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FERN Talks & Eats is coming to Brooklyn!

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From our organizers:

We’re hosting Ruth Reichl and Dirt Candy chef Amanda Cohen for a conversation on #MeToo in the restaurant business. The conversation will be anchored by Cohen’s essay in Esquire about the media’s wholesale neglect of female chefs until the current scandals. “Women may not have value as chefs, but as victims we’re finally interesting!” she writes. Reichl will discuss the issue from her decades-long vantage point on the industry, beginning with her earliest days as a food critic in Berkeley to her perch at Gourmet. It is nothing if not timely.

Join us beforehand for a reception featuring complimentary eats, beer, wine and hard cider including snacks from a team of chefs from a quartet of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants.

VIP ticketholders receive reserved seating for the panel and can attend a multi-course seasonal dinner by Cupps, Ciardullo, Brekke and Wilson following the panel. Wines for the dinner supplied by Weygandt-Metzler Importing.

Reception: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Panel: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

VIP Dinner: 8:00pm