Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Get Fresh: With Slow Food RVA

A few months ago the Anderson Gallery asked me to help put together one of their summer Happy Hour events around the theme of Slow Food. Last Wednesday evening a great crowd gathered to celebrate the taste of summer, connect with area growers, and learn about sustainability, biodiversity, and Richmond’s food community— all while sampling locally-produced, seasonal foods. The line-up included:

• a performance by Richmond’s Gourd Trio
 • PizzaTonight on-site selling from their mobile wood-fired pizza oven 
• biodynamic and organic wine tasting with Williams Corner 
• tutored salumi tastings by Olli Salumeria  
• a tasting of Sagitarrio olive oil from Tuscany
•  raw goat and Cow milk tasting
•  Manakintowne Growers with Padrone peppers and radicchio slaw

Ashley Kistler and Traci Horne Garland
                                           

Pete Markham cooking up some Padron peppers
Me(Sporting the Slow Food Snail) and Kathryn Henry Choisser

The Gourd Trio

Pizza Tonight
                                                                                    
          
Ross from Olli Salumeria

Jo Pendergraph from Manikantowne


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