A Busy October

The Gastronomy program is absolutely packed with exciting events throughout the month, and there are great things happening all over Boston as well! Many of these lectures, presentations and workshops are free or inexpensive for students, so check some out and get signed up. And if you’re interested in writing about any of these events, please shoot us an email! 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

Food and the City: Session 2. City Planning presents The Edge: Urban and Regional Conversations at Boston University. A conversation with Mike Mennonno, President of the Fenway Garden Society, and Lisa Gross, Founder and Chairman of the Boston Tree Party. CAS, room 224, 6-8pm.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

Blind Wine Tasting Game with Sandy Block and Patrick Dubsky. Compare Old and New World wines, paired with foods, and try to guess styles, producers, and identities. Learn about different wines, vintages and styles in this interactive workshop. Win a prize for your best guesses! 6pm, $20 for Gastronomy students.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

Third Annual Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen, a tasting event featuring 13 of Boston’s top chefs competing for the best Jewish recipe. Chat with local chefs and special guest Avron Honig about traditional recipes and Jewish foods. $36 fee for those under 40 includes samples of all dishes and a Jewish cookbook.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24

Food Day celebration, featuring nutrition expert Dr. Walter Willett and author Nina Simonds as they provide demonstrations of Asian cooking and wine pairings. 6-8pm, $25 fee covers cost of food and includes a copy of Simonds book, Spoonful of Ginger. RSVP to ralssid@bu.edu.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

Hands-on canning class with Gastronomy alumna Allison Carroll Duffy, 808 Commonwealth Avenue, 6-9 p.m. The cost for this course is $50 and includes all materials and instruction, plus you’ll get to bring some goodies home! Seats are limited so sign up quickly. To register, please email gastrmla@bu.edu.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

16th Annual Boston Vegetarian Food Festival, in the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center on Tremont Street, all for free! Speaker presentations, food tastings, meet food producers and local chefs, and enjoy cooking demos. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31

Sicily: Culinary Traditions with Fabrizia Lanza. Explore culinary traditions, agricultural beliefs and food preparation methods. 6-8pm, free admission. RSVP to ralssid@bu.edu.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3

The Essential Jacques Pepin, a cooking event featuring many of Boston’s top chefs preparing Pepin’s classic recipes. Taste recipes, enjoy wine, meet local chefs and food industry leaders, and even chat with Pepin himself. Gastronomy students can call for a special $50 ticket, which includes food, drinks, and the book and DVD set The Essential Pepin. 6pm.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

What’s Next?: Life After MLA Gastronomy, Fuller 117, 1-4:30pm. Come enjoy coffee and cookies with working graduates and alumni, learn how to perfect your CV and resume, and even develop an amazing online presence and e-portfolio. Let us help you plan your future and be successful after graduating from the program, whether you’re just starting your degree or getting ready to finish your thesis. Free and open for all current students and alumni.

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