The Greene Space at WNYC presents Lopate and Locavores- Oct 8, 15 & 22

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC presents

 Lopate & Locavores

 WNYC’s Leonard Lopate to Host Fifth Annual Event Series Devoted to New York City’s Vibrant Food Scene

 Guests include: Lidia Bastianich, David Bouley, Andrew Carmellini, Melissa Clark, Joan Nathan, Arthur Schwartz, and Deb Perelman

 October 8, 15 & 22 at 7:00pm


(New York, NY – September 29, 2014) – This October, LOPATE AND LOCAVORES, the popular live event series spotlighting New York City’s local food scene, is back for its fifth year.

Kicking off on Wednesday, October 8, three-time James Beard Award winner and WNYC host, LEONARD LOPATE, presents three live events in The Greene Space at WNYC that include conversation with the who’s who of the culinary world as well as food tastings and demonstrations. This year’s series will explore the ins and outs of writing a cookbook, insights on building a restaurant empire, and the history of NYC’s delis, complete with a pastrami tasting showdown.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7pm

Opening a restaurant in New York City isn’t for the faint of heart — about 80 percent will fail within five years. Yet, some restaurateurs are able to rise to the top and launch not only wildly successful eateries, but go on to build restaurant empires. WNYC’s Leonard Lopate sits down with celebrity chefs, authors and restaurateurs Lidia Bastianich,  David Bouley, and Andrew Carmellini to talk about the thrills and challenges of building — and running — a collection of restaurants in New York City and beyond. They’ll dish on what it takes to make it in the business, from choosing names for their eateries, to tapping the right chefs, to creating the perfect menus. As a bonus, Lou Di Palo of Di Palo’s food shop in Little Italy stops by for a demonstration on how to make cheese.


Tuesday, October 15, 2012 at 7pm

Known for their overstuffed sandwiches, cured meats and knishes, New York City’s storied delicatessens are cultural landmarks in their own right. The event takes a look at the history of NYC’s delis with authors and food writers Arthur Schwartz (former restaurant critic for the New York Daily News and now known as The Food Maven) and Joan Nathan (Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France). The evening would not be complete without a tasting showdown with Katz’s and Carnegie delis serving up their best pastrami.


Tuesday, October 22, 2012 at 7pm

Writing a successful cookbook might sound glamorous, but there’s a lot of testing and spilling and splattering—and testing again—that most people don’t realize go into creating those pages of recipes. Bestselling cookbook authors Melissa Clark (Cook This Now) and Deb Perelman (The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook) share the tricks of the trade, from research and recipe writing to photography and publication.


Wednesday, October 8 at 7pm
Wednesday, October 15 at 7pm
Wednesday, October 22 at 7pm

The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street)
New York, NY 10014

$25 for each event; available at


LOPATE AND LOCAVORES is available as on-demand streaming at