New Food, Old Foodways – at Tenement Talks Tonight

Jane Ziegelman, the author of 97 Orchard Street: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement, will moderate a discussion about new food trends and how they reflect cultural foodways from the past, tonight at the Tenement Museum.  Proprietors joining in the discussion will include restaurateur and pastrami maker Noah Bernamoff of Mile End, pickle-maker Shamus Jones from Brooklyn Brine, and hop fanatic Ben Granger from Bierkraft. FREE // 6:30p // 108 Orchard Street.

More Than 10,000 Visit Hester Street Fair

Photo by Pietro Filardo

So much for starting slow. The Hester Street Fair was a hit from the moment it began at 10 o’clock this morning. A ton of media exposure during the past month and a gorgeous day obviously did the trick. There were plenty of neighborhood folks turning out – but also lots of people who seldom (if ever) venture below Delancey, on the Lower/Lower East Side. On its first day, more than 10-thousand passed through the Hester Street Fair’s brand new ornamental gate to visit 60 diverse vendors. Click through to see photos from day 1.