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Slow Food USA Blog

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

Rare Breeds Recipe Contest

Apr. 8, 2009

Once raised by small-scale family farmers and bred for hardiness, survivability and FLAVOR, many heritage breeds have been lost to mass-market industrialization. Our RAFT alliance partner,...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Book, Farms and Farming, Meat, Take Action


America’s Apple Traditions Renewed

Mar. 25, 2009

by Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan
(all photos courtesy of Mark Dohm)

Perhaps it was hard at first to know whether the “antique” in the phrase, “antique apple experts,” referred to the...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Event, Farms and Farming


Cooking, N'Awlins Style

Mar. 24, 2009

Today I’m interviewing Poppy Tooker. Poppy is the founder of Slow Food New Orleans, a chef, a food activist, the chair emeritus of Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste Committee, and the author of...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Book, Farms and Farming


The Northeast “Grows Out” Heirloom Vegetables

Mar. 13, 2009

This growing season, rare heirloom vegetables are getting special attention in the Northeast. Thanks to efforts spearheaded by Chefs Collaborative (as part of the RAFT Alliance, of which Slow...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Event, Farms and Farming


Profile in Regional Seeds

Mar. 5, 2009

by Slow Food USA intern Laura Kate Morris

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” – Cicero

Perhaps you’ve grown your own vegetables in a community...

read more... Tags: Biodiversity, Farms and Farming, Youth Food Movement


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