TRUTH IN OLIVE OIL TASTING SEMINAR

August 10, 2014
TRUTH IN OLIVE OIL TASTING SEMINAR

The Treasure Valley Food Coalition proudly presents EVOO, a fabulous evening of extra virgin olive oil Monday October 6th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Visual Arts Collective located at 3638 Osage, Garden City.  During the tasting seminar you will taste five different extra virgin olive oils, learn how to know real EVOO from adulterated or rancid oil, experience the different tastes of oils based on olive type and growing conditions, enjoy pairing foods with different oils, and appreciate the similarities of olive oil tasting to wine tasting as you sip Three Horses wine.  This delicious and informative experience will be orchestrated by Dewey Lucero, the most-awarded US producer of extra virgin olive oil, and Patty Darragh and Lisa Pollack from the California Olive Oil Council.  Tickets are $10.00, space is limited and reservations are required.  Raffle tickets will also be available at the door for $5.00 each.  This tasting seminar is inspired by Tom Mueller’s book “Extra VIRGINITY: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil.” so remember to bring your copy of Extra Virginity for a free chance to win a most delicious prize. Purchase your tickets now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/686951   Lucero Olive Oil was founded in 2005…

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THE GARDEN TABLE featuring tomatoes

July 24, 2014
THE GARDEN TABLE featuring tomatoes

As part of our Tomato Tuesday’s and more events, TVFC is proud to announce this upcoming event hosted by the Idaho Botanical Gardens and the Tomato Independence Project.  Once a month, the Garden invites vintners, chefs, and musicians, to showcase Idaho fruits and labor. Grab a glass or bottle of wine to share with friends, sit in on a garden cooking demonstration, or find a shady spot to enjoy local musicians at their best.  This month the Idaho Botanical Gardens will be featuring tomatoes!  The cooking demonstration will feature Bruschetta prepared by the Chef  Bel Cibo at 6:30pm.   Wine from Indian Creek Winery and 3 Girls Catering will provide food for purchase.  Admission for this event is Adults: $7, Youth (5-12 ): $5, Child (4 & Younger): Free, and Garden Members: Free.  Please join us Tuesday, July 29th at the Idaho Botanical Gardens from 5:30-8:30 and together we will end the Tyranny of the Tasteless Tomato!

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Tomato Talk at the Boise Farmers Market

July 9, 2014
Tomato Talk at the Boise Farmers Market

The Treasure Valley Food Coalition is pleased to announce that we will be hosting another Tomato Talk at the Boise Farmers Market Saturday, July 12th.  As part of our Tomato Independence Project, our vision  is to give local gardeners a chance to talk with other (more experienced) local gardeners and get questions answered about problems they are experiencing, specifically with tomatoes.  Our tomato team  kept busy answering questions and talking all things tomatoes  Saturday June 14th at the farmers market. If you missed us last month or new problems have developed and you are looking for answers, you are growing your own and are running into problems or just don’t know what to expect, stop by the Boise Farmers Market on Saturday July 12 between 9 am and 1 pm and talk to our tomato team. Feel free to bring a photo or a sample from your problem plant. See you at the Market and together we will end the tyranny of the tasteless tomato!

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Tomato Tuesday’s & More Announced

June 8, 2014
Tomato Tuesday’s & More Announced

The Treasure Valley Food Coalition is excited to announce its partnerships with the Boise Farmers Market,North End Organic Nursery, Edwards Greenhouse, Franz Witte, and the Idaho Botanical Gardens with the Tomato Tuesday & More calendar of events.  Throughout the summer you will have the chance to enjoy tomato dishes and drinks, attend classes, and visit with local gardeners about tomatoes.  Some TIP events will include a tomato tasting; salsa festival; bloody mary tasting; and classes on seed saving, tomato preservation, and tomato sauce preparation.  We are excited about these upcoming events and hope you enjoy as we all  ”end the tyranny of the tasteless tomato”.  

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TVFC announces 2014 Community Read EXTRA VIRGINITY

May 28, 2014
TVFC announces 2014 Community Read EXTRA VIRGINITY

The Treasure Valley Food Coalition announces our 2014 Community Read EXTRA VIRGINITY: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil.  Foodies alike! Gather around, because we’re going to talk about the illustrious, criminal, seductive world of olive oil! Join us for a riveting discussion on the sacred history and profane present of a substance long seen as the essence of health and civilization. For millennia, fresh olive oil has been one of life’s necessities–not just as food but also as medicine, a beauty aid, and a vital element of religious ritual. Today’s researchers are continuing to confirm the remarkable, life-giving properties of true extra-virgin, and “extra-virgin Italian” has become the highest standard of quality. But what if this symbol of purity has become deeply corrupt? Starting with an explosive article in The New Yorker, Tom Mueller has become the world’s expert on olive oil and olive oil fraud-a story of globalization, deception, and crime in the food industry from ancient times to the present, and a powerful indictment of today’s lax protections against fake and even toxic food products in the United States. Join us at REDISCOVERED BOOKS, June 10th at 6:00 PM for an introduction to extra virgin olive oil,…

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