Festivals, volunteer opportunities, a great discount and more...
Summer news and events
We're deep in the throes of summertime picnics, road-trips, time on the water, gardening,
canning, and easy days with friends and family! Below are some great events and
opportunities on the horizon - join us!
- Your friends at Slow Food Seattle
|Slow Food Seattle |
Have you visited any members of Slow Food Seattle's restaurant recognition program recently? |
Let them know that you support what they do - vote with your forks!
They've all committed to the Slow Food philosophy of
Good. Clean. Fair.
2010 SFS Restaurants
Anchovies & Olives
Art of the Table
Boat Street Café
Chaco Canyon Organic Café
The Corson Building
Duke's Chowder House
Earth & Ocean
Frank's Oyster House
Hales Ales Brewery & Pub
How To Cook A Wolf
Madison Park Café
Matt's in the Market
Moshi Moshi Sushi
Osteria La Spiga
The Pike Brewing Company
The Pink Door
Portage Bay Café
SkyCity at the Needle
Tilikum Place Café
Waterfront Seafood Grill
Dig In! Slow Food National Volunteer Day|
Slow Food Seattle is working with the Slow Food chapters locally and across the
nation, to reach out to our communities and get some work done.
This year we'll be volunteering as part of the Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival on September 25th and 26th (see next story for more on the festival). All proceeds from the festival benefit the programs of the Pike Place Market Foundation. Recruit your friends and family and enjoy the day together. Make a difference and have some fun!
Roles include helping with festival
load-in, set-up, tear down, staffing the "Zucchini 500" kids activity, and helping vendors as needed.
The first 50 people to register to volunteer will receive one of our spiffy new Slow Food Seattle aprons!
Contact Erika Sweet
at the Pike Place Market Foundation to register and be sure to identify yourself as a Slow Food Seattle volunteer
(to qualify for an apron)! email@example.com
Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival|
10am - 6pm, Saturday, Sept. 25
10am - 5pm, Sunday, Sept. 26
The last quarter of the 20th Century has seen a craft food renaissance world wide.
Slow Food, the powerful consumer movement founded in Italy as a counter to
fast food, is said to be the biggest consumer based food movement in history. The U.S.-the country that invented the supermarket-now boasts almost 5,000 farmers markets. At the heart of it all is the famous Pike Place Market. On September 25th and 26th, Seattle will celebrate artisan food in the heart of our
country's oldest public market and a leading food trendsetter.
Slow Food Seattle will be there with some special guests for Q&A's, book signings, and more! Join the celebration!
The Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival is produced by The Market Foundation and is a benefit for the Pike Place Market's human service agencies: Pike Market Medical Clinic, Child Care
& Preschool, Senior Center and the Downtown Food Bank.More info can be found at www.artisanfoodfestival.org
An Incredible Feast|
Where the Farmers are the Stars!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Conceived by local celebrity chef Tamara Murphy, this is one of
Seattle's premier food events and showcases an astounding variety of
local flavors, all prepared using fresh ingredients from regional
farmers, ranchers, fishers and foragers.
This year's stellar line-up of chefs includes: Julie Andres (La Medusa),
Seth Caswell (emmer&rye), Angie Roberts (BOKA), Amy McCray (Eva),
Craig Serbousek (Crow, Betty), Zephyr Paquette (Elliot Bay Cafe),
Taichi Kitamura (Chiso, Kappo), Don Curtiss (Volterra) and many more!
Held outdoors in a farmers market setting, guests will enjoy over 30
gourmet dishes, local wines
and beers, and meet the chefs and farmers behind the food.
Tickets $80/ea or $150/couple available at Brown Paper Tickets(21 and over
You can also buy tickets with check or cash at the info booth at any one
of the NFMA farmers markets. All proceeds from the event support the Good Farmer Fund (emergency
relief for local farmers in need)
and the NFMA's educational
programing. See the NFMA website
for more info.
Urban Picnic 2010|
Eat it to
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Seattle Chefs Collaborative
for a Sunday afternoon of fun and fantastic
food on the rooftop deck at Rainier Square and help send local rising
culinary stars to the Quillisascut Farm school
in Rice, WA. Celebrated
Seattle chefs will prepare another picnic to remember of culturally
important Northwest foods from the Renewing Americas Food Traditions
(RAFT) list of endangered foods. As we like to say, ya gotta eat it to
chefs & restaurants include: John Sundstrom of Lark, Jason Franey
of Canlis, Maria Hines of Tilth, Seth Caswell of emmer&rye, Ethan
Stowell of Anchovies & Olives, Rachel Yang of Joule, Dan Braun of
Oliver's Twist, Karen Jurgensen of Quillisascut Farm, Riley Starks of
Willows inn, Autumn Martin of Hot Cakes and Tara Ayers of Ocho, one of
the recipients of the 2010 Quillisascut scholarship.
Tickets $60 at Brown Paper TicketsChildren under 10 are free
Urban Picnic is presented in partnership with Slow Food Seattle
and Seattle CityClub
. More info at Seattle Chefs Collaborative
About Slow Food Seattle|
Slow Food is a member-supported educational organization that envisions a
food system based on the principles of quality and taste, environmental
sustainability, and social justice - in essence, a food system that is
good, clean, and fair.
Slow Food Seattle board members are: Ronny Bell, Grace Doyle, Madeline
Dow, Patricia Eddy, Kathy Egawa, Amy Grondin, Jennifer Johnson, Beth
Maxey, Lucy Norris, Meghan Slattery, Andrew Stout, and Gerry Warren.
Have an idea or other thoughts to pass along? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with us at any of the below:
Want to join Slow Food? Learn more at the Slow Food USA site.
$10 off general admission
Promo code: slowterroir
An Edible Conversation with Rowan
Jacobsen, author of American
Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters and Fields
September 21, 2010
7pm, The Palace Ballroom
2030 5th Ave. Seattle
Beard award winning food writer Rowan Jacobsen
discusses the role of the place
in the taste of food in his new book American
. He will be joined by Jill Lightner
of Edible Seattle
, Sharon Campbell
of Tieton Cider Works
and Harmony Orchard
, Jon Rowley
of Taylor Shellfish Farms
and Greg Atkinson
, author of The Northwest Essentials Cookbooks
to discuss why delicious food is all about location,
location, location. $25 ticket price includes panel discussion, appetizers, Theo
chocolate and guided tasting of NW cider, apples and oysters.
Tickets $15/$25 at Brown Paper Tickets
. Includes panel discussion, appetizers, Theo
chocolate and guided tasting
of NW cider, apples and oysters.
Use the promo code "slowterroir" to receive the $10 discount.
More info can be found at www.kimricketts.com