Pesto Festo!

20 Sep

This weekend I was lucky enough to whoop it up at Slow Food Knoxville’s 3rd Annual Pesto Festo, an outdoor dinner focusing on all things pesto.  Aside from an excellent meal using local ingredients, a bonfire, music by The Bearded and homemade marshmallows and coffee from Shaun and Meg at Old City Java. It was pretty darn lovely to eat a great meal with folks who are all interested in local foods.

Organicism Farm hosted the event on their land in Seymour, TN

tasting entries for the pesto competition

nothing beats dinner at sunset

green tomato juice, gin and sparkling water made a nice pesto accompaniment

Slow Food USA, Slow Food Knoxville’s parent group,

“is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.”

Next Saturday is Slow Food’s annual volunteer day, where folks all over the country will be participating in Slow Foods projects.  To find out more info or become a Slow Foods member, go here.

*photos by Shawn Poynter

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