Super Snail Supper and Annual Chapter Meeting – 2014

August 11, 2014 in Events

annual-potluckAll members and friends of Slow Food East End are invited to attend a Super Snail Supper and our Annual Meeting on Sunday, Sep 21, 2014, 4-7pm at the Shelter Island Historical Society. We want this to be the biggest and best Snail Supper and Annual Meeting ever!

This is a FREE event and it’s open to all, members and friends alike. It’s the highlight of the year! Just bring a favorite “slow” dish to share and a serving utensil. BYOB, too. This is a family-friendly event, as long as your kids will eat their veggies.

Havens House Barn on the Historical Society’s grounds is a beautiful historic building. It’s a great place for our meeting because it’s a wonderful space – and convenient for just about everyone. We hope you will take this opportunity to:

  • Learn more about our Slow Food Chapter
  • Get to know current officers and chapter leaders
  • Meet candidates for chapter leadership 
  • Share a wonderful meal with Slow Food friends

What to Bring:  A dish made from local ingredients – from your garden, your CSA, or a local farm stand or market. Bring a main dish, side dish, salad, or dessert – it’s your choice. Your dish should serve 6-8 people. Please bring a serving utensil, too. BYOB.

Volunteer to Help!
Are you willing to help us set up for the potluck and meeting? Can you stay a few minutes afterwards to help take down tables and chairs and clean up? It would be a great help!

8th Annual North Fork Foodie Tour

August 10, 2014 in Events

North Fork Foodie Tour
Sponsored by North Fork Reform Synagogue on
Sunday Sep 7, 2014, 10am – 4pm

This remarkable event has become a highlight of the pleasure, education and unique environment so proudly represented on the North Fork.

New this year: 8 Hands Farm (sheep for wool, meat & cheese); Young Widows Farm for eggs; L.I. Mushroom Farm and enjoy revisiting some of your previous favorites (Catapano Dairy Farm, Lavender by the Bay, Shinn Estate Vineyards,
Koppert Cress and many more!)

Enjoy talks and demonstrations by some of the North Fork’s finest: including John Ross, one of the North Fork’s premier chefs, and Andy Lowry who will talk about oyster farming!

Chart your own course for a day exploring the bounty of the North Fork with behind-the-scenes tours and meet the extraordinary people who have dedicated their lives to the art of great local food and wine. Learn about artisanal foods, wines and new methods of sustainable agriculture.

Bring your cameras and participate in the Photo Contest as you enjoy the tour.

TICKETS:
In person at Barth’s/Riverhead, Bookhampton/Mattituck, Gallery M/Greenport, Complement the Chef/Southold.

Purchase tickets online, click here

Sustainable East End Development

August 9, 2014 in Events

SEED

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Al’s East End Clam Bake – Sunday Aug. 17

July 29, 2014 in Events

This event is SOLD OUT!
east end clam bake
Slow Food member Al Goldberg is hosting a Clam Bake for Slow Food members and friends. But you must RSVP! This event will take place around the poolside at Al’s home in East Hampton. Space is limited so make a quick decision and reserve your space now!

Al is a lifelong fisherman and master custom rod builder, teaching rod building in regional workshops around the country and in the local adult ed and scout programs. He has taken up cooking as a hobby since he retired. Al attends cooking school during the winter in NYC. His specialty is seafood, however his friends are constantly pestering him for Osso Buco, Short Ribs and Gravlax. He makes a mean cheesecake, too! Al is a retired corporate executive and consultant in the direct marketing industry.

What to Bring:
Al is preparing steamed lobsters and fresh corn, steamed Spanish-style clams, his famous fishcakes, and key lime cheesecake. Guests are asked to bring side dishes such as salads or other summer favorites that serve 6-8 people. In keeping with the Slow Food tradition, please keep your potluck offerings fresh and local. Bring your own favorite beverage to share – and try to make it local, too.

To help us in planning the menu, please let us know what you plan to bring using the Perfect Potluck website. Once you have RSVP’d, we’ll send you a link to this site so you can see what other guests are bringing and add your dish.

Phone: 631-668-0385

Action Alert: Just Label GE Foods

June 2, 2014 in Events, Latest News

Sign the GMO Labeling Petition
Visit the GE Food Labeling Webpage

DONATE to the NY GE Food Labeling Campaign

Background

In New York State, a coalition that includes GMOFree NY, NOFA-NY, Food and Water Watch, Hunger Action, Consumers Union, NYPIRG and the Sierra Club is campaigning for a newly rewritten state labeling law – A 3525 – S 3835. This bill will require that all genetically engineered food offered for retail sale in New York be labeled as such.

At this time, people in the United States have no way of knowing whether the foods we buy are Genetically Engineered (GE) or contain GE ingredients because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not require labeling of GE foods, even though it has full powers to do so. The FDA requires food producers to put labels on products with nutrition facts, ingredients, vitamins, and the presence of known allergens (e.g., milk, soy, and nuts), but does not believe we need to know whether our food contains genetically modified ingredients. Neither does the government of NYS.

A groundswell of energy to push to label GE foods is underway across the country. Since the 2012 defeat of Proposition 37 in California – an initiative that was drowned by a flood of corporate money – labeling initiatives are underway in over 30 states and at the federal level.

The states of Vermont, Maine and Connecticut have passed labeling bills. We all have the right to know what is in our food and the right to make informed choices about what we choose to eat. Let’s make this happen.

The NYS Assembly Consumer Protection and Affairs Committee voted for A3525/SB. The next steps are the Assembly Codes Committee and the Senate. You can help NY join Connecticut, Maine and Vermont in passing GE labeling. GE labeling for the whole country will be next.

Meet New People with a “Snail Supper”

March 8, 2012 in Events, Latest News

2013potluckmeetingGood news! Slow Food East End leaders have decided to extend our summer “Snail Suppers”  and make them year-around.  At these communal dinners, members get together at private homes or other venues on the East End to socialize with other foodies. Admission is a $20 per person donation to the Chapter. Participants are asked to bring a dish or a beverage to share (in winter as local as you can make it; other times seasonal and local). The host provides the main dish. If you’re not a members, this is a great incentive to join!

Interested in Hosting a SF Snail Potluck Dinner (click here)?

If you are interested in hosting a Snail Supper, please fill out the form here, or contact Linda Slezak: Lndslzk1@gmail.com. It can be a small, intimate gathering or a larger event. The main goal is to celebrate food as a cornerstone of pleasure, culture and community and have a great inexpensive meal with old and new friends.

Click here to see photos of past Chapter gatherings.