Congrats to Dale Mackey, who won with a picture of Pork Belly Sliders with Sorghum from Chez Liberty! Our Facebook friends were invited to post a photo of their favorite meal from a locally-owned restaurant on our Facebook page between Feb 1 and Feb 8. Dale’s photo had the most “likes,” resulting in winning a $50 gift certificate to the Plaid Apron in Knoxville.
Join us for our first potluck of 2013 at The Birdhouse from 6pm-8pm. With winter upon us, the theme for this potluck is “sharing your preserved local foods”, so bring a dish made with a canned, frozen, dried or otherwise preserved local food.
As always, if you don’t have time to bring a dish, bring $5 to donate. And remember to bring your own place setting and beverage.
Our guest speaker will be Fiona McAnally, who will speak on heirloom seeds and historic aspects of seed saving in and around Knoxville, TN. McAnally is a graduate student at the University of Tennessee. She was a manager for UT’s farmer’s market and has recently received a position as statewide coordinator for Tennessee’s food policy council.
800 North 4th Avenue, Knoxville, Tn 37917
Join us for an Italian themed potluck on Monday December 10 from 7-9pm at Saw Works Brewery. Casey Self will be sharing her experiences from this year’s Terra Madre International Convention in Italy, where she was Slow Food Knoxville’s delegate representing East Tennessee in October of this year.
Please bring a $5 or a dish made with a local ingredient to share (Italian inspired if you can, or it’s just fine if it’s something else, too). Remember to bring your own place setting and beverage of your choice. Saw Works will have beer for purchase also.
Saw Works Brewery is located at 708 East Depot Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Hope to see you there!
Everyone had a great time, lots of delicious pies were eaten and we raised some money for Food in the Fort and urban Knoxville’s underprivileged community.
This year’s winners were:
Savory: Cassie Watters – Moroccan Eggplant Pie with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Sweet: Lydia Pulsipher – (Home Grown) Rhubarb Pie
Audience Favorite: Jessica Hammonds – Chicken and Gravy Pie
All entries were delicious! Thank you and congratulations to all!
A big thanks to our judges, who happened to be last year’s winners.
Savory: Jody Marchant (2011 Savory Winner)
Sweet: Laura Smith (2011 Audience Winner)
Slow Food Knoxville will host their 2nd annual Pie Tasting and Bakeoff Party on Thursday, October 11 2012 from 7-9pm. This year, proceeds will benefit Food in the Fort and Redeeming Hope Ministries.
Can you bake a mean pie? Show us! Join us for our 2nd annual pie tasting and bakeoff! This year’s event will be held at Redeeming Hope Ministries in the Fort Sanders neighborhood, located at 1642 Highland Avenue in Knoxville. All proceeds will benefit Food in the Fort.
Pie categories are best sweet, best savory and audience favorite. Winners will take home lovely prizes from our favorite local businesses. Judges are last years winners! $1 buys your vote for audience favorite. All vote money will go directly to Food in the Fort.
Admission is a pie to share or $7 to eat pie. To qualify for the contest, all pies MUST be homemade with at least one local ingredient. Store-bought crusts are not allowed! Pies will be judged based on external characteristics (shape, surface), internal characteristics (texture, crust), and flavor.
REMINDER: we strive for zero waste events. Please bring your own place setting (plate, utensils and drinking glass/mug). Bring your beverage of choice or Slow Food will have coffee and water available.
We would like to thank our generous sponsors for their donations of prizes for the winners: Audrey Jaccard of Odd Pottery, The Mast General Store, Cruze Farm Dairy’s Corn Maze, and Dale’s Fried Pies.
Knoxville, TN – Saw Works Brewing Company and Century Harvest Farms are pleased to announce a partnership in an effort towards promoting sustainability in East Tennessee. The unique synergy creates a circular flow of materials that utilizes biomass recycling to help produce East Tennessee grass-fed beef.
Saw Works Brewing Company, Knoxville’s only production microbrewery, goes through roughly 1,000 pounds of grain during one brew. What once would have been waste going into area landfills now goes to Century Harvest Farms, a 200 acre establishment in Greenback, TN. Spent grains from the brewery are mixed with hay and then fed to lactating cows when it’s too hot for grazing on pasture.
After the cows go back out to pasture, manure is mixed with the extra spent grain for compost, where aerobic bacteria process the mixture into nutrient-rich humus. The compost is spread in the pastures, providing lush, healthy grass for cattle. In turn, the cattle develop into livestock prized for its low-fat/iron-rich meat.
Once processed, the grass-fed beef is delivered back to Saw Works where it is ready for pick-up. As an added bonus, customers receive commemorative growlers entitling them to $5 growler fills at the brewery, as well as cooler totes to safely transport their meat.
October is jam packed with fun and fright at Ijams. Some events to put on your calendar.
October 7th- Ijams Fall Plant Sale
October 6th, 17th, and 25th- Haunted Lantern Tours. Learn about all that went bump in the night at Ijams in our past.
Oct 19- ZOMBIE Movie Marathon and Pint Night
Ijams is located at 2915 Island Home Avenue in Knoxville, TN 37920. More info at www.ijams.org.
The 2nd Annual Pie Party, Tasting and Contest will be Thursday October 11th from 7-9pm at Food in the Fort and will benefit Redeeming Hope Ministries. Bring a pie to share or money for admission. Prizes for best sweet and savory pies and People’s Choice will be determined by monetary popular vote, will all vote money benefitting Redeeming Hope. More info to come!
This sold out event held in The Oliver Hotel’s Speakeasy on Sunday August 26 taught class members how to make root beer using local roots, herbs and ingredients and then how to use it in delicious drinks.
Thanks to bartender Jessica for the fantastic recipe and ideas. Look for future classes, such as making your own bitters.