Tuesday, May 18, 2010

TEDx Cambridge: FOOD!

Today, we attended TEDx Cambridge at the MIT Stata Center.  This TEDx event was inspired in part by Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize wish “to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere to fight obesity.”

Dan Ariely, behavioral economist and best selling author of Predictably Irrational, kicked off a line-up of fascinating speakers, including NYTimes "Scent Critic" Chandler Burr, entomophagist David Gracer, mixologist John Gertsen, wine economist Coco Krumme, and chef Wylie Dufresne.

See some photos below of Wylie Dufresne speaking about the incredibly versatile egg...



...and one of the highlights was all of the unique food tastings, including Francisco Migoya's incredible chocolate capsules containing bizarre yet delicious flavor combinations (think foie gras+eucalyptus, bacon+french toast, all in a chocolate shell), and some Miracle Berry tasting...

The closing reception featured locally-sourced food made on-the-spot by Chive Sustainable Event Design and Catering 

And lots of drinks (from Drink, and local specialty beverage makers) and cheese! 

Some pictures courtesy of TEDxCambridge.