Flavor: a Brunch and Conversation with Dan Barber and Fred Rutberg

Posted on July 3, 2019 // view all Events // News

Flavor: a Brunch and Conversation
with Dan Barber and Fred Rutberg
A Benefit for Berkshire Grown

Sunday, August 18, 11 am – 1 pm
Sheffield, MA

Brunch by SoMa Catering

Pictures by Stephanie Zollshan

On Sunday, August 18, renowned chef and writer Dan Barber will speak at a Berkshire Grown event in Sheffield, MA. In conversation with Fred Rutberg, publisher of the Berkshire Eagle, Barber will talk about the importance of building community and how eating local food plays a vital role. No stranger to the Berkshires, (Barber’s family farm is located in Monterey, MA), Barber is a dedicated supporter of the region’s farms. His work cultivating conversations around the globe about where food comes from, how it is prepared, and what it tastes like always circle back to the concept of eating local.

In a recent opinion piece in the New York Times, Barber writes that “flavor, long under siege, is having its moment as consumers abandon the processed foods of the center aisle in search of local and organic ingredients. Cooks have known forever that this kind of food tastes better; scientists are confirming that it’s better for the earth, too.”

“Flavor: a Brunch and Conversation” will take place at a private farm setting in Sheffield on Sunday, August 18, 11:00am – 1:00pm. Rutberg and Barber will discuss the importance of supporting a local community, the vital role healthy food systems plays in local economies, and about the forces at work for growing a locally-focused newspaper.

Dan Barber is the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and the author of The Third Plate (May 2014, The Penguin Press). His opinions on food and agricultural policy have appeared in the New York Times, along with many other publications. Barber has received multiple James Beard awards including Best Chef: New York City (2006) and the country’s Outstanding Chef (2009).  In 2009 he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

Appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, Dan continues the work that he began as a member of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture’s board of directors: to blur the line between the dining experience and the educational, bringing the principles of good farming directly to the table.

On Sunday, August 18, renowned chef and writer Dan Barber will speak at a Berkshire Grown event in Sheffield, MA. In conversation with Fred Rutberg, publisher of the Berkshire Eagle, Barber will talk about the importance of building community and how eating local food plays a vital role. No stranger to the Berkshires, (Barber’s family farm is located in Monterey, MA), Barber is a dedicated supporter of the region’s farms. His work cultivating conversations around the globe about where food comes from, how it is prepared, and what it tastes like always circle back to the concept of eating local.

In a recent opinion piece in the New York Times, Barber writes that “flavor, long under siege, is having its moment as consumers abandon the processed foods of the center aisle in search of local and organic ingredients. Cooks have known forever that this kind of food tastes better; scientists are confirming that it’s better for the earth, too.”

“Flavor: a Brunch and Conversation” will take place at a private farm setting in Sheffield on Sunday, August 18, 11:00am – 1:00pm. Rutberg and Barber will discuss the importance of supporting a local community, the vital role healthy food systems plays in local economies, and about the forces at work for growing a locally-focused newspaper.

Dan Barber is the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, and the author of The Third Plate (May 2014, The Penguin Press). His opinions on food and agricultural policy have appeared in the New York Times, along with many other publications. Barber has received multiple James Beard awards including Best Chef: New York City (2006) and the country’s Outstanding Chef (2009).  In 2009 he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

Appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, Dan continues the work that he began as a member of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture’s board of directors: to blur the line between the dining experience and the educational, bringing the principles of good farming directly to the table.


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