Slow Food USA Blog

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

Spring Ushers In Unusual Edibles

May. 13, 2009

Lynn Peemoeller is a food systems planner and president of Slow Food Chicago

Spring hits Chicago like an overdue baby. It’s a welcome relief when buds start to blossom and life shoots up...

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Oh, That’s a Heritage Chicken

May. 8, 2009

On April 17, our RAFT partner, American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, publicly unveiled a Heritage Chicken Definition.

Generally, we think of heritage as meaning foods that are naturally produced...

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Welcome to Our New Biodiversity Experts

Apr. 21, 2009

We’re pleased to announce the election of Anson Mills’ Glenn Roberts and agricultural ecologist Kraig Kraft to Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste Committee, the group that reviews...

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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,...

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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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