Slow Food USA Blog
Reflections, insights and news about the food movement and “going Slow”
Ranchers Stand with Standing Rock
Dec. 14, 2016
"It is only by the movement of millions that we will create a future where our children and many generations to come will have the privilege of drinking from streams and rivers of pure water, knowing that it was their relatives who made it all possible."—Doniga Markegard
Inspiration for Preserving Biodiversity from Terra Madre
Dec. 9, 2016
Jenna Mobley from Atlanta attended Terra Madre for the first time. She shares her experiences and knowledge in this post and brings them back with her to the Community Farmers Markets.
Reviving the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin
Nov. 17, 2016
Since the 1800s, the Long Island cheese pumpkin has been known for making the best pumpkin pies. But, with the modernization of food production in the mid-20th century, retailers sold fewer seeds of the Long Island cheese pumpkin, and it disappeared entirely from commercial seed catalogs in the 1970s. The Long Island Cheese Project, however, has fought long and hard to give this pumpkin the recognition it deserves. Read more about the pumpkin and a recent chef cook-off celebration.
Unraveling of the Industrial Food System Must Be a Key Goal of a Lasting Food Movement
Nov. 3, 2016
Richard McCarthy and Sam Kass, the former White House chef and current Senior Food Analyst at NBC News, have a heated debate at the James Beard Foundation Annual Food Conference.
The Power in the Act of Gathering
Oct. 28, 2016
Cortney Ahern's reflection on her time at Eat Retreat Midwest 2016, a four-day creative retreat of 40 food leaders from across industries and disciplines.