Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Still Super, Thanks for Asking

Chef Demo with Hector Santiago
10:00 a.m. on 6/11
Chef Demos are sponsored by
Whole Foods Market
Chef Hector Santiago has a philosophy that works: “Bueno, Bonito, Barato,” which means “Good, Attractive, Value.” And that’s just what you’ll find in his incredible dishes at Pura Vida, Burro Pollo, and Super Pan. Good food, attractive environments, and fair prices have earned Chef Hector much love from his customers as well as critics. With his appearance on Season 6 of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” and his nominations for “Best Chef Southeast” by the James Beard Foundation in 2008, 2009 and 2011, the nation is quickly learning what we Atlantans have known since the opening of Pura Vida—if you’re looking for Latino cuisine straight from the heart and beautifully presented, you’ve got to see Chef Hector. For more information, check out our post from last year’s demo!

Also this week at the Market:

In-town Premiere of GROW!
Saturday, June 11th at 1:00 p.m.
(following the Peachtree Road Farmers Market)
Inside the Cathedral of St. Philip, Child Hall
Benefiting the Emergency Farmer Fund and
the Peachtree Road Farmers Market.
Join the Peachtree Road Farmers Market for the in-town Atlanta premiere of GROW!, a film produced by Anthony-Masterson. A documentary about young, sustainable and organic farmers, GROW! captures the energy of a fresh crop of farmers who have turned to the fields for a fulfilling life. The film takes a look at this brave new world of sustainable farming through the eyes, hearts and minds of 20 idealistic, passionate and fiercely independent farmers. In GROW! they speak of both the joys and the challenges involved in tending the land. Filmed during an entire growing season on 12 farms throughout Georgia, GROW! provides an honest and inspiring look at this next generation of farmers. Anybody who appreciates the value of good, wholesome food grown close to home, who cares about our food supply and the future of farming, will want to see GROW! Proceeds from this screening will benefit the Emergency Farmer Fund, which offers immediate aid to farmers in crisis after natural disasters, and the Peachtree Road Farmers Market, Georgia’s largest producer-only market. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and include refreshments by YEAH! Burger. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets are available for purchase by phone at 404-365-1078 or at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market on June 11th. For more information about GROW! visit http://growmovie.blogspot.com/.

Les Dames d’Escoffier Culinary Yard Sale
Saturday, June 11th from 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market
Benefiting Georgia Organics and the Les Dames d’Escoffier scholarship fund for women attending Culinary School.
Items for sale include cookbooks, linens, culinary tools/utensils and house wares in great condition from well known chefs, cookbook authors and other women from the culinary profession in Atlanta. In addition, Les Dames will be selling some fabulous home-made cakes by their well known chefs. Les Dames d’Escoffier International is a worldwide organization of professional women of high achievement in the fields of food, fine beverage, and hospitality. With active chapters throughout the world, Les Dames is dedicated to supporting and promoting the achievement of women in the culinary professions and to fostering excellence through education and charitable activities.

- Jennifer Maley

1 comment:

  1. From the GROW! filmmakers:

    We will be at the Peachtree Rd Farmers Market again on June 11th answering your questions about how and why we made this film as well as talking about the Emergency Farmers Fund and about these wonderful farmers.

    Stop by, say hi.

    Christine Anthony
    Owen Masterson