Slow Food USA Blog

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

Al Capone Drank Here: The Rebirth of Templeton Rye

Sep. 14, 2007

By Kurt Michael Friese
It was the Jazz Age, a time of speakeasies, gangsters and bathtub whiskey. Railroad cars crossed the country carrying hobos and the occasional load of table grapes with...

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Slow Food in Northern Louisiana

Sep. 14, 2007

Slow Food NOLA has a new little sister
Wait a minute.
Don’t go so fast.

Join the Slow Food movement.
Slow Food of North Louisiana will hold its first chapter meeting — or convivium — from...

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Slow Food USA Sings Along at Farm Aid

Sep. 12, 2007

For 22 years, Farm Aid has been traveling the country and making music to support family farms. Last Sunday, Farm Aid hit New York City, giving NYC the chance to show its love for farmers and to...

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Food Recalls: Simply Another Reason to Go Slow

Aug. 27, 2007

The folks in Florida have noticed the wisdom of eating locally:
Rat poison in pet food from China. E. coli in bagged spinach from California. Peanut butter tainted with salmonella from Nebraska....

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Is Eating Local Even Possible?

Aug. 26, 2007

In her latest blog, Suzi Steffen poses this rhetorical gem: Is eating local even possible?
Eating local — goat cheese from the farmers' market or eggs from my friends' chickens, vegetables and...

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