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.  

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

Salads
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

Main
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