Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Support Food Systems With A Quacking Duck Cook-Off April 9th from 1-4 p.m.

Our friends at Food Systems Network were nice enough to beat us to the punch and get up this great blog post about next month's NYC Duck Cook-Off. More details to come, but in the meantime you can whet your appetite on the following info...

Guests will Get Ducked on Saturday, April 9th, from 1-4 p.m., enjoying a walk-around, twelve-course tasting buffet, when a dozen amateur and professional cooks prepare their most creative duck dishes, using regionally produced quackers and seasonal ingredients in charcuterie and duck-dominated first and second courses.

Competing cooks will be judged on regional sourcing and seasonality of ingredients, creativity, execution, appearance, and taste.

The much coveted Golden Ducky, and other prizes, will be awarded to winning cooks!

Tickets will be sold at the door (cash only) - $20 (admission includes the Duck Buffet). Specially offered Beverages will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Food Systems Network NYC, a project of the Fund for the City of New York. FSNYC is a not-for-profit profit, membership organization dedicated to ensuring the health and well-being of New Yorkers through access to good, wholesome, nutritious, and safe food and to supporting a strong, sustainable regional farm and food economy. FSNYC brings together regional and local stakeholders - from producers to distributors, advocates, officials, and eaters - to generate synergies that will help defeat hunger, improve health, and create a vital, regional food sector.