Los Angeles

Event Announcement: Pizza! Pizza!

littlepizzaman.jpgLearn to make crisp, thin-crusted pizza in your home oven at this special class. 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.

Five types of pizza will be prepared:

++ Classic Margarita
++ Spinach, Crimini Mushroom, and Organic Pork Sausage
++ Grilled Eggplant and Wild Mushroom
++ Charred Rapini, Roasted Garlic, and Ricotta
++ Smoked Salmon with Red Onion and Dill Creme Fraiche.

When: Sunday, July 23, 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; children $10

Please RSVP with number of guests and pizza choice 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.

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. You will have an opportunity to sample all five pizzas but please select the type of pizza you would like to prepare when you register so we have the correct amount of ingredients.

The following lunch is planned, but depends on market availability:
Asparagus and Fresh Shell Bean Salad
Burrata with Roasted Tomatoes and Basil
Lemon Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Strawberries and
Rhubarb Iced Tea, Iced Coffee, and Sparkling Water. You are welcome to bring soft drinks, beer, or wine to drink with your lunch.

The class will include preparation of dough, sauce and sausage, stretching and forming, topping, and baking. Rob Bikel, home cook and pizza lover, will lead the class.

About 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 Salon de 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. More information about Terra Madre 2006 can be found at http://www.terramadre2006.org/terramadre/welcome_eng.lasso.
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 AngelesĀ andĀ 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.