Slow Food UW Cafe Lunch – 10/22

slow food - 10.22.14This week’s Slow Food UW Cafe lunch was advertised as a “full-on food fiesta.” I ordered one of each of the two tacos (I was planning on just one, but the student who took my order warned that they were pretty small). The first had pulled pork with tomatillo salsa and cilantro, and the second taco included lentils and sweet potatoes with chile-queso and cilantro. Both were great, but I especially liked the vegetarian taco. The micogreens were awkward and a little hard to contain in a taco. I also tried the Spanish rice, which had decent flavor, but was served cold—which kind of ruined it for me. The rest of my dining companions ordered the roasted corn, tomato and kale salad, which looked delicious. In hindsight, I wish I would have tried the Sopa de Ajo (a Castilian garlic and bread soup). I definitely had food envy watching another diner at our table enjoying a big bowl of it. And this week, dessert was provided by the River Food Pantry, where my friend Pat works. Their River Bakery makes from-scratch baked goods and employs River Food Pantry clients who have completed a professional baker training program. I picked up a package of not just one, but three M&M cookies!

And finally, do you like running and eating? Slow Food UW just announced their first 5K—the Chilly Chile Run, on Thursday, November 6. The run will take place on the Lakeshore Path, followed by a chili dinner. Register here.

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