While we typically use the compass of “good, clean and fair food for all” to guide these insights, the themes of Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass’ mirror many of the values engrained in that directive, making it a natural pick for our second network-wide read. Read on to learn more about why Slow Books curators Cedar, Katie, Margaret and Tammy chose Braiding Sweetgrass.
It’s fall, which means I have pumpkins and pickles on my mind. The pumpkins are self-explanatory, but the pickles? Most people think of summer as the prime time to preserve the season’s bounty, but I personally like my summer produce fresh and my fall produce tangy and pickled. But the truth is, you can pickle all year round! It’s an easy way to reduce food waste – in fact, you can even pickle “food waste” itself like watermelon rinds and citrus peels.
Sonoma County is full of rolling green hills, dramatic coastline and towering redwoods. Nestled amongst it all are the vineyards that have put the county on the map and draw visitors in every fall for wine tours and tastings. And while there are so many incredible wineries to visit, some of which have made it into the Slow Wine Guide, there is so much more that Sonoma County has to offer including the many restaurants, bars, farms and businesses serving local, delicious food.