Community Seed Swap

October 26th, 2014 by Linda Elbert

Slow Food Orange County is sponsoring at community seed swap by SEEDS Art and Education, Inc. at  Annaliese’s School in Laguna Beach.

web WHAT: Trade your old seeds for new ones.

 WHEN: Sun., Nov. 16, 2014

 TIME: 2-4 p.m.

 WHERE: Anneliese’s Willowbrook Campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach

 WHO: All ages

 FEE: Free

 Join us for an afternoon in the bountiful Anneliese Willowbrook garden. Bring your extra seeds to share or trade! Guest will learn how to save seeds, why it’s important to eat locally, as well as learn about  The SEEDS Library of Laguna Beach.  Light refreshments will be served..

Thank you to our generous sponsors!  

Slow Food Orange County Chair Linda Elbert will be discussing the importance of local food at the community seed swap.

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The Ark of Taste Thanksgiving Collection

October 13th, 2014 by Linda Elbert

Let’s talk turkey, can we? Thanksgiving is coming and I, for one, want to see heritage breeds and heirloom foods at the center of as many gatherings as possible.

This year, ditch the bland meat of grocery store turkey and the stale seasoning of pre-packaged stuffing in favor of the robust, surprising and eclectic flavors of:

The Ark of Taste Thanksgiving Collection

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SFUSA  co-created this exclusive collection with their friends at Heritage Foods USA for a truly memorable Thanksgiving feast featuring eight rare and endangered foods. From Manoomin rice that has been hand-harvested for centuries on the Great Lakes to Sourwood Honey pollinated deep in the woods of the Great Smokey Mountains, each of these foods carries the histories of places and peoples who have made this land home. Sourced from “good, clean, and fair” producers, these foods are also building a more sustainable, delicious, and diverse world for all of us.

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Taco María to Host Indie Chefs Week SoCal

September 26th, 2014 by Ted Wright

Taco María will co-host Indie Chefs Week this October 16th, 17th, and 18th. In this first West Coast edition of Indie Chefs Week, Taco María has the pleasure of welcoming some of OC’s rising star chefs, including Jason Quinn and Zach Scherer from The Playground, Eric Samaniego from Little Sparrow, Aron Habiger from The North Left, and Nate Overstreet and Ashly Amador from Wheat and Sons, along with 20+ other chefs from across California and the US, to showcase their talents in a collection of multi-chef, multi-course dinners over three evenings.

A kind of pop-up dinner series and chefs’ meet-and-greet, Indie Chefs Week was started in Austin, Texas, by Chef Ned Elliott at his restaurant Foreign & Domestic. Ned’s vision was to bring together aspiring and inspiring rising star chefs for a conversation that wasn’t just online, but on the line and in the kitchen—where talented professionals could meet and learn from each other, form connections, and let guests savor the result.

It is exciting to see so much culinary talent coming to Costa Mesa and including so many from Orange County.

More information and tickets are available here.

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