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Staying in the Slow Food lane

Staying in the Slow Food lane

By Anna Mulé, Slow Food USA executive directorLast week, we sent an email that talked about our commitment to tackling oppressive food systems. We received a few comments back in the spirit of,...

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Slow Books: Why “Braiding Sweetgrass?” 

Slow Books: Why “Braiding Sweetgrass?” 

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.

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The Only Pickle Formula You’ll Need

The Only Pickle Formula You’ll Need

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.

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A Slow Weekend in Sonoma County

A Slow Weekend in Sonoma County

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.

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Knee High by the 4th of July: Planting King Philip Corn on Wampanoag Land

Knee High by the 4th of July: Planting King Philip Corn on Wampanoag Land

Earlier this year we shared the story of the King Philip Corn in our Plant A Seed campaign. Today, Danielle Hill, a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has planted these seeds with the help of other members of the Tribe. However, to plant these seeds is about so much more than growing food, which she wrote about on her blog, and which we are sharing here with you.

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Fighting Food Apartheid in Kentucky

Fighting Food Apartheid in Kentucky

As we begin to come together this summer to cook, eat and celebrate, Slow Food Bluegrass in Louisville, Kentucky is hosting their second annual Ark of Taste Dinner. The dinner, prepared by local chefs, and featuring ingredients both locally sourced and from the Ark of Taste catalogue, is a fundraiser event for Black Market KY, a local market with an incredible mission. 

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