Slow Food Seattle Members: Check Your Email!

tunaevent-patriciajohnThe members-only Tuna Canning info has just been sent to current members at around noon February 28th, 2014. Please check your email and spam filters if you are interested in attending. Still don’t see the email? Contact us at and we will reply as soon as possible.


Feeding a Yen, Growing a Feast, Mushroom Hunters: Slow Food Book Clubs Scheduled Through July

ImageInteresting in chatting with fellow food and book lovers? Come to the Slow Food Seattle Book Club! Scheduled every other month on the second Thursday, it’s free, open to members and non-members alike, and a great way to connect with other people who also love the intersection of the literary and culinary world. 

Here’s the schedule for the next three meetings. Location details for May and July yet to be determined, but this will give us all time to start reading the books!

Thu, March 13, 7pm: Feeding a Yen by Calvin Trillin. We are meeting at Roy Street Coffee and Tea in the small room. The book is a collection of food essays previously published in the New Yorker. So, not sure if you have time to read a whole book in time? Just read the ones you have time for and we can chat about what each of us got to. This collection contains one of the Slow Food’s board member’s absolute favorite pieces of food writing ever, “Don’t Mention It” about Shopsin’s in NYC. Really pressed for time? Just read that essay and come talk to us about it! We will be in the small room at Roy Street Coffee and Tea. RSVP here

Thu, May 8, 7pm: The Mushroom Hunters by Langdon Cook. Just in time for morel season! We will be reading THE MUSHROOM HUNTERS by Langdon Cook for our May book club. And! Special bonus! Langdon Cook has graciously agreed to come join our chat (scheduling permitting). A great chance for us to support a local author and read a book that’s been getting critical raves since it came out. Join us! Location TBD. RSVP here

Thu, July 10, 7pmGrowing a Feast by Kurt Timmermeister. We are planning a Slow Food Seattle member visit to Kurtwood Farms this summer (more on that TBA later this year) and so this summer will be a perfect time to read his latest book! Location TBD. RSVP here

Update: Tuna Canning Sign-up Info Going to Members Week of February 24

tunaevent-jarstoprocessA quick update to our previous post regarding this year’s Tuna Canning Workshop. We are still working out a few details to make the sign-up as easy as possible for members, so the sign-up info will be going out to member emails next week (week of Feb 24). The good news is that if you would still like to become a member and be on the list for the invite info when it goes out, there is still time! To sign up or renew, visit the national site here, but also be sure to shoot us an email at so that we can double check to make sure you are on the list.


Tuna Canning Workshop 2014 is coming up for Slow Food Seattle members!

tunaevent-jarsfilledWe hope your 2014 is off to an excellent start. Slow Food Seattle is planning some great member activities to make your year even more delicious.

First on our list is the return of our very popular Tuna Canning Workshop on Sunday, March 30!

This is a unique opportunity to work and learn alongside fellow Slow Food members to tin (jar) up some delicious tuna. It’s been a sell-out event in years past and results in the best canned tuna you have ever experienced.

Starting this year, this special event is only available to our members.

We will be sending sign-up information to our current members the week of February 17th.

Not sure if you are a current member? Send a note to and we’ll confirm your status.

Has your membership lapsed or you’re not a member? Want to participate in the Tuna Canning Workshop (and get access to other member-only events this year)? Renew or sign up now on the national website here and send us a note to confirm at to ensure you are on the invite list.

And stay tuned for more great activities with Slow Food Seattle this year!