If there's one thing Warren Taylor can say about bicycle-cranked ice cream, it's this: by foot makes for easier work than by hand.

If there's one thing Warren Taylor can say about bicycle-cranked ice cream, it's this: by foot makes for easier work than by hand.

Taylor, co-owner of Snowville Creamery near Athens, said a pedal-powered ice-cream machine will make an appearance at the ninth annual Shake the Hand that Feeds You dinner.

"It's really a hoot," Taylor said of the machine.

The dinner is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, at 4561 E. Fifth Ave. in the Columbus Produce Terminal at John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

Snowville will churn out samples of spicebush berry, or Appalachia allspice, ice cream, Taylor said. The ingredient was favored by Indian tribes in Ohio, he said. Snowville also will offer other dairy products to chefs preparing the meals.

The dinner, to be held from 6 to 10 p.m., will offer an entire evening of food and drink from a veritable who's who of the Columbus food world: mixologist Nicolene Schwartz, well-known for her homemade tonics; Cara Mangini of Little Eater; Gallerie Bar & Bistro chef Bill Glover; cookbook author Isidora Diaz; and Ben Walters of North Market Spices.

The event is sponsored by Slow Food Columbus, which promotes food that's "good, clean and fair," said Bethia Woolf, a board member of the organization and founder of Columbus Food Adventures.

Tickets are $47.50 for members of Slow Food Columbus, $95 for others. They can be purchased at slowfoodcolumbus.com.

Woolf said the first hour will include appetizers, drinks and mingling with farmers, followed by a family-style sit-down dinner.

She said it's a good opportunity for diners to meet farmers and sample some of the best of what Ohio has to offer.

"I think it's really important to know where your food comes from and what goes into producing it," Woolf said.

Proceeds benefit Slow Food's school-garden education programs and central Ohio's Terra Madre delegate Alexis Joseph of Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe, just east of German Village. Joseph will join others from the world in Turin, Italy, at Slow Food's annual conference later this month.

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