Moscow 57 Under the Tracks is a summer Pop-Up series that brings together light bites and live entertainment in a New York City oasis: The Urban Garden Center.
Guest Chef Gary Granata from New Orleans
and Jan Leder- jazz flutist - http://www.janleder.info/
On August 15th and 22nd, Gary Granata (aka ChefG,) brings his delicious and informative Dirt to Dinner program to Moscow 57. Gary’s Culinary Chaos approach to food combines his southern roots, 25+ years as a nutrition & exercise scientist and passion for all things New Orleans, his home for the past 13 years.
Gary's cooking layers simple preparations of food that is grown locally, seasonally and sustainably, either in the NY area or whatever he is able to stuff in his suitcase from local growers in New Orleans ... don’t be surprised if some wild-caught Louisiana alligator sausage finds its way onto the menu. Gary will also talk about how eating locally promotes personal health and wellness, supports local economies, empowers communities and saves both time and money. Most importantly, eating fresh and local food tastes better than stuff produced on an assembly line.
Gary is a New Orleans-Based Nutrition and Exercise Scientist, Cook, Gardener, Teacher, Writer & Occasional Drummer. Gary is presently the mentor farmer at the Hollygrove Market and Farm in New Orleans. Gary is also spearheading efforts to establish the New Orleans chapter of Slow Food in partnership with the New Orleans Musicians Health Clinic. Additionally, he plans to attend the International Slow Food Conference, Terra Madre, in Torino Italy this October.
Gary lives by the Nawlins motto Eat, Give Thanks & Dance ... so don’t be surprised if he 2nd lines by your table