The Week in Food

Food-related events for your calendar, this weekend and beyond…
Practice your Catalan at the Barceloneta Spanish Bistro & Mercat
The Pubbelly crew expands their Miami Beach territory once again with Barceloneta.  Sample Catalan and Spanish tapas (and no, they’re not the same) at the communal twenty-seat table or at one of the surrounding smaller tables.
If Barceloneta is overflowing due to the hype, just stroll down 20th Street to one of the other Pubelly eateries (Pubbelly and Pubbelly Sushi). I suspect those may be full, too.  However,  I’m not complaining if the feast surges into a pork, sushi and butifarra block party.  Barceloneta is now open for dinner.
And more Catalan…
Continue your Catalan practice with the documentary, El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, about the legendary Spanish dining mecca and its mad scientist/chef Ferran Adria. In order to ensure that every self-respecting foodie in town gets to see the movie, both O Cinema and Miami Beach Cinematheque screen the film this weekend.   MBC also has a Monday showing.
More food films for your plate and your mind
O Cinema continues its Food Justice Film Series this weekend with What’s on your Plate? The documentary follows Sadie and Safiyah, two 11-year-olds in New York City, as they discover the politics of what’s on their plates. The girls interview food activists, farmers, friends and storekeepers.  Although produced by a completely different outfit, my hope is this film will emulate the awesome “Bodega Down Bronx,” a video also co-produced by kids and adults in New York City earlier this year.
Monday, October 24th is  Food Day
This nationwide event  is sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.  Visit the farmers market, learn more about local food issues in a discussion panel with farmers and professors  and take in two more food documentaries (Grow and Fresh!) at the University of Miami on Monday.   More Food Day events are listed here.

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