Sara Zoe sends word of an interesting web movie: “This short non-narrative video tracks the day in a life of a fish as it travels from sea to stomach. Starting at the Portland Fish Exchange, fish are unloaded from the fisherman’s boat and then sold at auction to the highest bidding “Fish Pimp”. They are then transported from the Exchange to processing plants, restaurants, and retail markets all over the world. A salmon is filleted and sold at a local fish market. At the end of the day, the salmon is cooked on a grill and made into a nice meal”
Looking for a Slow way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Our friends at Slow Food Portland, ME, are hosting Oyster Night from 5-8 PM Wednesday, the 14th. They say, “Twelve dollars will get you a sampling of four Maine oysters, some great music from Hot Club of Portland, and an all-around general good time as we support our local aquaculture growers! Bring your sweetheart and start your Valentine evening off right!At 6pm there will be a presentation from Dana Morse, a UMaine Extension Agent with the Maine Sea Grant, and Sebastian Belle, Executive Director of The Maine Aquaculture Association.More Oysters, champagne and local beer available at the bar. Tickets available ($12 ea.) at the door or at Aurora Provisions, Rosemont Market and Bakery and Standard Baking. Location: Center for Cultural Exchange at One Longfellow Square.
Grab a date and go!
Take a look at the web page for Slow Food Portland, Maine. This active convivium is only about a year or so older than ours, and has taken leadership in local agriculture, food, and the arts in an inspiring way! Their spring Fiddlefest is a great example of an event that provides fun, taste education, connections between chefs and farmers, a bright spotlight on a unique regional food, and a fun outing for all ages. Their winter Writer’s Nights sound great, too.