Eat Real Festival-Helms Bakery District – Los Angeles Area

June 20, 2011 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Eat Real Festival

Helms Bakery
Helms Bakery District,

The Eat Real Festival, the urban food extravaganza that showcases food in all its tasty forms.Offering an extraordinary opportunity for people to celebrate not only the very best of their regional foods, but also the people who grow it and make it. Attendees will get up close and personal with their food through two days(July 16th & 17th) of non-stop food skills and hands on DIY demos including a “flying knives ” butchery contest, an eclectic array of local food producers in the marketplace and a curated selection of delicious street eats incorporating local and sustainable ingredients all priced at $5 or less.

Festival highlights thus far include:·

A kraut-a-thon learning how to make sauerkraut

·Chickens in the City – meet the Dare2Dream chicken farmers, learn how to build coops and tend to urban chickens

Growing food in small places with "Life on the Balcony’s" Fern Richardson

Tomato sauce making with KCRW “Good Food’s ” Evan Kleiman

Pretzel making with Aida Mollenkamp· Solar cooking

Pantry cook-offs from LA Top Chef former contestants and other local chefs

Cookbook swap all day on Sunday· Kimchi for All class with Lauryn Chun (of Mother in Law’s Kimchi)

Foraging in Southern California – Learn some of the wild and abundant food that grows in SoCal· Urban bee keeping demo and installations

Beer and Wine gardens featuring locally crafted brews and regionally grown wines

A community oven for freshly baked bread·

Multiple garden installations and tours for small and large living spaces·

Bike valet· "The Future of Food Writing" panel moderated by OC Weekly’s Gustavo Arellano with noted LA food writers & bloggers·

Open competition for event attendees to enter homemade goods under 4 categories:o Canned Heat – Salsas or spicy condimentso Sweet Spread – Jams, jelly, conserves, and syrups.o

Puttin’ It Up – All things pickles, chutneys and relisheso

Breads – Bake ‘em if you’ve got ‘em·

Butchery competitions with Lindy and Grundy and more·

Educational farm-to-table story focusing on sustainably raised whole cows purchased for use and consumption at the festival·

Extensive food offerings from popular food trucks and local restaurants such as:

o Coolhauso Flying Pig

o Nom Nomo Komodo

o Vizzio Global Soul

o The Hungry Nomad

o Slap Fish·

Marketplace featuring locally made crafts and handmade goods from folks such as:

o Mothercluck

o Lindy and Grundy

o Shortnin’ Bread

o Crème Caramel LA

o Pop-ups from: Santa Monica FM and Hollywood Farmers Kitchen

· Main Stages for musical acts, DJs, DIY demonstrations, marketplace presentations and competitions such as pizza tossing and the first ever Flying Knives steer butchery contest.