how to support terra madre

Some updates from Slow Food on ways to support our local chefs heading to Terra Madre:

Taste of Terra Madre / Fire Food and Drink
Tonight is the last night! (sorry for the late posting)

Chef Douglas Katz of Fire is hosting a series of Slow Food Nights next week in support of Terra Madre 2008.

Katz, a 2006 Terra Madre delegate, will offer the following Taste of Terra Madre prix fixe special:

*Amish polenta cake with maple glazed bacon, grilled sweet onions and pea tendrils
*Sauteed walleye, sweet corn, green tomato and roasted pepper saute with jalapeno cream or
*Chicken thighs, sauteed greens, black eyed peas, rice and barbeque jus

*Roasted peach with candied pecans, creme fraiche ice cream and honey-lime syrup
Price: $48 prix fixe (beverage, tax and gratuity additional)

For each Taste of Terra Madre special ordered, Chef Katz will donate $10 to Slow Food Northern Ohio’s Terra Madre 2008 fund.

Slow Food members will be on hand each night with raffle tickets as well. Don’t miss your chance to win a Slow Food trip to Italy this October along with our Terra Madre delegates. Only 200 tickets will be sold and the deadline is quickly approaching on August 11!. For more information visit or call Linda Griffith at 216.378.9307.

Slow Food Terra Madre 2008 Event & Raffle at Lolita
Monday, August 11, 6:30-9:30pm

Chef Matt Harlan will host a very special event honoring Terra Madre 2008 delegates. Other Chefs helping out will include: Jonathon Sawyer (Bar Cento), Dion Tsevedos (Chef to Chef foods), Rocco Whalen (Farenheit), Eric Williams (Momocho), Heather Haviland (Sweet Mosaic/Lucky’s), Karen Small (Flying Fig) and Dominic Cerino and Michael Symon.

Meet the 2008 Terra Madre Delegates

Matt Harlan, Lolita
Jonathon Sawyer, Bar Cento & Greenhouse Tavern
Paul Minnillo, Baricelli Inn & Baricelli Cheese Company
David Uecke, Anthe’s Restaurant

Aaron Miller, Miller Livestock
Cindy & Terry Smith, Goatfeathers Point Farm
Abbe Turner, Lucky Penny Farm

Adam & Jennifer Gidlow, On the Rise Bakery

Rachel McKinney, Hershey Montessori Farm School

$50 per person—includes food and 1 glass of wine
$200 per person—includes food, wine and Terra Madre Raffle ticket
Credit card information will be taken over the phone and the account charged the day before.
Valet will be available for $5
Reservations will be for the first 120 people.
For reservations call Lolita at 216.771.5652

Proceeds will support Slow Food Northern Ohio’s 2008 Terra Madre delegates and programs.
Terra Madre Raffle
Tickets $125 each, only 200 tickets will be sold through August 11. This is your last chance to win a fabulous Slow Food trip to Italy.

Grand Prize: Trip for two to Turin, Italy for the Slow Food Salone del Gusto, October 2008

Other prizes will include: cooking class for ten with Iron Chef, Michael Symon, dinners with Terra Madre chefs, and more.

About Slow Food
Slow Food Northern Ohio is one of 850 Slow Food convivia worldwide. Our mission is to foster awareness and appreciation of Northern Ohio’s foods, farms and culinary traditions, new and old. We host events throughout the year that celebrate local and seasonal flavors, showcase the culinary talents of our region’s chefs, farmers and artisan producers, and strengthen connections between members of our local food community.

Slow Food, founded in 1986, is an international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Through a variety of initiatives, it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction. Slow Food has 80,000 members in over 100 countries.


  1. Chef's Widow
    Posted August 7, 2008 at 2:12 pm | Permalink


    Jonathon is also going to be cooking at the Lolita event.

  2. michelle v
    Posted August 7, 2008 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Cool – I just added him.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted August 7, 2008 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    all of the delegates are cooking….matt, jonathon, paul and david. the farmers are helping supply food and adam is supplying some bread. sorry for the confusion. matt

  4. Linda Griffith
    Posted August 9, 2008 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    A million thanks for posting this, Michelle.

    It should be a marvelous event. I picked up a sensational organic, grass-fed Katahdin lamb yesterday, that is in the cooler at Lolita now.

    Katahdin lamb comes from our great Heritage sheep going back to Maine in the early 20th century, at least. These sheep shed their hair, so they are very low in lanolin. As a result, their meat is very sweet and not at all gamey.

    They are no longer on the endangered. But are on the “watch” list of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.

    Our lamb is rasied by Aaron Miller, one of the Terra Madre Farmer Delegates for 2008.

    It’s going to be done in the hot box that Matty usually smokes the Pig in on Tuesdays!

    I’m sure everyone is eager to taste this. I know I am. Thanks, again, for posting our great event.

    Linda Griffith
    Northern Ohio Slow Food Chapter

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