Menu Set for September 30 Fall Supper at Black Fox

Our pumpkin-themed fall supper, taking place during Black Fox’s annual pumpkin festival, is only two weeks away. Tickets are available on Picatic. We’re excited to share our menu for this four-course vegetarian and vegan-friendly dinner. Four of our chef committee members have teamed up to offer some amazing dishes. Tickets are only $40 for adults. Kids are also welcome, with reduced pricing for kid-sized portions.

We’re serving:

  • Éloté, a Mexican-inspired roasted corn salad with pumpkin-cashew cheese by Michael Beaulé
  • Coconut curry squash and pumpkin soup by Carole Gallagher
  • Pumpkin, vegetable and lentil terrine with mustard gin sauce by Chef Jenni
  • “Fall miniatures” for dessert—you’ll have to see it to believe it—crustless pumpkin pie in the shape miniature pumpkin and a tiny caramelized pear [vegan dessert will differ] by Evelyn Reisner

Spend an evening on Black Fox’s beautiful property, enjoy a cocktail with dinner, and learn a bit more about Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018. Noelle Chorney, our Slow Food Saskatoon leader will be just returned from this transformative event and will be speaking (briefly) at the dinner.

We’ll also be announcing our next big project (it’s exciting and ground breaking). This is a fundraising dinner, so come prepared to buy some 50-50 tickets!

 

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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

Happy Summer to all!

Slow Food Saskatoon has officially recovered from the Slow Food National Summit, held in April. We have celebrated our successes, taken a good rest, and are ready to get going on some new projects.

We’re happy to report that we met our goals to raise enough funds to send two members to Terra Madre, the biannual International Slow Food Conference in Turin, Italy this September. Noelle Chorney will be going from the leadership committee, and we are also sending Jessica Kormos, food services coordinator at Station 20West. Jessica was a great asset during the planning and preparation of our Pimatisiwin Dinner Theatre during the Slow Food National Summit, and we are excited to immerse her even more into Slow Food Culture. We will share more of our experiences when we return.

Closer to home, we are committed to creating a variety of good, clean and fair food experiences for everyone. Here are some upcoming events. We hope you put them in your calendar!

Wednesday, August 8, 6pm-8pm
Slow Food Saskatoon Annual General Meeting
Lutheran Seminary, 114 Seminary Crescent, U of S Campus

We are opening up our AGM to the general public, inviting anyone who is curious about Slow Food and wants to learn more about what our local community is up to, to attend this potluck event.

Bring your favourite dish made with local ingredients, and share with us what kinds of events and experiences you would like to have around Slow Food.

Tuesday, August 28
A Walk in the Woods
Eagle Point Lodge, La Ronge, SK

This will be a trek worth making: A Walk in the Woods is a day in northern Saskatchewan, where you will be taught some tips on foraging from local wild crafters and learn about the food you can find in the northern woods. The day will end with a wild-crafted meal prepared by Slow Food committee member, Chef Jenni. Several of the Slow Food Committee will be making the trip to La Ronge. For more information, see the attached poster.

Sunday, September 30, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Vegetarian Fall Supper
Black Fox Distillery

We’re excited to announce that we are partnering with Black Fox Distillery to wrap up their annual pumpkin festival with a Slow Food Fundraising Dinner. We also heard loud and clear during our planning for the Slow Food National Summit that vegetarians and vegans would have liked to participate, but some of the meals (like the Indigenous food systems dinner) were meat-heavy.

This meal will celebrate the autumn vegetable harvest and be 100% vegetarian, and vegan-friendly. More on the menu and tickets very soon! For now, mark the date. We hope to see you there!

Monday, December 10
Terra Madre Day

We would like to encourage our local Slow Foodies to celebrate Terra Madre Day with their own locally-inspired meal among friends. We will share some more ideas on social media as the day approaches.

June 2019
Announcing: Camp Snail, a weekend Slow Food Eat-treat

Slow Food Saskatoon has started planning a weekend escape for a weekend next June, at Camp Tamarack near Prince Albert. Imagine a weekend away from it all, sleeping in cabins like you did at camp when you were a kid, except this time the activities centre around eating and cooking!

Our initial brainstorm brought up ideas about foraging classes, cooking classes, making take-home freezer meals to remember us by while leaving some for the kids with learning disabilities who will be attending Camp Tamarack come July. Stay tuned for more information on how to register–planning is in its early stages, but we’re hoping this turns into an annual event.

Come to our AGM to let us know what sorts of activities at Camp Snail you would like to experience.

In the meantime, enjoy the local bounty this summer.

Yours slowly,

Noelle Chorney,
Leader, Slow Food Saskatoon

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Pimatisiwin: Living the good life through Indigenous Food Systems dinner theatre

Pimatisiwin is a powerful word for Indigenous people. It literally means “good life” but the English translation does not account for the deep meaning encompassed in the word. In very simple terms, Pimatisiwin means living a life fully and completely according to your community’s values. It includes both the material aspects of life and the spiritual ones.

On April 20, the Slow Food National Summit will host a dinner that celebrates Indigenous culture and food. Alongside a delicious meal, people will be able to see a performance of Curtis Peeteeuce’s Pimatisiwin. Peeteetuce is the artist in residence for CHEP, and CHEP has generously offered the play as part of this unique dinner theatre experience, specially for the Summit. The play tells the story of the Kihew family, the food they eat and how it affects their physical, mental and spiritual lives.

Dinner Menu

Charcuterie:

  • Sliced Buffalo Tongue
  • Smoked Duck Breast
  • Moose Smokies Bites
  • Picked Juniper Carrots
  • Rosehip Butter
  • Mushroom & Green Onion Dust Popcorn
  • Bannock

Family Style Main Course:

  • Chokecherry Glazed Mixed Wild Meats Meatballs
  • Lentils with apples
  • Mixed wild meat stew
  • Roast Heirloom Squash with Wild rice

Dessert:

  • Cornbread bread pudding with Wild Saskatoon Berries with Birch Syrup Whipped Cream

To Drink:

  • Muskeg Tea
  • Local Mint Tea
  • Water

 

Get your tickets today! Non-members and members invited to join us for this amazing food experience.

Special thank to our sponsors for this event: SIGA, CHEP, The Better Good, and Outlook Locker Plant.

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The best kind of lunch’n’ learn: Local food trail farm tour and lunch

Make sure to rise early and catch the bus on April 20 for a farm tour that showcases some of the local producers that provide Saskatchewan with delicious vegetables and greens, pasture raised meats and much, much more.

The farms we’ll be visiting on this tour are:

After the tour make sure to stay and join us for a Mennonite lunch, which will include:

  • Local farmer’s sausage
  • Local verenyky
  • Cream gravy
  • Floating Gardens salad greens
  • Tarts with berries from Anna’s Orchard

Sounds like a good way to spend a Friday morning? Make sure to purchase your tickets today!  Bus will be leaving the Parktown Hotel at 8:30 a.m. sharp!

Special thanks to our sponsors for this great event: the Town of Osler and the R.M. of Corman Park.

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Waste not, want not: A gala dinner like none other

The theme for our gala dinner, which rounds out our summit April 19-22, is all about limiting food waste or getting rid of it all together.

The menu for the evening focuses on the parts of our food that we often throw away, such as fruit peel or fish trim. While these bits and pieces may not always be the most visually appealing, they are often packed with flavour and can elevate a dish in the most surprising ways.

Taking place on Saturday, April 21 at the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market and presented by Chef de Partie Catering and The Cure, the menu for the event is nothing short of mouth watering. Make sure to get your ticket today!

To Start
Fish Cake | Mixed Pickle | Pesto | Greens

  • Fish Cake made from Fonos Fish Northern lakes fish trim served
  • Pickled watermelon rinds, pickled beets
  • Parsley stem pesto and market greens

Main
Roast Chicken | Lentil Risotto | Vegetable

  • De-boned Roast Chicken Roulade w/ Winter Freeze Dried Garden Herbs,
  • Sea buckthorn Berry Mustard and Chicken Bone Broth Glace on a
  • Mixed Lentil Risotto set beside Roasted Root Cellar Vegetables
  • Beet Greens sautéed in local garlic and rendered duck fat

Sweet
Lemon Breadcrumb Cake | Frozen Yogurt | Berries

  • Delicious wartime cake recipe made with day old breadcrumbs in place of flour flavoured with candied lemon peels leftover from juicing
  • House-made Frozen Yogurt w/ strawberry tops
  • Foraged Saskatoon berries

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Indulge your tastebuds at our local food showcase!

On Thursday April 19, Slow Food Saskatoon is inviting you to our National Summit opening cocktail reception and local food showcase at LB Distillers. 

The event will feature a variety of amazing chefs, suppliers and organizational partners showcasing their artisanal foods and delectable creations. Taste some of the best foods the prairies have to offer, all while sipping some of the spirits from one of Saskatchewan’s finest distilleries.

Participating partners include:

Ash and Thorn
Gravelbourg Gourmet Mustard
The Cure Charcuterie
Leyda’s Restaurant
Old School Cheesery
Prairie Meats (Chef Layne Ardell)
Chef Jenni Cuisine

If you’d like to join us for a delectable night out, make sure to buy your ticket today!

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Slow Food in Canada National Summit Schedule now available!

With the Slow Food in Canada National Summit taking place April 19-22, we are Just over one month away!

Our theme this year is “Eating Where We Live” and we are exploring that theme through Indigenous food systems, how New Canadians adapt to our climate, and how we adapt the food we grow to thrive in this climate through traditional plant
breeding.

Interested in going? Buy tickets to the conference or to several separately ticketed events

Schedule details

Thursday, April 19, 2018

What: Opening Cocktail Reception and Local Food Showcase
Where: Lucky Bastard Distillery, 814 47 St E, Saskatoon
When: 5pm to 9pm
Welcome: conference delegates and ticket holders
Slow Food Members: $30
Non-members: $40

This is a chance to sample local ingredients and products, and food created
by local chefs, while rubbing shoulders with Slow Food leaders from across
the country, and enjoying tours of the distillery. It will be a memorable
event!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Morning

What: Local Trail Farm Tour and Mennonite Lunch
Where: Osler Area (departing by bus from the Parktown Hotel, 924 Spadina Crescent E at 8:30am)
When: 8:30am to 1:00pm
Welcome: conference delegates and ticket holders
Slow Food Members: $30
Non-members: $40

Afternoon

What: Meetings and National Committee Reports
Where: Station 20 West, 1120 20th St W, Saskatoon
When: 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Welcome: open to the public
Free

Evening

What:* Pimatisiwin* Indigenous Food Systems Dinner Theatre, including a
traditional dinner and performance of an abridged version of Curtis
Peeteetuce’s play *Pimatisiwin*
Where: Station 20 West, 1120 20th St W, Saskatoon
When: 6:30-9pm
Welcome: conference delegates and ticket holders
Slow Food Members: $50
Non-members: $60

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Morning

What: Slow Food Canada AGM and Planning Meetings for conference delegates,
as well as a cooking demonstration by new Canadians and tour of the
horticulture greenhouses.

This is the only time that is devoted to conference delegates only–if you are intrigued by the meetings and the tours, we recommend you consider registering for the conference

All other meals and events are included in the conference fees.

Afternoon

What: Panel Discussions on Slow Food Youth, Indigenous Food Systems, and
Local Partnerships to meet International Goals
Where: Lutheran Seminary, U of S Campus, 114 Seminary Drive
When: 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Welcome: open to the public
Free

Evening

What: “Waste Not, Want Not” Zero Food Waste Gala Dinner and Local Food
Heroes Presentation
Where: Saskatoon Farmers’ Market, 414 Avenue B S, Saskatoon
When: 6 pm to 9 pm
Welcome: delegates and ticket holders
Slow Food Members: $70
Non-members: $80

Sunday, April 22, 2018

What: Final meeting and wrap-up breakfast
Where: Parktown Hotel, 924 Spadina Crescent E
When: 8am-11am
Welcome: Delegates

While our event is happening at various locations throughout the city, our
home base is the Parktown Hotel, and we have arranged group rates at that hotel, for anyone traveling from out of town. Let them know you’re with the Slow Food in Canada Conference.

Please share with anyone who might be interested, and let us know if you have questions. We will also be reaching out soon to our volunteer base, so let us know if you’d like to help out and take part!

Looking forward to your support, and to seeing you at our conference. It’s a great chance to show the rest of Canada all that Saskatoon has to offer!

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Register for Slow Food in Canada Summit, Saskatoon April 19-22

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Register for Slow Food in Canada Summit, April 19–22, 2018

Tickets are available on Eventbrite!

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2018 Slow Food National Summit hosted by Saskatoon

 
2018 National Summit hosted by
Slow Food Saskatoon

Sommet national 2018 accueilli par
Slow Food Saskatoon

La version en français suit.

Theme: Eating Where We Live

The Slow Food in Canada 2018 National Summit will be hosted by Slow Food Saskatoon in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan April 19-22, 2018.

Saskatoon has been a gathering place for Indigenous peoples of the Northern Plains for 6,000 years. It is Treaty Six Territory, and the Homeland of the Métis. Since the city was founded, it has been a hub for Canada’s bread (and canola, bean, pea and lentil) basket. It is home to diverse peoples from all over the world.

In the past decade, Saskatoon has garnered attention, most recently from the New York Times, as an up-and-coming city with regards to food and culture. Slow Food Saskatoon is excited to share with you the foundations of our Indigenous food systems, the research and development that has gone into creating fruit, vegetables and grains that thrive in our challenging climate, and the diversity offered by historic and recent newcomers. More details to come soon!

Thème: Eating Where We Live

Le Sommet national de Slow Food au Canada 2018 se tiendra à Saskatoon, Saskatchewan du 19 au 22 avril 2018 où nous serons accueillis par Slow Food Saskatoon.

Saskatoon fut un lieu de rassemblement pour les peuples autochtones des plaines du Nord depuis 6 000 années. Ce territoire est celui du Traité no 6 et la patrie des Métis. Dès sa fondation, la ville de Saskatoon a été un lieu majeur d’entreposage de blé, un grenier pour le Canada, et elle l’est encore aujourd’hui. On y trouve aussi maintenant du canola, des fèves, des petits pois et des lentilles. La région a également accueilli diverses populations de partout à travers du monde au fil de son histoire.

Au cours de la dernière décennie, Saskatoon a retenu l’attention, récemment encore celle du New York Times, en tant que ville émergente en ce qui concerne l’alimentation et la culture. Les membres de Slow Food Saskatoon ont hâte de vous partager les fondements de nos systèmes d’alimentation autochtones, la recherche et le développement dans la création des fruits, des légumes et des céréales qui prospèrent dans notre climat difficile, et la diversité offerte par les nouveaux arrivants, historiques ou récents. Plus de détails vous parviendront sous peu!

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Eat These Words 5

Yes, 5 years of Eat These Words. Another stellar meal is planned and we hope it will be a sell out.

Join us on Sunday, May 28 at Le Relais. 103, 308 – 4 Avenue N

Click here to purchase tickets.

Antipasti

  •  Whitefish Liver Pate on Red Fife Bannock Crostini
  •  Birch Smoked Pickerel Roe
  • Elegance Greens with Spruce Tip Vinaigrette
  • Wild Rose Petal and Carrot Mostarda
  • Gin Pickled Asparagus
  • Cattail Pollen Popcorn

Primi

Northern Saskatchewan Wild and Locally Grown Mushroom, Sunchoke and Pecorino Stuffed Pasta served with Local Sage Scented Brown Butter

Secondi

Mixed meats in the style of Bollito Misto on a bed of Red Lentils served with Eggplant, Red Onion, Zucchini, and Tomatoes.

Dolci

Thyme Infused Saskatchewan Low Bush Cranberry Sorbet with Wild SK Hazelnut Biscotti and Milk Chocolate Ganache

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