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7th Gourmet Insitute Annual Event to be held in New York City in October 2009

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The Gourmet Institute will return to New York City from October 23 – 25, 2009, featuring New York City’s premiere culinary talent in locations throughout the city. The weekend event, hosted by Gourmet magazine, will offer a diverse collection of demonstrations, private tours, discussions and tastings that will grant food enthusiasts intimate access to the industry’s leading experts.

For the first time in The Gourmet Institute’s seven-year history, guests will be able to purchase individual tickets to the events of their choosing, including the first-ever indoor Gourmet Marketplace.

Culinary personalities scheduled to appear include: Ruth Reichl, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, April Bloomfield, David Bouley, Daniel Boulud, Anthony Bourdain, Floyd Cardoz, Scott Conant, Gina DePalma, Sara Moulton, Florent Molleret, Charlie Palmer, Michael Psilakis, Eric Ripert, Marcus Samuelsson, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, as well as editors from Gourmet. Scheduled appearances are subject to change.

Wine Seminar & Gourmet Napkin“We could not be more proud of the series of events we’ve developed for The Gourmet Institute this year,” Nancy Berger Cardone, Vice President and Publisher of Gourmet said.

“The diversity of the events—combined with the caliber of talent and the personal interaction our guests will enjoy—makes this weekend of epicurean events like none other.”

The Gourmet Marketplace makes its debut this year for guests to enjoy throughout the weekend.

 For $20, visitors to the Gourmet Marketplace will enjoy celebrity chef book signings, food tastings, artisanal food and beverage vendors, access to Gourmet’s chefs as well as kid-friendly activities. In addition, The Gourmet Institute’s series of events will take place throughout New York City at venues including: The Institute of Culinary Education, Astor Center, Murray’s Cheese, Artisanal Cheese Center, and The Altman Building.

Cooking demonstrations (with tastings) include:

A World Tour of Sausage Making, Daniel Boulud
Bombay Street Food, Floyd Cardoz
Gourmet Recipes: The Back Story, Kemp Minifie, Gourmet Executive Food Editor
Hands-On Cooking Class, Sara Moulton, Gourmet Executive Chef
Chocolate Epiphany, Francois Payard
Pig Heaven, Laurent Tourondel
Autumn in the Kitchen, Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Traditional English Fare, April Bloomfield
Italian Cooking: Savoring the Sea’s Simplicity, Scott Conant

Discussions include:

Walking Tour of the Lower East Side, Ruth Reichl
A Recipe for the Recipe, Dan Barber
The Road Chef Traveled, Anthony Bourdain & Eric Ripert
Food Styling and Photography, Paul Grimes & Romulo Yanes

Wines & spirits tastings include:

Drink What the Sommeliers Drink, Michael Green
The Art & Science Behind American Whiskey, Sean Josephs & Michael Tsoumpas
The Icon Wines of Chile, Michael Green (Sponsored by Ruffino)

Cheese tastings include:

A Frenchman in New York City, Florent Morellet
The Making and Selling of Cheese in America, Liz Thorpe, VP Murray’s Cheese
Mystery of the Caves, Michael Anderson

Sponsors for The Gourmet Institute to date include: American Airlines, Cuisinart, Ruffino, Stella Artois, Goya, PureVia, Rosenborg blue cheese by Castello, and Tillamook. For additional information on programming or to purchase tickets to The Gourmet Institute, please visit www.GourmetInstitute.com.

About Gourmet:
Gourmet celebrates the pleasures of dining, entertaining and travel with an affluent and active audience of 6.1 million passionate readers each month. Gourmet presents authentic and unique epicurean experiences from around the globe, ranging from everyday to the extraordinary, through award-winning journalism and photography by acclaimed writers and photographers. Gourmet: the magazine for people who are Hungry for Life

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