Come support Quillisascut!

I will be signing my book, Chefs on the Farm, at this event on November 5th!

Lora Lea Misterly, Harley Soltes, myself and Karen Jurgenson at our book signing
Lora Lea Misterly, Harley Soltes, myself and Karen Jurgenson at our book signing

The Slow Food Seattle Quillisascut Farm Student Scholarship Fundraiser on Thursday November 5th at FareStart in Seattle

Slow Food Seattle and FareStart invite you to a special dinner on Thursday, November 5th to raise scholarship funds for the 2010 Slow Food Youth Workshop at the Quillisascut Farm School for the Domestic Art in Rice, Washington.

The first Slow Food Youth Workshop at the Quillisascut Farm School was hosted in August of 2009. The goal of the week was to offer people between the ages of 18 and 29 a chance to live and work on an independently owned farm that produces food in a sustainable manner. Teaching people how food is grown and where it comes from is an investment in a future of sustainable food systems. An educated consumer is an important partner in sustainable food production that is good, clean and fair for all.

To bring a taste of the Quillisascut Farm to the dinner guests in Seattle at FareStart Guest Chef Karen Jurgensen will prepare a three course meal of seasonally available ingredients with wine pairings chosen by Mark Newton, Proprietor and Director of winemaking at the DiStefano Winery. Featured will be the traditional farmstead goat cheeses from the Quillisascut Farm with DiStefano Wines.

Cheese maker and farm owner Lora Lea Misterly and Shannon Borg, wine writer for the Seattle Magazine, will be on hand to sign Chefs on the Farm, the cookbook that they collaborated on with Chef Jurgensen. Chefs on the Farm takes us through a year of farm fresh foods that are grown and eaten in season on the Quillisascut farm. Recipes created by Chef Jurgensen provide delicious inspiration and instruction for the home cook to prepare seasonal meals from the bounty of their own gardens or farmers market stalls. Chefs on the Farm will be available at FareStart. Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund.

A slide show and presentation about the 2009 Slow Food Youth Workshop at the Quillisascut Farm will be presented by Danny Barksdale, Adriana Rose Taylor-Stanley and Amy Grondin.

What: The Slow Food Seattle Quillisascut Farm Student Scholarship Fundraiser

Where: In the Private Dining Room at FareStart, 7th & Virginia

When: Thursday, November 5th, 6pm to 9pm

Cost: $50 per person plus tax & gratuity – tickets available from Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/86237

Chef Jurgensen’s Menu for the Slow Food Seattle Quillisascut Farm Student Scholarship Dinner

Quillisascut Cheeses, Breads, Lavosh

2005 Donna Maria (Rhone Blend)

First Course

Bouillabaisse Sip, Tarragon- Hazelnut Pistou

2005 Domenica (Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon Blend)

Second Course

Oxtail, Parsnip Lasagne

Roots in Bagna Cauda

2005 Red Meritage (Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon)

If you have questions about Slow Food, FareStart, the Quillisascut Farm School or the November 5th scholarship fundraising event please feel free to contact Amy Grondin at (206) 295-4931.

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