Slow Food Urban San Diego hosts the first Southern California Regional Chapter Dinner

Slow Food Urban San Diego was honored to host a regional chapter dinner that included leaders and board members from Slow Food Orange CountySlow Food Temecula and Slow Food San Diego North County. Our guest for the evening was Michael Dimock, President of Roots of Change and Slow Food Russian River board member. Special Thanks to Chefs Jeff Jackson, Kara Snyder and the staff at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

In Case You Missed It… Fermentation!

by Erin Batty

May 10th was standing room only at the Triangle building, and emails and calls continue to filter in requesting information about ginger-beer, raw milk cheese, water kefir, and the like.  I think this calls for another fermentation class!

Little did I know that fermenting is a passion shared by so many Urban San Diegans.  But to my pleasant surprise, the lacto-fermentation class sold out and a sizeable donation was generated for Seeds at City Urban Farm.  Thank you to all who attended for your interest, enthusiasm, and participation!

Lacto-fermented foods are uniquely nourishing to the body and open the door to a world of complex flavors.  Enhance your sandwich with Stogsdill’s kraut, suit your salad with fermented dressings, make a snack of pickled vegetables, or pair your potatoes with homemade ketchup.  There are endless possibilities for fermented foods, if only there were more hours in the day to try them all!

Pickled carrots are elementary.  Who is ready to step it up a notch at the next fermentation workshop?

In the meantime, enjoy this surprisingly simple recipe for delicious homemade ketchup…

Joint Green Drinks and SFUSD Mixer at SOL Markets

SOLJOLT

Members and friends of Slow Food Urban San Diego and Green Drinks San Diego met at SOL Markets on Thursday, March 29th to celebrate local food artisans in our community.  Proceeds from the event benefitted Second Chance’s JOLT Program.  In attendance were The People’s Produce ProjectCatalina Offshore ProductsGluten Free by Betsy G.Chuao ChocolatierVesper Vineyards and Triple B. RanchesSouth Coast WineryCafe VirtuosoSadie Rose Baking CompanyJackie’s JamsStogsdill’s PicklesSolar RainHess BrewingFoxy Treats and SuperFood Drive.

Thanks to everyone for coming out and making this event such a success!