Weekend Whets 5/17

Great GoogaMooga, Friday, May 17, 2013 through Sunday, May 19, 2013, Prospect Park, Brooklyn:  Food and music festival.

Martha Stewart Cooking Demonstration, Friday, May 17, 2013, 1 p.m., Macy’s, 34th Street, Furniture department Level 9, Manhattan:  Martha cooks American food and signs her new cookbook, Martha’s American Food.

North Brooklyn Takes the Cake, Saturday, May 18, 2013, 6 p.m., The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn:  A cupcake bakeoff!  Tickets are $15.

Taste of Tribeca, Saturday, May 18, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Duane Street (between Greenwich and Hudson), Tribeca:  Outdoor culinary festival featuring dishes from Tribeca chefs.  Tickets $50.  Raises money for PS 150’s and PS 234’s arts and enrichment programs.

40th Annual Ninth Avenue Food Festival, Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2013, Noon to 5 p.m., Ninth Avenue from 42nd to 57th Streets, Manhattan:  A celebration of the diverse restaurants on this strip.

The Sweet Escape:  New Jersey Confection and Dessert Tasting Expo, Sunday, May 19, 2013, The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, Edison, NJ: Sample tastings from the state’s bakeries, pastry chefs and sweet shops.  Tickets $65.

Cook it Raw:  David Chang & Friends, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7 p.m.,  New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum, Manhattan:  Momofuku’s David Chang welcomes  chefs Massimo Bottura and Daniel Patterson for a conversation with Cook It Raw founder Alessandro Porcelli, moderated by journalist Lisa Abend.  $25 General admission.

Gluttony:  Deconstructing Dinner, Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor, Manhattan:  Part of a series on science and the deadly sins.  Steve Ettlinger, author of Twinkie, Deconstructed, and Dwight Eschliman, photographer of Foodstuff, discuss ingredients in popular processed foods.  $15-$25.

Meat Hooked!, Thursday, May 30, 2013, 6:30 p.m., BLDG 92 , Brooklyn Navy Yard Center, 63 Flushing Ave (at Carlton), Brooklyn:  Gotham Center Director Suzanne Wasserman’s new film, a documentary about meat and the rise and fall and rise again of butchers and butchering in and around New York.  $8/$5 members.

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