Slow Food USA Blog

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

Slow Food at UN Indigenous Meeting

May. 14, 2012

For the first time, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will have a guest speaker address its members -- Slow Food International President Carlo Petrini.

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The Manioc Root: Brazilian Culture and Cuisine

Mar. 27, 2012

The Manioc root can be found in many of your favorite dishes, but not on anyone’s bookshelf. Sara Franklin hopes to change that with a new book taking on this ubiquitous, versatile food and its its gastronomic importance.

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Gravenstein Matters: Slow Food Chapter Saves Heritage Apple

Mar. 1, 2012

In Sonoma County, California, Slow Food Russian River has helped local growers bring a famed apple back into production.

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A Wave of Hope

Feb. 10, 2012

Yoko Sudo, the Fukushima convivium leader, despite an earthquake and tsunami devastating her country, led the charge for “a new vision of agriculture” at Terra Madre Japan.

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The Guardians of Ozette

Feb. 2, 2012

Originally from South America, the Makah Ozette Potato has been a staple of Pacific Coast Native Americans for over 200 years and his now being preserved through a partnership with Slow Food Seattle.

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