Make Ikura/Caviar with Riley Starks

Join us for an exciting, unique opportunity to make ikura, Japanese salmon caviar, with local fisherman, Riley Starks. Riley will show us how to harvest, cure and smoke roe from his last run of freshly caught Lummi Island Chum salmon.

RILEY STARKS
Riley is a champion of the farm-to-table movement, and has incorporated sustainable fishing and organic farming into his work for decades. He has been a sustainable reefnet fisherman for 45 years, started Nettles Farm and Willows Inn Restaurant, helped create Lummi Island Wild Co-op, operates a small B&B on Nettles Farm, and partnered in Poulet Bleu, a venture that brought the famous Blue Foot chicken to the USA.

ACTIVITY
We will prepare the roe by separating the eggs from the skein with the use of a tennis racket. After a quick brine, we will transport the roe to the smoker where it will remain for roughly 60-90 minutes.

While the ikura is smoking, we will break for a communal potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to share with the group and your own beverage. We will supply compostable plates and utensils. Unfortunately there isn’t refrigeration or heating appliances at this event, so bring a dish that can sit at room temperature for several hours or in a cooler.

When the smoking process is complete, we will package the ikura into 8-oz. jars. We will finish our event with a  tasting of the ikura paired with an appropriate wine.

DETAILS
• Sunday, October 14, 2018 / 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
• Nettles Farm . 4300 Matia View Drive . Lummi Island, WA 98262
• Interested in carpooling? Contact us at: info@slowfoodseattle.org
• Ferry Information: www.lummi-island.com/ferry

GET TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-ikuracaviar-with-riley-starks-tickets-50567686311

REMEMBER TO BRING
• Since ikura is a fresh product, please bring a cooler to transport it home.
• Bring a potluck dish to share, plus your own water and beverage.
• The class will be held in an outdoor structure, so please dress accordingly (layers).

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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! Urban Wild Edible Walk with “The Front Yard Forager” Melany Vorass

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Join Slow Food Seattle and author Melany Vorass on a walk through Golden Gardens. Melany is the author of the cookbook “The Front Yard Forager,” a guide to “identifying, collecting, and cooking the 30 most common urban weeds.”

During this leisurely stroll, Melany will discuss the plants found in Golden Gardens and all around Seattle. She’ll discuss identifying characteristics, harvesting considerations, and culinary ideas.

If you have been curious about wild food and foraging, this is an excellent introduction to the topic.

General public tickets are $15, Slow Food Members are $5. Members were recently sent the discount code. If you are a current member interested in signing up, but have not received the email with the code, please email us at membership@slowfoodseattle.org.

Sign up here. We are limited to 20 people, and foraging events always fill up quickly, so sign up soon!

 

Slow Food Seattle Day of Service, September 22nd, 2012

Your volunteer power is needed on September 22!

Every year Slow Food Seattle organizes a “Day of Service”. To celebrate Day of Service we ask our members to join us as volunteers to help an organization with common values. Our Board has decided to focus our efforts this year on organizations that are cultivating and harvesting urban-grown food. The Slow Food Seattle Board nominated two great organizations for us to support for Day of Service—City Fruit and Alleycat Acres.

City Fruit promotes the cultivation of urban fruit in order to nourish people, build community and protect the climate. City Fruit helps tree owners grow healthy fruit, provide assistance in harvesting and preserving fruit, promote the sharing of extra fruit, and work to protect urban fruit trees.

Alleycat Acres connects people with food, through community run farms in under-utilized urban spaces.  By farming the cityscape, we are helping to create solutions that address a number of issues facing our communities. Our urban farms lay the groundwork to enable anyone to join in the process of what we refer to as Farming 2.0: cultivating food, relationships, and a connection to our land in an urban setting.

In years past we’ve chosen one organization among those that were nominated. This year the Board was a little indecisive. Since City Fruit and Alleycat Acres are both so worthy we said, “Hey, let’s support both!” It’s a tall task. We think we are up to it, but we need your help. We’re going to need twice as many volunteers this year because on September 22 one team of volunteers is going to help City Fruit and another team is going to help Alleycat Acres.

Board member Rob Salvino will lead the City Fruit volunteer team. Board member Renai Mielke will lead the Alleycat Acres volunteer team. To make things interesting we’re going to have a friendly competition to see who can recruit more volunteers—Rob or Renai. Visit our Facebook event page to learn more about the day’s activities and sign up for Rob’s City Fruit team or Renai’s Alleycat Acres team.

 

Join Team City Fruit!
The Slow Food Seattle volunteers who join Team City Fruit will maintain fruit trees along the Burke-Gilman Trail. The Burke-Gilman Trail Urban Orchard Stewards of the City Fruit program rescued 22 apple and pear trees along 1 1/2 miles of the Burke-Gilman Trail between the University Bridge and Gasworks Park. These trees provide fruit for passersby and for foodbanks. Team City Fruit will be weeding, planting daffodils, spreading mulch, and mooning bicyclists. Actually, that last part was just a joke. Mooning of cyclists will not be allowed. Even without the mooning we will have fun while lending a hand for a worthy cause. More details on time and location to come as the date nears!

Join Team Alleycat Acres!
The Slow Food Seattle volunteers who join Team Alleycat Acres will be working at the newest farm site on East Cherry St. & MLK in the Central District. We’ll be working on putting the garden to bed for winter- laying mulch and cover crops, and planting seeds and bulbs for spring crops. Many of these crops will be later donated to local food banks- delivered exclusively by bicycle! We’ll also have the opportunity to join in with another event happening at the same time – a local honey tasting, and talk with Alleycat’s residential beekeeper from Urban Bee Company. We’ll be meeting at the site at 9 AM and working until 1 PM. Please feel free to join us for any amount of time, or even just pop by around noon to check out the bees! Be sure to dress for the weather, and bring plenty of water.

When you RSVP for this event, please let us know in your comment which group you’d like to team up with. Feel free to bring kids, friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc, but please leave pets at home.

See you September 22!

Gothberg Farms Tour & Potluck – Sunday, August 12th

You Are Invited: Gothberg Farms Tour and Potluck

Gothberg FarmsSunday, August 12, 2012
11:30 am – 3 pm
15203 Sunset Road
Bow, Washington
$5 per person (covers the cost of facilities and staff to tour the farm)

Friends from Slow Food Seattle told Rhonda Gothberg they would like to come up to the Skagit Valley and visit her farm and cheesemaking facility. She agreed and said let’s make it a party, and invited the Slow Food Skagit River Salish Sea community, too, for a potluck!

Situated in pastoral Bow, her place is the perfect spot for a summer picnic. Bring a favorite locally sourced dish to share, as well as a beverage (beer and wine are okay), your own plate and flatware, and a lawn chair or two, if convenient. We will tour the facility, chat with each other about our beautiful area and our shared Slow Food values, then share a meal.

Consider checking out some of the local food spots afterwards with a self-guided tour of Slough Food, the Breadfarm, and Taylor Shellfish (Samish, in Bow).

Please RSVP to robin@cravefood.com or via the Facebook event! Limited to the first 50 people.

Gothberg Farms

This way to some deliciousness!

Gothberg Farms - LaMancha Goats

Gothberg Farms – LaMancha Goats. Image: chatterboxcheese.blogspot.com

“Eat It to Save It!” Bristol Bay Salmon Dinner on July 24th

Chef Robin Leventhal. Photo: Seattle WeeklyJoin Slow Food Seattle in supporting the great advocacy work of Save Bristol Bay on Tuesday, July 24th at Local 360 with SFS board member and Top Chef alum, Chef Robin Leventhal to cook up awareness and support with their Eat It to Save It Bristol Bay Salmon Dinner. Joining the ranks of more than 50 restaurants nationwide, the event promises to shine a light on a proposed Pebble mine at Bristol Bay, Alaska that threatens to change the landscape of our ecosystem and the very survival of the northwest’s most beloved fish – the sockeye salmon.

The Eat It to Save It Bristol Bay Salmon Dinner will feature a 3-course menu for $35, with salmon-safe wine pairings for an additional $15, in the main dining room from 3pm to 10pm. There will also be a special opportunity to enjoy a 6-course menu prepared by Chef Leventhal in Local 360’s private dining room at 7pm. Offered at $85 per guest, this exquisite meal will feature wine pairings by Novelty Hill • Januik, a salmon-safe winery. A portion of all proceeds for the evening will go to Save Bristol Bay.

Reservations can be made at reservations@local360.org or by calling 206.441.9360 – don’t delay as this event will sell out.

Eat It To Save It

Chef Robin Leventhal’s Menu – 3 Courses for $35
Paired with Novelty Hill • Januik salmon-safe local wines for $15

  • 1st Course: Smoked Salmon Rillette, Crostini
  • 2nd Course: Salmon Tartar, Fennel, Capers, Creme Fraiche
  • 3rd Course: Seared Salmon, Paprika Polenta, Spicy Orange Molasses BBQ

Private Dining Room Menu – 6 Courses for $85
Paired with Novelty Hill • Januik salmon-safe local wines
Prepared by Crave Chef, Robin Leventhal

  • 1st Course: Beet cured Gravlax, Ozette Purple Potato Lattke, Pickled Shallot, Fennel Pollen, Crème Fraiche
  • 2nd Course: Chilled Cucumber Avocado Shooter, Smoked Salmon Roe, Preserved Lemon Gremolata
  • 3rd Course: Salmon Rillette, Pickled Egg Gribiche, Pumpernickel,
  • 4th Course: Seared Salmon Belly, Sea Beans, Miso Ginger Emulsion, Black Sesame oil
  • 5th Course: Coriander Seared Salmon Fillet, Roasted Corn Pudding, Poblano Verde
  • 6th Course: Mascarpone Panna Cotta, Cardamom Blueberry compote, Candied Salmon Skin Crackling

Click below for more participating restaurants in Seattle and across the US.

Eat Wild Salmon. Save Wild Places.