Category Archives: Potlucks

Sausage & Pickles Hands-on Workshop & Potluck 3/10/13

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Join us for Sausage and Pickles: A Hands-on Workshop and Potluck Sunday

Supper on Sunday March 10th at the Acorn Community Kitchen

64 Government St.,

Kittery, Maine

(207) 332.4425

http://www.acornkitchen.net/

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Workshop: 2:30 – 5:30

Potluck Supper: 5:30 – 7:30

Space is limited for both workshop and dinner. Please RSVP to slowfoodseacoast@gmail.com.

Read on for Detail, Details, Details!!

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Do you often think that Aunt Vera’s pickle recipe is so much better than the ones in the store? Learn how you can transform your family recipes into a product for sale at this this hands on sausage and pickle making workshop led by Acorn Kitchen director Susan Tuveson. Susan will share preparation techniques and speak about the important role that community kitchens play as part of our local food system. Farmers, chefs and consumers each can benefit from the services community kitchens have to offer. Information on the proper labeling, packaging and regulatory requirements required to bring value added products to market will also be provided.Workshop Specifics:

  • Limited to 12 participants

  • $10 Slow Food USA Members / $15 for non-members. Payment by cash or check at the door.

  • Participant Requirements:  Long hair must be tied back, sleeves short or able to roll up, close-toed shoes.  Bring your own knife if you have a favorite and it is nice and sharp!

To REGISTER, please email us at slowfoodseacoast@gmail.com. Specific questions about the workshop content can be directed to Susan at (207) 332-4425.

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POTLUCK SUPPER:

Join us for a Sausage and Pickles Potluck Sunday Supper following the workshop. Bring a dish to share  with this same theme, perhaps your own family recipe or pickles you made in 2012. Compare your recipes with others and share secret ingredients! We’ll sample some of the wares from the workshop  and share a  meal. Afterwords, we’ll hear a bit more from Susan about the workshop and the newly opened Acorn Kitchen.

Please bring your own dishware, utensils and beverages. RSVP to slowfoodseacoast@gmail.com

Read more about our  Potluck Sunday Suppers

PLEASE  NOTE:  This particular venue is not appropriate for children under the age of 12.

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MORE ABOUT ACORN KITCHEN:
Acorn Kitchen is a multipurpose, fully-licensed community culinary rental facility for creating and packaging food products for sale, conducting hands-on cooking classes, recipe development and testing, food styling photography, webcast and television production. Acorn Kitchen offers clients food preparation assistance, guidance in licensing procedures, adopting good manufacturing and sanitation practices, packaging and labeling requirements, and more. Come on by and check it out!

Sunday Dinner: Bread, Yeast, and Beer, 6/05

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On Sunday, June 5, join Slow Food Seacoast for a potluck Sunday Dinner in Portsmouth. The theme of the evening is Bread, Yeast, and Beer.

Paula Marcoux, Edible South Shore magazine’s food editor, will share some great breads with us after an afternoon Bread-Baking Class. (Sorry, that class is full.) After dinner, Paula will speak about the return to traditional baking technologies and techniques (like wood-fired ovens and natural leavening) and some modern developments that benefit bakers.

In addition, Annette Lee and Nicole Carrier of Throwback Brewery will join us to talk about their experience opening a nanobrewery (still in process!) in North Hampton. Striving to create a sustainably produced beer that tastes of this place called New England, they source ingredients from local farmers (including our friends at Brookford Farm in Rollinsford, NH) and local maltsters (e.g., Valley Malt in Hadley, MA). The first artisanal brews that Throwback will be producing have names that pique your interest even before you take that first sip, like Campfire Smoked Porter, Dippity-Do, and Hog Happy Hefeweizen. Speaking of which … the gals will bring along some beer for sampling, yay!  Let’s give them a big show of support as they wait out the final stages of the label-approval process so they can start selling some beer.

Of course it would be lovely if you brought a potluck offering in line with the Bread, Yeast, and Beer theme, but please bring any dish made with wholesome, preferably local, ingredients. Home brewers, bakers, and other lovers of fermentation are especially encouraged to bring some of their creations for dinner and some starters (leaven/sourdough, kombucha, kefir, etc.) to share with people who would like to make their own. Sharing these living foods—and the practice of making them—is fun!

Please bring your own “mess kit” (plate, bowl, drinkware, cutlery, and napkin) to minimize the use of paper goods, waste, and cleanup time. Also please bring your own beverage. If you’ve never been to a Slow Food potluck before, please read About Our Potlucks for more information about what to expect.

DATE: Sunday, June 5

TIME: 5:30–7:30 pm

PLACE: Stoodley’s Tavern, 17 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

DIRECTIONS: Stoodley’s Tavern is part of Strawbery Banke Museum. (Directions to Strawbery Banke are available on the museum’s website.) Please park in the Strawbery Banke Main Visitor Parking Lot at 14 Hancock Street (or along Hancock Street itself). From the parking lot, cross the street diagonally and to right to “Stoodley’s Tavern Education Center” at 17 Hancock Street. Jiggle the latch of the old front door until it opens! We will meet in the room to the left after you enter the front door.

More Info

Paula Marcoux

Paula Marcoux

Wild Edible Greens & Flowers, 5/01

Blue Moon Evolution

Celebrate spring at the Slow Food Seacoast Sunday Dinner on May 1!

Bring a potluck dish that includes spring flowers or other wild edibles to Blue Moon Evolution, a restaurant committed to supporting organic and local food producers. Their newly renovated space is a perfect place to come together and share a meal. After dinner, Nancy Randolph will speak about two books from Just Write Publishers, a Maine-based company that focuses on books of local interest, that are relevant to our evening’s theme:

  • How to Fix a Leek … and Other Fresh Food from Your Farmers Markets, by Sandra Garson. Originally written in 1991, the 20-year anniversary reissue comes out on May 1, just in time for the 2011 market season.
  • Wild Plants of Maine: A Useful Guide, by Tom Seymour (a guide to Maine’s wild edibles and other useful plants)

DATE: Sunday, May 1

TIME: 5:30–7:30 pm

PLACE: Blue Moon Evolution, 8 Clifford St, Exeter, NH

THEME: Wild Edible Greens & Flowers

Please bring your own beverage. To minimize the use of paper goods, waste, and cleanup time, please bring your own “dining kit” (plate, bowl, drinkware, cutlery, and napkin). If you’ve never been to a Slow Food potluck before, please read About Our Potlucks for more information about what to expect! See you on Sunday!

Not Fast Food! at next Slow Food potluck, 2/06

Retire Ronald Campaign

Slow Food Seacoast invites you to attend the next community “Sunday Dinner” of the new year on Sunday, February 6, at 5:30 pm in Portsmouth. The theme, Not Fast Food!, challenges attendees to rework a common fast food dish the “slow” way, with good, clean, and fair food.

The dinner theme stems from the topic of the guest speaker, Sriram Madhusoodanan, Portsmouth Organizer for Corporate Accountability International,  a nonprofit organization that protects public health by waging and winning campaigns against the corporate abuse of food systems worldwide. Sriram will give us a broad overview of corporate influence on our food system and share examples of efforts to reverse this trend, in the Seacoast and elsewhere.

More specifically, Sriram will speak about Corporate Accountability International’s Value [the] Meal campaign, which is dedicated to reversing the global epidemic of diet-related disease by challenging the fast food industry to curb its marketing of unhealthy food to children. Foremost, the organization is calling on fast-food giant McDonald’s to Retire Ronald [McDonald] once and for all.

DATE: Sunday, February 6, 2011

TIME: 5:30–7:30 pm Potluck Dinner (please remember to BYOB and BYO dining kit as described in About Our Potlucks!)

PLACE: Stoodley’s Tavern, 17 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH

DIRECTIONS: Stoodley’s Tavern is part of Strawbery Banke Museum. (Directions to Strawbery Banke are available on the museum’s website.) Please park in the Strawbery Banke Main Visitor Parking Lot at 14 Hancock Street (or along Hancock Street itself). From the parking lot, cross the street diagonally and to right to “Stoodley’s Tavern Education Center” at 17 Hancock Street. Jiggle the latch of the old front door until it opens! We will meet in the room to the left after you enter the front door.

THEME: Not Fast Food! Try to remake a common fast food dish the slow way, or prepare a dish the way that it might have been prepared before fast food made it ubiquitous. Burgers and fries are a starting point … be creative, and please try to include at least one local ingredient in your dish!

MORE: If you have any suggestions or questions, please send us an e-mail.

More Info

  • To find out more about Corporate Accountability International, click here.
  • To learn how McDonald’s aggressive marketing of junk food makes kids sick, click here.
  • To add your name to the petition to Retire Ronald, click here.
  • To find out more about Slow Food Seacoast events and potlucks, click here.

Seacoast Community Eat-In at UNH, 9/12

Seacoast Eat-In

WHAT: 1st Annual Seacoast Community Eat-In

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 pm

WHERE: UNH campus behind Demeritt Hall

MORE INFO: UNH Slow Food

Join UNH Slow Food on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 pm for the first annual Seacoast Community Eat-In.

This potluck event is free and open to the public and will be held on the UNH campus behind Demeritt Hall, just off Main Street in Durham. Bring a favorite dish to share with your friends and neighbors. Please visit the UNH Slow Food website for more details, including directions.