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Slow Food USA Blog

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

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.

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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.

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The Nopal Cactus: Prickly, but secretly succulent and sweet!

Sep. 27, 2012

The Nopal Cactus, native to the Mojave Desert, has been used for generations as a food source with multiple uses and benefits that may surprise you.

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