Staying in the Slow Food lane

By Anna Mulé, Slow Food USA executive director Last 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, “Slow Food has become too political. I’m out. You should stay in your...

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.

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.