February Food Events

February Food EventsCan you believe that February is already upon us? Hopefully you’ve had time to settle into spring classes – and have left room in your schedule for some fabulous February food events. And the area is serving up more than just alliteration with events featuring bizarre food, raw milk, champagne, chili, and olive oil – just to name a few.

Also, make sure to register and mark your calendars for the Food and the City Conference, February 24-25.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Fireside Chat with Andrew Zimmern: Food Sol and Babson College will host TV personality, chef, and all-round food celebrity Andrew Zimmern – best known for his Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods – for a dynamic and interactive chat about the food entrepreneurs Andrew’s met around the world, and how they are positively impacting their communities.

2:30-4 pm, Babson College

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Champagne: A Global History with Becky Sue Epstein. Explore the many sides of bubbly in this event from Lifelong Learning. Cost: $75.00, includes a copy of Epstein’s book. Reservations are required. Gastronomy students may qualify for a discount by calling 617-353-9852.

6 pm, 808 Commonwealth Ave, Fuller Building, Demonstration Room

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

The Cookbook Conference, in the Roger Smith Hotel, New  York City. Exploring cookbooks from various cultures, their meanings, and their future. Also featuring workshops for publishing, analysis and case studies. Two day conference fee, $299. Some panels will be webcast during the event; all recordings will be available on the conference website 1-2 weeks after the conference.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Pépin Lecture Series: Stop! Wait! What’s in that bottle of extra-virgin? with Nancy Harmon Jenkins. This lecture explores explores the ancient world of olive oil fraud and what it means to modern consumers, explaining why you should know what’s in the bottle and, more importantly, how you can tell. Olive oil tasting follows the lecture. The lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

6 pm, 808 Commonwealth Ave, Fuller Building, Demonstration Room

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Harvard University Law School Raw Milk Debate Join the Harvard Food Law Society as they present a debate covering the legal, health, and nutritional merits of raw milk from both sides of the issue.

7:15-8:45 pm, Harvard Law School, 1563 Massachusetts Avenue, Langdell South Room

3rd Annual Chili Cup: Enjoy all you can eat chili from Boston restaurants and benefit Community Work Services at the same time. Stay tuned for a possible Gastronomy student discount…

6 – 10 pm, Ned Devine’s Irish Pub, 1 Faneuil Hall Market Place, Boston

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Coppa’s Stuzzichini with Jamie Bissonnette, winner of Food and Wine’s 2011 People’s Best New Chef. Enjoy a cooking demonstration and tasting through Lifelong Learning with one of Boston’s most colorful culinary personalities. Cost: $60 and reservations are required. Gastronomy students may qualify for a discount by calling 617-353-9852.

6 pm, 808 Commonwealth Ave, Fuller Building, Demonstration Room

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Blue Ginger: East-West Cuisine with Ming Tsai: Attend the first in the Feasts of the World series through Lifelong Learning. Cost: $125 and reservations are required. Gastronomy students may qualify for a discount by calling 617-353-9852.

6 pm, Blue Ginger, 583 Washington Street ,Wellesley, Massachusetts

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Food and the City Conference, co-sponsored by the BU Gastronomy program and History program. Explore the relationship between food systems and urban areas, using a variety of disciplines.

Boston University Photonics Center, Room 906

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29

Guest Lecture, Dr. Penny Van Esterik: Plan to attend a free guest lecture by Penny Van Esterik, Professor of Anthropology, York University, Toronto, Canada titled  “The Place of Food Activism in Food Studies: a Case Study of Baby Food Advocacy.”

7:30 pm, CAS 325, 725 Commonwealth Avenue

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