Fair Food Nation Exhibition Reception
6pm - 8pm | Ace Hotel Gallery and Lobby
We're thrilled that Interference Archive — an all-volunteer, collectively run archive of social movement ephemera — will be exhibiting Fair Food Nation in the hotel Gallery during Food Book Fair. Check out the exhibition and pop by the opening reception the first night of the Fair.
Who plants, harvests and prepares your meals? And afterwards, who does the dishes?
Fair Food Nation explores the intersection of local, national and global food issues through a presentation of archival ephemera documenting food’s integral role in the pursuit of social, racial and economic justice. Full details, here.
Exhibition runs Thursday May 4th through Wednesday May 31st. Free and open to the public.
Dinner & Some Movies
7pm - 10pm | Liberty Hall
We're feeling that worldwide vibe, kicking off the sixth annual Food Book Fair with a night of food and films showcasing an exclusive collection of stories from diasporas including Haiti, Mexico, Lebanon, Korea and beyond, in collaboration with our friends and accomplices: film studio On Plate, Cambodian pop-up Kreung and Brooklyn Brewery.
We're honored to have On Plate share new and rarely-screened shorts, paired with a transportive, family-style, on-the-floor, eat-with-your-hands Cambodian feast in the vision of chef Chinchakriya Un partnered with Brooklyn Brewery chef Andrew Gerson — plus plenty of that sweet, that funk, that Brooklyn Brewery stuff to wash it all down. On the menu: trey angh (grilled catfish wrapped in banana leaf), plea (Khmer-style beef carpaccio), domlong (steamed yucca with coconut milk and chives) and much more.
On Plate's DJ pals Omar Amulfti and Raj Debah will get things going with tunes before and after the main event.
Presented by Brooklyn Brewery. Part of proceeds will benefit the mission of Kreung, a roving pop-up that raises funds for chef Un's home village and aims to heal intergenerational trauma through making and sharing food in the Cambodian-America diaspora.