Miscellaneous Foodstuffs

October 24, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

There’s a lot cooking in the Garden Spot nowadays. Today I finally have the time to tell you about a couple of tasty events featuring a couple of fellow Greenpointers! Bon appetit!

This Sunday, October 26 from noon to 6:00 p.m. the East River State Park will be hosting its very first Pumpkin Palooza and Green Info Expo. Although the invite states refreshments are going to be provided by “local businesses”, I have the inside scoop that there will be pies served up by our very own Suzy O, the brains behind PY-O-MY. Here’s a little sneak peek at the bite-sized bits of goodness she is whipping up for our delectation.

I have it on good intelligence that pecan (as seen above) and blueberry will be in the offering. Check it out!

Pumpkin Pie Palooza
East River State Park
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Next up, I have been long remiss giving a shout out to another fellow Greenpointer who recently had a book published! Yes, I am talking about none other Emily Farris of Casserole Crazy.

Next month she will be hosting a Casserole Cookoff at our very own Brooklyn Label. Here are the deets per her press release.

There’s a chill in the air, a slump in the economy and a hungry growl in your belly. That means it’s time to register for The Casserole Party, an annual casserole competition organized and hosted by Emily Farris, author of Casserole Crazy: Hot Stuff for Your Oven.

The Fourth Annual Casserole Party will be held Monday, November 10, 2008 at Brooklyn Label in Greenpoint.

Attended and loved by many, and featured in The New York Sun, The New York Post, Time Out New York, Gawker and Nerve, the Casserole Party is a way to show off a hearty and comforting dish from childhood…and let’s be honest, it’s an excuse to over-indulge in baked deliciousness. This year we have a tough panel of judges, prizes from The Brooklyn Kitchen and Le Creuset and a cash bar provided by Brooklyn Label.


Camille Becerra
Chef and Owner of Paloma and Contestant on Season 3 of Bravo’s “Top Chef”

Harry Rosenblum
Co-owner of The Brooklyn Kitchen and Cooking Competition Judge Extraordinaire

Zack Schulman
1/2 of the 2007 Winning Casserole Team for “Cheese Love”

Interested registrants should check out the rules and regulations over at Casserole Crazy’s web site. As I understand it this event is booked —HOWEVER, there is a waiting list and Emily assures me that they “always have drop outs” so why not sign up today or purchase a copy of her book at our local bookstore?

Casserole Cook-off
Brooklyn Label
180 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Word Books
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Now if you don’t I’m off to get some lunch. Looking at— much less writing about— all these foodstuffs has made me more than a little peckish!

Miss Heather


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