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Corn Symposium in New York City on September 8 & 9
Topic48, a food consulting company that works on educational projects, co-founded by Johanna Kolodny, class of 2001, is co-producing the Corn Symposium, a two-day event in NYC dedicated to all things corn. In bringing together a wide range of presenters, the symposium will explore all aspects of corn through lectures, demonstrations, tastings, and cooking classes. Though the primary focus will be on corn as food, art, culture, and politics will also be discussed, following a through line from corn’s ancient history and propagation to its current role in the modern food system.
The first day, Sunday, September 8th, will take place at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium, where participants will hear lectures, view presentations, engage in discussions, and have a chance to meet the symposiasts and fellow attendees. The second day, Monday, September 9th, will consist of small, tastings, demos as well as hands-on classes in various kitchens around the city, during which participants will learn about techniques of working with corn and experience its many different flavors. In addition, a special ticketed dinner at Casa Publica in Brooklyn on Monday night.
Check out https://www.topic48.com/ to learn more. Website includes the full agenda and list of classes, bios of speakers and teachers, and link to purchase tickets.
Just in the New York Times last week:
By: Johanna Kolodny