What’s been really fun about writing this blog is meeting so many other people that love to cook just as much as I do. I recently met Molly and David, a very cute couple who write One & Supp. In addition, to writing this cooking website, they also prepare the meal for a community dinner called FEAST, which stands for Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics. I attended FEAST this past Saturday and, for lack of better words, it was really cool! The event was held in a basement of a church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with close to 250 people.
At FEAST, everyone pays a sliding scale to eat, drink, watch live performances and vote on a variety of art/community project proposals. The proposal with the most votes receives all of the money raised from entrance fees and at the next FEAST, they present how far they have come.
The food and drink served is all from local farms and businesses. For this dinner, Molly and David prepared a butternut squash soup with mushrooms and maple balsamic apples using produce from Satur Farms (yum!). There was also beer from Sixpoint Craft Ales and bread from the Grandaisy Bakery (I was very happy about this because I used to live down the street from this bakery on Sullivan Street and was certifiably crazy about it).
The winning project from this FEAST was “Green My Bodega” (which I voted for!). The idea behind this proposal is to connect local farms and CSAs with neighborhood bodegas in order to make fresh produce more accessible to the New York community. Yay to putting an end to gross yucky bodega veggies!