Slow Food Seattle
Festivals, volunteer opportunities, a great discount and more...
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Volunteers needed!
Artisan Food Festival.
An Incredible Feast
Urban Picnic 2010
Summer news and events August 2010

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

94 Stewart
Anchovies & Olives
Art of the Table
Artisan Café
Assagio Ristorante
Boat Street Café
Café Flora
Café Lago
Chaco Canyon Organic Café
The Corson Building
Dahlia Lounge
Duke's Chowder House
Earth & Ocean
El Camino
Eva Restaurant
Flying Fish
Frank's Oyster House
Fresh Bistro
Hales Ales Brewery & Pub
How To Cook A Wolf
Kingfish Café
Le Gourmand
Madison Park Café
Matt's in the Market
Moshi Moshi Sushi
Nell's Restaurant
Oliver's Twist
Osteria La Spiga
Palace Kitchen
The Pike Brewing Company
The Pink Door
 Portage Bay Café
Ray's Boathouse
Serious Pie
SkyCity at the Needle
Sostanza Trattoria     
Cascina Spinasse
Spur Gastropub
TASTE Restaurant
Tilikum Place Café
Tutta Bella
Via Tribunali
Waterfront Seafood Grill
Restaurant Zoe

Dig In! Dig In! Slow Food National Volunteer Day
Volunteers needed!

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)! or 206.774.5254.
PPM Artisan Food Fest 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
IncredibleFeastSmAn 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 only)

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 Urban Picnic 2010
Eat it to save it!
Sunday, September 12, 2010

Join 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 save it.

Participating 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 Tickets
Children 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.

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Want to join Slow Food? Learn more at the Slow Food USA site.
SFS supporter

$10 off general admission

Promo code: slowterroir

American TerroirAn 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

James Beard award winning food writer Rowan Jacobsen discusses the role of the place in the taste of food in his new book American Terroir. 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