A Foodshed to Table Dinner – A Convivium for Slow this Holiday Season
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 4-7pm
Filipino-American Community Hall
7566 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA
Join EduCulture for a special foodshed to table dinner this holiday season. Enjoy a five course, locally grown, farm-style meal and support locally grown edible education in the process. EduCulture has been gifted a farm-table dinner to be sourced and prepared by The Food Shed. So, all the funds collected from this event will directly benefit our work with local schools in 2014.
The menu will represent the bounty of our regional foodshed, prepared in a fashion to mark the true nature of this season – SLOW. The five courses will feature food prepared in ways that take time, from the fermented fruits and vegetables to cured meats and smoked foods, and slow wine, grown and made locally by Bainbridge Vineyards. And you will sit among some of the producers.
Starter: housemade crackers, local cheeses, fruit and krauts
Salad: quinoa with winter greens, toasted nuts, roasted beets and vinaigrette.
Soup: roasted pumpkin, red pepper and coconut soup served with chicken curry empanadas
Entree: roasted, spiced goat with roasted root vegetables, chutney and polenta
**vegetarian option – potlatch pilaf croquettes
Dessert: ginger bread with poached pears and cinnamon molasses whip cream
Entertainment will be provided by special guest musicians and storytellers. This event will also recognize Terra Madre Day (December 10).
Take some time this holiday season to slow down and enjoy an authentic foodshed to table experience. This is an engaging way to feel a part of our regional food community. Bring your friends, family, or even better – gift someone a place at the table.
We are asking for a tax-deductable, suggested donation made to EduCulture at Global Source of $65 per person. All proceeds from this event will be a benefit for our Edible Democracy Project, a ground breaking inter-cultural edible education exchange program, pairing an island, tribal and urban schools and their food communities.
To reserve a place for you and your friends or family, please contact our office at 206-780-5797 or admin@EduCultureProject.org. Seating is Limited.
Setting the Table for a Foodshed Series in 2014
This foodshed to fork dinner is also the pilot for what EduCulture hope’s will be a series of month dinners that season by season bring people together to taste our way through the wild and cultivated food traditions of our Pacific Northwest bioregion, some call Salmon Nation.
In the spirit of creating convivia, each monthly program will focus on a foodshed theme and will feature local producers, storytellers, artists and community leaders who will inspire us with words, music, ideas and stories connected to that program’s theme. EduCulture is partnering with The Food Shed to help shape a menus built on what is seasonal and regional, all sourced locally, fairly and sustainably.
This program is part of EduCulture’s effort to respond to a call for community based edible experiences grounded in tasting what we most need to learn about our local and regional foodshed. If our December pilot proves successful, we look forward to you joining us for the series in 2014.
About The Food Shed
The Food Shed’s objective is to cultivate conscious consumption by advocating local and sustainable food sources and cycles. They strive to be stewards of our own food shed by providing local food experiences, enriching relationships between micro-producers, growers and local consumers, and modeling a “cradle to cradle” food hub that is centered in a deep local economy. The Food Shed makes sure every step along the food chain, from production to recycling, works in a cyclical and durable progression. We are working to pioneer new ways of collaboration and food interdependence, which in turn encourages farm literacy and folk culture and micro economic viability from the root of the community. To learn more about The Food Shed, visit www.KitsapFoodShed.com or see their Facebook page.