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Congrats to the 2017 Snailblazer Award recipient: Shagbark Seed & Mill

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Last night, Shagbark Seed & Mill owners Brandon Jaeger and Michelle Ajamian arrived at Rockmill Tavern for a five‐course dinner featuring their organic beans and grains. What they didn’t know is that the dinner was not simply a celebration of the staple foods they source, mill, and distribute throughout Ohio—but an evening honoring their commitment […]


Please Join Us at the TENTH Annual Shake the Hand that Feeds You Dinner!

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The Shake the Hand that Feeds You dinner is one of the most highly anticipated events for food lovers in Ohio. This joyful evening of celebrating food tradition never fails to amaze. Dinner guests gather together in a spirit of conviviality to celebrate food diversity and experience the reality of good, clean and fair food. […]


Meet Our Terra Madre Delegate!

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Every two years, the city of Turin, Slow Food International, the Piemonte region, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry Policies welcomes guests from around the world to celebrate good, clean, and fair food. Twenty years since its initial gathering, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto will be on full display on the streets of Turin as […]


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 […]