a slow taste of tuscany celebration & dinner

SlowLifeInTuscanTownCoverEdible Austin, Slow Food Austin and Welcome Books invite you to

A Slow Taste of Tuscany

A celebration and special dinner at Primizie Osteria

We present this event as part of a celebration across North America of Slow Food and Douglas Gayeton’s new book Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 7:00

Join us in honoring the simple and superb pleasure of fresh food that has been prepared slowly and locally.

Tickets ($85) include a multi-course feast highlighting local ingredients, an autographed copy of the book ($50 value), and a contribution to Urban Roots. Gratuity and taxes separate.

Please RSVP at www.primizieaustin.com by Nov. 6
Primizie Osteria, 1000 E. 11th St., Austin, TX
Telephone: 512.236.0088

Sponsored by Zagat & Welcome Books | Edible Austin | Slow Food Austin

we took action!

On Labor Day 2009, over 100 concerned parents, farmers, chefs and food citizens gathered at Rain Lily farm as guests of Slow Food USA/Slow Food Austin to show support for getting REAL FOOD in school cafeterias.

Thank you for joining us at Rain Lily Farm on Labor Day for the Slow Food Austin Eat-In Potluck!

We took action: Over 100 people came together to enjoy the potluck and discuss school meal issues. 28 letters calling for change through the Child Nutrition Act were signed at the event and immediately sent to representatives. Over 80 signatures were added to the Slow Food USA petition advocating for REAL FOOD in schools.

Our chapter President, Sara Weber, was interviewed by our local public radio station, KUT.

The movement continues: to learn more about how you can help get Real Food into our schools visit Slow Food USA’s Time for Lunch site.

Be part of Slow Food Austin! Here’s how:

1. Become a member.
2. Sign up for our newsletter. (over on the right side of this page!)
3. Attend our first Happy Hour on 9/30 at Annie’s Cafe and Bar.
4. Attend a Slow Session on the 1st Thursday of every month.
5. Buy tickets for Slow Food Austin’s first annual fundraiser, “Raw Talk and Tasting” on October 21st at the Barr Mansion.

Special thanks to:
Rain Lily Farm
Farmhouse Delivery
Dai Due Supper Club
Whole Foods Market

september slow session – make your own cheese!

Cheese-maker Scott Evans of Austin Homebrew Supply gives us the basics on home cheesemaking, cheese history and sourcing ingredients. All Slow Food Austin Slow Sessions are free-of-charge so come on out and learn how to make your own cheese!

September Slow Session
Cheese-making at Home: An introduction to technique, flavor, and great ingredients

Everyone – thank you for the OVERWHELMING response to our Slow Session this month! People do love their cheese. We have received well over 60 RSVP’s and that puts us AT CAPACITY – STANDING ROOM ONLY!

Next month’s session will be equally as amazing and we can’t wait to see you there!

Thursday, September 3rd
Habitat Suites

Cheese is one of life’s great and versatile pleasures. In a grilled sandwich, cheese is at its most comforting. Paired with wine it shows layers of complexity. Cheese can surprise the palate too: a fresh cheese that bursts with grassy flavor, or warms with the essence of chocolate.

Our September slow session introduces you to making great cheese in your own home. Led by cheese-maker and teacher Scott Evans of Austin Homebrew Supply, this session will cover the basics of home cheese-making, offer a bit of cheese history, and discuss sourcing ingredients. Scott will bring some of his cheeses to sample, and participants will leave with their own starter that can be finished at home.

We will provide light refreshments, but feel free to bring a beverage or snack to share.

All Slow Food Austin Slow Sessions are free-of-charge; however donations will be gladly accepted.