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Exciting Slow Food Event, Texas Artisan Showcase June 21, 2010

There is an exciting event this Saturday, June 26, 2010, from 4:00 to 8:00, presented by Slow Food Austin.  It is the Texas Artisan Showcase to be held at Space 12, 3121 E. 12th Street.    The event will feature samples of artisan foods that are all “good, clean and fair” from local artisans/producers including:

Beer: 512 Brewing Company

Spirits: Tipsy Texan and Bill Norris from Fino

Tea: Zhi Tea

Coffee: Summermoon Woodfired Coffee and Owl Tree Roasting

Olive Oil: Mary Beth Murphy of Piche will host a 10 minute demo on olive oil, using Bona Dea bread

Cheese: Pure Luck.  John Antonelli of Antonelli’s Cheese shop wil MC a demo, while a producer performs a cheese making demonstration

Honey and Syrup: Guajillo honey from Thunderheart Bison and Gause Yaupon honey from Boggy Creek Farm.  Barrie Cullinan will provide her butter croissants

Produce: Green Gate Farms

Preserved Foods: Straight from the Vine, Thunderheart Bison jerky Charcuterie: Dai Due Butcher Shop and Kocurek Family Charcuterie

Jessie from Dai Due will break down a half hog donated by Richardson Farms and a life auctioneer will auction off each cut.

For $60 ($55 for Slow Food Members) you will get 12 tasting stations plus 6 more chances to revisit your favorites.  Each station will serve a small flight of samples.  For the budget conscious, a 12 punch ticket is available for $40 ($35 for Slow Food Members)

This family friendly event, is a great way to get to see what Slow Food Austin is about, if you are interested.  Tickets are available at


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