Angelo Pellegrini: Slow Food, before Slow Food existed
Join us for our next book club selection on Thursday, July 14th, the classic - The Unprejudiced Palate: Classic Thoughts on Food and the Good Life by Seattle’s own Angelo Pellegrini.
Join us! This will be an active, open conversation and all are welcome – please come even if you haven’t had a chance to finish the book! We’ll be meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 14th. Roy Street Coffee and Tea is located at 700 Broadway East. Limited free parking is available in the lot below.
From the publisher:
“First issued in 1948, when soulless minute steaks and quick casseroles were becoming the norm, The Unprejudiced Palate inspired a seismic culinary shift in how America eats. Written by a food-loving immigrant from Tuscany, this memoir-cum-cookbook articulates the Italian American vision of the good life: a backyard garden, a well-cooked meal shared with family and friends, and a passion for ingredients and cooking that nourish the body and the soul.”
“I have always thought that Angelo Pellegrini misnamed his charming but opinionated book. It should have been called the Prejudiced Palate, because he is so absolutely sure and unwavering in his vision of how to live a beautiful and delicious life. And I think he’s right.”
–Alice Waters, Owner, Chez Panisse
“Like great dishes, great writing remains in our memory forever. Angelo Pellegrini’s THE UNPREJUDICED PALATE is a lesson in how to enjoy life in an elegant and highly civilized way.”
– Jacques Pépin
“THE UNPREJUDICED PALATE is a forgotten gem from what might be remembered as the Golden Age of American food writing. This Italian born, beloved Seattle professor, friend and colleague of MFK Fisher, wrote with charm, wit, and a rare intelligence about food.”
–Mark Kurlansky, author of Salt, Cod, 1968
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Join us for an afternoon of habitat restoration at Full Circle Farm led by Stewardship Partners on Saturday, on the banks of Griffin Creek and the Snoqualmie River. Do your part to save wild salmon by restoring a stretch of water essential to salmon spawning success. It is your choice whether wield a shovel or a camera. All levels of activity and support are welcome. Co-Sponsors for the work party are: Edible Seattle, Full Circle Farm, and Stewardship Partners.
Contact Alex Ko from Stewardship Partners today to RSVP at 206.292.9875.
The trail building is from 10am-2pm at Full Circle Farm in Carnation. Please try to arrive promptly at ten or slightly before, as the trail is about 2/3 of a mile from the parking lot, and we have a tractor taking volunteers out on the dot. Feel free to bring friends and family! There will be pastries and donuts, generously donated by Grateful Bread bakery of Seattle, and coffee provided by Starbucks.
A few things to remember:
- It is the Pacific NW so dress in layers, bring raingear, gloves and wear sturdy shoes or boots
- Bring your own snacks and water
- You will be outside and ‘facilities’ may be limited
- Come ready to work but be mindful of your own limitations. Please don’t overdo it.
Driving directions from Seattle:
- Take 1-90E
- Take exit 22 towards Preston/Fall City
- Turn left at SE 82nd St
- Turn right at SE High Point Way/Preston Fall City Rd SE
- Continue to follow Preston Fall City Rd SE
- Turn Right at WA-202 E/SE Redmond Fall City Rd/River St
- At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto WA-203 N/Fall City Carnation Rd SE
- Turn left at NE 8th St
- Drive to small white house and park in lot
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To read more about wild salmon habitat, check out the story in the May/June edition of Edible Seattle.
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Our May book club selection is Kurt Timmermeister’s, Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land.
“An intimate look at the life and livelihood of a modern-day farmer, as told by a former urbanite. A bona-fide city dweller, Kurt Timmermeister never intended to run his own dairy farm. When he purchased four acres of land on Vashon
Island, he was looking for an affordable home a ferry ride away from the restaurants he ran in Seattle. But as he continued to serve his customers frozen chicken breasts and packaged pork, he became aware of the connection between what he ate and where it came from: a hive of bees provided honey; a young cow could give fresh milk; an apple orchard allowed him to make vinegar.
Told in Timmermeister’s plainspoken voice, Growing a Farmer details with honesty the initial stumbles and subsequent realities he had to face in his quest to establish a profitable farm for himself. Personal yet
practical, Growing a Farmer includes the specifics of making cheese, raising cows, and slaughtering pigs, and it will recast entirely the way we think about our relationship to the food we consume.”
Join us! This will be an active, open conversation and all are welcome – please come even if you haven’t had a chance to finish the book! We’ll be meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. Roy Street Coffee and Tea is located at 700 Broadway East. Limited free parking is available in the lot below.
Please post questions as you’re reading for Kurt in the comments here or on our Reading Discussion on Facebook. Kurt has generously agreed to answer them for us!
Want to pick up a copy of Growing a Farmer? Here’s a list of local booksellers, also available via our Amazon store.
Posted in Books, Events, Slow Food Seattle Books, sustainability, sustainable farming
Tagged events, Four Fish, Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, Growing a Farmer, Kurt Timmermeister, Paul Greenberg, Reader to Eaters, Slow Food Seattle, Slow Food Seattle Books | Tags: book club