a foodie’s week-end
|April 20, 2010||Posted by ameliaps under events, foodie, week-end|
I loved spending my week-end surrounded by all things food.
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Sunday, early afternoon: at an event benefiting architecture for humanity. Sustainable, locally sourced foods were prepared by Chef Kevin Gillespie of Woodfire grill. My friend Michael, founder of habachydesigns, a uber talented designer, invited me to go. He designed the wonderful contemporary home that hosted the event. Great people, great food, great cause.
Sunday, evening: attended Cochon 555, a culinary event featuring 5 chefs, 5 winemakers, and 5 heritage pigs. This event, presented by the Taste Network, is travelling six cities in the US and was created to benefit the Endangered Hog Foundation and raise awareness of heritage pig breeds and family owned farms. I went with two of my good girlfriends who also happen to love everything food like me. Incredibly I won a piece of pig in the most unique raffle I have ever participated in. My friend brough home the head…yes, the pig’s head. Not sure how she plans on cooking that!!! I am glad I ran into my friend Julie Shaffner, founder of Slow Food Atlanta, since I had not seen her in a while. Finally, I was happy to see that my editor, Edible magazine, was one of the sponsors of the event. And yes, I almost “oinked” after all the incredibly delicious food I ate . (That’s me – in the middle – with my girlfriends Cheryl and Angie, photo on the bottom right corner)
Saturday morning: farmers’ market and then cooked a nice lunch from produce (green garlic biscuits with butter, radishes and salt, side of wilted turnip greens) with my friend (and fellow foodie) Cheryl. It was wonderful to sit in the sun-kissed patio. See my post and recipe here.