Friday, October 24, 2014

Harvest Pot Luck

Bread Bakers know that Slow is good. 

Harvest soups are the best! 
Most Novembers. Slow Food Maumee Valley members converge on the Leizerman's lovely home and help fill the table and the counters with delicious harvest dishes.  We eat, we talk , we drink and we eat some more.  It's a lovely bookend to a year filled with convivial gatherings.

This year, our Harvest Pot Luck will be Sunday, November 9th, beginning at 4 PM.  To reserve your place, e-mail us and we'll send you the address and directions.  This event is free for members with a modest fee for guests.  

If you're not yet a member, it's easy!We're a chapter of Slow Food USA, and you can join here.

Sometimes the food is so good we forget the pictures...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Slow Food at Toledo Spirits

Did you ever wonder about how whiskey is made?  Are you curious about what "bitters" is (are??)?  Interested in how a distillery is part of the ag/food system? 

Mark your calendars now for a chance to get answers at a tour/tasting reception we've arranged for Slow Food Members to visit an exciting new Toledo business.

Slow Food at Toledo Spirits
Thursday October 23rd
5-7 PM

More details to follow soon.  Watch this space and our Facebook page.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Everybody Deserves Good, Clean, and Fair Food, and You Can Help!

On Thursday July 17th, Slow Food Maumee Valley will bring and serve dinnersto guests at  St Paul's Community Center in downtown Toledo.  

Mary Weiss is co-ordinating this opportunity to advance Slow Food's mission: good, clean and fair food for all.  Mary is suggesting stuffed vegetables (zucchini, eggplant, etc) and salads. 

Call Mary @ 419 842-0005 to volunteer.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sunday Supper Update

The weather is looking good for Sunday's seasonal supper featuring Chefs Ben Cohen, Jason Vahle and Sarah Cohen. Weather permitting, we will begin with cocktails (provided) in the garden. If you're lucky enough to have reservations, please plan to arrive between 5 and 5:30 to enjoy a glass of something bubbly before we begin dinner at about 6:00.  Parking is allowed on Brookside on the house side, as well as on Park Road and Orchard.  Map here.

Thanks in advance for helping Slow Food Maumee Valley celebrate the season in style and support local growers and chefs. Diners are invited to bring their own wine to enjoy with dinner. Price for this event is $50 for Slow Food members, $60 for guests.  If you don't have reservations but are interested, contact Ben Cohen. 

Updated Menu: 
Assorted Cheeses // Curried Nuts // Crispy Kale Spring Rolls // 
Wild Mushroom Duxelles /// Chicken Liver and Cognac Crostini // 

Kale/Mint/Parsley/Toasted Almonds/Strawberry/ Honey/Lemon 

Arugula // Mustard Greens // Radish // Sugar Snap Peas // Sprouts with a Ginger Dressing 

Little Taste of Soup
Soup of Morel Mushroom and Sherry 

Another Small Taste
Grilled Asparagus with Truffle Oil and Chèvre Polenta

Angel Hair Pasta with Mizithra, Spring Herbs, Brown Butter, Lemon, Thin Zucchini and Morel Mushrooms 

Pan Seared Walleye with Spring Herbs, Roasted Turnips and Parsnips and Caramelized Fennel with a Tomato Chutney  and Sage Honey Balsamic Reduction

Grilled Cornbread with Homemade Ice Cream a
nd Rhubarb Compote 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

June: A Seasonal Slow Supper

Members are invited to reserve now for our June 1st supper - a seasonal 5-course meal prepared by Chefs Ben Cohen and Jason Vahle of The Happy Badger,  Seats are limited, and Slow Food members get first dibs (and a discount).  The member price is $50 per person, payable in advance, inclusive.  You're invited to bring your own wine.  To reserve  your seats, send your check to Slow Food Maumee Valley c/o Michael Leizerman:  717 Madison Avenue, Toledo OH 43604.  

Pre-dinner drinks will begin at 5:00 with dinner served at 6:00.  Seats are limited, and we'll open the event to non-members after Monday May 19th, so send your check now.  Just to be sure, you can alert us when your check is in the mail:


Assorted Cheeses // Curried Nuts // Crispy Kale Spring Rolls // 
Wild Mushroom Duxelles /// Chicken Liver and Cognac Crostini // 

Kale/Mint/Parsley/Toasted Almonds/Strawberry/Honey/Lemon 

Arugula // Mustard Greens // Radish // Sprouts with a Ginger Dressing 

Little Taste of Soup
Soup of Wild Mushroom and Sherry

Citrus Glazed Walleye with Spring Herbs and Braised Fennel  (Poached in Parchment Paper)

Angel Hair Pasta with Mizithra, Spring Herbs, Brown Butter, Lemon, Thin Zucchini 

Grilled Asparagus with Truffle Oil 

Grilled Cornbread with Homemade Ice Cream and Rhubarb Compote 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

May Film Showing

Growing Cities is a film about urban farming in America. At a time when so much negative 
attention is paid to the food system—from mad cows to factory farms—this film tells the 
inspiring stories of city-dwellers who are transforming their communities one vacant lot, 
backyard beehive, and rooftop farm at a time. Along the way these growers show that the 
urban farming movement is about a whole lot more than simply food and that everyone can 
take part in creating a healthier, more just, and sustainable food system. 

Join us and co-hosts Phoenix Earth Food Co-op and The University Church 

Thursday May 8th, 7 PM 
The University Church 
4747 Hill Avenue, Toledo 43615

$5 suggested contribution

Friday, April 18, 2014

Slow Food Coming Up Fast

It's finally spring, and the SFMV leadership group has planned a range of activities celebrating this season and the next and all the wonderful opportunities they will bring to enjoy food that is good, clean, and fair.  

Take a look at these events, choose the ones that interest you, and put them on your calendar.  Most events are open to both members and friends; members receive a discounted cost.  

If you're not yet on our mailing list, for questions, or to make early reservations, send us an e-mail:

If you're not yet a member but want to join, you can do that here: 

More details will be coming, more events may be added, and some things will probably change. Like our Facebook page and watch for updates. 

Thursday 8th: 7 PM 
Showing of Growing Cities: A Film About Urban Farming in America
Sponsored by SFMV, Phoenix Earth Food Co-op, and The University Church
 The University Church, 4747 Hill Avenue Toledo 43615
Suggested Donation $5 per person

Sunday 1st:  5 PM cocktails, 6 PM dinner
5 course dinner by chefs Ben Cohen and Jason Vahle of the Happy Badger
John and Paula Ross’s home
$50 per person members, $60 per person non-members

Thursday 10th: Private Dining with Chef @ Element 112
$100 per person includes tax and tip, alcohol extra
Thursday July 17th Prepare and serve dinner at St. Paul’s: volunteers needed

Saturday 23rd Market Demos / Kids activities : volunteers needed
Toledo Farmers Market

Sunday 21st  Farm Visit / Potluck @Sage Organics
Saturday 27th  Market Demos / Kids activities:  volunteers needed

Sunday 9th  Harvest Potluck Dinner @ Leizermans