LA Times Food Bowl – 31 days of Food, May 1 – 31 Santa Monica Farmers Market Events: What’s In Your Bowl?

Santa Monica’s four weekly farmers markets will each host one special food bowl event in May to highlight the seasonal abundance of California’s best produce

April 26, 2017

LA Times Food Bowl – 31 days of Food, May 1 – 31 Santa Monica Farmers Market Events:  What’s In Your Bowl?

SANTA MONICA, CA — This May, the Los Angeles Times will launch the first annual Food Bowl, a month-long festival celebrating the Los Angeles region’s dynamic and influential food scene. The festival will bring together the best in local dining experiences while promoting social awareness about food waste and hunger. To celebrate, the Santa Monica Farmers Markets will host a series of chef demos featuring recipes of farmers market produce deliciously prepared and presented in a bowl.  And, in recognition of the start of the California cherry season, all bowls will be prepared with a cherry on top!

DEMONSTRATIONS TAKE PLACE EVERY HALF HOUR FROM 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM AT EACH MARKET ON THE DATE DESCRIBED AND ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Wednesday May 3rd at the Wednesday Farmers Market:  GRAIN BOWLS: Join Chef John Pitblado of The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica for a lesson on how to cook whole grains, breakfast grain bowls, grain salads, and condiments using heritage grains grown in California.  The California Grain Campaign and the Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project are helping farmers to plant, harvest, store, and process traditional grains such as wheat, rye, buckwheat, and spelt.    

Location: 300 Arizona Avenue at Third Street Promenade      
Market Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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Saturday May 20th at the Saturday Downtown Market:  POKE BOWLS: Join Chef Gill Boyd of The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica, and Cape Seafood and Provisions, a local dock-to-dish seafood company sourcing sustainable California coastal fish, who will demonstrate methods of creating traditional Poke bowls using fish from small boat fishermen.     

Location: 300 Arizona Avenue at Third Street Promenade  
Market Hours: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Sunday May 21st at the Sunday Main Street Market:  SOUP BOWLS: Think of a cool gazpacho made with the season’s first apricots, mixed into a refreshing taste of summer.  Chef Kim Vu of Vucacious Catering will walk you through methods of preparing delicious concoctions in a bowl that redefine the concept of “soup”.           

Location: 2640 Main Street at Ocean Park Boulevard   
Market Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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Saturday May 27th at the Virginia Avenue Park Market:  FRUIT BOWLS: Farmers have a lot to celebrate this year with the historic rains that reminded us of nature’s beneficence.  Late May is when California’s stone fruit get into full swing.  Join Clemence Gossett of The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica as she shows you how to cut, macerate, and season tree ripe fruit into salads and bowls. Veggies included!  

Location: Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Avenue   
Market Hours: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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More on Food Bowl:

L.A.'s largest culinary event to date, Food Bowl will include special programs with internationally renowned chefs during rare U.S. appearances, including:

  • Massimo Bottura, chef-owner of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, and founder of Food for Soul;
  • Fergus Henderson, chef and founder of St. John in London;
  • Rosio Sánchez, chef-owner of Hija de Sánchez in Copenhagen; and
  • Magnus Nilsson, chef at Fäviken in Sweden, with more to be announced.

Get more information on the Food Bowl website.

 

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