Slow Food UW Cafe Lunch – 11/20

Slow Food CafeThe theme of this week’s Slow Food UW Cafe was “Red and White Pizza.” I opted for a slice of Italian sausage with mozzarella, ricotta and red sauce. I also ordered the spinach salad with cranberries and honey-mustard vinaigrette. And how could I refuse the black bean brownie with whipped cream and raspberry sauce for dessert?

It was a great, very filling lunch. I particularly enjoyed the brownie—it was rich, dense and wonderful, and not at all what I was expecting from black beans. It was also meaningful to enjoy the salad, made with frost sweetened spinach from Snug Haven Farm (my favorite). I know because I happened to be buying spinach from Bill at Snug Haven this past Saturday at the indoor Dane County Farmers’ Market when the students from the Cafe came by and purchased a huge quantity of spinach. It was great to see one element of the meal come together like that—purchased directly from the farmer on Saturday and served as part of a beautiful, seasonal salad for the campus community to enjoy on Wednesday. Slow Food Pizza

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2 Responses to “Slow Food UW Cafe Lunch – 11/20”

  1. Kate Konkle

    Snug Haven is my favorite spinach too!! No wonder that salad was so tasty!

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