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Eat With the Banned

Emma's Torch, The Institute of Culinary Education, and Insurgo

Monday, September 18, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Eat With the Banned

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Early Bird Tickets Sep 8, 2017 $200.00 $11.99
Full-Priced Tickets Sep 18, 2017 $250.00 $14.74

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Now, more than ever, we stand with those fleeing hardship and persecution, seeking the American dream. As the world faces the largest refugee crisis since World War II, we can each play a role in supporting the newest members of our community.


On September 18th, the restaurant industry’s leading educators at the Institute of Culinary Education and Insurgo Project will host Eat With the Banned, a dinner to celebrate Emma’s Torch, a non-profit dedicated to empowering refugees through culinary education.  Join us for an evening of spices, stories, and specialities, from students and graduates of Emma’s Torch.


We are delighted to welcome Julia Turshen, New York Times best-selling author, as our keynote speaker.


All proceeds from this event will go directly to support Emma’s Torch and its life changing initiatives.



Eat With the Banned will feature dishes, products, and presentations by Julia Turshen; Ethan Frisch of Burlap & Barrel; Chef Sabrina Sexton; Chef Dalia Jurgensen; Founder of Insurgo, and Executive Chef at Freemans Restaurant Chef Harold Villarosa; Kerry Brodie of Emma's Torch and more.  


Julia Turshen, by Gentl & HyersJulia Turshen is the author of the forthcoming Feed the Resistance and Small Victories, named one of the Best Cookbooks of Fall 2016 by The New York Times.  She has coauthored such cookbooks as Spain…A Culinary Road Trip with Mario Batali, It’s All Good with Gwyneth Paltrow, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen with Dana Cowin, as well as The Kimchi ChroniclesHot Bread KitchenThe Fat Radish Kitchen Diaries, and Buvette. She hosted the first two seasons of Radio Cherry Bombe and has written for VogueT MagazineBon AppétitFood & WineSaveurSELF, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.  She lives in upstate New York with her wife, dogs, and cat.

Julia Turshen by Gentl & Hyers








Kerry Brodie, Executive Director of Emma's Torch; Chef Harold Villarosa, Founder of Insurgo and Executive Chef at Freemans Restaurant; Ethan Frisch, Founder and CEO of Burlap & Barrel

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Institute Of Culinary Education
225 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281

Monday, September 18, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Emma's Torch, The Institute of Culinary Education, and Insurgo


Emma's Torch
is a non profit social enterprise that provides culinary training and job placement services to refugees and survivors of human trafficking. 



The Institute of Culinary Education is one of New York's preeminent culinary schools, dedicated to inspiring students to reach their full potential through an education that emphasizes technique and professionalism.


Insurgo expands the types of food programming that improve the quality of life for multicultural communities. Their team is guided by the shared values developed over time alongside local businesses, NGOs, schools and young people - environmental sustainability, food justice, youth civic engagement. Insurgo works with their partners to develop and implement youth-oriented programming, including paid student internships, fundraising opportunities for NGOs, and marketing opportunities for local businesses: One Chef is Rising to Obama’s Call


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