Weekend Whets 10/17

Taste of Forest Hills, Saturday, October 18, 2014, Queens

Brooklyn Bacon Takedown, Sunday, October 19, 2014:  Cooking competition.

Enid’s Apple Pie Contest, Sunday, October 19, 2014, Brooklyn

Korean Restaurant Week NYC, through October 19, 2014

Lower East Side Pickle Day, Sunday, October 19, 2014, Orchard Street at Delancey Street, LES:  Festival celebrating pickled foods.

NYC Wine and Food Fest, through October 19, 2014:  Annual food event sponsored by Food Network and Food & Wine with classes, lectures, parties, dinners and demonstrations by celebrity food personalities.

Sunnyside Restaurant Week, October 20-24, 2014, Queens

Understanding the Food Mood Connection: How Italian Mediterranean Food Lifestyles Can Contribute to Better Health, October 21, 2014, 6 p.m., Casa Italiana, Village, Manhattan:  Panel discussion with Kerstin Hecker, Michele Scicolone and Charles Scicolone.

Book Launch: The Secret Recipes by Dominique Ansel, with Paulette Goto, Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., The Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn:  Cronut creator Dominique Ansel discusses his book.

Fifth Annual Lopate and Locavores, through October 29, 2014, NYC:  Food and lectures on topics like creating a successful restaurant business, writing a cookbook, NY delis and more with food celebrities like Lidia Bastianich.

Food Film Fest, October 29, 2014 through November 1, 2014:  Film festival with tastings.

Brooklyn’s On Fire: Meet the Firehouse Chefs!, Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn:  Discussion and chili cook-off.

Fifth Annual Mac-Off, November 2, 2014, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Littlefield, Brooklyn:  Macaroni and cheese cook-off with local chefs.

Chefs for Impact, November 20, 2014:  A benefit to bring e-learning to Zambia.

 

Food Bloggers Cannot Require Facebook “Likes” for Giveaway Entries

Facebook has banned “like-gating,” a practice that involves requiring a contestant to “like” a Facebook page in order to enter a contest, sweepstakes or giveaway or otherwise participate in a promotion.  The new Facebook terms will go in effect November 5, 2014.

Publisher Seeks Food Poems for Anthology

Richer Resources is looking for food poems for an upcoming anthology.

Owner of Borgatti’s Ravioli Passes Away

Mario Borgatti, the owner of Borgatti’s Ravioli on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, passed away at age 97.

Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

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I saw these peanut butter Cheerio bars from Cookin’ Cowgirl and had some cereal on hand so I decided to make them. I used multigrain Cheerios and corn flakes. I didn’t have corn syrup, so I used golden syrup instead which actually made a really sweet bar. Now, I wanted to make the version in the smaller pan, but when I was done with the ingredients, it fit only in the larger pan.

These are really tasty and disappear quickly!

Happy Columbus Day

Happy Columbus Day!  Here’s a great article in am new york that tells you the details of the parade and other Italian events to do during October, Italian Heritage Month.  Of course, you can check out my guides listed above and check out Italian bakeries, markets and restaurants or the Little Italy of Manhattan or Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.  You can also watch the Columbus Day parade live.

Weekend Whets 10/10

Italian Restaurant Week, October 8 through 15, 2014, Brooklyn:  Discounted lunches and dinners at participating restaurants.

The Feast Fest, Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8 p.m., Brooklyn:  Food and music fest celebrating Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Understanding the Food Mood Connection: How Italian Mediterranean Food Lifestyles Can Contribute to Better Health, October 21, 2014, 6 p.m., Casa Italiana, Village, Manhattan:  Panel discussion with Kerstin Hecker, Michele Scicolone and Charles Scicolone.

Fifth Annual Lopate and Locavores, through October 29, 2014, NYC:  Food and lectures on topics like creating a successful restaurant business, writing a cookbook, NY delis and more with food celebrities like Lidia Bastianich.