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Taste Talks Takes Over Wythe Avenue

Saturday Chicken & Waffles Brunch by Pies & Thighs cred - janebruce 500
Saturday Chicken & Waffles Brunch by Pies & Thighs. © Jane Bruce

Taste Talks knows the way to every hungover food-loving Brooklynite’s heart is through a drumstick on a waffle.

That’s how the third annual Taste Talks, a food and discussion festival at The Wythe Hotel, Kinfolk Studios and Colossal Media in Williamsburg, kicked off last Saturday.

You can’t go wrong with Pies-n-Thighs on the fryer, and waffles and syrup to drown out the pain of a long week. Continue reading

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Taste Talks, Renegade Craft Fair, Honey Week, – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (9/09–9/15)

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11822747_10153541208009176_8216630106074253374_nWEDNESDAY 9/09
Never Odd or Even @ The Brick Theater (579 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $18, A new original production by Title:PointRSVP
♫ East Bank Music @ Church of the Ascension (127 Kent St),8pm, $10, Chicago-based duo Sun Speak presents their new release, Sacred RubbleMore info

downloadTHURSDAY 9/10
* The First Cask Ale of Fall @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 5pm, FREE, Tapping Greenpoint Brewing’s Kentucky Common aged in Van Brunt whiskey barrels, More info
# The Bees Knees Spicy Tasting
@ Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) 6pm, $15, A night of spicy and sweet concoctions, from cocktails to snacks to dessert, More info

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Renegade Craft Fair, Collabfest, Taste Talks – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (9/10–9/16)

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WEDNESDAY 9/10
# Savory Fall Pie Class @ Pie Corps (77 Driggs) 6:45pm, $75, In this class you will make four pies: cottage pie; chicken pot pie; braised potato, onion, and bacon pan pie; and pear, blue cheese and toasted walnut galette, More info
☺Tragedy & Farce Circus Freakshow @ Bizarre Bushwick (12 Jefferson St) 8pm, $15 suggested, Part of the Bk Wildlife Summer Festival, a fringe element event that pushes the boundaries of artistic expression and caters to the non-traditional, RSVP Continue reading

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Imbibing Taste Talks

Taste Talks, a two-day conference on Brooklyn Food and Drink, announced its curatorial voice with April Bloomfield (of the Spotted Pig) at its helm. The event, which took place on September 14th & 15th, brought notable food, chefs and taste makers together in a bevy of curated panels, discussions, workshops, and cookouts.

Among the roster of activities, I signed up for three panels and Cook it Raw, a collaborative outdoor event where chefs worked together to create a meal using locally-sourced ingredients and as little electricity as possible – all in under 6 hours.  Below are highlights from each, including quotes to add to the Brooklyn culinary repertoire.

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