Northwest's community kitchen space Salt, Fire & Time, which has offered communal feasts and neighborhood events cooked up by owner Tressa Yellig since summer 2009, will relaunch as a prepared foods grocery and classroom beginning May 17.
In a departure from the kitchen's original CSA-style pickup operation, the new SFT will offer set hours (11am-7pm) for guests to stop in and pick through prepared foods like stews, soups, pickles, and salads, in addition to goodies like — among a laundry list of other edibles — jams, kombucha, fermented sodas, and other local farm produce and pantry items vetted by Yellig. (All items are sourced from within a 100-mile radius to best "reflect our regional food heritage," Yellig says). Salt, Fire & Time will continue its popular Friday night community feast series this summer, and an expanded list of culinary classes has already been revealed: If you've wanted to learn to make homemade fermented sodas, pickled condiments, or cultured dairy products, you're in luck. An opening-day party on the 17th will dole out free samples all day.
· Salt, Fire & Time [Official site]
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