The Southampton History Museum has announced THAWfest, a local food and history weekend, set or Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2019.
As part of THAWfest, Amagansett Food Institute and the Southampton History Museum will co-host a hands-on workshop with Chef Jack Formica, who will focus on foods regionally available, with a particular emphasis on living/raw foods.
Jack Formica is a chef, farmer and forager who shares AFI’s mission to create a more sustainable and equitable local food system. He previously served as the chef at AFI’s South Fork Kitchens Café and has participated in many other activities related to AFI’s mission. This program will be held at Rogers Mansion, 17 meeting House Lane, Southampton, on Saturday, March 23rd, with a cooking workshop and presentation from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, and a tasting and discussion from 12:30 to 1 pm. Fee is $10, an open house will follow.
Jack Formica is a Chef, Farmer, and Forager. He has previously worked as the Chef at Amagansett Food Institute’s South Fork Kitchens Cafe, the Amagansett Farmer’s Market, and Amber Waves Farm, among others. In October 2018, he curated a Native Foods dinner highlighting wild and domestic foods from Long Island at Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton. His workshop during THAWfest will focus on the foods regionally available on Long Island, with a particular emphasis on living/Raw foods.
Admission to Rogers Mansion, Rogers Mansion, 17 meeting House Lane, Southampton, will be free on Saturday and Sunday, March 23rd and 24th, from 11 am to 4 pm. Self-guided tours will be available. For more information, call (631) 283-2494 or click here.
The Rogers Mansion is a 20-room historic house museum managed by the Southampton History Museum. It was the summer residence of philanthropist Samuel L. Rogers who converted a smaller whaling captain’s house into Gilded Age mansion during is occupancy 1899 to 1932. The period rooms reflect the peak of his era 1910 to 1920. No admission will be charged for self-guided tours on Saturday,
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THAWfest Weekend was created by the Hamptons Arts Network which include 19 cultural organizations on the South Fork of Long Island, NY to promote off season events. For more information, click here.
Photo of greens provided by Amagansett Food Institute.