Street Feast in Flanagan's Field Community Garden
Jun
11
3:30pm 3:30pm

Street Feast in Flanagan's Field Community Garden

Slow Food Dublin invites and welcomes everyone to come to our Street Feast party on Sunday, June 11th at 3.30pm in Flanagan's Field Community Garden. Simply a chance to connect with people over food and enjoy a Sunday afternoon in this wonderful community garden.
If you can, please bring some food to share, but no stress if you can't, please come anyway! The more the merrier!

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Family Cake Decorating Competition!
May
27
2:00pm 2:00pm

Family Cake Decorating Competition!

GET READY FOR A FUN-FILLED AFTERNOON FOR FAMILIES THIS WEEKEND!!
Big Foodies and Junior Foodies, join Slow Food Dublin at theHonest2Goodness Market in Glasnevin on Saturday 27th May at 2pm for a competition of skill and teamwork, and of course, lots of fun! 

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The afternoon will begin with a brief cake decorating demonstration by Caryna Camerino, of Camerino. Then it's your turn and the competition begins! 


How the competition will work...

Family teams of 2 (1 adult + 1 junior) will have 30 minutes to create an award-winning cake design. Don't worry if you've never done this before, you don't need to have any experience – Caryna's demonstration will show you lots of tips and we'll equip you with all the tools you'll need... Just bring your creativity! 

Cakes and decorating materials will be provided – all you have to bring is an apron, a tea towel and your game face! 
Prizes will be awarded for Most Creative, Most Colourful, Best All Round and also one surprise category.
Everyone will get to bring home their creations, or even better – you can eat them!! 

How to enter & cost:

Click on the eventbrite link below and purchase a ticket for your team (1 adult + 1 junior). Tickets cost €10 per team or €8 for members of Slow Food. 
You will be asked to pick a team name for the competition. Be creative! e.g. Spatula Kings or the Ryan Family Dream Team. 
You will also be asked the age of your junior foodie team partner.

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A Sensory Discovery of Chocolate-Making from Bean to Bar
Apr
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

A Sensory Discovery of Chocolate-Making from Bean to Bar

Join us for a hands-on evening of discovery with The Proper Chocolate Company and learn how chocolate is actually made – from the cocoa plantation to the chocolate we buy in shiny packaging.

Understand the types of cocoa beans, how to sort them, roast them and extract the precious cocoa nibs.

Delve into the science of making chocolate – see nibs getting liquefied, observe chocolate crystals and understand chocolate tempering. Activities of the evening:

  • Examine, sort and roast cocoa beans from various origins
  • Winnow cocoa beans, and collect cocoa nibs
  • Create cocoa liquor
  • Learn what goes into a bar of chocolate and how to identify quality chocolate
  • And of course, we will taste chocolate at various stages of development!

Event starts at 7.30pm. Please arrive early. The Hopsack has a Deli for anyone who would like to grab some dinner before the event takes place. Space will be reserved for Slow Food Dublin from 6.30pm.

About The Proper Chocolate Company

The Proper Chocolate Company, founded by Patrick and Kelli Marjolet in May 2016, produces bean-to-bar chocolate in micro-batches in Dublin. Their passion for chocolate making began in 2013 while living in San Francisco. Having received a bag of cocoa beans from a local small-batch chocolate maker as a gift, Patrick decided to have his hand at making his own chocolate and an intense passion ensued and endures.

Much like a winemaker seeks out the best grapes, they source the finest beans and carefully roast them to bring out their optimum flavours. When treated just right, cocoa beans release an incredible variety of savours and subtleties that you just don’t find in mass-produced chocolate.

They currently trade year-round on Saturdays at the Honest2Goodness Market in Glasnevin and at The Green Door Market at New Market Square. Their bars are also available at a few select retailers, one which is The Hopsack, with more to come on stream in the coming months.

Follow them on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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Exploring Fermentation with Herbel Crest
Mar
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Exploring Fermentation with Herbel Crest

Slow Food Dublin presents a hands-on evening of fermentation exploration with Herbel Crest and Blas Cafe in the heart of Dublin City. We will be learning how to make delicious fermented beverages and food using water and milk kefirs that can help improve your digestive health. Everyone will get kefir grains and recipes to take home.

Activities of the evening:

  • Introduction to Fermentation
  • Basics of water and milk kefirs
  • Recipes and tastings of fermented foods and drinks

Event starts at 6.00pm. Please arrive early. Blas Cafe will be providing fermented snacks on the evening for guests to enjoy.

Herbel Crest

Chocolate Factory resident Gerry Scullion has been brewing water kefir since 2012 and other ferments for a few years more. Gerry started out with one simple ambition, to produce a healthy alternative to sugary soft drinks. Hand-crafted in small batches, using water kefir and natural herbs and spices, the drinks are packed with beneficial cultures which promote good gut health.

Blas Cafe

Eoin is a co-owner and head chef in Blas cafe and has a background in Health foods. He has been fermenting for a number of years and more recently introduced a few basic ferments to the cafe menu. Blas Cafe opened in Oct 2014 and is the in the building to meet, eat and work. It was floored using decommissioned scaffolding planks and its furniture is mainly up-cycled materials, primarily a necessity at the time rather than by design! Also in the space is “Untitled,” a design shop which represents the best in Irish makers and designers including producers from the building itself.

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