BE FARMER FOR ONE DAY!
Since the summer is coming and our BJ farmers need a help to harvest their healthy products before it is too hot, we have thought it would be a great idea for the Beijing families to explore the BJ countryside taking part to a new event:
LET’S BE A FARMER FOR ONE DAY!
We will have the opportunity to learn what is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and how it works in China, share with the farmers and the CSA founders their knowledge and be directly involved in the farm daily activities: taking care of the many animals, cut off weeds to let the vegetable grow better, help out with the pre-summer harvest and enjoy a sunny day in the countryside!
20% Discount prices will be offered o the participants who want to buy Shared Harvest’s products after the event! (eg. vegetables pick up 40yuan/kg, for this event, 30 yuan/kg)
10.00 Leave with the bus from Kempinski Hotel (in front of)
11.30 Arrive at Shared Harvest
11.45 Introduction to the CSA by the founder, Shi Yan (PhD.)
12.15 Enjoy the Organic Lunch that Shi Yan and her helpers will prepare for us,
based on seasonal vegetables, grass-fed lean meat, free range eggs and home-made products
13.15 Division into working groups:
Group 1: Be shepherd and take care about the farm animals (rabbits and pigs) so they do not eat the cultivated vegetables
Group 2: Cut off weeds
Group 3: Vegetables harvest
13.30 Start farming activities
14.30 Farming group sharing and rest
15.00 Greeting and leave the CSA
16.30 Arrival at Kempinski Hotel
Take some notes:
When: June 22h, 2014 (Sunday) 10.00-16.30
Where: Shared Harvest, Beijing County, Shunyi District, Liuzhuanghu Village
Fee: see what price suits you best and let us know!
Rmb250 (200 for SF members): includes Slow Food membership, organic lunch, educational visit to the farm & farm activities, bus to and from Beijing (from Kempinski hotel, in front of). Payment will be collected on the bus to the farm.
Rmb150 (no transportation): includes Slow Food membership, organic lunch, educational visit to the farm & farm activities. Payment will be collected upon arrival by the Slow Food Representative on site.
Children under 4 years old will be free, but if the child requires a separate seat on the bus, then they will be charged half price.
The fees will be collected on the bus, to the way to the CSA.
Seats on the bus are limited!
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org specifying:
- Number of people
- Telephone’s Number
- Fee you pick up and transportation (independent/bus)
Slow Food Documentary: Darwin’s Nightmare
Darwin’s Nightmare is a 2004Austrian-French-Belgian documentary film written and directed by Hubert Sauper, dealing with the environmental and social effects of the fishing industry around Lake Victoria in Tanzania. It premiered at the 2004 Venice Film Festival, and was nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for Documentary Feature at the 78th Academy Awards. The Boston Globe called it “the year’s best documentary about the animal world.
When: June 18th, 2014 -starts at 8pm
Address: Dongcheng District, Jiaodaokou Bei Santiao Hutong n.34
Contact/活动联系 ：18701022112 (gaga)
Cost: free of charge
(for hungry Slow Food members special offer: Sichuan noodles and chocolate mousse at 40rmb only)
Slow Food Documentary Screening Series at Là Bas
Join us for this 3-documentary series at Là-bas Bar（远方）酒吧 for the next three months!
What: Documentary Screening of “A Place at the Table” by by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush
As of 2012, about 50 million Americans were food insecure. This was approximately 1 in 6 of the overall population, with the proportion of children facing food insecurity even higher at about 1 in 4. One in every two children receive federal food assistance. The film sees directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America, largely through the stories of three people suffering from food insecurity.
Address: Dongcheng District, Jiaodaokou Bei Santiao Hutong n.34
When: April 16th, 2014 -starts at 8pm
Cost: free of charge (for hungry Slow Food members special offer: Sichuan noodles and chocolate mousse at 40rmb only)
(中文) Slow Food Movie Story
Join us to go through the incredible story of Carlo Petrini and the international movement he created back in the 80s.
The Slow Food movement is the subject of a new documentary from director Stefano Sardo.Slow Food Story (which might just as easily be titled Petrini Story) chronicles the evolution of the organization through its charismatic leader, Carlo Petrini, from its beginnings in the small Piedmonte town of Bra to a worldwide network of 170 chapters in 150 countries.
The film’s journey takes us from Petrini’s roots with Radio Free Europe through the Italian wine crisis in the mid-1980s when methanol additives poisoned people, to the founding of Terra Madre (Mother Earth) in 2004. Despite some illness, the patriarch Petrini never rests in his quest, in his passionate pleas to counteract the destructive effects of fast food and a fast life. More than any other single person, he has promoted the cause of food in Europe; Time Magazine dubbed him ‘Innovator’ in their 2004 list of European heroes.
Where: Italian Institute of Culture, Beijiing
When: December 10th, 2013 at 19.30
Price: free of charge
See you there!
(中文) Organic Wine and Cheese Tasting Event
Join us, when Slow Food Beijing brings French Wine and Chinese Cheese together in an Italian Osteria – all in Beijing.
In a country, where most of the population is lactose intolerant and cheese translates as old milk, deciding to become a cheese maker is very brave. Liu Yang was courageous enough to start this daring venture and founded Le Fromager de Pekin. He learned the craft of cheese making in Korsika, France, and his Tomme and Beijing Grey are proof of his skill. For this event his cheese selection is paired with fantastic organic wines from the French wine distributor EastMeetsWest (EMB). The Osteria Italian Restaurant is not only so hospitable to host this event, but the chef will also create classic Italian pasta dishes such as Cheese Agnolotti to fill our tummies.
Cheese and wines can be bought at the event as well.
Location: Osteria Soho Shangdu Soho 尚都 (tel 5900 3112)
Rm 1112, Soho Shangdu, Dongdaqiao Lu
Date: Thursday, November 21, 18:30 – 20:30
Price: For Slow Food members 150 RMB, for non-members 200 RMB (including Slow Food membership card).
Mix cheese plate with honey and Focaccia
Cheese Agnolotti ( Cheese Dumplingi) with butter and Sage Sauce
Mix Bruschetta Pomodoro with Cheese
Pizza with different Cheese
Fromager de Pekin: www.lefromagerdepekin.com.
More background information: http://thesavouryroad.blogspot.com/2012/02/chinas-first-camembert-beijing-grey.html
Please RSVP to:
Kerstin Bergmann: email@example.com
Alice Giusto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Movie Screening
Slow Food Beijing is happy to invite you to our Summer Movie Screening: we will have every month one new food-related movie or documentary, to keep you busy during the hot Beijing Summer!
On the menu this June:
Eat Drink Man Woman
A delicious comedy about food, fatherhood and family ties. Ang Lee’s generational comedy Eat Drink Man Woman offers a very tasty cinematic treat.
Director Ang Lee
When: 20th Thursday 2013
Beixinqiao San Tiao No. 40-2, 东城区北新桥三条40-2
English – +86 13426474634
中文 – +86 13501225775
Time: 7pm movie starts (120 mins long). We will meet and greeet around 6.30pm
Price: 50 rmb (including one drink)
After that if anyone wants, we can go grab light dinner around the Hutong (there were quite a few local restaurants near Serk).
Due to limited space, needed RSVP asap (email to: email@example.com)!
Waiting for you there
BJ Convivium Co-Leader
Slow Food Beijing & The Hutong Present
No Waste Dinner Date: March, 22nd 2013 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm How often have you thrown away food? The veggies in your fridge you did not know what to do with or the piece of old cheese hidden behind the pickle jar, the milk turned sour? Unfortunately, you are not alone. We live in a world where a lot of food is wasted. Daily. Did you know that China’s college cafeterias waste enough food to sustain almost 10 million people every year? Or were you aware that each and every person in the European Union wasted 300 kg of food per year? 100kg in their personal household and 200kg via trade and production? All the industrialised countries waste half of the wheat harvest and fruit and vegetables. A lot of it, because it is too small, too big or doesn’t fit in the standard supermarket box. Potatoes that don’t fit the norm are sold for only 10% of the price and turned into animal feed or starch. Maybe we would appreciate it more, if we knew that a kilogram of apples need 1500 liters to grow and one kilogram of beef even 15,000 liters. So stop wasting food and join us!
This cooking class will show you how to make two Chinese dishes out of leftover produce and meat.
Bring whatever food is left in your home. We’ll cook it up into a nice dinner and have a feast!
Cost: 250 RMB, 200 for Slow Food Members & The Hutong Members
to confirm your presence with RSVP, please send email (specifying how many people and if you are member or not) to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Check here: http://thehutong.com/blog/events/?entry=335&display=month