Summer of Mindful Eating series in New York City
I have mentioned in some other opportunities here on the blog that I really enjoy good food and one of the things that my husband and I like to do is explore new restaurants. And, definitely, I also love to cook, as well as love spending some time in the supermarket at the seasoning section. So, I do not even need to say how much I loved the invitation from Our Name is Farm + Agritecture to a cheese making and wine tasting last week. Our Name is Farm is a data-driven consulting firm that specializes in assisting sustainable food and beverage growers, producers, businesses, markets and communities develop their brands and audiences. It is a women-owned, for-profit company with a strong social mission that advocates for increased access to and education about wholesome, transparently sourced food. Agritecture is a blog dedicated to the world of agriculture, with trends and new technologies. The press event was a sample of the Summer of Mindful Eating series, which will teach workshops and business skills related to the industry.
We learned a little bit about each partner in the project – almost everything that was served during the lesson came from local producers and entrepreneurs, from the delicious bread to the seasoning used! In the first part of the class, we learned how to make mozzarella cheese. Our teacher taught us all the step by step, stressing the importance of choosing a good milk for cheese making. In addition, each one of us finished the proces, giving “life” to the balls of fresh mozzarella cheese. The coolest of all? Afterwards, we tasted the cheese that we helped to make, in a salad with delicious tomatoes and other sides.
And cheese matches wine, right? We also had a wine tasting offered by Vinfluence. It’s a wine membership service, but it only includes handpicked wines from boutique wineries. A very exclusive concept. We tasted three wines – two white and one red – and of course we learned those basic tips on what to looking for when tasting a wine. My husband and I love the experience! Learning – and trying everything – was delicious!
I think this initiative is excellent! Here in New York, there is a growing call to encourage consumers to buy not only of organic foods but also of products from local producers and farms. Summer of Mindful Eating series will offer classes and workshops until September and events take place in Bushwick, Brooklyn. If you click here, you can check the schedule – more classes will be announced soon, so keep an eye on it! I think it’s a great opportunity, both for those who live here and for those who are traveling and looking for local programs and nothing obvious – besides, if you are here studying is a great opportunity to practice your English!\
Laura Peruchi is a Brazilian blogger, author, and entrepreneur. She has lived in Manhattan with her husband since 2014. Since then, she has shared on her blog varied content about the Big Apple. From travel tips, including unusual things to do, shopping tips, etiquette, restaurants, and a lot more, her blog has become a reference in Portuguese (also available in English) for anyone planning a trip to New York City.