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The Red Wattle Hogs, Part II

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Above: Tim (butcher); Neil (Red Wattle hog breeder) and Bear (SFC Chairman of the Board); John and Jim (pitmaster) As noted in his most recent blog post, SFC Chairman of the Board Bear Braumoeller joined butcher Tim Struble from Columbus’s North Market and pitmaster Jim Budros (co-founder of Columbus’s City Barbeque) in preparing and cooking […]


The Red Wattle Hogs, part I

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“How would you guys like to roast a pig at our Downtown Luau?” I have to confess, as Chairman of the Board of Slow Food Columbus, that I don’t get asked questions like that very often. This question came from Jill Moorhead, the incredibly energetic Marketing Director and social media diva for The Hills Market. […]


What is the Ark of Taste?

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Generally, when people say “local food,” they mean something more than local: they’re referring to food made by small-scale, sustainable producers—usually food with a sense of place. If that were not the case, champions of local food in central Ohio would be put in the awkward position of having to support Wendy’s and Bob Evans. […]


We the People

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People often ask how they can make a difference and support a sustainable food system. One easy way that everyone should be aware of is the White House’s petition website, We the People. Once you’ve created an account (all it wants is your email address, name, and zip code), you can explore active petitions and […]


Terra Madre: Food and Peace

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The following is a guest post from Michelle Ajamian and Brandon Jaeger, owners of Shagbark Seed and Mill and Central Ohio delegates to the 2012 Terra Madre conference in Torino, Italy. Since our return from Italy, we’ve reflected deeply about our the feelings stemming from the Terra Madre proclamation that food traditions hold the solution to […]


Terra Madre Day Potluck

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Every year, Slow Food holds Terra Madre Day to help bring attention to Terra Madre and to prompt local communities to think about what they can do to bring Terra Madre home—to spread the commitment to sustainability and good, clean, fair food to their neighbors and friends. What better way to do that than to […]


Harvest dinner: Ohio’s own Buckeye chicken

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Back before chickens were bred to grow to a large size very quickly, there was the Buckeye chicken—an animal that was raised because it actually tastes good. As the name implies, the Buckeye chicken was developed right here in Ohio, but due to their scarcity they’ve been added to Slow Food’s Ark of Taste program. […]


Remarks to the International Congress

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Remarks to the Slow Food International Congress Bear Braumoeller, Board Chair, Slow Food Columbus October 28, 2012 Turin, Italy  Thank you, and hello. I am from the city of Columbus in the state of Ohio in the United States. I moved there and helped start the Columbus chapter four years ago, with our Chapter Leader, […]


Terra Madre Local Chef’s Dinner

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This is a photograph from last year’s Off the Menu dinner, An Offal Evening at Basi, held at Basi Italia and prepared by chef Johnny Dornback. The guy on the right, Chef Dave MacLennan, is now taking over as Chef de Cuisine at Basi… and he was also selected to be a delegate at this year’s Terra Madre conference in Turin, Italy. He […]


Promoting the Ark of Taste

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Regular readers of Edible Columbus will have noticed by now that their cover story for the fall issue is about Slow Food USA’s Ark of Taste. Of course, we couldn’t be more thrilled! We realized, however, that there might be vendors who sell Ark of Taste products who don’t have any way of signaling that […]