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Slow Food Philadelphia Announces Spring 2012 Workshops

Bummed because you missed the first Slow Food workshop of 2012 this past Wednesday? Well, cheer up! There are four more great opportunities to learn about local food this spring.

The Ark of Taste: Indigenous Food & Wine Tasting
February 9th, 5:30 to 7:30
Di Bruno Brothers, 1730 Chestnut Street, Upstairs

Di Bruno Brothers will host Slow Food International’s Ark of Taste featuring indigenous foods that they have sourced from around the world. The Ark of Taste travels the world collecting small-scale quality productions threatened by large-scale industrial agriculture, environmental degradation and homogenization.

Since 1996, more than 800 products from over 50 countries have been added to the program. Slow Food catalogs and protects these products in an effort to preserve them. This event will feature a variety of tasting opportunities, including a wine station. For more information, consult the Slow Food Philadelphia website. tickets are $35/person and can be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets

Beekeeping hosted by Trey Flemming of Two Gander Farm
February 15th, 7-9PM
The Restaurant School, 4100 Walnut Street

Trey Flemming of Two Gander Farm and Apiary is one of the leading authorities on beekeeping in the Philadelphia region. Trey manages over 70 colonies of bees on his farm and will be teaching the basics of beekeeping and will provide a honey tasting. Tickets are $20/person and can be purchased online.

Flour Seminar & Pasta Demo hosted by Roberta Strickler of Daisy Flour and Andrew Gerson of Strada Pasta
March 14th, 7-9PM
The Restaurant School, 4100 Walnut Street

Daisy Organic Flour is milled at an historic property located in Annville, PA. Roberta Strickler will be explaining the many types of flour and their uses with a pasta demonstration by Italian-trained pasta maker, Andrew Gerson of Strada Pasta. Tickets are $20/person and can be purchased online.

The Benefits of Raw Milk hosted by Fair Food
April 11th, 7-9PM
The Restaurant School, 4100 Walnut Street

The Fair Food Farmstand located in the Reading Terminal Market sells raw milk from several dairy farms along with cheese and other dairy products made from raw milk. Many cultures consume raw milk and raw milk advocates believe that the rich flavors and health benefits of raw milk produce superior cheese. Tickets are $20/person and can be purchased online.