Summer is getting started and there are lots of food-related events around town. Here's a sampling:
Food, Inc., a movie about the food production industry, comes out this Friday, June 12. Over at The Atlantic's Food Channel blog, Corby Kummer says it is a must-see. Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, was a co-producer on the film.
The NYC Food Film Festival also begins this weekend and extends through next week. Most of the events are apparently free, except for opening night. And samples of food related to the movies are to be offered.
The Big Apple BBQ festival hits Madison Square Park this Saturday and Sunday. You can get a plate for $8 - if you can bear the lines. While I love bbq, the heat and the crowds (I have read of incredibly long lines with the food sometimes running out) seem to have kept me away in the past. Perhaps its seventh year will be the one I make it there....
If you need to stock your kitchen with new cookware, perhaps you should make a stop at Broadway Panhandler's big clearance sale this weekend.
Recently a new set of food stalls opened up at the South Street Seaport. The Fulton Stall market is on my list of places to visit for the summer.