Los Angeles

Event Announcement: Blenheim Apricot Pie

This is a spectacular year for local stone fruit. Join other Slow Food members to celebrate the short Blenheim apricot season by making a pie with a buttery, flakey crust.

Sustainable, dry-farmed, pesticide-free apricots from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market will be used. Blenheim apricots are included within Slow Food’s Ark of Taste which celebrates superior “gastronomic products that are threatened by industrial standardization, hygiene laws, the regulations of large-scale distribution and environmental damage.” Read more about the Ark of Taste and about Blenheim apricots.

The class will include preparation of pie crust, rolling out the dough, creating the apricot filling, and assembling a finished pie to bake at home. Judi Bikel, home baker, will lead the class.

When: Saturday, July 14, 2006, from 12:00 noon until 3:30pm
Where: This event will take place in a private home in West Hollywood. Location provided upon receipt of payment.
Cost: $25 per person

Slow Food members will be given priority. Well-behaved children accompanied by an adult are welcome. Each child requires an adult companion. The class is limited to eight participants. Please bring a rolling pin and a 9-inch (regular size, not deep dish) glass pie plate, such as Pyrex, to the class. 

A late lunch of Mediterranean salads (vegetarian) 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.
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.