Slow Food USA Blog
Reflections, insights and news about the food movement and “going Slow”
Most Wanted for Biodiversity
Jan. 20, 2017
Slow Food is a movement about the preservation of taste in food. For the Ark of Taste, we're looking for storied items we want to see restored to fields, orchards, and tables. Will you help?
Why We Should All Be Ethical Carnivores Now
Dec. 23, 2016
For over a year Louise Gray only ate animals she killed herself. She explains how the experience taught her to eat meat in a more respectful way.
Ark of Taste Recipe: Long Island Cheese Pumpkin - Black Bean-Pumpkin Burgers with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
Nov. 29, 2016
For a savory spin on pumpkin, these delicious burgers use pureed Long Island Cheese Pumpkin and black beans to make a hearty, vegetarian burger.
Ark of Taste Recipe: Long Island Cheese Pumpkin - Crockpot Pumpkin Apple Buttah
Nov. 22, 2016
A new spin on apple butter using this sweet and creamy Long Island Cheese Pumpkin. Eat on its own or on toast or in oatmeal.
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.