Edible Evening

22nd August 2009

I ventured back to the New York Botanical Garden on Thursday night for the last “Edible Evening” of the summer. This week was titled “Preserving America’s Food Traditions,” with keynote speaker Josh Viertel, President of Slow Food USA. Slow Food started in Italy when Romans protested the opening of McDonald’s at the foot of the Spanish Steps. Since then it’s grown into a world-wide movement with over 18,000 members in the US.

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Once the sun went down, the stage was reset for the M Shanghai String Band on the conservatory lawn. I expected classical music, but was delightfully surprised by rockin’ Bluegrass! An altogether fabulous evening in the Bronx!

Beautiful photo of the conservatory by uptick from Flickr.

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