Hey hey hey. Did everyone survive the holiday? I had a fantastic, relaxing day with friends and my primary needs for the day (talking to my grandparents, great food, football and booze) were all met.
Today, I want to share a few tidbits that may be useful for you or people you know. Whether you’re looking for something to do this weekend, dreaming of a new job or stuck on what to give that picky food lover, I have you covered today.
Heirloom Table 2011 Holiday Gift Totes
As you know, MOTB is all about supporting local entrepreneurs and the NYC food community. One company you should definitely know about is Heirloom Table, which offers foods from the “U.S. Slow Food Ark of Taste,” meaning foods that are considered US heirloom varieties developed in the U.S. from about eighty to several hundred years ago. Heirloom Table promotes foods that are “extremely delicious, a rich part of local history, and are in danger of being lost due to large-scale industrial farming practices.”
As a special treat for all MOTB readers, Heirloom Table is offering 10% off your entire order from now until December 31st (order by Dec 15th to get gifts by x-mas!). Enter “mouthoftheborder” in the coupon code field to get the discount.
Check out one of the several curated holiday gift totes (and check out the site for more unique, hard-to-find heritage food gifts).
“We think the grains in our Ancient Grain Oatmeal, the old world style thick marmalade, and single-source Tupelo Honey are historic enough for her nostalgic tastes.
- Ancient Grain Oatmeal
- Raw Tupelo Honey
- Apple Meyer Lemon Marmalade”
First Annual Slow Food Show
This weekend, on December 3rd and 4th, Slow Food NYC will host the Slow Food Show with Jimmy’s No.43 (Saturday) and The New Amsterdam Market (Sunday). Tickets are $10 and are available here.
The two-day tasting event will showcase local and regional, start-up. food and beverage entrepreneurs. People attending the event will have the opportunity to meet local food and beverage producers, taste new products, and, most importantly, support our emerging, regional farm and food economy.
Proceeds from this event will support the activities and programs of not-for-profits Slow Food NYC and the New Amsterdam Market. The Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest programs support good food education for New York City kids, including edible gardens, food and nutrition education, and student farm stands in 11 schools and two urban gardens.
Barman’s Fund Gala
The Barman’s Fund, the association of the most charitable New York City bartenders, is having its First Annual Gala on Sunday, December 4thfrom 8pm – 2am at Weatherup Tribeca, 159 Duane Street. The Gala will raise money for holiday toys for homeless children and holiday stockings for challenged families. The Fund will be working with The New York Coalition for the Homeless, Services for the Underserved and other local charities.
Attendees will enjoy cocktails and food provided by event sponsors including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Beam, Brooklyn Brewery , The Vanderbilt, No. 7 and Dutch Boy. Guests, friends, family and supporters of the Fund can reserve $50 tickets to the Gala by contacting barmansfund@gmail.
Founded by Floyd in April, 2011 during the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster, The Barman’s Fund is comprised of bartenders who pledge 100% of their tips from one shift a month towards the specific, tangible needs of charitable organizations. From a new free antibiotic program for the uninsured at the Brooklyn Free Clinic to necessities for women entering Brooklyn’s domestic violence shelter, the Fund has donated over $22,000 to a variety of local and national charities to date.
Have you been dreaming of getting out of your current role or are just looking for a new challenge? Here are my picks for great food jobs this month. Apply for one of these and maybe 2012 will bring a new career your way?
Social Media Manager, Scripps Network (Food Network, Cooking Channel, other digital properties)
Communications Coordinator (KIND Healthy Snacks)
Cooking School and Events Assistant (The Brooklyn Kitchen)
P.S. If you want to work in food and haven’t yet signed up for Good Food Jobs, what are you waiting for? Do it!
That’s it for now. Is next week too soon to get back to talking about ingesting crazy amounts of NYC’s best ethnic food? I sure hope not, because that’s exactly what’s gonna happen! See you soon.
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