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Event Announcement: Perfect Peach Pie

peach.jpgLearn to make perfect peach pie with a pure peach flavor and a buttery, flakey crust. Organic ingredients from the Hollywood Farmers’ Market will be used. This event raises funds to send our convivium’s delegate, Grady Atkins, to Terra Madre 2006. All funds raised will go directly towards delegate travel expenses.

The class will include preparation of pie crust, rolling out the dough, preparing the peaches, reducing the juices to intensify the flavor, and baking. This method is based on Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Pie and Pastry Bible. Perfect freezing techniques and proportions for other summer fruit pies will also be reviewed. Each participant will take home an unbaked pie. Judi Bikel, home baker, will lead the class.

When: Sunday, July 30, 2006, from 11:00am until 2:30pm
Where: This event will take place in a private home in West Hollywood. Location provided upon receipt of payment.
Cost: Adults $35 for Slow Food members and $40 for nonmembers; children $10

Please RSVP with number of guests to judibikel [at] aol [dot] com. Make checks payable to Slow Food Los Angeles and send them to:
Slow Food Los Angeles
8033 Sunset Blvd #395
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Paid reservations are not refundable.

A lunch of Mediterranean salads (vegetarian) and grilled lamb will be served. Iced tea, iced coffee, and sparkling water will be served. You are welcome to bring soft drinks, beer, or wine to drink with your lunch.

Well behaved children accompanied by an adult are welcome. Each child requires an adult companion. The class is limited to ten adults and three children. Please bring a rolling pin and a 9 inch (regular size, not deep dish) glass pie plate, such as Pyrex, to the class.

terramadre06.jpgAbout Terra Madre:
Terra Madre brings together farmers and food producers, food communities, cooks, and scholars from more than 130 countries. The 2006 event will take place in Turin, Italy at the same time as the Salone del Gusto. Delegates will share knowledge and explore the three elements that make up the world of food: the traditional and practical knowledge of producers, and the experience and creativity of cooks, and the insight of science and research.

Slow Food International provides transportation and housing for delegates while in Italy. The local convivium is expected to raise funds for airfare. In addition, each convivium has been asked to support a delegate from Latin America.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to support our Terra Madre delegates, please send a check made payable to Slow Food Los Angeles and mail to Slow Food Los Angeles, 8033 Sunset Blvd #395, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Please include “Terra Madre” on the check. You will receive a receipt for your donation.

About Chef Atkins:
Chef Atkins has chaired the Tasting committee of the Los Angeles convivium for the past six years and has created over twenty events for convivium members. He is actively engaged with our local food producers and is a weekly visitor to the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. He is a chef (currently at Enoteca Drago) and teacher. He previously owned and operated Perroche restaurant.