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

shroomSlow Food Seattle: Talking Mushrooms with Becky Selengut & Langdon Cook

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!

Dandelion Boureka Recipe from Seattle Forager & Author Melany Vorass

Dandelion BurekasThis 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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9 - groupThis past spring, Slow Food Seattle had a great day out at Golden Gardens with local forager and author Melany Vorass. Melany’s the author of The Front Yard Forager, and that title is no joke: she showed us an incredible number of edible and delicious plants all within one small area right in the middle of the city. It was inspiring to take a closer look at plants we often dismiss as weeds and nuisances to see that they can offer both a delectable taste and great nutrition.

Dandelion3You can see pictures from that day here, and we hope to schedule another walk with Melany next spring. But now, it’s fall, and while we’re certainly into the season for mushroom hunting, the casual fan of wild greens might think their season is over.

Not so! Melany has shared with us a couple recipes from The Front Yard Forager for dishes one can make with wild edibles right now. Today, it’s a recipe for a savory filled pastry made with dandelion greens and cheese. Enjoy, and check back next week for another dish:  Cat’s Ear Clam Linguine. Thanks, Melany!  Continue reading

Slow Food Membership Supports: 1000 Gardens in Africa

As we are in the midst of a membership drive, we wanted to take a moment to highlight one of the Slow Food International programs that your membership supports: 1000 Gardens in Africa. Here’s a short video with some highlights from the program!

Slow Food Seattle School Garden Meeting October 4

IMG_9910Healthy eating habits and finding joy in good food and cooking start early in life! Slow Food believes this, and so one of our major programs is working to help establish and maintain school gardens.

If this is an element of Slow Food that appeals to you, come learn more at Slow Food Seattle School Garden committee’s next meeting on October 4.

Here is the event info.

We are very excited to invite you to tour Marra Farm on Saturday, October 4 from 3 to 4:30. The tour will be led by Amelia Swinton, Lettuce Link Education Coordinator. Marra Farm is a 4-acre plot of land in Marra-Desimone Park, South Park and is one of only two historic agricultural parcels inside Seattle city limits that retains an agricultural use today. It is used by several community groups including Concord Elementary School students.

This is a special place in the city and we hope you’ll come! Meet at the Lettuce Link gathering area at 9026 4th Ave S, near the intersection with S Henderson. People can park in the small lot there or along the fence. If people want to come earlier for a day of work planting natives around the Lost Fork of Hamm Creek (on the same piece of land as Marra), come at 10 am! We’ll send out detailed directions with a reminder email closer to the event. An RSVP would also be helpful! 

Please RSVP to info@slowfoodseattle.org if you are interested in joining!