Gourmet Weekend with Special Guest Ruth Reichl! Sept. 14th-15th

Gourmet Weekend with Special Guest Ruth Reichl! Sept. 14th-15th


To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the magazine’s final issue in 2009, The Farm Cooking School’s Ian Knauer and Shelley Wiseman along with Ruth Reichl will host a three-day Ode To Gourmet Institute.  From September 13th to 15th, a reunited Gourmet team will guide attendees along an in-depth exploration of our national foodscape covering everything from sustainable food practices to food photography and even mastering grilling techniques. The weekend will consist of an opening dinner (separate registration) and book signing with Ruth Reichl, various culinary workshops and panel discussions led by experts such as Doc Willoughby, Kate Winslow, and more.  

Schedule (subject to change):

Saturday, September 14

10am         KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Ruth Reichl & the Introduction of GOURMET

11am        WORKSHOP: The Modern Kitchen

        Ian Knauer, Kate Winslow, Nicholas Lee, Gab Carbone

12pm        LUNCH: Woodfired Pizza

2 pm      WORKSHOP: Fermentation Invasion Karl Wagner, Brendan Anderson, Carol Berman, Ian Knauer, Alan Sytsma

3:15pm    PANEL: Food Styling & Photography Richard Ferretti, Guy Ambrosino, Melissa Hamilton, Christopher Hirsheimer

4:30pm      Optional Farm Tour

6:30 - 8pm     Farley’s BOOK SIGNING & GOURMET Cocktail Party (Book Signing 6:30-7pm)


10am        PANEL: Food Writing & Storytelling

        Ruth Reichl, John “Doc” Willoughby, Alan Systma, Beth Kracklauer, Nanette Maxim

11:15am    DEMO: Butchering, Grilling, & Animal Husbandry

        Ian Knauer, John “Doc”  Willoughby, Tatiana Dale, Barry Estabrook (12:15 hands on pork pulling and assembling sides)

12:45pm    LUNCH: Pulled Pork and Summer Sides

2:015pm        PANEL: Current American Foodways & The Future of Food

        Ruth Reichl, Gabrielle Langholtz, Beth Kracklauer, Malaika Spencer, Nannette Maxim, Barry Estabrook

3:15pm CLOSING REMARKS: Ruth Reichl

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