Slow Food USA Blog

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

The Origins of Chocolate

Dec. 12, 2014

Let’s dig beyond the sweetness of bars and candies and focus on chocolate itself. Do you know its history and where it originates? Join us in navigating the world of chocolate!


Country-Style Ribs Char Siu

Dec. 10, 2014

This week’s Nose-to-Tailgate recipe presents Asian-style glazed pork cooked as part of the 2012 edition of Pig Island, a cook-off event celebrating heritage pig breeders and cooks.

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Noah: Ark of Taste

Dec. 8, 2014

Through brilliant analogies between Sacred texts’ episodes and the current food system, one of the US delegates at Terra Madre pictures the Ark of Taste as the 21st century Noah’s Ark.

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Terra Madre Day: Celebrating Local Food

Dec. 5, 2014

Learn how Slow Food’s community celebrate Terra Madre Day around the globe, organise your own, cook heritage foods, or just sign our manifesto to take action opposing “the universal folly of Fast Life”!

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Strawberry Beaver Dam Chicken Wings

Dec. 3, 2014

This week’s Nose-to-Tailgate recipe features the Beaver Dam Pepper from Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. The complex flavor of responsibly raised chicken really shines when matched with the earthy heat of the pepper and the sweet-sour kick of strawberry rhubarb preserves.

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