slow food

Report from Slow Food's Terra Madre Conference

When I told my friends and family that I had been chosen as a delegate for Terra Madre, the International Slow Food Conference in Turin, Italy many of them replied by asking, “What is Slow Food?”

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The Tao of Pizza

My natural inclination was to rest on Fridays and order pizza. As mentioned in my latest piece, Too Clean? Dealing With Our New Dietary Diseases, due to a chronic disease that has occupied my body, I usually fall ill every time I consume pizza brought to my door. The Friday night menu has been re-worked and become homemade pizza night. Despite a tiring long week, it’s become a family tradition that each of us now looks forward to. Making homemade pizza takes time, but we have discovered that this “slow food” meal beholds a lot of virtuous gems for myself and the whole family alike. 

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Michael Pollan's Food Rules

Here's an excellent video of a radio interview with Michael Pollan, conducted by in May of 2009. In the clip, Pollan discusses his latest project - an attempt to collect food traditions - along with the perils of fast food. It's a 4 minute video, packed with all sorts of good things. Check it out.

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Dinner on the Farm Features JD Fratzke, June 27

I remember having this odd experience when my wife was pregnant with our first child. For 30 years, I'd lived my life completely unaware of "baby culture," and now, as we'd stroll through the Galleria, Lake Harriet, Southdale mall, or one of our favorite Minnesota food spots, we were surrounded. Pregnant women and babies were suddenly everywhere.

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Hey New York Foodies! Brooklyn Restaurant Week is Extended!

While we all love our local and sustainable upscale dining establishments in New York City, it's sometimes hard to afford eating at them as often as we'd like.

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NY Times on Eating Better Food, Organic or Not

My friend Chris recently pointed me to a terrific NY Times article by Mark Bittman from thnytimes-organicis past weekend. The article talks about the value of eating organic food as well as the numbers of people who are starting to buy and eat "at least some" organic food (30%, according to the article).

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Alice Waters on 60 Minutes and

Alice Waters of Chez Panisse was featured on 60 Minutes this week. Not just for "the Prius driving, latte-sipping upper crust," Alice Waters feels that good, local food should be for everyone. Good food is not a privilege, Waters says, it's a right. "The way that we're eating," she says, "is making us sick...

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Slow Food Shifts Towards Social Activism

slow-food-2 Great, pertinent article on slow food in today's Oregonian, specifically related to how the mission of Slow Food International is changing to better meet the needs of its members and of its times). Here's an excerpt:

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The Quick Story About Slow Food

slow-food-pic According to Slow Food USA:

Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

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