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Slow Food Columbus Announces Continuance of School Garden Grant Program

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By Cynthia Walters October 5, 2015 In keeping the momentum in Central Ohio going strong, Slow Food Columbus, with support from Slow Food USA and Chipotle, presents the National School Garden Program grants for 2015-16. Slow Food USA’s National School Garden Program (NSGP) aims to reconnect youth with their food by teaching them how to […]


Inspiration list for Tastes of the Midwest

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We’ve now published the full menu for our upcoming Tastes of the Midwest dinner, but one of the things that we haven’t publicized is the list of recipes culled from old Midwestern cookbooks that we’re offering to chefs as inspiration. We thought it might make interesting reading for foodies, native Midwesterners, and newcomers alike: Barberton Chicken—large […]


Tastes of the Midwest II—menu preview

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Some of you have written in to ask what will be on the menu for our second Tastes of the Midwest dinner on October 13. The menu is still coming together at this point, but I can give you a bit of a preview (warning: what follows is NSFH—not safe for hungry people!) Starting at 6:30, we’ll […]


What Is Midwestern Cuisine?

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Two nights ago, about fifty of us had the good fortune to have five top chefs—Bill Glover of Galerie Bar and Bistro, A.J. Perry of Sassafras Bakery, Alana Shock of Alana’s Food and Wine, Andrew Smith of the soon-to-open Salt & Pine, and host Tom Smith of the Worthington Inn—put together a fantastic five-course dinner to raise […]


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.