The Slow Food Show: Salone del Gusto 2012 in Turin Italy

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The Slow Food Show: Salon del Gusto is a mecca for artisinal food and wine lovers in Turin, Italy.

WHEN: The event takes place between October 25-29, 2012.

WHERE: Lingotto Fiere at Via Nizza 280 in Turin, Italy.

Buy TICKETS here.

Nebbiolo has a long history in the Alba region...

“Slow Food’s approach to agriculture, food production and gastronomy is based on a concept of food quality defined by three interconnected principles:

GOOD a fresh and flavorsome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of our local culture;

CLEAN food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health;

FAIR accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for small-scale producers.”

Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre: A Single Event in 2012 with a network of food communities made up of producers, chefs, Taste Workshops and educational activities. Terra Madre is a network of…

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DIY Ideas for Memorable Party

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Here are some very nice and simple suggestions for DIY Party or gathering!  Most folks enjoy a casual gathering, uber good food, and varied desserts.  Personalized, with printed labels, the honored guest’s favorite flowers, and colors is a great way to entertain.

Personalized label (Marth Stewart ARts & Crafts) describes tea & names honored guest

Personalized and Delicious Summer Tea

Carrying your color theme throughout is an excellent idea, you can do this with dishes, glasses, flowers, place mats, table cloths, or other accessories.  Remember to infuse with three, or more colors!  If you go monchormatic (the use of one color only), it will have a formal look.

Silk Orchids were used with ribbons to tie on napkins

Orchids Inspired The Color Theme

Food selection can be just as fun as eating it, old fashioned favorites are always a hit.   Just add a new twist, like a side dish with lemon, or lime to liven up the pallete.  No wonder Eve had such a hard time resisting the apple!

Organic Summer Fruits make a dramatic enticing display

Summer Organic Fruit Platter

This fabulous place setting can really lend its self to be formal, or informal. The use of various tones makes the setting feel lively, and helps set the tone for the get together.

Color Your Table with Coordinated Place Settings

Themed Color Place Settings

A basket of biscotti was strategically place by the door. Every guest will feel really special, and the printed label says “Thank You”, and has a sweet message.

Printed Labels In Color Theme, and Biscotti Say Thanks for Attending

Printed Labels and Biscotti Say Thanks For Coming

There are many ways to choose your color for a personalized theme, and flowers are just one of them. I hope this has inspired you, please do send in any of your party pictures, or blogs, that you would like to share!

Cheers!

What You Can Add: When you go to staple the Thank You bags, take a small ribbon and staple the ribbon to the bag on top. Tie the ribbon to create a pretty bow, hiding the plain stapler.  An extra touch, creating a completely finished look!

Notes: Printed Labesl are from Martha Stewart Crafts!

Foodie Friday: Amazing (and easy) Potato Salad

Easy Potato Salad, unlike my friends:

Shortcut Girl

Capers

For some reason, growing up, I had an aversion to mayonnaise. I was a notoriously picky eater with very little besides bread, chicken fingers, french fries, Bologna, peanut butter and pizza in my diet (Hmmm, this might explain that “chubby phase”). But, as an adult, I have learned to taste, nosh and binge on all the food aversions of the olden days. Now I love anything prepared with mayonnaise and perhaps like it a little too much.

Potato, macaroni, egg, chicken and tuna salad were something I dared not to try until my 20’s. Look at all I was missing! Luckily, my husband has exposed me to all of the above and more with his very broad and varied palette. Through him, I came across this potato salad recipe. I never thought I would be the type of person to bring potato salad to a party. When I saw my…

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