We’ve got the schedule confirmed for the Slow Food Seattle booth (look for us near the Chef Demo stage) at the Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival coming up this weekend on Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26.
Our friends at Readers to Eaters will be joining us with books and speakers on both days. Readers to Eaters promotes food literacy through community food events, education programs, book publishing, and a mobile bookstore.
Saturday, Sept. 25
- 12pm – Hsiao-Ching Chou of Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Seattle (JOFRSEA) and Suzuki + Chou Communimedia in conversation with Eric Boutin, Director, Nutrition Services, Seattle Schools.
School-Food Revolution: What does it take to make a change to the school lunch program and what can parents do to help? Eric Boutin, the new school food program director for Seattle Schools, and Hsiao-Ching Chou, founder of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution-Seattle, discuss the issues and challenges, and ways to get involved.
- 1pm – Amy Pennington, founder of Go Go Green Garden and author of Urban Pantry will be signing copies of her book.
- 2pm – Tiana Colovos and Anthony Warner of the Orca K-8 School Garden
- 3pm – Jon Rowley, food writer and Pellegrini Award winner
Jon will demonstrate how to use of a refractometer in assessing fruit and vegetable quality and flavor as well as taking Brix levels of local tomatoes as part of the 10-Brix Tomato Challenge.
- 4pm – Kathleen Flinn, author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry will demonstrate basic knife skills, plus offer tips on buying and caring for knives. She will also will be signing copies of her book.
Sunday, Sept. 26
Come by and learn more about what we do at Slow Food Seattle, our upcoming events, and how to get involved in the Slow Food movement.
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.
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 www.artisanfoodfestival.org.