pineapple NY: queer to stay
Aug
13
7:30 PM19:30

pineapple NY: queer to stay

Join pineapple NY in collaboration with This Queer Kitchen for a colorful conversation with the womxn leading the city’s dining scene through invite-only pop-ups, community-wide potlucks, and fundraisers with food at the forefront. Moderated by Live Nation’s Megan Do, our panel includes Queer Soup Night’s founder Liz Alpern, chef Kia Damon, formerly of Lalito, and Jaynes Beard co-founder Sabrina Chen.

With the panel and guided discussion groups, we’ll talk about what makes food and food spaces queer, challenging mainstream culture around dining out, and how each of us, no matter how we identify, can amplify queer voices

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pineapple LA: watch your mouth
Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

pineapple LA: watch your mouth

In a convo moderated by LA Times Cooking Editor Genevieve Ko, we’ll hear from Buzzfeed Tasty’s Rie McClenny, chef Nyesha Arrington, Netflix's global marketing guru Whitney McGowan, and video producer & food writer Taylor Henriquez. We’ll glimpse into the challenges they face in diversifying stories and voices on-screen, whether they’re in the Tasty studio pounding mochi with giant hammers or channeling “palo santo vibes” on Bravo’s Top Chef.

There will also be plenty of close-up ready eats from Pikunico provided by Caviar (straight from our women-powered collection!) as well as some consciously farmed, single-source iced teas by Kollo and California-sourced Mexican-style lagers by Calidad.

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pineapple DC: dairy queens
Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

pineapple DC: dairy queens

Moderated by NPR’s Dalia Mortada, we’ll hear from Hiba Akhtar of BlueNoon Gelato, Rabia Kamara of Ruby Scoops, Victoria Lai of Ice Cream Jubilee, and Violeta Edelman of Dolcezza Gelato to discuss ice cream as a platform for cultural discussion, nostalgia and exchange. From creating heritage-forward recipes to winning over their more ~vanilla~ customers, we’ll delve into how each flavor tells its story.

Hosted in Big Bear Cafe’s upstairs space, we’ll gather for a make-your-own sundae bar featuring frozen treats from our panelists, plus all the toppings of your dreams. To offset the sweet, we’ll also nosh on savory bites provided by Caviar (from our women-powered collection!).

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pineapple NY: all the pastabilities
Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

pineapple NY: all the pastabilities

Join pineapple NY at Brooklyn Kitchen for our very first hands-on workshop, where we will learn how to make our own pasta from Pasta Social Club’s founder Meryl Feinstein, in partnership with Bronwen Kinzler-Britton, both formerly on the pasta production team at Misi. Together, we’ll also chat about the contemplative precision of handmade pasta, why perfect-looking food is mostly overrated, and how cooking together builds community better than anything else. Oh, and by “hands-on” we mean hands sprinkling, kneading, rolling, shaping, and ultimately, eating.

After all the work has been done, chefs Meryl and Bronwen will cook up our creations — aggressively al dente, always — in their homemade sauces using Mutti tomatoes, Italy's #1 brand. Then it’s twirl-and-taste time.

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pineapple SF: flower to the people
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

pineapple SF: flower to the people

From pain-mitigating tinctures to anxiety-relieving gummies, the womxn of cannabis have high hopes for the wellness-meets-weed space. Whether it’s with an immunity-boosting mouthwash or infused plant-based elixirs, they’re bringing real legitimacy to cannabis and upping its dosage of radical self care. No matter if you’re a regular or CBD-curious, how do you know what’s best?

Join pineapple SF for a cannabis deep dive, covering everything from handy micro-dosing tips and terminology for the everyday womxn, to CBD’s wellness properties, and how we as consumers can support womxn and communities of color who have long been discriminated against in the cannabis economy.

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pineapple DC: our fourth birthday!
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

pineapple DC: our fourth birthday!

It’s our party, and we’ll pine for you if we want to!

pineapple collaborative is turning four years old (!!), and we’re celebrating our birthday in our hometown––DC. The last four years have been all about fostering dialogue on food, feminism, and everything in between. Together, we’ve explored the ins and outs of natty wine and the connection between masa and mezcal, learned how to decorate cakes and plate that perfect salad, and dove deep into wellness realness and equity in the food system. We’ve learned a TON along the way, building a business with events in three other cities and publishing new digital content every week… and there’s so much more in store. And now, we can’t wait to toast the people who made it all possible: you, our beloved DC community.

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pineapple NY: eat your words
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

pineapple NY: eat your words

Join pineapple NY at the feedfeed HQ as we go on-the-record with some of our favorite food-focused journalists. In a chat moderated by feedfeed Senior Editor Molly Adams, we'll hear from Grub Street Staff Writer Nikita Richardson, freelance food journalist Daniela GalarzaNew York Times food critic Ligaya Mishan and New Yorker food writer Helen Rosner, understanding how these culinary correspondents are shaping our food system and culture in this city (and beyond!), one article at a time.

And, since we’ll have plenty of camera-ready, womxn-powered eats provided by Caviar, it’s only right that we have an interactive food photography demo, showing us how to do our plates justice, with the right angles and lighting.

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pineapple NY: head of the table
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

pineapple NY: head of the table

Join pineapple NY with Kia Damon, head chef at Lalito, Simone Tong, chef-owner of Little Tong Noodle Shop, Samantha Safer, co-owner of Otway and moderator Khushbu Shah, senior food editor at Thrillist, to celebrate these chefs’ multi-faceted culinary visions.

We’ll get real about everything from how to creatively and equitably fund, build and grow food businesses in 2019 to cleansing the back-of-house of toxic masculinity, plus what it takes to shatter the glass ceiling while bringing other womxn with you.

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pineapple DC: the Palestinian kitchen
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

pineapple DC: the Palestinian kitchen

Award-winning author, human-rights activist, and cook Yasmin Khan travels through Palestinian kitchens in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza in her newest cookbook, Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories From the Palestinian Kitchen. Equal parts travelogue and recipe collection, Yasmin explores these kitchens using food as a medium to understand history, identity, and community. She asks us to consider: what does it mean to be Palestinian today? And how is that reflected on the plate?

Moderated by NPR’s Dalia Mortada, join pineapple DC at Logan Exchangefor a deep dive into Yasmin’s narrative where they’ll discuss preserving and savoring Palestinian identities in the midst of a shifting political landscape, share their own beautiful and moving experiences in the Middle East, and reveal how food can be an entryway into understanding our own and other’s cultures.

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pineapple NY: farming while black
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

pineapple NY: farming while black

To build a better food system, it’s crucial to understand who is growing our food, the complex racial history of agriculture in our country, and the inequities many farm workers of color face. Leah Penniman, founding co-director of Soul Fire Farm in upstate New York, is unpacking this narrative with her work on the ground and in her groundbreaking new book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land.

In collaboration with Squarespace, our conversation partner and all-in-one website-building platform, join pineapple NY for the incredible opportunity to hear from this burgeoning leader in the food movement. Leah and Yemi Amu of Oko Farms, an aquaponics farm in Brooklyn, will discuss what it means to be a black farmer today and the ways African ancestral practices are used and abused in the US.

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pineapple SF: wine, naturally
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

pineapple SF: wine, naturally

In collab. w/Squarespace, catch this one of a kind panel led by Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle wine critic, plus winemaker Martha Stoumen of Martha Stoumen Wines, Tonya Pitts, a sommelier and Wine Director at One Market, Stevie Stacionis, founder of Battonage Forum and owner of Oakland-based wine shop Bay Grape, and Karine Adolphe of Birba Wine Bar all about their take on how natural wines are disrupting the old school exclusive wine-universe of Napa Valley and beyond.

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pineapple NY: fully stocked
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

pineapple NY: fully stocked

Join pineapple NY as we bring together the entrepreneurs behind some of our favorite pantry staples. Moderated by all-star food writer and entrepreneur Sierra Tishgart, we’ll hear from Brooklyn Delhi’s Chitra AgrawalWhite Moustache’s Homa Dashtaki and Arthur Street Kitchen’s Hetty McKinnon to talk about how their businesses and their own pantries mirror their style, identity and, values.

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pineapple DC: against the grain
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

pineapple DC: against the grain

Got grain on the brain? So do we - especially high quality, sustainably grown, and heritage grains like sorghum, millet and rye. It’s easier than ever these days to enjoy a diversity of bread given the wave of forward-thinking bakers redefining what a loaf should taste and look like.

Hop on the whole grain milled magic train with pineapple DC! Join moderator Kiko Bourne, certified ~breaducator~, for a discussion with Jessica Azeez of SEYLOU Bakery & Mill, Evin Dogu of Sub Rosa Bakery, and Amanda Cook of A Rake’s Progress and Tambra Raye Stenson of WANDA whose baking and education programs are keeping it real, regional, & next level nutritious.

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pineapple SF: choose food
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

pineapple SF: choose food

We’ll hear from four women who have carved their own unique paths in food – from a physician turned product entrepreneur, to a home cook turned inventor and bestselling author, and even a woman who decided that fried chicken was her future -can’t argue with that. Get inspired by not-so-conventional stories and lessons learned from women who followed their hearts (and their stomachs, too). Moderated by Theresa Salcedo, Program Director of 18 Reasons, our panel will include Sylvie Charles of Just Date Syrup, Lisa Fetterman of Nomiku, Fernay McPherson of Minnie Bell’s Soul Movement, and Amy Kritzer of What Jew Wanna Eat.

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