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

Biodiversity - Growing Wonder

Jul. 18, 2013

Biodiversity is an environmental necessity. The vast, distinct combinations of DNA needed to create the foods we eat and the world we live in are a resource that needs protecting. Without this resource we risk famine and disease. Without it, we lose the resiliency to adapt to our changing world. This dire reality is a good reason for Slow Food to embrace the need to support biodiversity through projects like the Ark of Taste and Presidia. Still, there may be an even better one: wonder.

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Cooking, Farms and Farming


Southern Food: The World’s “Comfort” Food

Jul. 3, 2013

Twenty-eight years ago I left Brunswick, Georgia and my family’s land. I found myself in the U.S. Army at my first duty station in Schweinfurt, Germany. As I walked up to the barracks someone hollered from a window, “Where are you from, private?” I shouted back, “Georgia!” From the other windows I heard people screaming, “We got us a Georgia boy. I haven’t had any good home cooking in a long time.”

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Chefs Collaborative: 20 Years Later

May. 16, 2013

We chefs are blessed with the capacity to influence the public’s food choices. And our purchasing power is equally as influential among producers and purveyors. We will continue to push for ingredients produced and harvested with a passion for quality that matches our own; and we will continue to share the stories behind these ingredients with our customers, schoolchildren, public health professionals, the media—anyone, in fact, who will listen.

read more... Tags: Book, Cooking


Slow Food Potlucks are for Vegetarians too!

Feb. 8, 2013

Slow Food East Bay member Lauren Zaira gives us a window into potluck fun- no meat allowed.

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Fresh From Maine

Oct. 5, 2012

Slow Food leaders from Maine describe the unique partnership that has made Maine what it is today, a Slow Food mecca for chefs, growers/producers, farmers, and anyone who loves good food.

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


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