Celebrate spring at the Slow Food Seacoast Sunday Dinner on May 1!
Bring a potluck dish that includes spring flowers or other wild edibles to Blue Moon Evolution, a restaurant committed to supporting organic and local food producers. Their newly renovated space is a perfect place to come together and share a meal. After dinner, Nancy Randolph will speak about two books from Just Write Publishers, a Maine-based company that focuses on books of local interest, that are relevant to our evening’s theme:
- How to Fix a Leek … and Other Fresh Food from Your Farmers Markets, by Sandra Garson. Originally written in 1991, the 20-year anniversary reissue comes out on May 1, just in time for the 2011 market season.
- Wild Plants of Maine: A Useful Guide, by Tom Seymour (a guide to Maine’s wild edibles and other useful plants)
DATE: Sunday, May 1
TIME: 5:30–7:30 pm
PLACE: Blue Moon Evolution, 8 Clifford St, Exeter, NH
THEME: Wild Edible Greens & Flowers
Please bring your own beverage. To minimize the use of paper goods, waste, and cleanup time, please bring your own “dining kit” (plate, bowl, drinkware, cutlery, and napkin). If you’ve never been to a Slow Food potluck before, please read About Our Potlucks for more information about what to expect! See you on Sunday!
John Forti, Jean Jennings, and Evan Mallett in Italy (Photo: Jean Jennings)
CALLING ALL FARMERS, FISHERS, RANCHERS, CHEFS, AND CONSUMERS WHO VALUE GOOD, CLEAN, AND FAIR FOOD: You’re invited to Terra Madre “Taste of Place”: A Slow Food Seacoast Social at The Press Room in Portsmouth on March 10!
Come celebrate our shared roots with great local food and fun! Learn more about Terra Madre, known as the “farmers’ United Nations”, from local delegates who represented the Seacoast region at the Terra Madre conference in October 2010: John Forti of Slow Food Seacoast, Jean Jennings of Meadow’s Mirth, and Evan Mallett of Black Trumpet Bistro. These Seacoast representatives joined more than 5,000 delegates from 150 countries at the Olympic Stadium in Turin, Italy, to discuss how to create new economies and artisanal products around local agriculture, horticulture, and fisheries.
DATE: Thursday, March 10, 2011
TIME: 5–7:45 pm
PLACE: UPSTAIRS at The Press Room, 77 Daniel Street, Portsmouth, NH
MORE: Click here for more details about Terra Madre “Taste of Place”: A Slow Food Seacoast Social.
Beautiful produce in Eataly! (Photo: Jean Jennings)
Admission to this informal social event is free! Light appetizers will be provided by Black Trumpet Bistro, and local music will entertain us. Please patronize the cash bar to thank The Press Room for hosting this event.
Want to support local independent restaurants and get a great meal for great deal?
Restaurant Week Portsmouth, a bi-annual culinary event that spotlights Greater Portsmouth as a culinary and cultural destination, runs from March 26 to April 3, 2010. Participating restaurants throughout the Seacoast will offer special three-course prix fixe menus (lunch $16.95 per person, dinner $29.95 per person). View menus for eachrestaurant through links on the Restaurant Week Portsmouth web page.
“Please note: Restaurants will not accept discount cards or other offers during Restaurant Week. Reservations highly recommended—diners must contact the individual restaurant(s) of their choice.”