Slow Food Columbus

Posts by Bethia Woolf


Veggie U

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On a recent visit to The Chef’s Garden I also had the opportunity to learn about their non-profit Veggie U. Based in Milan Ohio, just down the road from the Chef’s Garden, Veggie U is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit, that was established by the Jones Family in 2003. It shares space with the Culinary Vegetable Institute […]


Ohio River Valley Wine Tour

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Our Ohio River Valley wine tour, a collaboration with Columbus Food Adventures, was a great success. Our sell out tour was a full day of Ohio eating and drinking, with just the right amount of education. We toured, and tasted wine at four Ohio River wineries- Kinkead Ridge, Meranda Nixon, La Vigna and Valley Vineyards. […]


Shake the Hand That Feeds You Dinner 2010

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Slow Food Columbus’ third annual open air dinner was held at the Flying J Farm near Johnstown Ohio. Our run of good luck with the weather had come to an end, but such is the risk of any outdoor event and we ploughed on regardless. Contingency plans were put into action and our smiling host […]


Off the Menu: Flavors of Thailand

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This was the first in what we hope will be a series of dinners featuring unusual dishes and ingredients. Restaurants often shape their menus around the safe choices of what sells well. We hope to give chefs an opportunity to prepare dishes that they would not normally feature, either because they include less popular or unknown […]


Terra Madre Potluck Dinner

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On December 10th we were one of more than 1000 communities that celebrated Terra Madre day and Slow Food’s 20th Anniversary with a pot luck dinner bringing together Slow Food members and some of the farmers who supply our food. Terra Madre is an international network of food producers, cooks, educators and students from 150 […]


Fair Food – Fair Wages

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This week (November 18th-November 26th) is National Supermarket Week of Action, part of the Campaign for Fair Food. As one of the biggest feasts of the year Thanksgiving is an appropriate time for us to remember the workers who produce our food and thank them for their labor by helping to ensure that they receive fair […]


Local Foods Roundtable

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The Local Foods Roundtable was held at the Ohio Department of Agriculture on Thursday November 12th. We were very pleased to be part of the Roundtable because it mirrored our own idea for a Local Food Summit but at a state level rather than just Central Ohio. We were even more pleased that the event […]


Ark of Taste Tasting at The Hills Market

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When Jill Moorhead, the Marketing Director for The Hills Market suggested holding an Ark of Taste tasting event at the store, I don’t think she had any idea what she was letting herself in for. The US Ark of Taste is a catalogue of over 200 foods in danger of extinction, and not surprisingly things in danger of extinction aren’t easy to track down.


Locavore Dinner at the Winery at Otter Creek

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Last year the ‘Shake the Hand That Feeds you Dinner’ at the Flying J Farm was my first Slow Food Columbus event. It was a magical evening, eating al fresco by candle light with convivial company, food from the farm and a master chef working the grill. I secretly feared that the encore could not live up to my memories. I was wrong. Sitting at a candle-lit table overlooking the vineyard at sunset, it was as if we had been magically transported to the Napa valley.


You’ve seen Food Inc. Now what?

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I received this email last week: My manager just watched Food, Inc the other day and now wants to eat grass fed beef and antibiotic free chickens and all that slow foodie stuff. I can’t think of many resources off the top of my head, do you have a list of information for our area (like the slow […]