There's a lot going on food-wise in the Upper Valley this week. Here's the rundown:
Monday June 7 -
Join Upper Valley Slow Food at Salt Hill in Lebanon at 5:30PM. Slow Food is a movement seeking changes in the food system, from farm to table, leading to healthier food and a healthier relationship to food. Look for Corrie Martin if you'd like to meet up for dinner; anyone is welcome.
At 6:00PM you can attend a showing of "Food, Inc" at Colatina Exit in Bradford. "Food, Inc" explores our nation's food supply, how it is controlled and how it has evolved. "Food, Inc" is presented by the Bradford Conservation Commission.
Saturday thru Sunday is graduation weekend for Dartmouth. If you want to eat in a restaurant near Hanover that takes reservations, you'd best make them or expect either a long wait or for the restaurant to be full.
Saturday is number five plastic recycling day at both the Hanover and Lebanon Coop Foodstores. From 10AM to noon at Lebanon and 1PM to 3PM in Hanover, each store will be accepting items made with #5 plastic - yogurt cups are very commonly made with #5 plastic (though the tops often are not). All containers should be clean and dry. Please find and speak with the person handling recycling; don't just dump your containers off in the corner somewhere.
Monday June 14 sees Simon Pearce in Quechee resume offering their Terrace Menu for the summer. The Terrace Menu bridges the gap from lunch to dinner with light offerings and cocktails served on the terrace overlooking the waterfall.
On Tuesday June 15 we're also at Simon Pearce for a free cooking demonstration by Chef Joshua Duda. He'll be teaching how to make fresh mozzarella by hand using milk from McNamara Dairy. A four-course $50 dinner featuring freshly-made mozzarella will follow in the dining room (please call 802.295.1470 for reservations).