Mushroom Minute: PSMS ID Clinics & Our Nov. 3 Event

3010111 - Mushroom Walk at Bridle TrailsA couple notes on ‘shroomy stuff!

First off, the Puget Sound Mycological Society has started up its fall mushroom ID clinics on Mondays. From 4-7pm on Mondays at the Center for Urban Horticulture, you can bring in mushrooms to be identified. If you are new to mushroom hunting, it’s a good way to confirm the ID of your weekend haul before frying ‘em up for a weeknight dinner.

And secondly, there’s still time to buy tickets for our November 3 “Talking Mushrooms with Becky Selengut and Langdon Cook” event. It will be a fun evening of chatting about mushrooms with these two local authors.

Becky will be sharing her perspective on foraging, selecting, and cooking mushrooms from her new cookbook Shroom: Mind-bendingly Good Recipes for Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms.

Langdon will speak about foraging, both his personal experience, and his insights from following commercial pickers for his critically acclaimed book The Mushroom Hunters.

We’ll sample Becky’s black trumpet pate and pickled chanterelles, and even have a candy cap mocktail to drink! Tickets are $12.50 for non-members, $8.50 for members.

Slow Meat & Meatless Mondays! Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe from Seattle Author Kim O’Donnel

Image via Flickr user Bill Young

Image via Flickr user Bill Young

This post is part of our Fall Blog Blitz! For the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you special posts in support of our Slow Food Fall Membership Campaign. Come back often for more recipes, photos, tips, and resources as we celebrate Slow Food in all its forms!

Slow Food membership supports sustainable food production, teaching children how to grow food, preserving traditional foods, and celebrating food cultures. Together we are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to local communities and the environment.  There is a place for you at our table here in our local Seattle chapter. Join now

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Meatless CelebrationsAs noted earlier today, Slow Food has kicked off its Slow Meat: Better, Less campaign. One part of the campaign is adding Meatless Monday, already popular nationally, to its five-part program.

We’re happy to see it as there are loads of delicious ways to participate in Meatless Monday! And we’re fortunate here in Seattle to have a great resource for meatless idea for meat fans and vegetarians alike. Author Kim O’Donnel has written two books all about bringing the joys of tasty meatless dishes to dedicated carnivores: The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour and The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations: Year-Round Vegetarian Feasts (You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into).

We’ll be sharing occasional recipes and tips from Kim on the blog, so today enjoy this recipe for Stuffed Bell Peppers. And check back often for more! Thanks, Kim!  Continue reading

Slow Meat: Better, Less

Slow MeatThis post is part of our Fall Blog Blitz! For the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you special posts in support of our Slow Food Fall Membership Campaign. Come back often for more recipes, photos, tips, and resources as we celebrate Slow Food in all its forms!

Slow Food membership supports sustainable food production, teaching children how to grow food, preserving traditional foods, and celebrating food cultures. Together we are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to local communities and the environment.  There is a place for you at our table here in our local Seattle chapter. Join now

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In June of this year, delegates – ranchers, butchers, policy makers, and others – from across the country came together to discuss possibilities for sustainable and humane meat production at the Slow Meat Symposium in Denver.

As a result of the conversations, Slow Food USA has summed up the recommendations as eating BETTER and LESS meat. Here are some highlights from recent Slow Food USA posts on this new initiative.  Continue reading

Sweet & Local: Seattle Sweet Week & A World of Sweets in Washington State

Sweet Week Seattle  Just another WordPress site - Google Chrome 9232014 53802 PMThis post is part of our Fall Blog Blitz! For the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you special posts in support of our Slow Food Fall Membership Campaign. Come back often for more recipes, photos, tips, and resources as we celebrate Slow Food in all its forms!

Slow Food membership supports sustainable food production, teaching children how to grow food, preserving traditional foods, and celebrating food cultures. Together we are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to local communities and the environment.  There is a place for you at our table here in our local Seattle chapter. Join now

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Have a sweet tooth? Check out these upcoming events celebrating desserts locally. This month, get to know your local purveyors of treats. Next month, visit our neighbors in Sultan to learn the history and culture of some of the sweets enjoyed by many of us here in Washington state.

September 25-28th: Seattle Sweet Week. “Many of the city’s best bakeries, scoop shops, chocolatiers and pastry chefs are exited to create treats never before made or sold, with creative flavors that will knock your socks off…We hope you join us and support our craft this September for Sweet Week – it’s easy! just head to a participating sweet shop, pick out a treat, pay 5 bucks, share and enjoy!” Includes Cupcake Royale, Sweet Mickey’s, Parfait, The Confectional, Mighty-O Donuts, Hello Robin, High 5 Pie, Theo Chocolate,Flying Apron, Dahlia Bakery, Gelatiamo, Macrina Bakery, A La Mode Pies,Fresh Flours, Full Tilt, and Chocolopolis.

October 25, 2pm: A World of Sweets in Washington State at the Sultan Library. “From bienenstich to bánh xu xê, marzipan to mochi, the diverse range of sweets we enjoy across Washington state reveals much about our shared history and culture. Each of these sweets tells a story: Ingredients illustrate trade routes and trends, recipes record migration patterns and special forms point to special occasions. This mouth-watering and thought-provoking talk will invite us to savor the ways in which sweets show how individuals and communities celebrate, adapt and interact. By showing how our own familiar favorites correspond to and differ from examples in other communities, anthropologist Julia Harrison will encourage a deep level of understanding about the ways in which sweet foods shape our relationships and reveal our priorities. This talk will spur us to make the leap from ‘Yum!’ to ‘Hmm …’”

 

Slow Food Event: Talking Mushrooms with Becky Selengut & Langdon Cook Tickets on Sale Now

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Join Slow Food Seattle and local authors and foragers Becky Selengut and Langdon Cook for a conversation on mushrooms: how they get from the forest to your kitchen and what to do once you have them there. We’ll be meeting at the Pike Place Market Elliott Bay Room at 7pm on Monday, November 3.

Becky will be sharing her perspective on foraging, selecting, and cooking mushrooms from her new cookbook Shroom: Mind-bendingly Good Recipes for Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms.

mushroom_hunters_coverLangdon will speak about foraging, both his personal experience, and his insights from following commercial pickers for his critically acclaimed book The Mushroom Hunters.

Book sales, signing, and shroomy snacks will be available for this fungi-focused event.

Tickets are $12.50 for non-members and $8 for members. Current Slow Food Members: a discount passcode was recently sent out. Please check your email or email us at membership@slowfoodseattle.org!

We’re excited for this unique opportunity to chat with two of our favorite local authors about one of our favorite types of food. Tickets on sale now!

Slow Food Seattle, Socially

Slow Food Seattle on Pinterest - Google Chrome 9232014 65955 PMLooking for more Slow Food? Here are a few places you can find us on social media. We’ve recently added Instagram and Pinterest! We’re especially excited to start sharing more recipes and events on Pinterest, so if you are a fan of that site, please come check us out!