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Announcement: Local School Gardens Project

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We have a confession to make: we’ve been keeping something quiet. It’s something pretty important, actually. But now that we have all of the details worked out and have connected with all of our local partners, we can fill everybody in: We’re going to be building school gardens. Some time ago, Slow Food USA told […]


Menu for Shake the Hand That Feeds You VII

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Chef Kent just dropped us a line with the final menu for our Shake the Hand That Feeds You dinner at Flying J Farm on August 23: hors d’oeuvres +++two tartares: ++++++flying j farm beef tartare on pesto crostini ++++++dangling carrot farm beet tartare on belgian endive +++wood-oven pizza, courtesy of Jim Budros: ++++++classic pizza […]


Introducing The Snail of Approval

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Slow Food Columbus is proud to present our inaugural class of Snail of Approval restaurants for central Ohio. The Snail of Approval is a program initiated a few years ago by Slow Food New York City in an attempt to recognize businesses that exemplify Slow Food’s values. Its goal was to highlight the best, cleanest, and fairest restaurants […]


Announcing Central Ohio’s Delegates to Terra Madre 2014

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  Slow Food USA has announced the names of Central Ohio’s delegates to the Terra Madre conference in Turin, Italy in October.  Terra Madre is a conference sponsored by the international Slow Food organization that meets once every two years, with the goal of bringing together the farmers, chefs, educators, activists, and others who together comprise […]


Terra Madre 2014 Guidelines and Deadline

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The 2014 edition of the international Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto world meeting of food communities, held in Turin, Italy, from October 23-27, will display the extraordinary diversity of food from around the world and unite small-scale farmers and artisans who follow the principles of good, clean and fair. While Terra Madre and Salone […]


2013: The Year in Review

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We have always sought to be a focal point for consumers and producers who are interested in sustainable food. To a large extent, we’re achieving that goal. At the same time, I think it’s becoming clear that our role as information providers will be central to furthering our mission.


Local Food and the Ark of Taste

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Slow Food was founded in Europe, and to Europeans “local” means something different than what it means here. Local food is food that’s indigenous to a region, food that formed the basis of its cuisine. German cuisine emphasizes the game that can be found in German forests; Italian amari are flavored by the herbs and […]


Scientific American’s GMO Prescription: Ignorance for the Masses

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In preparation for the Ohio State Food Summit in September, Professor Ken Lee passed along an op-ed from Scientific American on the subject of labeling food that contains GMOs. The article is here. The upshot is that labeling food made from GMOs is a bad idea because such food is mostly safe and irrational fear […]


Junk Food, Natural Food, and Health

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David H. Freedman’s Atlantic article, “How Junk Food Can End Obesity,” will surely be making the rounds in sustainable-food circles, so it probably deserves a few comments. The article takes Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, and their devotees to task for ignoring the health potential of fast food and overstating the health benefits of natural foods. […]


Food First Food Tour of Italy

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This note just came across the transom. We at Slow Food Columbus don’t normally advertise for commercial entities, but given that Food First has put together such a Slow Food-friendly tour (including a meeting with Slow Food International!), we thought it would be of interest.   Public Tour with Food First Explores Slow Food and […]