Performance "What's Cooking in the Bronx?" by artist Sofia Maldonado
Saturday, April 21 2012
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Kicking off the food weekend is La Cocina - a project by Puerto Rican artist Sofia Maldonado. Starting with a kitchen mural and culminating in a live cooking experience, Maldonado is eager to gather people around food and stimulate the conversation about Latin cuisine and other traditional and cultural dishes. Jessica Young will also be there sharing her secret and techniques for Empanadas. Sofia welcomes participants in this project to create a variety of cultural dishes made with love, similar to family cooking.
Cooking workshop starts at 11 a.m.
Bronx Flavor, an Emmy-awarded series founded and produced by BronxNet Television. Bronx Flavor features the culinary adventures of Baron Ambrosia throughout the Bronx. This televised series celebrates the borough's foods, people, and cultures. The Baron himself will be present on this day!
Culinary Tour of the Arthur Avenue Market by Susansez
The Apple Pushers movie by 50 Eggs Films. The Apple Pushers, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, narrated by Academy Award nominee Edward Norton, and underwritten by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, follows immigrant street vendors who are rolling fresh fruits and vegetables into the inner cities of New York (where finding a fresh red ripe apple can be a serious challenge).
3:30 p.m. Eccentric yet informative local TV series Bronx Flavor featuring The Baron Ambrosia. Q & A follows the series premiere.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION "Shifting Communities Series": Anna Mumford, hosted by Bronx River Art Center (BRAC). Anna Mumford will screen her short film, Mumford Farms, about her family’s working produce farm in Indiana. She will discuss her production company, "Letitia Productions," her documentary work on urban farming, and community food initiatives underway in Red Hook Brooklyn. For more information on Anna, please visit her website: www.letitiaproductions.com
Thank you to our sponsor:
Special thanks to Jessica Young, BronxNet Television, Magnum Metz Gallery, Karp Resources, and The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.