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Slow Food Books

Slow Food Books is a curated list of books and resources that speak to Slow Food values. We hope to connect readers with food writing that inspires thought and discussion about the food you love, diverse food cultures, historical foodways, food justice, and the joy of eating. 

Slow Food Network-wide summer read!

The Slow Food USA National Office staff will be reading How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi this summer. We would love for you to read it with us! We will be sharing the author’s discussion questions, creating our own discussion questions, and organizing virtual reading discussion groups with our regional governors, chapters, and staff.  Please check back here for updates on upcoming virtual group sessions!

 (Note: Due to high demand, this book is only available as audiobook or e-book currently)

Visit the BookshopOrder "How to Be an Antiracist"

We are using bookshop.org to host our booklist. We chose bookshop.org because their booksales support independent bookstores. Plus, Slow Food USA will receive 10% of the sale of every book sold via our booklist. We’ll put that 10% into the National Resilience Fund to directly support vital businesses and workers in community-based food systems, through local Slow Food chapters and groups.

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The Slow Food Book Curators

Tammy Maitland, Curator

Tammy is a coastal Massachusetts transplant who has been living in the high desert of New Mexico for the past 16 years. She has mainly worked in the field of education, either as a 4th grade teacher, substitute teacher, or environmental educator. In the last few years her love of food has blossomed right along with her growing obsession with books. Tammy has been a board member of Slow Food Albuquerque for about a year. You can find her on Instagram as @quibit_the_cat.

Katie Johnson, Curator

Katie discovered her local Slow Food chapter in Chicago five years ago while working at a commercial food broker, scratching her head at the gap between the midwest-grown blueberries they sold across the nation and local food markets. She got involved with the Chicago chapter as a blog writer and is now a chapter leader, having taken on many roles over the years, including program manager for the chapter’s food book club. Katie officially added the title of “librarian” to her resume, graduating in May of 2019 with a MSLIS. So it is only fitting that those two worlds collide in establishing Slow Food Books! You can find out more about Katie on her website or instagram (@katydid_katiejohnson).

To get involved in Slow Food Books as a curator or partner, contact books@slowfoodusa.org