March Food Events

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March has come in if not like a lion, perhaps like a large house cat, with a bit of snow and chilly winds. But don’t let the unpredictable and often cold weather keep you from attending some of the food events planned this month—especially the guest lecture by Tracie McMillan on Thursday, March 29.

Click here to RSVP for the Tracie McMillan lecture, book sale, and signing.



Food on Film at the Museum of Science Presents American Meat: This new documentary chronicles America’s grassroots revolution in sustainable meat production. A discussion follows the screening. The film screening is free, but you must register.

2:30 pm, Museum of Science, 1 Science Park


Susanne E. Freidberg  Speaks on Fresh: As part of the Culinary Historians of Boston speaker series, Susanne E. Freidberg wil present a talk on her book, Fresh, which explores the cultural history of freshness and food.

6 pm, Schlesinger Library, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge


Pépin Lecture Series: Ancient Grains for the Modern Meal with Maria Speck. Award-winning cookbook author, food writer, culinary instructor, Maria Speck, will discuss the subtle flavors and rich textures of whole grains and how she uses them in her recipes. You will sample small dishes from her award-winning cookbook, and go home with your own copy. The lecture costs $25.00 and reservations are required.

6 pm, 808 Commonwealth Ave, Fuller Building, Demonstration Room


Queen of the Sun Film Screening: What are the bees telling us? Find out at this screening of the film, Queen of the Sun, an alternative view at the global bee crises, heralded as “the feel good advocacy film of the year” by Box Office Magazine.

6 pm, CAS 225


Blog Better Boston ConferenceThis one-day event offers specialized workshops for bloggers, by bloggers—including tips for increasing traffic, using social media, and perfecting food photography skills. Register by the early bird February 15 deadline for a fee discount.


Boston Tree Party, Growing Civic Fruit: The event features a cross-disciplinary discussion on the intersection of art, urban agriculture, and civic engagement, followed by a screening of the new Boston Tree Party short documentary film and apple cider reception.

7 pm, Room 110, School of Hospitality Administration, 928 Commonwealth Ave, Boston


Guest Lecture, Book Sale + Sign with Tracie McMillan

Join us for a special guest lecture by Tracie McMillan, award-winning journalist and author of the newly published and highly acclaimed book, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table.

As McMillan watched the debate about America’s meals unfold, one that urges us to pay food’s true cost—which is to say, pay more, she couldn’t escape asking, “What if you can’t afford $9 tomatoes?” And so she went undercover to find the answer. Please RSVP here. 

6 pm, SHA Auditorium, 1st Floor, 928 Commonwealth Avenue


Food and Wine Trivia Night with Joyce Lock, Gastronomy Alumna: Test your foodie knowledge, have fun, and win prizes. Your enrollment includes a place at the game table on one of three teams, along with play-friendly edible treats and beverages. The event fee is $20 and you sign up for a team of your liking at registration.

6 pm, 808 Commonwealth Ave, Fuller Building, Demonstration Room


Gastronomy Student Association Event, Tasting at The Fireplace: Join us for a Syrah/Petit Syrah themed evening as part of the Fireside Chats series at The Fireplace. The event is available to Gastronomy students at a special discounted rate of $25. To confirm a seat for this event, please contact  Natalie Shmulik at natalie_shh[at]hotmail[dot]com.

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