Tuesday, September 9, 2008

"Placer Slow Food Event, coming soon!"

There is a great dinner party coming up that you should all know something about! If you are not familiar with "slow food", please do me a favor and google the term. You will find a wealth of information that could change the way you eat!

Briefly, slow food is just the opposite of fast food. It is all about the appreciation and understanding of our food and where it comes from. It is the connection between Farmer and diner, the natural progress of the way things used to be done that we are learning to re-connect with.

Placer County is hosting a slow food event Saturday September 20th right here in Lincoln!

"On Saturday, September 20, 5 - 8PM, Slow Food Placer is hosting a COOKOUT at Rancho Roble Vineyard, 340 Fleming Road. The meal features local Highland Farms' Grass-fed grilled lamb and several in-season side dishes and Placer Plum/blackberry pie provided by Chef Laura of Persimmon Cafe. The Rancho Roble no-host bar will serve Rancho Roble estate bottled 2006 Barbera, chilled 2005 Chardonnay, and Cabernet.

We're thrilled to announce that for appetizers we're actually hosting a Fig & Grape Tasting courtesy of the Wolfskill USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Winters. Wolfskill crop managers will talk to us about the many varieties of figs and grapes. We'll taste one fig of each type: Common, San Pedro, Smyrna, and Capri, as well as figs grilled with goat cheese, prosciutto, and rosemary. The grapes will represent different colors (rose, black, green) textures (soft, firm and crisp) and flavors (standard seedless, muscat flavor, labrusca/Concord, and possibly a Scuppernong type).

The COOKOUT is a casual event priced at $55/person, benefitting Placer Ag-in-the-Schools and Placer Ag Futures (scholarships for young farmers).

Purchase tickets at Persimmon Cafe in Lincoln or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/42072. "

I encourage everyone to get involved, learn about slow food, attend a dinner to support our farming community and give something back! It will make you feel good!

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