A presentation by chef and filmmaker Jessica Theroux based on her book titled Cooking with Italian Grandmothers will be followed by her short documentary film In Pignata: Calabrian Fireside Cooking and director Ermanno Olmi‘s 2009 film Rupi del vino (Wine’s Stones).

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May 21st 


The Birch North Park Theater

Tickets: $18 available online or at the event

In Pignata tells the story of fiercely proud Carluccia Colace, a farmer who at 80 still produces almost all the food her family needs, and who maintains the food traditions at the center of her culture.

Rupi del vino presents a lush and almost mesmerizing progression of the seasons in northern Italy as these farmers carve mountain stone to make room for their vines and the drywall terraces staggered into the flanks of the Alps.  

For more information about this event, visit San Diego Italian Film festival’s website

Cheese-Making Class with Peter Zien of AleSmith Brewing Co.

Join us for a cheese-making class led by award-winning brewer Peter Zien, owner of AleSmith Brewing Co.   In addition to being San Diego County’s only “Grand Master” Level One Beer Judge, Peter is an accomplished artisan cheese maker and will be demonstrating and sharing his knowledge, techniques and tastes of his own cheese on Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m.  Class space is limited to Slow Food Urban San Diego members only.  Tickets are non refundable. This event is Sold Out.

Good Food Awards Celebration at Tender Greens

Celebrate the San Diego Finalists and Winners of the Good Food Awards!
Join us at Tender Greens on March 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. to honor and
sample food from the the local artisans who were recognized in this
year’s first annual Good Food Awards!
130 finalists in a variety of food categories were chosen as
outstanding producers of delicious, sustainably-produced foods.  Among
the San Diego honorees were Tender Greens for their smoked prosciutto,
pickled baby carrots and spiced apple pumpkin butter, The Linkery’s
house cured country ham and Chuao Chocolatier for their Limited
Edition Origins 77% Cacao de Chuao
bar.   Tender Greens and Chuao Chocolatier were awarded one of the top
prizes in the Pickles and Chocolate categories.
Each participant will be on hand at the March 5 event to talk about
their food and craft and share tastes of their products.
Tickets are $30 and include wine and local beer.  Space is limited – purchase tickets here.