Just because you are reading this sentence from the screen of a glowing technological device, do you consider yourself the internet overlord? For those of us who still remember dial-up internet like it was yesterday, David-Michel Davies and Neil Vogel of the Webby Awards and Katherine Oliver of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment came together in 2008 to form Internet Week, a celebration of all things digital that breaks down and explores all of the incredibly cool and crazy shit that's going on between all those zeroes and ones.
This year, for the very first time, MUNCHIES will be joining in the nerdy fun by hosting a culinary panel next Wednesday, May 21, to discuss our ever-shifting culinary knowledge in the age of the internet. MUNCHIES editor-in-chief, Helen Hollyman, will be speaking with a star-studded panel (Amanda Hesser of Food52, writer and butcher Adam Tiberio, and 15-year-old rising chef Flynn McGarry) to explore whether traditional routes like culinary school are necessary in an era where crowd-sourced recipes, food forums, and YouTube tutorials are at your fingertips. Where is the future of the culinary world headed with the infinite and unending source of information that is the internet?
The conference starts Monday, but if you can't make it in person because you're too busy reading and watching MUNCHIES, we get it. You can also live stream all of the awesome stuff that's happening at Internet Week on—wait for it—the internet. So post-modern.
For more on MUNCHIES' panel, click here.
For more details on Suroosh Alvi's keynote address, click here.
Blog Is My Sous Chef: The Internet As Culinary School May 21, 2014 3:30–3:55pm Featuring Amanda Hesser, Flynn McGarry, and Adam Tiberio. 125 W 18th St, New York, NY (Metropolitan Pavilion) Buy a badge or livestream at internetweekny.com