Food agenda: Le Grand Fooding

This week's food agenda higlight is Le Grand Fooding inspired by French gastronomy group Le Fooding. Spanning two weekends, the event will be divided into a Campfire Session and Exquisite Corpse. Read on for more.

3rd annual Le Grand Fooding
September 17 and September 23-25
New York, NY, USA

The first installment of Le Grand Fooding in New York is the Campfire Session, a one-day event that aims to explore the relationship between music and food. A beef and chive salad by Basque chef Inaki Aizpitarte of Le Chateaubriand in Paris, for instance, is paired with DJ James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. Le Grand Fooding is a spin-off of the French gastronomy group Le Fooding. The second installment of Le Grand fooding plays on a French surrealist technique called Exquisite Corpse in which artists collaborate on a painting with their own contributions. For 52 hours, 12 rotating chefs will build a menu each taking an ingredient from the previous chef's meal. The cast of chefs are some of the hottest in the world, including Corey Lee of Benu, Sat Bains of Sat Bains in the UK, Massimo Bottura of Italy and Armand Arnal of La Chassagnette in France.
http://www.legrandfooding.com/new-york/campfire/
http://www.legrandfooding.com/new-york/exquisite-corpse/


International Dairy Show
September 19-21
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

New at this year's show is an Innovations Awards that will recognize excellence in innovation and technology. Categories include food safety, ingredient, flavoring and additives, sustainability and packaging. The trade show also sheds light on trends in the dairy industry. This year's featured speaker is Karl Rove, former senior political advisor to former US president George W. Bush. Another theme this year is the global water scarcity and "what dairy companies need to know."
http://www.dairyshow.com/

Tous au Restaurant
September 19-25
France

Spearheaded by celebrity French chef Alain Ducasse, the week-long dining event allows people with more modest budgets to score a seat at celebrated establishments - including Michelin-starred eateries across France - for a fraction of the price. This year, participating restaurants will also offer a second prix fixe - starter, main course and dessert - free with the first purchase.
http://www.tousaurestaurant.com/en

Natural Products Expo East
September 21 - 24
Baltimore, Maryland

This year's edition of Natural Products Expo East returns to Baltimore after being held in Boston for three years.  More than 1,300 health and beauty products, natural and specialty foods, pet products and supplements will be showcased this year. The keynote address will be given by the New York Times best-selling author Daniel H. Pink, who will share new ‘motivation techniques' with attendees. Author, environmentalist and producer Laurie David will also speak about the positive impact adults and kids can have on the planet. Last year, more than 19,300 attendees from 96 countries took in the expo. The event is also co-located with The Organic Summit and Biofach America: All Things Organic.
http://expoeast.com/expoeast2011/public/enter.aspx

Fete Europeene de la Cuisine Euro-Toques
September 23
Europe

A food festival co-founded by culinary giant Paul Bocuse, this year's edition will involve the participation of 4,000 chefs across Europe, 500 of whom are in France. The aim of the event is to encourage chefs to use and promote fresh, local, seasonal ingredients and support artisanal producers. Concurrently, France will host its first Fete de la Gastronomie. The theme of this year's edition is 'earth.' Other events will include a culinary treasure hunt and free cooking lessons and demos put on by members of the Relais & Chateaux group. The European event will span 19 member countries.
http://www.eurotoques-france.fr/
http://www.eurotoques.com/
http://www.fete-gastronomie.fr/

2nd annual World Poutine Eating Contest
September 24
Toronto, Canada

An ode to the traditional French-Canadian dish of fries topped with cheese curds and gravy, the World Poutine Eating Contest returns to Toronto after a huge success in its inaugural year. Competitors will have 10 minutes to stuff as much of the oozing mess of fries and fats into their mouths to claim bragging rights. Last year, Pat "Deep Dish" Bertoletti won by downing 13 pounds (6 kg). New this year, an amateur competition that invites poutine novices to compete for their chance to win a year's worth of free poutine from host Smoke's Poutinerie.
http://smokespoutinerie.com/championship2011/index.aspx

Lunch! UK
September 29-30
London, UK

Though only in its fourth year, Lunch!  is an award-winning trade show for the takeout food industry in the UK and attracts independent cafes, coffee shops, sandwich bars, supermarkets and wholesalers.  One of the crowd favorites is the Innovation Challenge which shortlists the ten best new products and crowns the winner at the show. It will also be an important show in the run-up to the London Olympic Games next summer which will attract millions of hungry tourists who will be grabbing  lunch on the go between races. This year is expected to feature 200 exhibitors.
http://www.lunchshow.co.uk/

New York City Wine & Food Festival
September 29 - October 2
New York, NY, USA

This star-studded food show in New York will be the meetingplace for some of the biggest chefs and food personalities around the world. New this year is an inaugural tribute dinner that will pay homage to Jacques Pépin and Prince Robert of Luxembourg. Other festival events include Fried, where TV personalities like Bob Blumer and Tyler Florence get creative with southern fried chicken, and culinary demonstrations by Food Network personalities like Alton Brown, Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis and Paula Deen. All proceeds benefit Food Bank & Share Our Strength. The event is hosted by the Food Network.
http://www.nycwineandfoodfestival.com/2011/index.php

3rd annual London Restaurant Festival
October 3-17
London, UK

A city-wide culinary event, the third edition of the London Restaurant Festival celebrates the best in London dining with participation from Michelin-starred restaurants to neighborhood bistros. Participating establishments create special prix-fixe festival menus that range between £10 (€11.50) to £25 (€29). There will also be food-oriented events along the way, including foodie debates, a small film festival, quiz night and tapas tour.
http://www.londonrestaurantfestival.com

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