Archive for October, 2007
[NOTICE: sign up again at Campus Activities by 3pm Friday]
Slow Food Carleton Convivium will be taking students to Twin Cities Chocolate Extravaganza on November 3rd Saturday.
- WHAT: A delicious chocolate fair in Minneapolis
- WHEN: Nov 3rd, Saturday. 12pm-2pm (We leave campus at 11am and come back by 3pm)
- WHY: It’s chocolate!!!
- HOW: Sign up at Campus Activities by 3pm Friday Nov 2nd. Pay $10 for ticket.
(Depending on the # of participants, from $0 to $10 which is subsidized by CSA budget will be refunded on Saturday.)*This trip is sponsored by Metro Art Funds and CSA.
More information about the event at http://www.mspchocolateshow.com/
Come and witness the first official Iron Chef Carleton competition.
Tom Weishan from Cujokra (the successor of Chairman Kaga) will host the event.
Each team will prepare appetizer, main dish and dessert in 90 minutes.
The dishes that reflect the theme of “secret ingredient,” will be judged by four beautiful residents of Culinary House.
Based on the creativity, presentation, and taste of each dish, the winners will be determined.
All the necessary equipment and side ingredients will be provided by Slow Food Carleton Convivium.
At the end of the event, the prize will be given to the winners with the honorable title “Iron Chef Carleton.”
- WHERE: Culinary House (Jewett House: 216 Union)
- WHEN: October 27th, 2007 Saturday 5pm
- WHAT: Iron Chef Carleton Halloween Special
Halloween Special Iron Chef Carleton
Become the Iron chef and win the chef costume for Halloween!
Two teams of three members will compete for the title on Saturday October 27th, 2007
The competition starts at 5pm at Culinary House.
The ingredients will be provided, but participants are allowed to bring one secret ingredient and personal cooking equipment.
Sign up as a team of three by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also! Don’t forget we’re selling the International Festival Cookbook in the bookstore:
Loved the foods at the International Festival last spring?
Want to know the recipes and share them with others?
The International Festival Cookbook is now available at Carleton bookstore for $4.95
Slow Food Carleton Convivium Meeting Agenda
October 17, 2007 Wednesday
1. Guest Chef
a. Review: Please complete the poem
b. Plan: every other Saturday but not on Oct 27th because of Halloween Iron Chef
2. Upcoming Events
-Oct 21st, SUN 11am: Meet John Schwartz, a former professor at Carleton and an active member of Slow Food in Italy, at the Dacie’s Brunch
- Oct 27th, SAT: Halloween Iron Chef Competition at Culinary house
*budget of $70 (Xiaozhou, Khanh)
2 teams consist of 3 people will compete
5pm start cooking, 6:30pm judging
Judges: Iris Yin, Vanessa Garver, Bethany Saperstein
Prize: Iron chef costume for Halloween (saeyoon)
*need advertising (Rachel, Bethany)
- Nov 3-4th, SAT-SUN: Twin Cities Chocolate Extravaganza
we will cover the ticket price for the first 20 people who sign-up ($16*20= $320 at group price)
*budget proposal (Xiaozhou)
-Winter term: Chocolate Tasting events, Cooking Demonstration (Martha)
-Spring term: Benefit Dinner, Slow Food Nation
3. Guests from St. Olaf
a. Martha & Nicole
a. Book list and benefit dinner as a chance to increase more academic interest in food
b. others: New core member-Anne Czernek
1. Slow Food Nation Fund-raising (Bethany, Hilary)
a. International Festival Cookbook
*need advertising (Rachel, Bethany)
b. Food Sale
2. Book List (Rachel, Steph)
3. List of Speakers and Guest for Benefit Dinner (Zoe, Tricia)
Please give $5 to xiaozhou if you have not for the membership card.
Come to the next meeting with updates from the projects you are working on. also you can always post it on our blog.
The first-ever guest chef that Slow Food Carleton Convivium held was a very successful! We enjoyed the food and the company while coming up with a beautiful love poem. Thank you for the chefs (Khanh and Xiaozhou) who prepared the delicious dishes and the guests who made the event enjoyable and fun. There will be many more chances in the future since we want to make Guest Chef as one of our regular events.
Khanh: Artichoke where is your heart?
Zoe: I’ve been pulling out leaves but my search is for naught
Saeyoon: Tough the journey might be
Erik: my search will not in vain
1. Simmered Kabocha (Japanese Winter Squash) in soy sauce (Saeyoon)
1 medium Kabocha
2 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp sugar (optional)
3/4 cup water (or dashi stock)
1) Wash and cut kabocha into slices, about 1-inch.
2) Leave skin on.
3) Put dashi soup stock, sugar, soy sauce, and kabocha slices in a pan.
4) Place the pan in high heat and bring it to boil.
5) Turn down the heat to low.
6) Simmer kabocha until the liquid is almost gone.
7) Serve warm or cold.
2. Steamed Artichoke with dip (Saeyoon) from www.artichokes.org
3 whole artichokes
1 tbsp Horseradish
4-5 tbsp Mayonaise
1) Wash artichokes under cold running water.
2) Cut off stems at base and remove small bottom leaves.
3) Stand artichokes upright in deep saucepan large enough to hold snugly.
4) Add 1 teaspoon salt and two to three inches boiling water. (Lemon juice, herbs, garlic powder or onion powder may be added, if desired.)
5) Cover and boil gently 35 to 45 minutes or until base can be pierced easily with fork. (Add a little more boiling water, if needed.)
6) Turn artichokes upside down to drain.
7) Cool completely; cover and refrigerate to chill. Makes 4 artichokes.
3. Snow White (Tofu with shrimp by Xiaozhou) [tba]
4. Stir-fried beef and onion (Xiaozhou) [tba]
5. Shrimp (Xiaozhou) [tba]
6. Chicken Salad (Khanh) [tba]
Guess what! We just got CSA funding for our guest chef lunches! This means that starting this Saturday we will have bi-weekly lunches at Culinary House. Two people will sign up to make lunch for about 20 guests, with our $70 budget to pay for ingredients. People come and relax with some delicious food and great company. Sound awesome? Go to the Events section to sign up to cook or eat!
Hello, everyone! ‘Tis I, Steph, here to let you know what is going on with the blog. The Events section is up and running complete with a Google calendar and a sign-up page for our guest chef Saturday lunches. I’ve also created a bookshelf section (check under extras) where you can post up reading recommendations and book reviews. The links section (also under extras) is up too, with some cool links to both useful (Slow Food USA, WWOOF) and fun (a social networking site for bakers?!) websites.
Also, could all core members please send me (krolls) what information they would like me to have on their bios on the member’s page? It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just some exciting facts about yourself.
Don’t forget to register! We want to make this blog as interactive as possible! Have a great weekend!
Please let us know here if you’d like to volunteer for one of these positions:
1) Minnesota convivium liason
2) Liason and reporter for the entire Slow Food movement
3) Event organizer (reserving space, making advertisements)
Simply post in the comments section for this article.