Eat nYc The Bronx Food And Wine Festival returns to New York City and is one event not to be missed! Representing a collaboration with Aval & Co to benefit a great cause — the Food Bank For New York City. Because in a city as great as NYC, its motto “No One Should Go Hungry!” is one we should all be eager to support. Simply walking down the street, one cannot help but notice the economic disparities between the affluent and poor. And there’s really no reason for it to exist. In a country as great as the United States, hunger should exist no more. So grab a ticket and join forces with a great organization as we strive to end hunger. [Read more…] about Eat nYc The Bronx Food And Wine Festival 2018
Diversity in revisionist works of art received an innovative new interpretation at this year’s Art on Paper in New York City. Photographic duo E2 presented several works designed to challenge the mind – modern reinterpretations of old master paintings replaced with new subject representations of race, sexual orientation, gender and age. Upon first glance the viewer is presented with a well-known work of art with unknown subjects. Challenging stereotypes & preconceptions, each work obliges the visitor to re-examine their preconceptions of classic beauty in the framework setting of iconic art. Are the subjects still as beautiful (or more) than the original ? Do we accept the artists re-interpretation or dismiss it? Are we open minded enough to be able to appreciate a classic work of art, even if it doesn’t conform to fixed expectations? These are the questions one must consider not only when evaluating art but in our everyday lives. How free are our minds & can we truly live without prejudice? Or are we programmed to reject anything outside our comfort zone… It’s this kind of reaction that inspires great art. It challenges the mind, individual preconceptions and a greater sense of the world we inhabit.
The E2 duo – Kleinveld and Julien – have entitled their latest work as “In Empathy We Trust.” The collaboration started in 2010 when artist and phographer Elizabeth Kleinveld teamed up with artist Epaul Julien. Their collaboration inspired several revisionist Art History works by artists such as van Etc, Raphael, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Whistler and others. Describing their work fails to do it justice, the only way to fully appreciate it is to see it for oneself.
Art on Paper is an international art fair held each spring featuring the world’s best and iconic paper-based art. General Admission tickets are available to the public. More information is available at : thepaperfair.com/ny
Latin American cuisine is as diverse as the countries and continents from which it originates. Whether it’s a Peruvian ceviche freshly harvested from the Pacific Ocean or hearty corn tortillas created from corn cultivated by the Aztecs, Latin American food is incredibly diverse & delicious. Originallly, much of it would now be called “local food” created from ingredients farmed nearby. More recently, Latin American cuisine has been influenced by European, African, Asian as well Caribbean traditions. One of the more popular influences has been the introduction of cured meats, primarily from Spain. Spanish charcuterie was inspired by the French version and continues today along with celebrated Charcuterie Masters & contests around the world. Examples of Spanish charcuterie include Chorizo, Butifarra, Jamon Iberico, Morcilla, Fuet, Jamon Serrano, and other varieties of ham & sausage. A little bit of trivia – Jamon Iberico was previously banned in the United States and it was illegal to import it from Spain (this ban was eventually lifted). The reason for the ban was due to agricultural and health concerns, including an outbreak of African Swine fever. Furthermore, it is still illegal [Read more…] about Travel, Food & (how to avoid a) $10,000 Fine
Charcuterie may be a word of French origin yet it’s a very popular international food with cross cultural usage and influences. The word charcuterie is derived from the French words “char” (flesh) plus “cuite” (cooked). Charcuterie is believed to have originated in France during the 15th century due to rules prohibiting the sale of uncooked pork. Subsequently French tradesmen developed techniques to preserve meats ranging from salting, brining, fermenting & smoking, as well as cooking. Charcuterie specialists created an entirely new food form and subsequently developed it into a version of culinary art. Nowadays, charcuterie includes anything ranging from sausage, bacon, ham, headcheese, terrines, pate, etc. The extent and diversity of charcuterie is truly incredible and has extended across cultures. [Read more…] about NYC Deals – Charcuterie Masters Food Competition Event
With a fan base comparable to an almost cultlike following, Dessert Goals returns to New York City this spring. According to the website, sessions are currently scheduled to take place on March 17 and 18th as well as March 24 and 25th 2018 (See their website dessertgoals.com for additional information and updates). If you really want to go, [Read more…] about Sweet Event – Dessert Goals Returning to NYC 2018
I recently stopped by the Vera Bradley store in Soho NYC at 411 W Broadway. I’ve never been in a Vera Bradley store before but it really was an experience – a very enjoyable one! The colors are so vibrant & cheerful. The staff is so friendly. It’s a very happy place. Curious, I googled the brand and discovered an interesting history behind the brand. Personally, the travel accessories were my favorites, especially their makeup bags with clear panels so you can find things quickly. I also liked the Stylist Necklace Sets. Beyond that, it’s a matter of preference.