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Food on film at Cinema Arts, Huntington

Master gardener Rick Bogusch teaches Vegetable Gardening 101

Master gardener Rick Bogusch teaches Vegetable Gardening 101 for the Peconic Land Trust at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton in spring 2010. Credit: Peconic Land Trust

Cinema Arts Centre and the Huntington chapter of Slow Food will present “Let's Eat: A Film Feast in Five Courses” on Sunday, Feb. 16.

Each of five short (five- to 30-minute-long) films will be paired with a guest speaker, and the screening will be followed by a reception featuring thematically appropriate dishes.

Film 1 “Growing Farmers” discusses the lack of affordable farmland on Long Island and the efforts of the Peconic Land Trust to help young farmers.

Speaker: John Halsey from Peconic Land Trust

Accompaniment: Miso Vegetable Chowder

Film 2 “Letting Salt Just Be Salt” is about Steven and Natalie Judelson, owners of Amagansett Sea Salt Co.

Speaker: Steven Judelson

Accompaniment: Roasted Vegetables with Sea Salt

Film 3, a double bill with “The Secret Life of Beef,” illustrating the impact that the industrial beef industry has on the environment, and “Divine Brine,” about a local pickle company based in Calverton.

Speakers:  Cristina Cosentino, writer for Edible Long Island, and Robert Schaefer, owner of Divine Brine

Accompaniment: Veggie sliders with grass-fed-beef meatballs served with Divine Brine pickles

Film 4: “A Pasta Story” visits Azienda SanCristoforo in Tuscany, a biodynamic farm and producer of artisanal pasta.

Speaker: Jim Bancheri, owner of Mascali-Larkfield Pasta in East Northport

Accompaniment: Pasta pomodoro

Film 5 “Greyston Bakery” is about the Bronx bakery that hires the hard-to-employ, and uses its profits to fund community projects.

Speaker: TBA

Accompaniment: Greyston’s brownies with Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream

The evening gets underway at 6:30. Advance tickets are $40 for Slow Food or Cinema Arts members, or $50 for nonmembers. At-the-door tickets will be $55. Click here for advance tickets, or buy them at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, 631-423-7611,


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