On Monday, May 16, the Experimental Cuisine Collective will celebrate its fourth anniversary with a daylong symposium at Lipton Hall at NYU. You are cordially invited to join us in exploring our theme, Experimental Cuisine: Foundation to Innovation, with a series of talks, a roundtable, and a reception. The symposium starts at 10 a.m. Complete schedule and address are on the registration page (link below).
Speakers are Prof. Charles Zuker of Columbia University, with a talk titled From the Tongue to the Brain: The Biology of Mammalian Taste; David Arnold, director of technology at the French Culinary Institute and author of the blog Cooking Issues, who will talk about clarification and nixtamalization via margaritas and tortillas; chefs Maxime Bilet and Chris Young, co-authors of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking; and Michael Laiskonis, executive pastry chef at Le Bernardin, with a talk titled Moving/Cooking Forward: Looking Back and Looking Within. Jeffrey Steingarten, food critic at Vogue and one of the first people to write about experimental cooking, will be the day's MC. Lisa Abend, author of The Sorcerer's Apprentices: A Season in the Kitchen at Ferran Adria's elBulli, will moderate a roundtable among the speakers.
To register, please visit ecc2011symposium.eventbrite.com. The link will also be posted on our website. No need to print your registration---we will have a list of attendees at the check-in table. If you find yourself unable to attend after registering, please contact us right away so that your seat can go to someone else. Thank you.
All my best,