July 14, 2009
Slow Bake Sale
Our "Great American Bake Sale" sponsored by Slow Food Nashville and held last Saturday at the Nashville Farmer's Market was a sweet success! We raised almost $900 for Share Our Strength's campaign to fight childhood hunger.
Thanks to all of our local bakers and pastry chefs for contributing their delicious baked treats to our sale. So many beautiful items graced our checkered tablecloth, arriving throughout the day at the market for folks to drool over. And drool they did. But they also threw down and spent money, some even donating money on top of their purchase, giving me hope that people do care. And they also love sweets.
Who wouldn't love baked goods made by professionals using mostly local ingredients? Who wouldn't love these...
peach-almond tarts made by Tom Huber for Marmellata
fresh fruit tarts made by Bacon and Caviar Catering
peach danishes made by Provence
peach cupcakes with blackberries made by Martha Stamps
'chocolate sin cake' made by Zola, pecan tarts by Bacon and Caviar and buttercream cupcake by Sweet Honey
And so much more... coffee cake from F. Scott's, a local harvest cake and vegan beet muffins from Fido, beautiful little linzer cookies and chocolate-ginger cookies by Rebekah Turshen of the Union Station Hotel, cheesecakes by Nashville Cheescake, brioche from Patterson House, and 'crostata di marmellata' and peach-blackberry cobbler made by yours truly.
Thanks again to all who baked, helped and ate. I'm proud of our Slow Food Chapter, our local chefs and our community.