the wait!

Eat in Astoria Launch Party

22 Sep

The Eat in Astoria Launch Party last week was a great opportunity to sample food and drink from numerous restaurants in the Astoria section of Queens New York. I can’t wait to visit them. For more information go to http://www.eatinastoria.com and @EatsNewYork.

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Brooklyn EATS 2014

3 Jul

2014 Long Island Hospitality Ball

10 Jun

The Long Island Hospitality Ball to benefit the American Cancer Society was held on June 2, 2014 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. The Ball is the social event of the season on Long Island and guests had a fantastic time partaking in the delicious food, exotic drinks and fabulous entertainment.

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The People’s Kitchen at COLORS Restaurant – NYC

31 Oct

This past September The People’s Kitchen in Oakland California announced a new partnership with Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) in New York City.
ROC will be helping them launch People’s Kitchen full-time COAST TO COAST!

ROC operates COLORS Restaurant in New York – a cooperative restaurant rooted in community and social justice principles. According to Saqib Keval of The People’s Kitchen ,”Our values, our ideas, and our dreams are in great alignment with those of ROC and of COLORS. The People’s Kitchen is going to be working with COLORS to open full time in NYC, Oakland, Detroit, and New Orleans over the next few years !!!!!”

Cooking with Color 4 Kids Live Interactive Cooking Program Launch

24 Jul

Kristen Hess, The Artful Gourmet

Kristen Hess, The Artful Gourmet

Cooking with Color 4 Kids by Kristen Hess

On June 27, eDiningNews and Kristen Hess, The Artful Gourmet launched a new cooking program for kids called Cooking with Color 4 Kids © at Madiba Restaurant in Brooklyn. This interactive, hands-on cooking class is designed for the whole family, as Kristen teaches kids and parents how to cook colorful, healthy recipes through the color palette, ripe with fruits and vegetables and fresh, natural ingredients.

Food Color Wheel

Food Color Wheel

The class began with an introduction to the color wheel and the various benefits of eating colorful fruits and vegetables in the spectrum. Kristen had the kids name some of their favorite Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Violet foods and discussed ways to add more color into your cooking. Instead of just making a cheese pizza, add some spinach and fresh tomatoes or basil. Make your Macaroni and Cheese healthier by adding some broccoli to it.

Madiba Restaurant, Brooklyn NY

Madiba Restaurant, Brooklyn NY

Lots of fun colorful ideas were exchanged as the kids got ready to start making some of their own colorful recipes from the South African Restaurant Madiba in Brooklyn.

Students making South African Pap Cornmeal with Monkey Gland Sauce and Tomato Onion Gravy

Students making South African Pap Cornmeal with Monkey Gland Sauce and Tomato Onion Gravy

Kristen with students and parents after Cooking with Color 4 Kids class at Madiba Restaurant

Kristen with students and parents after Cooking with Color 4 Kids class at Madiba Restaurant

Kristen with students and parents after Cooking with Color 4 Kids class at Madiba Restaurant

Kristen with students and parents after Cooking with Color 4 Kids class at Madiba Restaurant

Students and parents after Cooking with Color 4 Kids class at Madiba Restaurant

Students and parents after Cooking with Color 4 Kids class at Madiba Restaurant

On the cooking program menu were South African specialties such as: South African Pap Cornmeal with Tomato-Onion Gravy and Monkey Gland Sauce made with apricots, red wine, tomato and raisins, Sweet Corn and Pumpkin Salad, Pumpkin Fritters, Shebeen Salad with house wild greens, papaya, mango, summer berries, avocado, and nuts, and Rooibos Tea.

South African Pap Cornmeal with Tomato Onion Gravy

South African Chakalaka

South African Chakalaka

South African Monkey Gland Sauce

South African Monkey Gland Sauce

Shebeen Salad with Wild Greens, Papaya, Mango, Berries, Avocado and Nuts

Shebeen Salad with Wild Greens, Papaya, Mango, Berries, Avocado and Nuts

Pumpkin Fritters

Pumpkin Fritters

Pumpkin and Corn Salad

Pumpkin and Corn Salad

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos Tea

The class was videotaped live on Livestream by eDiningNews, and the video is featured online and also below for those who missed the class. All in all, it was a fun, interactive class that the kids and parents loved. And most of all a rewarding experience for me as I got to teach kids how to cook and eat healthy by adding colorful fruits and vegetables to their everyday cooking.

Stay tuned for more class locations and dates as the cooking program grows around NYC!d for the whole family, as Kristen teaches kids and parents how to cook colorful, healthy recipes through the color palette, ripe with fruits and vegetables and fresh, natural ingredients.

Watch the cooking class video on YouTube

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