Urban Pantry author, Amy Pennington. Photo: Della Chen
Local foodie celeb and author of this year’s must-have cookbook, Urban Pantry, Amy Pennington is teaming up with Slow Food Seattle on Thursday, December 2nd from 6-8pm for a fun and festive evening of edible gift-making at Seattle’s Vineyard Table!
Amy will demonstrate a variety of the thrifty, sustainable, and seasonal recipes that have prompted praise for Urban Pantry from everyone from the Seattle Times to Sunset to Gwyneth Paltrow, focusing on edible gifts that can be prepared in any home kitchen.
Participants will each receive a signed copy of Urban Pantry and get to take home a sample treat from those created during the evening. Organically produced wine from Snoqualmie Vineyards and light snacks will also be provided.
Tickets are $25/person and include a signed copy of Urban Pantry & your edible gifts!
Gift items such as…
- Herbal Salt Rubs
- Scented Sugars
- Herbal Digestifs & Cordials
- Pickled Fennel
- PLUS: Creative DIY Labeling for your gifts!
Limited tickets available now!
Edible Holiday Gifts with Amy Pennington
6-8pm, Thursday, December 2, 2010
The Vineyard Table
85 South Atlantic St.
Seattle, WA 98134
Eric Boutin, Nutrition Director of Seattle Public Schools & Hsiao-Ching Chou of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Seattle talking good food in schools.
Philip (& June, not pictured) Lee of Readers to Eaters, joined the Slow Food Seattle booth at the Pike Place Market Artisan Food Festival.
Amy Pennington signing copies of her book, "Urban Pantry"
Amy Pennington chatting with fans & signing copies of her book, "Urban Pantry"
Jon Rowley demonstrating how to use a refractometer to gauge the level of sugars in tomatoes.
Checking the refractometer level of tomatoes at Jon Rowley's Brix demo.
Some gorgeous heirloom tomatoes fresh from the U-Distric Farmers Market - testing their Brix levels as part of Jon Rowley's quest for the 10-Brix tomato.
Kathleen Flinn, author of "the Sharper Your Knife the Less You Cry," talking about how to choose a knife that's right for you.
Kathleen Flinn, author of "the Sharper Your Knife the Less You Cry," showing the group basic knife skills.
June Lee (left) tries her hand at cutting an onion like a chef after Kathleen Flinn's (right) demonstration.
Anthony Warner and Tiana Colovos came out to talk about the Orca K-8 School Garden
Thanks to all of you who came out this weekend to listen to our speakers, watch the demos, pick up some books from our partners Readers to Eaters, who volunteered as part of the national Slow Food Dig In! day, and chatted with us about Slow Food. All of this was in support for the Pike Place Market Foundation’s Human Service Programs.
All images : Jennifer Johnson
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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.
Need a map of the festival? Right-click on the Adobe logo to download. Look for us near the Chef Demo stage.
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.
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