Speaking of Northwest islands and places we want to be, The Snow Goose Bookstore in Stanwood, WA is co-hosting a neat event this weekend. As part of its Food for Thought series, the store will offer a free screening of the indie film Deconstructing Supper this Saturday (July 9) at 7 pm. The film follows five-star chef and Vancouver BC restaurateur John Bishop on a trip around the world as he seeks to find where the foods he serves his customers actually come from. The Snow Goose will serve coffee, tea and cinnamon rolls made by a local farm.
The store has been co-hosting the series for a year now, along with local businesses Open Gate Farm and Blackbird Bakery and Cafe, which will also screen Deconstructing Supper this Friday at 7 pm. “All of us are interested in supporting local agriculture . . . and are all involved in the local chapter of Slow Foods,” says Snow Goose owner Kristine Kaufman. “We started with a showing of ‘Dirt,’ a great documentary on the importance of soil, and have since screened films on the water, GMO foods, and thinking about sustainability.”
Each screening is followed by a discussion with the audience, and Kaufman says the events, which, prior to this weekend’s have been held at the Blackbird Bakery and Cafe, have been attended by 40-50 people. “It’s been a great way for all three of our businesses to meet new people and support each other, and we’ve had some fabulous discussions about some pretty thorny issues,” she says.
In August, the Snow Goose will host a discussion about the book The Town That Food Saved by Ben Hewitt.