Author Archives: Ibti

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Just your friendly neighborhood food educator.... (

Don’t just scream for icecream: make it!

I first heard the word Presidium during my time at Slow Food International’s Terra Madre conference in 2010. I recall sampling Presidio goat cheese and brought my dad back some Presidio olives from the Salone del Gusto (which translates roughly … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“I like cous cous, I like cilantro!” — Inspired food education in Southeast DC

Last weekend marked the annual Slow Food DC community potluck. In addition to the usual array of friendly people and delicious food which I’ve come to expect at these sorts of things, I had the pleasure of meeting a number … Continue reading

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Rooting DC is Feb 18… donate, volunteer, or simply attend!

Rooting DC, the District’s own annual urban gardening forum, is just a few weeks away and the event needs your help in making this year’s event a success! (Rooting DC has always been totally run by volunteers so it can … Continue reading

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Dec 14: stock up on staples at Whole Foods to make healthy food accessible to all in DC!

Fellow food lovers, this is your chance to stock up on all of the things you’ve been meaning to pick up at Whole Foods! Olive oil, maple syrup, wine, bulk nuts for baking cookies, chicken stock for savory soups… all … Continue reading

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What’s in season: BUTTERNUT SQUASH!

Believe it or not, a few farmers’ market are still open this time of year. (Dupont Circle and Takoma Park markets are open on Sundays year-round, and my own Columbia Heights market runs every Saturday through mid-December.) While milk, eggs, … Continue reading

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Get involved with Slow Food DC!

Yesterday afternoon, Slow Food DC held a committee fair — a chance for those interested in becoming more involved with SFDC either as a board member or committee participant to learn more about what we do — at MLK library. … Continue reading

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What’s in season: KALE!

I don’t know quite how bananas got the reputation as being Nature’s Perfect Food. In my mind, that title should go to kale. Raw, massaged, steamed, stir-fried, chopped into soups, stews, quiches… kale is infinitely adaptable, crazy healthy, and surprisingly … Continue reading

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Slow Food, Hot Spices: Indian Cooking From The Hearth

Come learn about Indian vegetarian cooking with noted novelist, writer, and culinary adventurer, Nani Power. Bring along a dish to share for the potluck afterward! What: A free talk, book reading/signing, and potluck When: Sunday, Nov 13 from 4:30-6:30pm Where: … Continue reading

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Taste tested, snail approved

Yesterday marked the first ever Slow Food DC “Snail of Approval” awards ceremony, and what a ceremony it was — an opportunity to celebrate 40 local purveyors of responsibly produced, meticulously crafted, and downright delectable food. The rain held off, … Continue reading

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