Slow Food USA Blog

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

Why Twenty-Somethings Should Care About School Lunch

Jul. 9, 2009

By Claire Stanford

For many (most?) twenty-somethings like myself, issues like school lunch can be murky and distant. I’m not eating school lunch; nor do I have children who are eating...

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Books on Food: Art, Science

Jun. 26, 2009

Part of what I love about “food books” as a genre is that the phrase is entirely non-specific, and covers everything from poetry to science, from art to history, from memoir to fiction. Today,...

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When It Comes to Kids, Change Can’t Wait

Jun. 23, 2009

Gordon Jenkins is the Time for Lunch Campaign Coordinator at Slow Food USA

Last week, Michelle Obama made these remarks to a group of fifth-graders who had just harvested 73 pounds of lettuce...

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Tamalada Raises Funds for Free Community Dinners

Jun. 22, 2009

story and photo by Laura McCandlish

Have you dreamed of making your own tamales but been too intimidated to try the multi-step, labor-intensive process at home?

Slow Food Corvallis helped about...

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FOOD, Inc. goes nationwide

Jun. 18, 2009

Food, Inc. did so well in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, that it’s headed to 45 more theatres around the country, everywhere from Washington DC to Portland OR to Ft Lauderdale, FL.


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