Slow Food NYC and chef and author Kurt Michael Friese for an evening of all things chile at Jimmy’s No. 43 on Sunday, May 22nd, from 6-8 p.m. Chef Friese will talk about his new book, Chasing Chiles: Hot Spots Along the Pepper Trail (Chelsea Green, March 2011), while you dine on chilli served up by Jimmy’s No 43 accompanied by excellent beer pairings.
In Chasing Chiles, Chef Friese and his fellow gastronauts recount their year-long adventure across North America—from New Mexico to Louisiana to the Yucatan—in hot pursuit of heirloom chile varieties, chile cuisine, and its long cultural traditions. From speaking with farmers, visiting the fields, and eating in local diners across the continent, they explore how climate change is impacting not just this iconic spice and vegetable, but our producers, sustainable agriculture, and ultimately, what we eat.
Tickets for the dinner (cash bar) are $25 for SFNYC members and $35 for non-members. Proceeds from this event will support Slow Food NYC’s Urban Harvest Programs, which provide good food education and access to food that is good, clean and fair for NYC kids. Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.