Slow Food USA Blog

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

Preserving American food traditions: the food of a younger land

Nov. 16, 2009

by intern Catherine King

I am constantly curious about what other people are eating. After friends return from traveling, I want to hear about their favorite meal of the trip. If I call my mom...

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A Young Omnivore’s Dilemma

Nov. 10, 2009

by Daniel Lewis

The Young Reader’s Edition of Michael Pollan’s bestselling exposé, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, is a lot like the original. Both books contain most of the same...

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Vegetable Love, even in late October

Oct. 30, 2009

by intern Grace Mitchell

In July, I befriended a twelve-year-old boy, Jackson, who proclaimed to me his fierce love for vegetables of all kinds and his disappointment in his peers who, unlike...

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No Impact Man and the Pursuit of Happiness

Sep. 14, 2009

In dieting, I learned early on, exercises in extremes do not yield good results. Starve yourself of chocolate, and you can be sure the first thing you’ll do when no one is looking is dive...

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Urban Bounty: Veggies, Fowl, Pork and Tumbleweaves

Sep. 3, 2009

“What the hay is an urban farmer?!” It’s a question both Farm City author cum Oakland’s “Ghost Town Farm”(er) Novella Carpenter and myself have wrestled with, and...

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