|Food for Thought:
The Slow Food Orange County Newsletter
Welcome to the July Issue of "Food for Thought"
It's Summer Potluck Time!
Take a break next Sunday to bask in the goodness of summer's bounty with Slow Food OC! Join fellow members and friends for a potluck, get the scoop on upcoming events and stay involved! When: Sunday, July 18th, 4pm Where: Private home, Laguna Beach
Please bring a dish to share (labels on all dishes are great, too) and don't forget to bring a copy of the recipe for the forthcoming Slow Food Orange County Cookbook.
Please bring your non-Slow Food friends, our potlucks are a great way to introduce our Slow Food philosophy to family and friends! Please RSVP to Wayan Kaufman. The address of the potluck will be emailed to you when you RSVP.
Under a canopy of old oaks and sycamores, Slow Food OC came together on Saturday, June 26th for our 2nd annual Barbeque - a magical evening of camaraderie, laughter, and of course . . . incredible food!Watch the Slow Food BBQ Slideshow Video Here
First of all a huge round of applause for Chef
Ryan Adams of Sorrento Grille of Laguna Beach. All our raffle item donors and
contributors made our meal the best ever! We'd like to offer heartfelt thanks to the following sponsors:Mark your calendars for next year's barbeque June 9th!
Blue Ribbon WishesSlow Food OC Members EnterOC Fair Culinary Competition This
Wednesday, July 14th, members of Slow Food OC will deliver their
goodies to the Orange County Fairgrounds for judging in the OC Fair
Culinary Competition. We will present both sweet and savory dishes, the
recipes for which will be shared on our website soon.
Keep your fingers crossed! We hope our local ingredients will bring home a blue ribbon! For more info on the competition, visit the OC Fair online.
2010-2011 Preliminary Slow Food OC Events Calendar
We're in for a bustling year of events! Throughout 2010 and 2011, we will embark on a quest to increase our understanding of sustainable farming and eating. We'll do this by learning from our neighbors and being inspired by what they're doing to lead a slower life everyday. We invite to you participate in as many events as possible, and suggest additional events we can all enjoy and learn from!
Please note that dates and times are subject to change, so please check out our website from time to time for the latest details.
See something here you'd like to help organize? Would you like to host one of these events? Give us a shout via e-mail. We always need volunteer hosts!
September 12, 4pm
Membership Meeting and Potluck
for City Chickens"
626 W. Culver Ave., Orange
Slow Food Orange County Chair Heather Stoltzfus at her home to learn about the
ins and outs of urban chicken keeping. If you've been thinking about keeping chickens in the city, come meet
Chickadee, Kerfufle and Drumstick and get your questions answered. This potluck will also kick off the 2010-2011
calendar year and you will not want to miss this chance to hear what is in
store in the coming months and give your input for the future of SFOC.
tuned for details about the national Slow Food service day!
October 23, 6pm
Annual Simultaneous Suppers
SFOC Simultaneous Suppers are an occasion not to be missed. One of the biggest fundraisers of the year
for our service projects, SFOC members volunteer their time and homes to host
intimate meals in various private homes, where the Slow Food philosophy is
shared through good food and conversation. We are currently looking for volunteers to offer their homes or cooking
services. Please email Wayan Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are
interested in being part of this exciting event!
us for a unique event with a special guest chef.
December 12, 4pm
year at the holidays, Slow
County members gather to
make tamales to enjoy together and take home.
partners with Slow Food Los Angeles to bring a noted guest speaker to the
Membership Meeting and Potluck
event will combine the renowned SFOC potluck with a membership meeting to
discuss upcoming elections.
Chair Heather Stoltzfus will again offer her popular home cheesemaking class -
theme to be unveiled in 2011!
tour to be announced
Old Town Tustin
2011, the culinary skills of SFOC will be tested at the famous Tustin Chili
Cook-Off, giving us the opportunity to show a wide audience how delicious Slow
Food can be. Board member Roger McErlane
will be the head chef at this event.
Annual Slow Food Orange County Barbeque
Slow Food Orange County will host its third annual barbeque in Irvine, California.
This event is for the whole family and focuses on good, clean and fair food.
The setting is beautiful Bommer
Canyon, full of mature
sycamore trees and surrounded by miles of open space. Bommer Canyon
historically was the cattle camp for the Irvine Ranch and is generally not open
to the public at large. This is a special opportunity for all of us to enjoy a
quality meal in a beautiful outdoor environment.
The Center for Living Peace is a newly opened center in Irvine, one that promotes peace, well-being and "paying it forward." What better way to familiarize yourself with the center than participating in a fun hybrid program that lets you shop, draw, then eat? Even though this is a not a Slow Food OC event, we thought it an interesting way to experience great food.
Artful Eating with Jeff: Farmer's Market Tour, Drawing & Cooking Class
Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 11:30am
The Center for Living Peace
4139 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92617
This is a non-Slow Food OC event
A special program coordinated with the Orange County Museum of Art, The
Center for Living Peace special workshop has been developed by artist-foodie Jeff Venier, who
will lead participants through the Irvine Farmer's Market to gather
fruits and veggies, then return to the center to conduct a still life
drawing session. Finally, Jeff will lead you through making a composed summer salad for you to
enjoy with your chosen ingredients.
Sign up here and enjoy artful eating!
Become a Member
We invite you to join the Slow Food movement! Slow Food OC is working hard to preserve and protect local foods and food traditions. Our convivium plans events and programs in places across Orange County-anywhere from community gardens, taste education dinners, and farm tours-join the network and become active in planning and participating in these diverse initiatives.
Click here for Benefits of Membership. Send us an email if you have any questions.