Our Guide to This Week: May 9, 2016

This week, learn how to brew a better cup of coffee, join a free food waste feast and apply to work with us.

Purple mizuna and chive blossoms make an excellent mom's day bouquet!

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What we’re doing:

Monday: At the Brooklyn Kitchen tonight, learn all about herbs with William Siff of Goldthread Herbs

Tuesday: Feeding the 5000 NYC takes places tomorrow. The public will get a free feast sourced from produce that would otherwise have been wasted, while 5,000 more meals will be distributed by City Harvest.

Wednesday: Exhibit C hosts a five-course Italian meal—all vegan—based on the 1996 movie Big Night.

Thursday: Brooklyn Museum wants to feed you 11 small-plate dishes from chefs Michael Solomonov of Philadephia’s Zahav and the museum’s new chef Saul Bolton before a screening of In Search of Israeli Cuisine.

Friday: Brooklyn Brainery looks at urban permaculture on Friday evening.

Saturday: Tour Little Tokyo on Saturday and enjoy everything from ramen to curry.

Sunday: The GoodFestival is a mini-conference that calls on New Yorkers to more closely connect with their food. Spend the day with farmers at Threes Brewing.

Coming up: May 26 is the annual Brooklyn Uncorked event, for all the wine lovers in the city. The first Food Loves Tech is happening in June, and you will definitely want to attend this expo on the future of food. Headed out East in August? Don’t miss our Food Truck Derby. Even if you’re not planning to be out there, it’s worth the trip.

Jobs:

We’re hiring an digital strategy editor! Read more here.

Stories we’re reading:

Ugly fruit might be better for you.

It’s never too late to learn how to make better coffee.

Fort McMurray is burning—and what that tells us about climate change.

We don’t yet know whether food tech is actually helping farmers.

Feeds we’re following:

Quite the spread. #veggietreats

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Drooling at chef John Fraser’s new vegetarian spot, Nix, and waiting for our turn to go.

Our digital editor Ariel Lauren Wilson heads to Milan today for Seeds & Chips: an international summit examining the intersection of food and technology. Follow along on the @ediblemanhattan Twitter feed.

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