Slow Food USA Blog

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

Saving the Gravensteins

Jul. 30, 2009

by Paula Shatkin, leader of Slow Food Russian River, coordinator of Sebastopol Gravenstein Apple Presidium Project

Of the hundreds of California apple varieties, the Sebastopol Gravenstein is...

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A Midsummer Nightmare: Tomato Blight

Jul. 29, 2009

by Winnie Yang

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. We dreamt of it in the depths of winter. It’s been eagerly awaited by produce lovers, farmers, and Italian grandmas. The...

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Take Action on Food Safety Bill HR 2749

Jul. 29, 2009

Call your representative today and urge them to support the Kaptur-Farr Food Safety Proposal.

H.R. 2749, The Food Safety Enhancement Act, has been moving through committee and now is slated to go...

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Gift from Talking God: the Story of the Navajo-Churro

Jul. 27, 2009

by Slow Food USA Biodiversity Intern Regina Fitzsimmons

Navajo-Churro sheep have sustained the Dine, Pueblo and Hispanic communities of the Southwest for over 400 years. In the late 1500s,...

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Place-based foods of the borderlands weather the economic downturn; not just for the elite

Jul. 24, 2009

By Gary Nabhan

This last week, I went out into the desert to find an old friend in her trailer-turned-artisanal kitchen. My friend is a Hispanic woman who lost her job after 9/11 in a...

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