Slow Food USA Blog

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

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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Connecting Face and Food: Simone Goes to Market

Aug. 4, 2009

by Youth Programs Intern Reece Trevor

At first glance, David Westerlund’s Simone Goes to the Market seems to fit the bill for a standard children’s book. It’s got a simple...

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Slow Food leader twitters her tastebuds to the White House

Jul. 9, 2009

Amy McCoy likes to keep up with food and sustainability news. And she should – as the blogger of Pour Girl Gourmet and the leader of Slow Food Rhode Island, she keeps up with the local and...

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