Slow Food USA Blog

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

How Does Your Coffee Get to Your Cup?

Jul. 29, 2008

A snap shot view of what happens to coffee after it leaves its origin and is ready for distribution.
by Slow Food USA staffer Julia De Martini Day
Last week I traveled to Newark, New Jersey to...

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Ramen every night, or

Jul. 28, 2008

We’re not sure if this is an actual trend or just journalists looking for a story but here’s a report that college students, low on dough, are turning up at food banks.
This, alongside the the...

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Friday Links

Jul. 25, 2008

A delightful little review of a deep-fried sandwich, notable both for the sandwich, yes (and YUM), but also for the intro paragraph which gets at the great food divide in this country–the growing...

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It’s Our Moment, Don’tcha Know

Jul. 24, 2008

If you haven’t already seen it, check out Kim Severson’s article about Slow Food and Slow Food Nation in yesterday’s Dining Section of the NY Times. It’s well worth reading all of comments on...

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Who Moved My (Fill in the Blank)?

Jul. 22, 2008

One day one of our staff members brought in a bottle of name brand apple juice she’d been given at a conference that morning. The label read: “these apples are from….” and then listed SIX...

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