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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 […]


Movie Night at Swainway Urban Farm

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Please join us for an open house at the farm of 2012 Terra Madre delegate Joseph Swain, with a private viewing of the film Grow! and an opportunity to meet and talk with some of central Ohio’s finest young farmers.


Charity Happy Hour at the Hills Market

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Every Wednesday a guest bartender joins the Hills Market on The Veranda to help support a charity or organization of his or her choice. Stop in for wine, beer and $7.99 large one-topping pizzas. Proceeds from the sale of all pizzas between 6 and 8:30 p.m. will be donated to the bartender’s chosen charity. No […]


Food and Culture Colloquium, Denison University

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Denison University’s Food and Culture Colloquium, organized by Mark Anthony Arceno, will host Board Chair Bear Braumoeller, who will talk about the Slow Food movement. The talk is open to the public and takes place between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. in Slayter Auditorium.


Central Ohio’s Delegates to Terra Madre and the International Congress

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We are proud to announce that Central Ohio’s nine delegates will represent nearly 5% of the entire American delegation of 200 to Terra Madre and the International Congress. These are the farmers, artisans, and leaders who have been chosen to represent our region in Torino, Italy, in the fall: MICHELLE AJAMIAN AND BRANDON JAEGER, founders […]