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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


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


Interview with Sam Fromartz, author of In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey

Sep. 23, 2014

Sam Fromartz’s book In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey was recently published by Viking and it’s already causing a stir. Fromartz, who is editor-in-chief of the Food & Environment Reporting Network, sat down to discuss the book with Slow Food USA.

read more... Tags: Book, Bread, Cooking


National Farmers’ Day

Aug. 4, 2014

We demand that the president of the United States, with the full support of the United States Congress, declare a National Farmers’ Day to celebrate the people responsible for our agriculture — past, present, and future. An exclusive excerpt from “The Carnivore’s Manifesto.”

read more... Tags: Book, Farms and Farming


From the Land

Aug. 14, 2013

I garden to get fresh air. I garden to be physically productive. I garden to feed my family by means other than a paycheck spent at the grocery store. Most important, I garden to remember. My mother always spent some part of her life laboring in the earth. No matter where my family lived, no matter what was happening with my mother’s busy, glamorous, Hollywood career, she never strayed too far from some patch of dirt.

read more... Tags: Book


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