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Slow Food USA Blog

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

An American and Cheese in Bra, Italy

Oct. 17, 2013

Cheese 2013: among the other 250,000 attendees from all over the globe, I experienced the world’s finest artisan and heirloom cheeses: tasting, smelling, seeing and pairing them with wines, beers and ciders. After attending workshops and networking with Presidia and American artisan producers, my appreciation for the global importance of Cheese has, well, transformed.

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Nylon Stockings: The Unsung Hero of Seed Saving

Oct. 15, 2013

Did you know that nylon stockings make the ultimate, multipurpose tool? They keep legs warm and physical imperfections under wraps; they are maggot barriers for emerging apples; and, in a pinch, they’re nice material for that last minute bungee cord. But we at Seed Savers have been privy to a very unsung use for the common pantyhose: they make a darned safe way to mail your prized heirloom seeds.

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Crop Mobs: Building Muscle, Helping Farmers, Making Friends & Saving Heirloom Garlic

Oct. 11, 2013

Slow Food Chicago is getting down and dirty. As in city folks getting their hands in the soil, boots in the mud, digging, planting, pulling, and washing.

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Around AsiO Gusto in 10 Bites

Oct. 9, 2013

From flammable nuts to grasshopper sauce, some of the interesting tastes on offer from producers from at AsiO Gusto, the region’s first international Slow Food event.

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Where Farmers Markets and CSAs Fall Short

Oct. 4, 2013

Mary Berry, daughter of poet Wendell Berry, wants to take local food beyond ‘a faddish economy.’

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