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Meet the chefs and experience their latest flavors at "Talking Taste"

(BOSTON—June 7, 2011) Back by popular demand, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston presents Talking Taste, a series of talks with renowned Boston and New England chefs. These well-known fixtures on the city’s culinary scene share the freshest tastes in food and drink, talking about their latest flavors while you sample their tempting recipes. Sample the food that made them buzzworthy, while enjoying breathtaking views of Boston Harbor from the ICA’s outdoor ICA Grandstand. (Program moves inside in case of rain.) All programs start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 members, students. A package including admission to all four talks (not available online) is: $40 general admission, $32 students,$20 members. For more information, call (617) 478-3100 or visit

JOANNE CHANG: Flour Bakery + Cafe and Myers + Chang
July 8 Joanne Chang left the world of management consulting to pursue her passion for cooking. Plying her trade at such renowned restaurants as Biba and Rialto, Chang opened her bakery and café, Flour, in the South End in 2000. She has since opened two more locations in Fort Point and Central Square, as well as the popular Myers + Chang in the South End. Her first cookbook Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe, was published in 2010. Chang will sign copies of her book after the presentation.
TIM WIECHMANN: T.W. FoodsJuly 15 Although Tim Wiechmann was raised in Massachusetts, many of his formative years were spent in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and France. By age 20 he attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and worked a summer at La Truffe Noire, a One-Star Michelin restaurant. He worked in the kitchen of Aujourd'hui at the Four Seasons Boston and was later Head Chef at Ten Tables in Jamaica Plain. After moving to Paris, he worked under Alain Passard of Arpège, Alain Soliveres at Taillevent, and Joël Robuchon at his Atelier. After moving back to Boston, he opened T. W. Food with his wife in 2007.
TIM CUSHMAN: o yaJuly 22 Chef Owner of Boston’s o ya, a contemporary Japanese restaurant, Tim Cushman has spent nearly 30 years cooking around the world in Japan, France, Thailand, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, London, Mexico, and Taiwan. Chosen by The New York Times as the number one new restaurant in the US in 2008, Cushman was named one of the Best New Chefs in 2008 by Food & Wine magazine.
JEREMY SEWALL: Lineage, Eastern Standard, and Island Creek Oyster Bar July 29 Jeremy Sewall has enjoyed a long and noteworthy career in restaurants around the world, but returned to New England to reconnect with his roots and family. Sewall oversees the kitchens at both Lineage Restaurant in Brookline and Eastern Standard in Boston’s Kenmore Square, as well as serving as co-owner and Executive Chef at Island Creek Oyster Bar, located next to Eastern Standard in the Hotel Commonwealth.
About the ICA

An influential forum for multi-disciplinary arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art has been at the leading edge of art in Boston for 75 years. Like its iconic building on Boston's waterfront, the ICA offers new ways of engaging with the world around us. Its exhibitions and programs provide access to contemporary art, artists, and the creative process, inviting audiences of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the excitement of new art and ideas. The ICA, located at 100 Northern Avenue, is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission is $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 students, and free for members and children 17 and under. ICA Free Admission for Youth is sponsored by State Street Foundation. Free admission on ICA Free Thursday Nights, 5–9 p.m. Free admission for families at ICA Play Dates (2 adults + children 12 and under) on the last Saturday of the month. For more information, call 617-478-3100 or visit our Web site at


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