Taste Talks Returns; A Barbecue Blow-Out With Francis Mallmann in LA

August 27, 2015

Plus, all about this year’s Mesamérica event.

BROOKLYN & CHICAGO — Taste Talks, the food symposium featuring chefs and food writers from across the country, is back for a third year. This year’s Brooklyn-based event takes place from September 11 through 13; the Chicago event happens October 2 through 4. Attendees can pick from tasting events or panel discussions, each priced accordingly. A barbecue (Questlove will spin) is $45; the future food expo is free. This year’s theme is “the future of taste,” and the event will kick off in Brooklyn with a nighttime dessert party called “Questlove and Dominique Ansel’s Sweet…