Slow Food USA Blog

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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Awakening in the Winter Orchard

Feb. 27, 2009

This year, for the first time ever, the RAFT alliance (Renewing America’s Food Traditions) will be focusing on apples. Filling us in on their activities is our apple expert, author Ben...

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