Recap: Queen City Food Swap
|January 23, 2012||Posted by Ashley Marie under Events, Food|
- Cook. Make your food. Anything homemade works here. Soups, desserts, jams, condiments, pasta, cookies. Make as many portions as you’d like; the more you bring the more you take home. Package ‘em up into said portions, and get ready to swap. Be sure to bring a small sample.
- Show. Line up your items (whether it be one or more different types), and make sure they look pretty. Well, that’s not really necessary. But things like mason jars with labels work nicely.
- Tell. Fill out swap cards, including what’s in your item and what it pairs well with.
- Sample. Walk around and mingle (and drink, if you have a lovely host). Sample different items. Go back and sample again. If you like something, write your name on the owner’s swap card and what you’d like to trade in return. If you’re lucky, they’ll like what you have to offer.
- Eat. Take your items home and eat them. Eat them all. And be merry.
If you happen to know a group of foodies, or a group of foodies who know other foodies, a food swap is the thing for you. Mine had a real spread, and that was with only about 12 people. We had rice, soup, dessert, pasta, jam, curd, dip, scones. There was homemade hummus and spiked apple cider. Somehow, wine was opened. It was fantastic. And now that I have a little group of devoted “QC Swappers,” I plan on holding bigger and better swaps throughout the year. Stay tuned!