Food Academy? Local Events Combine Food Movement Learning with Eating. Yum!

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The visit of Alice Waters to the New Era Academy got our foodies juices going, so when we got word of these cool cuisine-inspired events scheduled next Monday at the AVAM and next Tuesday at the Aquarium, we had to share…

Farm to Chef Maryland – Farm to Chef Maryland is a local culinary competition to benefit the The American Institute of Wine & Food’s Days of Taste program. Days of Taste encourages elementary school students to appreciate the taste and benefits of fresh food by teaching them about food’s journey from farm to table and the basic elements of taste. The program brings together chefs, farmers and volunteers with kids for hands-on activities both in the classroom and at local farms. Baltimore chefs come together to participate in Farm to Chef Maryland on Monday, Sept. 24 at the American Visionary Art Museum. Chef Therese Harding of  The Classic Catering People is one of the chef’s participating and she will be partnered with Baltimore County-based farmer, Albright Farms. Her menu: seared rockfish with smoked Maryland crab, sweet corn mostarda and roasted caramelized beet jam and Swiss chard gratin. Getting hungry? There’s still time to sign up.

The National Aquarium’s Fresh Thoughts Sustainable Seafood Dining Series – The Sustainable Dining Series offers a chef prepared dinner, a fun evening out, and a lesson in sustainable seafood practices. Each evening is themed around a local sustainable seafood. Guests enjoy a cocktail reception, a cooking demonstration, a three-course meal, and an after-hours stroll through the Aquarium. All the while, participants discuss fishing practices, changes of habitat, breeding grounds and more and how they all contribute to reduced species populations. The message: If individual consumers support sustainable seafood choices, we can make a difference in fish populations and the health of our oceans.

The next Sustainable Dining Series will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 and will feature lobster from chefs Chris Becker and Omar Semidey of the soon to open (tomorrow!) Fleet Street Kitchen combined with the seasonal produce of Cunningham Farms.

Tikets are $79 for members and $99 for non-members and can be purchased online.


Edited from Press Release

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