Our Guide to This Week: April 18, 2016

Something for every day this week including eating Puerto Rican food at Smorgasburg, foraging in Central Park, a bread baking class for beginners and more.

Spring is happening! We have ramps! #sprang

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Monday: Pratt is hosting a panel called Food, Culture, and Beyond, featuring writer Charlotte Birnbaum and Del Posto chef Mark Ladner at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday: The Brooklyn Kitchen is offering a class on how to cook produce-forward, seasonal dishes.

Wednesday: Archestratus in Greenpoint is having their Italian Table night. Immerse yourself in the language, culture and food!

Thursday: Brooklyn Bread Lab’s “Bread Class for Beginners is a must-take class if you’ve been meaning to get into making loaves at home.

Friday: To celebrate Earth Day, go see Plant This Movie at the Metro Baptist Church. It explores urban farming throughout the world.

Saturday: Stuff yourself with grilled cheese at The Big Cheesy, where 5 percent of the profits go to the Food Bank for New York City.

Sunday: EscapeMaker’s Farm Escape Pop-Up Shop is happening at South Street Seaport. Sample products from local farms.

Coming up: On May 4, join us at Brooklyn Brewery for A Beer-y Good Meal by the brewery’s chef in residence. May 26 is the annual Brooklyn Uncorked event, for all the wine lovers in the city. The first Food Loves Tech is happening June, and you will definitely want to attend this expo on the future of food. Foodstand will be there!

Links we’re sharing:

New Yorker writer Patricia Marx went foraging in Central Park with local wild man Steve Brill. Listen as she puts her newly acquired knowledge to the test while attempting to source a salad that hopefully won’t kill her guests before dessert.

CBS called Urban Garden Center one of the best in NYC. Read our article on it!

Have you been wondering why strawberries are cheap right now

There are a lot of great new housemade cheeses in restaurants—catch is, they’re made from nuts.

Who to follow:

Mofongo NY serves up Puerto Rico’s staple dish every weekend at Smorgasburg. This Saturday, April 23, they’ll be bringing some of the island’s best chefs, bartenders and artists together at Zen House for eating, drinking and fun.

Check out Sweet & Salzig NYC at pop-up markets Chelsea Eats on April 30 and May 14 in Central Park. Pick up some cakes, and follow them on Facebook to keep up.

Sunday Altars.

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Caught the natural dye bug? Brooklynite Cara Maria Piazza uses food scraps and other flora to fantastic effect.

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Alicia Kennedy is a Long Island–born, Brooklyn-based food writer and recipe developer.