Eat like a fish to support ocean ecosystems! Public discussion at SMAST, June 6th
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Eat like a fish to support ocean ecosystems! Public discussion at SMAST, June 6th

The UMass Dartmouth’s School of Marine Science and Technology (SMAST) and the nonprofit Eating with the Ecosystem invite the public to a discussion about diversifying local seafood diets and science surrounding ecosystem approaches to managing local seafood systems. Free and open to the public. Event takes place Thursday, June 6, 6-8 pm at SMAST East (836 S. Rodney French Blvd. in New Bedford).

Special guest Kate Masury, program director at Eating with the Ecosystem, will present findings from an innovative research effort called the Eat Like a Fish citizen science project. The project’s newly released results show that although over a hundred edible wild seafood species thrive in the salty waters off New England’s shores, most of them are remarkably difficult to find for purchase at local seafood counters.

Marketing Director for UMass Dartmouth Dining Services Kirby Roberts, Executive Chef Kevin Gibbons, and Director of Operations Nancy Wiseman will discuss work to feature underused local seafood resources on campus dining facilities in the region.

The discussion will be moderated by UMass Dartmouth and SMAST Assistant Professor of Fisheries Oceanography Dr. Gavin Fay. UMass Dartmouth Dining Services will be prepare a menu of small, local bites for attendees to sample at the beginning of the event.

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Eat Like a Fish Lecture at the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
May
28
6:00 PM18:00

Eat Like a Fish Lecture at the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

We will hit the road to share the results from our six month Eat Like a Fish citizen science project and the inspiration behind our cookbook Simmering the Sea!

Our first stop on the tour will take place Tuesday May 28, 2019 at the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries in Stonington, ME. Join us for a fun and engaging discussion about the importance of diversifying New Englanders’ diets to eat a more representative variety of local seafood. We are excited to partner with the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries; their executive director Paul Anderson was one of the citizen scientists who made the Eat Like a Fish project possible!

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Book Signing and Discussion
Apr
16
1:00 PM13:00

Book Signing and Discussion

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Audubon Society of RI Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI
Fee: $5/Audubon Society of RI member, $7/non-member

Join us at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol RI for a rich and engaging discussion about our new bookSimmering the Sea: Diversifying Cookery to Sustain Our Fisheries.Co-author Kate Masury will reveal the ecological thinking behind the book and its enticing recipes, and talk about how the book builds on Eating with the Ecosystem’s work towards promoting a place-based approach to sustaining New England's wild seafood. Learn about what you can do to help New England balance our seafood diets with the variety of seafood that our local waters produce! Books will be available for purchase ($20) and signing at the event. 

Simmering the Sea is an underwater culinary adventure where you will meet (and learn how to prepare) forty underappreciated fish and shellfish that populate the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Sample species as varied as the coastal slipper limpet to the deep-water Acadian redfish, while learning how each one contributes to a flourishing ecosystem in the sea. Produced through a partnership between the University of Rhode Island, the nonprofit Eating with the Ecosystem, and Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts, this is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind cookbook that can serve as your manual for a more intimate and balanced relationship with the marine ecosystems off New England’s shores.

Can make the event? Don't worry, you can still order Simmering the Sea from ourwebsiteorvisit one of the bookstores and fish markets that are carrying it! 

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Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Discussion: "Simmering the Sea" at Books on the Square, Providence

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Join us at Books on the Square for a rich and engaging discussion about our new book Simmering the Sea: Diversifying Cookery to Sustain Our Fisheries. Co-author Sarah Schumann will reveal the ecological thinking behind the book and its enticing recipes, and talk about how the book builds on Eating with the Ecosystem’s “Eat like a fish!” citizen science project of 2016. Learn about what you can do to help New England balance our seafood diets with the variety of seafood that our local waters produce! Books will be available for purchase at the bookstore for $20. Get yours signed by the author!

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Visit with Sarah Schumann, co-author of Simmering the Sea
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

Visit with Sarah Schumann, co-author of Simmering the Sea

Join us at Tres Gatos restaraunt and bookstore to visit with local author Sarah Schumann. Sarah will read from and sign copies of our new ecological seafood cookbook, "Simmering the Sea: Diversifying Cookery to Sustain Our Fisheries." Learn about the science inspired this lovely little cookbook, and how you can diversify your local seafood diet!

Simmering the Sea is an underwater culinary adventure where you will meet (and learn how to prepare) forty underappreciated fish and shellfish that populate the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Sample species as varied as the coastal slipper limpet to the deep-water Acadian redfish, while learning how each one contributes to a flourishing ecosystem in the sea. Produced through a partnership between the University of Rhode Island, the nonprofit Eating with the Ecosystem, and Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts, this is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind cookbook that can serve as your manual for a more intimate and balanced relationship with the marine ecosystems off New England’s shores.

Sarah Schumann fishes commercially in New England and Alaska and advocates for healthy marine ecosystems as a freelance educator and writer. In addition to Simmering the Sea, she is the author of Rhode Island's Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History.

The event is free and open to all. Beverages are available for purchase from the restaurant bar.

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Local Seafood Cooking Class w/ Newport Cooks
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Local Seafood Cooking Class w/ Newport Cooks

As part of Newport Restaurant Week and in Collaboration with Newport Cooks, we are offering a Restaurant Week value priced 3-course hands on cooking class! Menu: Sweet Dumpling Squash & Jonah Crab Bisque with Jonah Crab, Chilies & Fresh Herbs, Monkfish with Warm Buttered Hummus & Quick Pickled Veggies and Italian Cardamom-Apple Cake. Join Eating with the Ecosystem & Chef Deja Hart for this lively class where we'll learn tips and tricks for preparing locally sourced crab and monkfish.  We'll eat everything we make in class and taste wines to compliment the menu.

Newport Restaurant Week Special Price: $50/student

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Newport Restaurant Week
Nov
2
to Nov 11

Newport Restaurant Week

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Eating with the Ecosystem is partnering with Discover Newport to give local seafood a starring role in Newport Restaurant Week this Fall!

Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to enjoy the diversity of seafood we have available in our local waters. At present, over 90% of the seafood sold in the United States is imported from other countries, and over two-thirds of the seafood caught in the United States is shipped elsewhere. An average piece of seafood travels 5,000 miles from its point of capture to its point of consumption. This makes no sense, especially for the “Ocean State” which harvests over 100 different seafood species and lands over 102 million pounds of seafood each year. Therefore, Eating with the Ecosystem is partnering with Newport Restaurant Week and participating restaurants to inspire consumers to branch outside their seafood comfort zones and support their local ecosystems and fishing communities by eating locally caught seafood.

Restaurants are being asked to offer at least one dish featuring locally caught seafood on their restaurant week menus. We will be posting participating restaurants and seafood menus below. Support the restaurants who are serving locally caught seafood by visiting their restaurants and ordering their delicious local seafood dishes!

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5th Annual Community Seafood Dinner
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

5th Annual Community Seafood Dinner

Join Eating with the Ecosystem on Saturday October 13th from 5:00-8:00pm at the South Kingstown Elks Loge in Wakefield RI for our 5th Annual Community Seafood Dinner Fundraiser! Enjoy a delicious meal of locally caught seafood while supporting Eating with the Ecosystem! All the seafood will be caught, cooked, and served to you proudly by local fishermen and volunteers! Fish will travel from sea to your plate in less than 48 hours, it doesn't get much fresher! Cash bar, fabulous raffle prizes, and great company! 

Our tentative menu includes: squid salad, marinated mussels, sea clam chowder, fried dog fish, grilled thresher shark, fried butterfish, smoked searobin fishcakes, fish rack rice pilaf, and something done with monkfish, skate, and slipper limpets.

Tickets are $25 and all proceeds go to support Eating with the Ecosystem. Tickets available by Pre-Order only, call Rodman at 401-225-9985 or email Kate at kate@eatingwiththeecosystem.org to reserve yours now!

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May
21
6:00 PM18:00

May 21st School of Fish

May 21st School of Fish with Chefs Jason Hegedus & Nick Gillespie from Dune Brother's Seafood

Tickets available at https://makefoodyourbusiness.org/cooking-classes-ri/

At Eating with the Ecosystem’s “School of Fish”, Rhode Island chefs will educate you on different methods for turning whole local seafood - straight from the sea - into a marvelous dinner you can share with your family and friends. Learn how to use plentiful local species like scup, skate, squid, Jonah crab, whiting, whole sea scallops, dogfish, sea robin, and fluke. Held in the demo kitchen (a former school classroom) at Hope & Main, each workshop is also a dinner, complete with wine and good company! Each workshop will feature one fish species, prepared several ways. Come for just one class or attend them all! 

Location: Hope & Main Demonstration Kitchen, 691 Main St. Warren, RI 02885

Ticket price: $50 (includes class, dinner, and wine)

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Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

April 16th School of Fish

April 16th School of Fish with Chef Greg Coccio from Avvio

Tickets available at https://makefoodyourbusiness.org/cooking-classes-ri/

At Eating with the Ecosystem’s “School of Fish”, Rhode Island chefs will educate you on different methods for turning whole local seafood - straight from the sea - into a marvelous dinner you can share with your family and friends. Learn how to use plentiful local species like scup, skate, squid, Jonah crab, whiting, whole sea scallops, dogfish, sea robin, and fluke. Held in the demo kitchen (a former school classroom) at Hope & Main, each workshop is also a dinner, complete with wine and good company! Each workshop will feature one fish species, prepared several ways. Come for just one class or attend them all! 

Location: Hope & Main Demonstration Kitchen, 691 Main St. Warren, RI 02885

Ticket price: $50 (includes class, dinner, and wine)

Visit our School of Fish Page for more information

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Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

March 19th School of Fish

March 19th School of Fish with Chef Max Peterson from Heminway's

Tickets available at https://makefoodyourbusiness.org/cooking-classes-ri/

At Eating with the Ecosystem’s “School of Fish”, Rhode Island chefs will educate you on different methods for turning whole local seafood - straight from the sea - into a marvelous dinner you can share with your family and friends. Learn how to use plentiful local species like scup, skate, squid, Jonah crab, whiting, whole sea scallops, dogfish, sea robin, and fluke. Held in the demo kitchen (a former school classroom) at Hope & Main, each workshop is also a dinner, complete with wine and good company! Each workshop will feature one fish species, prepared several ways. Come for just one class or attend them all! 

Location: Hope & Main Demonstration Kitchen, 691 Main St. Warren, RI 02885

Ticket price: $50 (includes class, dinner, and wine)

Visit our School of Fish Page for more information

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February 12th School of Fish
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

February 12th School of Fish

February 12th School of Fish with Chef Noah Metnick from Waterman Grille featuring Yellowtail Flounder!

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Tickets available at https://makefoodyourbusiness.org/cooking-classes-ri/

At Eating with the Ecosystem’s “School of Fish”, Rhode Island chefs will educate you on different methods for turning whole local seafood - straight from the sea - into a marvelous dinner you can share with your family and friends. Learn how to use plentiful local species like scup, skate, squid, Jonah crab, whiting, whole sea scallops, dogfish, sea robin, and fluke. Held in the demo kitchen (a former school classroom) at Hope & Main, each workshop is also a dinner, complete with wine and good company! Each workshop will feature one fish species, prepared several ways. Come for just one class or attend them all! 

Location: Hope & Main Demonstration Kitchen, 691 Main St. Warren, RI 02885

Ticket price: $50 (includes class, dinner, and wine)

About the chef: The creative and uncommon culinary finesse of Waterman Grille¹s imaginative menus lie in the talented hands of Executive Chef Noah Metnick.  Born in Israel, Noah moved to East Side of Providence at a young age where his interest in the culinary trade began as a line cook at the city¹s Leon's on the West Side. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and continued his training at the exclusive Maidstone Club in East Hampton, NY and the exquisite La Grenouille in New York City where his diligence and passion for excellence earned him the top spot as the restaurant¹s executive chef. Noah credits the passion and mentoring of his colleagues at La Grenouille for his success as the artistic and disciplined chef he is today. Currently, as executive chef of Waterman Grille, he delights guests with imaginative small plates and grilled specialties, each influenced by the elegance and art of fine French cuisine and the fresh, local bounty of New England.

 

 

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Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Winter Scales & Tales w/ Chef Lisa Lofberg @ Little Moss Restaurant

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Wednesday, January 24th (snow date January 25th) | Little Moss, South Dartmouth | Chef Lisa Lofberg

Our Winter Scales & Tales Dinner will be held at Little Moss Restaurant in South Dartmouth with Chef Lisa Lofberg. The dinner will feature a multi-course menu of local seafood paired with wine. Eating with the Ecosystem's Program Director, Kate Masury, and a local fisherman will be on hand to provide education about the species being served. 

Each dinner is $90 per guest, all inclusive, and begins at 6pm with a welcome cocktail reception, followed by a multi-course seated dinner with drinks. A portion ($30) of each ticket is fully tax deductible and supports the nonprofit Eating with the Ecosystem’s work to promote a place-based approach to sustaining New England’s wild seafood.

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Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

December School of Fish Featuring Peter Gobin w/ John Dory

Our December class will feature Chef Peter Gobin with John Dory! Chef Peter is a classically trained in french cooking but also runs a taco truck inspired by his time in Southern California. John Dory is one of his favorite fish to cook and he's excited to share his favorite recipes with guests. 

John Dory is a solitary deepwater fish with a vertically flattened body shape and upturned mouth. Its shimmery, scaleless silver skin bears a "St. Peter's thumbprint" just behind its gills, a trait it shares with spot and haddock. John Dory are found along the outer continental shelf from the Chesapeake Bay to Nova Scotia and are landed as an incidental bycatch by boats pursuing other targets. They eat fish, squid, and crustaceans and have a sweet mild flakes white flesh. 

Location: Hope & Main Demonstration Kitchen, 691 Main St. Warren, RI 02885

Ticket price: $50 (includes lesson, dinner, and wine)

Visit our School of Fish page for more information

 

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