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Starting From Scratch: Back to the Basics with Kate McDermott and Emily Weinstein

Oct 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


What’s more American than apple pie?

Borne out of the civic unrest of the 1960s and 70s, the back-to-the-land movement took counterculture out of the city center and into the countryside. In direct opposition to industrial convenience of the previous generation, the status of Jell-O molds and suburban cul-de-sacs was abandoned for heritage cooking and homesteading.

Coming of age at the same time as the food co-op, Kate McDermott found solace in the back-to-basics movements of the 1970s. She began to understand the world through scratch pie baking and home cooking, utilizing the techniques passed down by her grandmother.

As millennials continue to eat out in unprecedented numbers, how have simplicity and heritage techniques made their way back to center stage in the culinary world? How can sensory, from-scratch home cooking teach us about our place in history and culture?

Join Kate McDermott in conversation with Emily Weinstein, as they discuss the staying power of heritage cooking techniques, and teach you how to build the perfect crust.

This program is part of our Eat•Drink•Read series, sponsored by W. W. Norton.


Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)


MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink)
62 Bayard Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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