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Event Announcement: Health(ier) Baking Swap

Homemade baked goods — yum! But our members often think (and bake) creatively.

Have you experimented with natural sweeteners like agave or unrefined cane sugar? Do you boost the fiber and nutritional content of your recipes with whole grains? Have you tinkered with vegan cupcakes or revised family favorites to make them a little kinder to your health? Let us sample your favorite gluten-free cake or your whole wheat banana bread. If you haven’t experimented in the past why not give it a try?

Join Slow Food members and friends as we swap stories and healthier) baked goods. Bring a favorite or try something new–just tell us how it connects to Slow Food. Do you buy special ingredients from the farmers’ market? Create or modify it from a treasured family recipe? Seek out local, sustainable, or fair trade products?

Please bring one item to share such as a dozen cookies, a loaf of bread, or a batch of ice cream and a copy of the recipe to swap with other members. Please also bring a container to take home extras. Well-behaved children accompanied by an adult are welcome. Coffee and tea and will be served.

When: Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 2:00pm
Where: Private home (West Hollywood); address will be provided with receipt of donation
Cost: Adults: $5; children may attend free. This event is limited to twenty-five people. Please purchase your tickets via Brown Paper Tickets and RSVP your name, number in party, and email address to judibikel [at] aol [dot] com. Paid reservations are not refundable.

We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a delightful–and delicious–afternoon. If you can’t attend the event but would like to share a recipe, please send it to judibikel [at] aol [dot] com.