01 February 2011

Debut screening of Ingredients film at Logan Square Kitchen

The next Local Food Wisdom Locavore event will feature both film and food when Logan Square Kitchen hosts the Chicago debut of the new documentary, Ingredients. I'm delighted that chef Matt Maroni, owner of gaztro-wagon, will be in th' house preparing a sampler of his locally-famous naanwiches with locally-sourced ingredients.

Here are the event details:

When: Tuesday, 22 February, beginning at 6:30 PM
Where: 2333 N Milwaukee Ave | Map | CTA bus: #56 Milwaukee
Cost: $25 per person (includes seat + food from gaztro-wagon)
Beverages: Cash bar with beer from Revolution and Haymarket
Tickets: Sold-out, via brownpapertickets.com
Previews: Chicagoist | Chicago Reader | Dining Chicago | Tasting Table Chicago | The Feast | Steve Dolinsky

The screening (~70 min) will be followed by a brief panel discussion featuring at least one guest farmer and a guest chef. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase an advance copy of the Ingredients DVD, which will be commercially released in late March. To learn more about the film, read this Huffington Post interview with producer and cinematographer Brian Kimmel.

Reviews: Examiner.com | The Cleveland Independent | The Oklahoman | Sustainable Greenville

1 comment:

  1. Immediately following the film, we'll conduct a brief panel discussion featuring a Chicago chef and an Indiana farming family who are doing their part to develop a robust local food system. Chef Marianne Sundquist, of In Fine Spirits in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, recently co-hosted the first Locavore Dinner of 2011. She actively supports local and sustainable methods of farming by sourcing ingredients for her weekly Chef's Local Special, offered each Thursday at In Fine Spirits' bar.

    Marianne will be joined by Beth and Brent Eccles of Green Acres Farm, an organic, third-generation, family farm located in North Judson, Indiana. Beth’s grandfather, a Japanese immigrant, moved to Indiana in the late 1930s and began a small truck farm, selling Asian vegetables to restaurants in Chicago’s Chinatown. His son, Ben, took over the farming operation in 1969 and expanded his father’s wholesale business. Beth and her husband, Brent, bought a nearby farm in 1996 and helped Beth’s father. Meeting the late Abby Mandel at the Best of the Midwest market in the late 1980s inspired the Eccles' to bring their sustainably-grown food to farmers markets in Chicago. The couple grows a variety of specialty greens and heirloom vegetables. With two daughters, the Eccles' are proud to continue the family tradition of farming.