A quick post with some highlights for our members or those considering becoming/renewing members…
We still have a few spots left in our Tuna Canning Event on March 30. This event is only open to our members.
If you are a member interested in attending the tuna event, or not a member but interested in becoming one and attending, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Also note that with the new membership. members receive the the new Slow Food USA magazine Slow USA in April and October. The first issue will be published in April. Keep an eye out for it!
And lastly, we finalizing the details for our next Slow Food event: a late May foraging walk with local author and forager Melany Vorass.
Her book is called the Front Yard Forager and is a great introduction to what to do with the many wild edibles you can find right here in the urban environment! Members, be on the lookout for an email with the pre-sale details to come out in the next few weeks.
We, the local all-volunteer board of Slow Food Seattle, are very committed to our members and helping to improve the local experience! If you have thoughts, suggestions, questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you!
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply as soon as possible.
Interesting 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, 7pm: Growing 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.
A 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 email@example.com so that we can double check to make sure you are on the list.
We 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to ensure you are on the invite list.
And stay tuned for more great activities with Slow Food Seattle this year!
Chat with fellow food and book lovers at the Slow Food Seattle book club! We are a casual, easy-going group and all are welcome to attend.
Our first book for Jan 2014 is “Relish: My Life in the Kitchen” by comic artist Lucy Knisley. This is a graphic memoir/cookbook illustrating (literally!) her life so far via her experiences with food. The official book blurb is below along with a peek inside the book.
We will be meeting on Thu, Jan 9 at 6:30pm at Zoka Coffee Roasters on Blakeley behind U-Village. Please see the RSVP links below for more specifics.
Our book clubs are a great way to get to know people in the Slow Food organization. We meet every other month to discuss a food title, and we’re always happy to meet new book and food lovers!
In order to reserve space appropriately, we are asking for RSVPs by Jan 3. You can RSVP here on our Facebook page or here on our Eventbrite page for those not on FB. Thanks!
Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe—many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy’s original inventions.
A welcome read for anyone who ever felt more passion for a sandwich than is strictly speaking proper, Relish is a graphic novel for our time: it invites the reader to celebrate food as a connection to our bodies and a connection to the earth, rather than an enemy, a compulsion, or a consumer product.