I love this city! So happy to be home and ready to spread some serious Bacon Gospel. In addition to the dinner here in Brooklyn, I am announcing today a very special opportunity for New York bacon lovers. A one-time series of Curing The Ethical Butcher Way will begin next week! This series has been a big hit in Portland. This is the chance for 24 lucky and dedicated bacon lovers to head to the borough of Brooklyn to learn how to make their dreams come true!
Participants have two sessions to choose from and anyone is welcome to attend both sessions at a discounted price! Here's all the info, please email with questions or to register.
Each participant will leave the class with their 5 pounds of their own bacon!
$80/session. $120 for both sessions!! Limit 12 people per session.
Contact: email@example.com for info on registration.
Just a few days until Heritage Breed Supper Club, Brooklyn! I am so excited to share this meal. Feeding friends is one of my favorite things in the world and to share my projects, which have grown and developed immensely since leaving NYC last year, is a very special honor. I now have Counter Culture Coffee on board for a beautiful pour-over station!
Only 6 seats left as of this posting! RESERVE TODAY!!!!!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for info
On another note....
I have finally mentally recovered from the deeply disappointed dregs of my Canadian trip being cancelled. For those in who were looking forward to the dinners, I'll be back, with work visas in late spring. I have actually been planning a June 2011 trip to Newfoundland for a few years to document and learn about the traditional and controversial yearly seal hunt. It'll be easy to add Toronto and Montreal back into the mix and maybe in the mean time a few other Canadian east coast cities could be added. I will begin applying for the visas soon, so as to prevent another introduction Canadian Immigration folks.
I don't want to walk through the entire ordeal, but while the entire transaction was incredibly frustrating, I know the officer's rationale was legit. I was planning work in Canada and no one had thought about work visas. At least the agents are polite and respectful and I tend toward logic and reason in times of chaos and conflict. I gave up arguing pretty early into the interaction, my fate was sealed from about 90 seconds into the conversation, when the agent literally Googled my name and found this blog as well as several other articles about my dinners. The only option I was left with was to figure out how to get back into my homeland.
By some miracle, among the Toronto to NYC fares ranging from $500-1400, my helpful border agent found one for just a bit over $200. I then sat at my gate with the two border agents charged with escorting me from the Great White North. They were nice guys and didn't make me feel too criminalized. They gave me my own space for the last hour, sitting on the other side of the gate waiting area. This minute detail was not overlooked, having two armed officers escort you everywhere for a few hours gets old. Having that last hour to begin contacting friends in New York was greatly appreciated. Oh and thanks, Google.