Weekend Whets 3/15

Japan Week, Tuesday, March 19 through Thursday, March 21, 2013, Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall:  Learn mochitsuki, the pounding of mochi (rice cakes).  Try ekiben, bento box meals specifically sold at railway stations throughout Japan.  There are other cultural events scheduled as well.

The New Little Germany:  New York Revisits the German Table, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Manhattan:  Former NY Times restaurant critic Mimi Sheraton, Schaller & Weber charcuterie master Jeremy Schaller and chef Kurt Gutenbrunner of The Standard Biergarten discuss the new German cuisine.  Tickets are $30.

Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Elebash Recital Hall, Manhattan:  Author Mark Russ Federman discusses his book on the famous family who turned a family business into a food institution.

Sausage Slam, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., DBGB Kitchen and Bar, New York:  Family-style dinner featuring house-made signature sausages and craft beers from Bronx Brewery.  $95 plus tax and tip.

Just Food Conference, Friday, March 29, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 30, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Food and Finance High School, 525 West 50th Street, Manhattan: A conference with workshops on cooking and food preparation, CSA trends, local and national food and farm issues for the general public, food professionals, entrepreneurs, job seekers, CSA members, community organizers and farmers. Friday will include a job networking event. Saturday includes a food EXPO.

Game of Thrones Dinner, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m, Louro, 142 West 10th Street, New York:  Menu includes salmon rillete, dragon eggs, pigeon pie, whole roasted suckling pig and ice cream cake.  Tickets are $103.

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