Monthly Archives: June 2012

Apparently LOTS of folks around here want to learn how sausage is made…

What’s that line about nobody wanting to see how laws or sausage get made? I beg to differ. Washingtonians are clearly excited to learn how to make their own sausages, as evidenced by the rapid selling out of spots for the workshop led by 2011 Snail of Approval winners last Sunday….

Luckily, I organized the event, so my spot was guaranteed. I joined White House Meats‘ dynamic duo to get a hands-on lesson on sausage-making here in the nation’s capitol. From the basics of cutting and grinding and stuffing, to the intricacies of seasoning and twisting sausages into links, Jon and Seth led 30 local food enthusiasts through all you need to know about making sausage.

We focused mostly on pork sausage, grinding, mixing, up and then cooking breakfast sausages, brats, and half-smokes in the kitchen at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. It was both an informative and delicious way to spend a Sunday afternoon, to be sure.

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[Photos courtesy of Jeff Wilkes.]

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Tenth Annual Slow Food – Clyde’s Farm Dinner!

Save the date! Slow Food DC is proud to announce the tenth annual Slow Food – Clyde’s Farm Dinner, August 4th, 2012 at 5pm.

Slow Food DC and Clyde’s Restaurant Group join together to celebrate their 10th Annual Farm dinner, a once-a-year event that honors our local farmers and artisans. Hosted at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm in Broadlands, Slow Food members and friends gather to sip wines and to stroll the property on a tour of Clyde’s raised-bed garden, where all their veggies grow. Then they sit down to a splendid four-course farm dinner with matching wines, prepared by Corporate Chef Brian Stickel and Willow Creek Farm’s Chef Nathan Thomas.

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