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Slow Food USA Blog

Reflections, insights and news about the food movement and “going Slow”

The Chain Never Slows

Oct. 23, 2014

In meatpacking plants, the speed of processing is set by a chain conveyor system, and the industry is governed by a simple philosophy: faster is better. In this op-ed piece journalist Genoways uncovers some of the hidden costs of this system and urges us all to advocate for change.

read more... Tags: Book, Contaminated Food, Farms and Farming, Meat


Growing the Next Generation of Food Lovers

Oct. 22, 2014

A celebration of Farm to School Month would not be complete without children enjoying the fruits (and vegetables!) of their labor in school gardens.

read more... Tags: School Food, Slow Food Chapters in Action


Into the Deep End

Oct. 17, 2014

Many of the 200 plus delegates from the USA to Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto have set off to Italy as they being the adventure of a lifetime. One of them, Devin, has her first taste of what’s in store - and she is liking what she’s finding.

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Long Island Oysters and Life Lessons

Oct. 9, 2014

Food writer Eugenia Bone recalls the glory of Long Island Oysters plucked fresh from the ocean, and shares a delicious recipe for fried oysters from her recent book The Kitchen Ecosystem.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Book, Cooking, Seafood


Bearing the Banner of Traditional Cheese

Sep. 25, 2014

What will be the fate of traditional cheese? Will Roquefort be gone forever? What about cheeses aged on wood? What about raw milk cheese? To the dismay of cheese enthusiasts everywhere, questions continue to mount … but support is out there.

read more... Tags: Dairy, News, Current Event, Policy


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