3 Food Events You Should Know About: 'Forks Over Knives' + free brunch; 'The Forager and the Chef' at Hollywood Farmers' Market; Laurent Quenioux at Starry Kitchen
Brunch and a movie: A screening of "Forks Over Knives," a documentary that explores the link between diet and the leading causes of death in the U.S. -- heart disease, cancer and stroke -- will be hosted by Art Theatre of Long Beach and Whole Foods. Whole Foods is providing a free light brunch prepared by chef Paul Buchanan in the lobby before the screening. (Our guess is that there will be no bacon-stuffed French toast.) Tickets are $11, available at www.arttheatrelongbeach.com or here. Sunday, July 24. Brunch at 11:15 a.m., screening at 11:45 a.m. 2025 E. 4th St., Long Beach, (562) 438 5435.
Starry Kitchen suppers: Chef Laurent Quenioux returns to Starry Kitchen for select dates (every other week from Sunday to Tuesday) between July 31 and Aug. 30 for the LQ @ SK dinner series. Will Quenioux, former chef-owner of Bistro LQ, revisit his teriyaki rabbit albondigas? Space is limited; two seatings per night. $45 per person. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis online only. 350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, www.starrykitchen.com.
Farmers market fundraiser: Patina executive chef Tony Esnault and forager Kerry Clasby host "The Forager and the Chef" on Sunday, July 31, a fundraiser in support of the Hollywood Farmers' Market Preservation Fund. The afternoon includes foraging with Clasby and Esnault, lunch and a cooking demonstration. Foraging at the farmers market, noon to 3 p.m., $75 per person. Cooking demonstration and discussion with Esnault, 3 to 4 p.m., $50 per person. Guests can take part in the whole afternoon for $125. Space is limited; tickets can be reserved at www.hollywoodfarmerskitchen.org, purchased at the information booth at the Hollywood Farmers' Market on Sundays, or call (323) 467.7600. Also, donations to the Hollywood Farmers’ Market Preservation Fund can be made at www.farmernet.com.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo: Cherries at Hollywood Farmers' Market. Credit: David Karp