Event Recap: Spoonful of Ginger


My love of ginger is well documented here, here, and here. I constantly refer to my love of it – the sharp flavor, the spicy finish, the texture, ginger is just a flavor I can’t get enough of. So, of course, when an invite came through my email for A Spoonful of Ginger, the annual benefit for Joslin Diabetes Center to raise money for their Asian American Diabetes Initiative, I said yes.




Spoonful of Ginger is a wonderful event – held at the MFA, this event is gorgeously laid out and endears itself to me even more just by it’s location.  The MFA is a lovely spot and so many wonderful chefs and people came out in their finest.  It was a remarkable evening and I can’t recommend attendance highly enough. Pictured in this post are just few of the outstanding nibbles I tried at the event – everything was wonderfully prepared and had that perfect ginger bite.



I was invited to attend Spoonful of Ginger free of charge, but all opinions listed here are my own.

Hyper Local Brew Fest

Hyper Local Brew Fest If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you know that every summer and fall I drop down the Boston Local Food Festival rabbit hole.  You can barely pin me down for an evening and BF thinks I’m merely a ghost for about a month leading up to BLFF.  So naturally, when the organizers contacted me about a summer event to promote the festival and find more awesome brewers I was thrilled and immediately said yes.

So, in June the Boston Local Food Festival team with Sustainable Business Networks of Boston is presenting the Hyper Local Brew Fest!  This will be an evening of fun I assure you!  Our line up is looking more and more robust every day and as we speak we already have wineries, meaderies, and breweries signed up and excited to show us their wares.

So when is this fabulous event?, you ask.  It’s June 16th at the Somerville Armory where it will be set up in a very similar fashion to our Brew Fest last year.  There will be two sessions of tastings with tickets priced at $30 each. There will be music, there will be delicious nomables, just like at the festival $5/serving.  In general it’s going to be a magical experience.  You should come.  You can get tickets here. And, if you use the code HYPERLOCAL today only (March 16, 2012) you get 10% off your ticket!

Tasty Tuesday Peanut Butter Cream Pie

Last month Jennie lost her husband suddenly to a cruel stroke of fate. She is a food blogger who tells stories beautifully and seems always able to capture a feeling in a single photo.  Our entire community stood up for her – sending virtual hugs through twitter and leaving comments on her blog that were heartbreaking.  A week later Jennie asked that the food blogger community make this pie in honor of her late husband.  It was his favorite and as such meant a lot to her that we would take the time.  We all made a pie.  Some were donated, some were brought to family functions, and some were eaten quietly in a thoughtful moment.  This pie was eaten quietly as I sat with BF and tried to remember to be grateful for the small things that I am given everyday.
The food blogger community is wonderful, with it’s constant support and care.  We all feel for Jennie’s pain even if we don’t understand it.  There were hundreds of pies made in her honor.  Virtual hugs and support were lifelines that we sent her way, lifelines sent to someone we barely knew and who had changed lives in the time she has blogged passionately and sincerely.  I was amazed at the pies that were made and blogged and even more amazed when last week Bloggers Without Borders was launched with its first fundraising effort   going towards Jennie and her family in this trying time as she battles daily to figure out her life without her partner.
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