News for Foodies: 10.11.18

Local Food News

Restaurant Week Coming

Looking ahead, foodies may want to mark their calendars for Nov. 4 through 11, when the fall iteration of Long Island Restaurant Week brings prix fixe deals to a range of restaurants across the Island, including half a dozen on the South Fork. A full list is at

On Food Culture

Stony Brook Southampton has added an eight-week seminar on contemporary food culture to its fall curriculum. Taught by Brian Halweil, the founding editor of Edible East End magazine, it will cover topical issues such as food safety, animal welfare, the use of genetically modified organisms (G.M.O.s), and school lunch reform. 

Each class will also feature a 30-minute workshop on cooking, gardening, and food preservation. Two supplemental gardening intensives will be included.

The course is for “anyone interested in making food a bigger part of their career and life,” said Mr. Halweil in a statement. The class will begin on Oct. 25 from 5:20 to 8:10 p.m. in Chancellors Hall, room 237, and meet weekly through Dec. 20. The gardening intensives will take place on Nov. 10 and 17, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $985, and registration is on the college’s website.