Sunday, March 22, 2015

2015 Ottolenghi Dinner II

In 2014, like cooks all across the country, we loved Ottolenghi's Jerusalem and found it was the perfect source of recipes that were good (overwhelmingly delicious!), clean (lots of vegetables, local meat, and relatively few exotic or out of season ingredients), and fair (mostly purchased from the Phoenix Earth Food Co-Op).  

Several cooks got together in a couple of kitchens to prepare the meal, and then we re-grouped, with some additional eaters, to enjoy an incredible feast which, since we did all the work ourselves, was emininently affordable.





On Saturday, March 28th, SFMV member/leader Anita Levin will be hosting Ottolenghi Dinner II.  
We'll announce the menu soon.  A few spots are left for eaters; call Anita at 419 475-0256 if you haven't already made your reservation.  

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cooking With Bitters



Join us for a follow-up to our bitters tasting last November. Many people know how bitters can enhance their cocktails. Now find out what happens when we take them into the kitchen, adding that special touch to dressings, sauces, desserts and more.

We'll have someone from Toledo Spirits on hand to tell you about their varieties of specialty bitters. Slow Food members will offer a cooking demonstration (in a beautiful show kitchen!) of how versatile bitters can be. You'll be able to sample three simple yet elegant dishes and walk away with the inspiration to use bitters in your own home.

When:  Tuesday February 10th at 5:30
Where: 
WS Solutions LTD
901 Jefferson Ave, Toledo, Ohio 43604

$6 members, $10 non-members
RSVP slowfoodmaumeevalley@gmail.com 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Annual Soup Supper Potluck


The holiday season is upon us, and we're all going to enjoy it, probably to excess.  That's why Slow Food Maumee Valley has started each new year since 2008 with a comforting, low-key, family-friendly Soup Supper.  

This year's event will be Monday January 12th from 6 PM to 9 PM at The University Church, 4747 Hill Avenue.  Members and friends are welcome.  Free for Slow Food Maumee Valley members, $5 per person for friends.  Bring soup or something that goes with soup.  No alcohol, please.  

RSVPs strongly suggested:  e-mail us:  slowfoodmaumeevalley@gmail.com 

Happy holidays!  

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chutney for the Holidays

image Brian Lynch, Flickr

Pronunciation: [CHUHT-nee]
From the East Indian word chatni, this spicy condiment contains fruit, vinegar, sugar and spices. It can range in texture from chunky to smooth and in degrees of spiciness from mild to hot. www.foodterms.com

Still filling in the Thanksgiving menu?  Or looking for something delicious to add to turkey sandwiches all weekend? Join SFMV on Sunday November 23rd at 3:00 pm to make chutney.  

This event is open to members and friends.  Attendees will be asked to pay for the cost of ingredients used.

To save a spot and get the address, e-mail us asap.  

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.