2nd Annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend

EDIBLE COMMUNITIES NEWS

2nd Annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend
April 16-19
Bacara Resort & Spa

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VIP Passes include admission to the enclosed events, as well as an exclusive Saturday night reception with Kurt Russell. (Photo: Justin Melnick)
 
Join the celebration of Santa Barbara County’s best chefs, artisans, winemakers and farmers. Now in its second year, the Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend showcases the distinct tastes, sights and sounds of the region while bringing cutting-edge culinary talent from across the country to Santa Barbara.

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Edible Communities News: 2nd Annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend.

Good Cider to Toast New York’s Hard Cider Boom ~ Get Your Tickets Now!

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT!

Brace yourselves.

Good Cider is coming.

Good Cider to Toast New York’s Hard Cider Boom – Edible Manhattan.

By Gabrielle Langholtz

New York State is now home to dozens of hard-cider producers and our “Good Cider,” a walk-around tasting to be held Wednesday, March 18, in TriBeCa, will feature a wide diversity of them — “big, small, near, far,” says Sara Grady, vice president of programming at Glynwood and the event’s co-organizer. Tickets are $50.

New York is a top apple producer, but just four years ago, when Grady organized the Big Apple’s first Cider Week, the state was home to only a handful of cidermakers. As the traditional drink has regained ground, that number has grown faster than for any other beverage industry in New York, says Grady. And the ciders themselves are growing more sophisticated. Yes, she says, “some are sweet and bubbly, but now you can also try ciders that are incredibly unique, made with ingredients like ginger or hops or lavender.”

 

Irish Soda Bread ~ 1836 Oldest Reference ~ Read the history

From November 1836 Farmer’s Magazine (London) VOL 5  p.328 referencing an Irish newspaper in County Down

Oldest Reference to Soda Bread — Society for the Preservation of Irish Soda Bread.

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THE SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF IRISH SODA BREAD. INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY AND PREPARATION OF TRADITIONAL IRISH SODA BREAD AS CREATED BY OUR ANCESTORS..

This site is meant to encourage modern bakers to get in touch with their Irish roots and use the traditional ingredients/recipes when making “traditional Irish soda bread.”  Sure, make the fancy desserts for St. Patrick’s Day, but save a spot on the table for Irish soda bread to remember how far the Irish have come from the days when it was the only thing on the table to today when our tables are filled with good things to eat and thoughts of the Famine years (An Gorta Mor) are long forgotten.

Flour, Salt, Baking Soda, Buttermilk.   

Anything else added makes it a “Tea Cake!”