Twitter Tuesday: The Intentional Minimalist

One of our favorite Twitter follows is The Intentional Minimalist @intentionalmini. Food writer & recipe developer Kristin Celeste Shroeger shares her farm-to-table recipes to encourage cooking in harmony with the seasons using local and sustainable produce in Northern Michigan.

Scrumptious purple cabbage slaw with a delightful verjus poppy seed dressing. (Click for the recipe!)

Beggars Fest on Saturday at The Little Fleet

If you’re in TC on Saturday, check out Beggars Fest at The Little Fleet! The event features a tap takeover by Traverse City based Beggars Brewery and great live music from near & far. No cover!

 

Photo Friday: Beets are beautiful

Bistro Foufou shared this pic on their Instagram. Check them out and share your own pics with us at #eatdrinkTC on Instagram & Twitter!

Paella in the Park this Friday!

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The annual Paella in the Park featuring the wineries of the Old Mission Peninsula takes place this Friday (August 15) at the Open Space in downtown Traverse City.

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Cherry Clafoutis from the Cooks’ House

The Cooks’ House was out at Loma Farm for a pop-up dinner and shared several photos including this one of the beginnings of cherry clafoutis with lemon balm ice cream in cast iron.

More shots on their Instagram!

Bruce Simpson Scholarships to benefit local winemakers

 

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The Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association (LPVA) will award the first Bruce Simpson Winemaker Scholarships to 4 recipients next Tuesday.

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Area wineries shine again at Michigan Wine Competition

Results from the 2014 Michigan Wine Competition have been announced and – as has been the case in recent years – our local wineries have performed very well. Read more

Workshop Brewing Co Anniversary Pig Roast Feast

Pete Kirkwood and the crew at Workshop Brewing Co. are gearing up to celebrate their 1st anniversary this Saturday, August 8th with a pig roast and music from the James Cornelison Band.

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(Traverse) City of Riesling

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eatdrinkTC editor Andrew McFarlane has been hard at work helping to build the new City of Riesling event this weekend (July 26-28), and today we have a very special guest post today from the Guest of Honor for this weekend’s festivities, wine writer & global Riesling champion Mr. Stuart Pigott. Stuart began writing about wine in his early twenties as a student in London. He has been the wine columnist of the Sunday Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany’s equivalent of The New York Times for over a decade and is the author of BEST WHITE WINE ON EARTH: The Riesling Story which has taken him to every corner of “Planet Riesling” including the Leelanau & Old Mission Peninsulas.

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TBT: Ed O’Keefe of Chateau Grand Traverse

This year Chateau Grand Traverse celebrates their 40th Anniversary, and we’re happy that CGT has allowed us to share this feature for a “Throw Back Thursday” about one of our area’s wine pioneers as anticipation builds for the first City of Riesling next weekend (July 27-29, 2014).

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“When I founded Chateau Grand Traverse in 1974, I knew that my determination to produce world-class Riesling wines in northern Michigan would create controversy, draw cynics, and ultimately revolutionize the Michigan wine industry.”
~EDWARD O’KEEFE JR., Founder

by Tricia Phelps

Since 1978 when founder Edward O’Keefe harvested his first commercial crop, the number of vineyards in the region has grown exponentially. Grape cultivation and wine production has developed an entire industry that was nearly nonexistent in the area forty years ago. Today, over thirty wineries exist between the Leelanau & Old Mission Peninsulas and the wines they produce are starting to gain recognition worldwide.

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