Slow Food is a non-profit member supported International movement, founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
Just some event news....
Our friends of Slow Food have asked that we share this information with you...
- Our longtime friend and member Ellen from Fork Restaurant is featuring a tribute dinner to goat this week serving locally and humanly raised goat from Lancaster County, featuring goat cheese, agnolotti with braised goat, and goat's milk panna cotta for dessert this Wednesday, July 22nd, $45. Fork is located at 306 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 and you can make reservations and learn more by calling (215) 625-9425 or visiting their website at www.forkrestaurant.com.
- Aliza Green is hosting a culinary tour to the Italian regions of Maremma & Umbria: A Pasta Lover's Culinary Tour Highlights on October 19 - 29, 2011. Details can be found on her website or email Aliza Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slow Food Philly event updates...
- Café du Laos dinner has been sold out. I hope to see many of you at this wonderful dinner organized by our longtime friend and member Ross. Thanks for your help!
- We will be sharing a table at the Wyck House this Friday evening along with Roberta Adamo, Chef at Penne Restaurant, who will be representing the Les Dames d'Escoffier Society "Green Tables Initiatives" doing a Pasta demonstration. Please stop by our table to say hello this Friday, June 2th, at the Wyck House in Germantown. This two day event will feature a festival on Friday evening and an all day symposium with a host of great speakers on Saturday. More details on our website.
- PLEASE purchase your tickets early for our Good Food, Good Beer, and the Rest is History, our 7th annual fundraising event for Farm to City, $25 for tickets purchased in advance and $30 at the door. This general admission price includes all you can eat food and beer. We will allow children under 12 to be admitted with a parent for $15 and those tickets can only be purchased at the door. Proper ID is required by law since we are serving beer and anyone under 21 will be given a special wristband.
Please note that this year we are serving two humanely raised whole pigs that have been provided to us by our Terra Madre friends Countrytime Farms and prepared by Feast Your Eyes Catering along with plenty of sides and vegetarian selections provided by Healthy Bites Catering, Desserts provided by BT Baking and the Restaurant School. Our beer friends this year include Philadelphia Brewing Company, Earth Bread, and Brewery, Stoudt's Brewing, and Victory Brewing. We are featuring food demonstrations provided by DiBruno Cheese, Blue Corn Allianza, Pasta demo by Aliza Green, and Elizabeth Stoudt, baker and cheese maker. We will have seats provided this year so you can come out and enjoy a great evening with all of our fellow Slow Food friends and members.
Joseph Brandolo, President
Slow Food Philadelphia