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Class 2: Let's Talk About Food

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Jennifer 8. Lee: Who was General Tso? and other mysteries of American Chinese food.

Jennifer is a reporter for the New York Times and talks about her hunt for the origins of Chinese-American dishes, exploding the myths and beliefs that many of us have always accepted as fact!  Her humorous insights into our favorite “Chinese” dishes will make you think about the origins of all your dishes.






Dan Barber: A surprising parable of foie gras.

“Dan Barber is the chef at New York's Blue Hill restaurant, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Westchester, where he practices a kind of close-to-the-land cooking married to agriculture and stewardship of the earth. As described on Chez Pim: "Stone Barns is only 45 minutes from Manhattan, but it might as well be a whole different universe. A model of self-sufficiency and environmental responsibility, Stone Barns is a working farm, ranch, and a three-Michelin-star-worthy restaurant." Supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, it's a vision of a new kind of food chain.”*




Peter Reinhart: The art of baking bread

“Batch to batch, crust to crust ... In tribute to the beloved staple food, baking master Peter Reinhart reflects on the cordial couplings (wheat and yeast, starch and heat) that give us our daily bread.”*  Amazon review:  "A bread baker, like any true artisan or craftsman, must have the power to control outcomes," says Peter Reinhart, author of The Bread Baker's Apprentice. "Mastery comes with practice." As in many arts, you must know and understand the rules before you can break them. Reinhart encourages you to learn the science of bread making, but to never forget that vision and experimentation, not formulas, make transcendent loaves …”



Juan Enriquez: Beyond the crisis, mindboggling science and the arrival of Homo evolutis

 Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don't look for it on your ballot -- or in the stock exchange. It'll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and minds. Our kids are going to be ... different.

Comments (1)

Ian D Goddard said

at 11:25 am on Feb 26, 2009

This class was actually presented on February 24, 2009 - Originally canceled due to snow!

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