Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Carnivore | Culinary Book Exchange | Sunday November 27th


Celebrate the season with your local Slow Food Convivium

Artisan Charcuterie & Salumi made with local heritage meat, featuring a specially designed family style menu-celebrating the philosophy of nose to tail cooking.

Join Cory Pelan, owner of The Whole Beast in Oak Bay and the team from The Village Butcher.

Enjoy two rare breed pigs … the Ossabaw from Edward Tusons farm in Sooke and the Mulefoot from Elderberry Lane Farm on Lasqueti Island.

5:00 pm sparkling welcome to the Whole Beast

5:30 pm dinner

7:00 pm book exchange and remarks

7:30 pm dessert

8:30 pm event concludes

RSVP by Wednesday November 23rd: with credit card
Email: or call: 250.590.PORK (7675)

$35.00 for members or $45.00 for non-members, those interested may join Slow Food at the event

Please bring a wrapped cherished (used) or new culinary book to exchange in holiday fashion.

*Dietary requests will be attempted with advance notice, please note that this event is being held in a butcher shop – and may not be amenable to vegetarians.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fungi Foraging, Mushroom Hunting, and Mycology Demystified | Round Two | November 5th 2011

Our last event was beyond a sell-out with over 65 participants, we're pleased to announce a second date for a mushroom adventure with Sinclair Philip and other fungi followers.

Fungi Foraging, Mushroom Hunting, and Mycology Demystified - November 5th 2011

Join us for a fabulous free day of mushroom foraging with Dr. Sinclair Philip from Sooke Harbour House. Learn about sustainable harvesting, mushroom identification, edibility, ideal environments & fungi lore. The day will start at 11 am with a meet and greet at Sooke Harbour House, car pooling and basic plans will be organized together. A presentation with images and mushroom examples may be shown for a quick discussion of basic types, key attributes & mycology 101. Please RSVP for this event – it’s free to Slow Food members and by donation from non-members. Bring your own lunch & beverages, a car may be required for this activity.

RSVP by Thursday November 3rd, Please email: to rsvp for the foray (space is limited)

Time: 11 am to dusk, followed by group discussion at Sooke Harbour House

Location: starting place – Sooke Harbour House

Cost: Free for members – by donation for non members**

After the foray Sooke Harbour House is hosting an optional mushroom dinner, and mushrooms from the outing may find their way onto your plate. Four amazing courses inspired by the edible mushrooms found on Vancouver Island. Reservations must be made in advance, please call Sooke Harbour House 250.642.3421

Arrive early and take part in the foray show & tell, fungi power point presentation ... a chance to learn about what will be on your dinner plate - approx. 4:00 pm

Rates $60.00 for four courses – member rate, $70.00 non member rate**

Time: Dinner – 7 pm

Location: Sooke Harbour House

RSVP by Thursday November 3rd, Please call: 250.642.3421 to rsvp with credit card number for dinner

**Please note you may join or renew on the 5th of November, rates for membership have not risen in 10 years. $90.00 individual or $110.00 for a couple (special youth memberships also available)

Accommodation: Special rates for an overnight stay are also available

$135 for members – $150 for non members** (breakfast may be added on request at an additional charge)
RSVP, Please call: 250.642.3421 to rsvp for accommodation