Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Slow Food Cincinnati events

Very impressive lineup of events from Slow Food Cincinnati, which appears to have finally hit its stride!  From their newsletter:
  • May 1st: Mushroom Foraging Join us for a day of hunting the elusive morel mushroom at Flying J Farm in Johnstown, Ohio (outside of Columbus).  The hunt starts at noon with a potluck to follow at 4:00 p.m.  Please bring a dish with mushrooms in it to share.  Contact by April 24th if you are interested in carpooling.  (Note: This event was originally scheduled for April 24th but was rescheduled by Flying J Farm.)
  • May 14th: Cheese and Beer Pairing We all know that a good wine and cheese pairing can be an eye-opening experience if done right, but what about beer and cheese?  Abbe Turner from Lucky Penny Farm and Grant McCracken, a Certified Cicerone, will tell us why beer and cheese deserve a place at your table, and give hints to pairing them effectively.  The cost, which includes 5 beer and cheese tastings, is $15 for Slow Food USA members and $20 for non-members.  This event begins at 7:00 p.m. and is only for those ages 21 and above.  Location is still being determined, but will likely be central.  Space is limited so please email Laura at to RSVP by May 1st.
  • May 23rd: Vista Grande Ranch Cookout and Buffalo Farm Tour If you want to learn more about the meat that you consume, this is a perfect opportunity.  Learn how animals are raised humanely and without the use of antibiotics or hormones.  We begin the day at a park near the ranch (exact location still to be determined) at 11:00 a.m. with a delicious cookout featuring Vista Grande buffalo.  We will then head to the ranch for a tour from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  There will be a nominal fee to cover the cost of the food, and space is limited so please email Laura at to RSVP by May 10th.
  • June 17th: Fermenting Class with Fab Ferments Want to learn how to ferment your own food?   Curious about the numerous health benefits and culinary applications?  Join us for a hands-on learning experience at Turner Farm with Jennifer and Jordan from Fab Ferments!  More details to come – please watch our blog for more information.

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