Today I had a little taste of slow and very tasty food since I was treated by a last-minute free ticket to the Slow Food Nation 08. The ticket was for tasting, but there are also many other separate events such as out door concerts, panel discussions, market place, etc. One of the events that I might go tomorrow is Slow Food Nation Victory Garden at Civic Center. The co-host of this event is Victory Gardens 2008+, which is ideated by Amy Franceschini of Future Farmers. Her designs influenced me in a great deal when I was in school.
This is Slow Dough, a ticket that allows 20 tasting points. Most of tastings cost 1 to 2 points.
This is a picture of very green printing work done by BPS Reprographics at Bread Pavilion. Pizza tasting and indian bread tasting both had a long line.
Charcuterie. This booth was very nicely designed, including the glass cases displaying different kind of meat, slicing machine parts, etc. Serving plate was charmingly designed butcher paper.
Salami from Healdsburg.
Prosciutto, ham, and pork confit. Confit on the slice of country bread was my favorite. Sliced meats are all a little too salty and greasy for me to enjoy the taste of meat itself.
Cooking demonstration at Green Kitchen.
Fish section, obviously.
Three kinds of seafood tasting. Sardine was fantastic. Octopus and fava beans in pesto sauce was delicious as well.
There were also pavilions for tea, coffee, ice cream, olive oil, honey&preserves, chocolate, spirits, cheese and wine. I thought the event was fantastic, and I also thought the signage and other designs are very well done and sophisticated as well.