Slow Food Live


Slow Food Live brings Slow Food into your home with free, virtual webinars and conversations led by experts in a skill or topic that you can join from anywhere on your digital device.

We are delighted to be partnering with Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press this Fall to bring you some of the best cookbook authors out there, with sessions from their kitchens to yours.

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Friday, October 9, 3pm PST/6pm EST

All About Amaro with Brad Thomas Parsons

Slow Food Live x Ten Speed Press

Join us for happy hour with Brad Thomas Parsons, author of the award-winning Last Call, talking about Amaro, his favorite makers, and the history behind the spirit.

Wednesday, October 14, 11am PST/2pm EST

Meaty Vine Leaf Pie with Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley

Slow Food Live x Ten Speed Press

Watch the authors of Falastin (Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley of the Ottolenghi restaurant group) demo a recipe from the cookbook, a soulful tour of Palestinian cooking today.

Wednesday, October 21, 3pm PST/6pm EST

Rice Paper Deep Dive with Andrea Nguyen

Slow Food Live x Ten Speed Press

Andrea will discuss all things rice paper, including how it’s made, the different kinds, what’s most accessible, and how to roll your own like a pro.

Wednesday, October 28, 3pm PST/6pm EST

Pink Blini with Darra Goldstein

Slow Food Live x Ten Speed Press

Darra will demonstrate the Pink Blini from her new cookbook ‘Beyond the North Wind.’ These gorgeous deep-pink pancakes were beloved by the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. Darra will share her expert cultural commentary on the Russian dish’s storied history.

Wednesday, November 4, 3pm PST/6pm EST

Bang Bang Chicken with Cathy Erway

Slow Food Live x Ten Speed Press

Cathy will demonstrate the recipe for Bang Bang Chicken from her new cookbook Sheet Pan Chicken. Cathy Erway is a Brooklyn-based food blogger and freelance writer. Her blog, www.NoteatingoutinNewYork.com is based on a two-year mission to forego restaurant and take-out food in place of home-cooked meals.

Friday, November 13, 3pm PST/6pm EST

African Cooking Lineages with Hawa Hassan

Slow Food Live x Ten Speed Press

You can find traces of African culinary culture in cuisines all over the world — if you only know how to look. In this class, Basbaas Sauce founder and author Hawa Hassan cooks Sukuma Wiki, a classic Kenyan collard greens dish shared in “In Bibi’s Kitchen,” her new cookbook that weaves the recipes and stories of grandmothers from East African countries that touch the Indian Ocean.

Wednesday, November 18, 11am PST/2pm EST

Chaat Party with Maneet Chauhan and Jody Eddy

Slow Food Live x Clarkson Potter

Maneet and Jody will discuss chaat, the iconic savory snacks that they tasted in the kitchens, markets, and train stations of India on an epic cross-country railway journey. They will demonstrate how to throw a chaat party, discussing lesser-known ingredients and the variations in chaat from different regions of India.

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Recipes from Turtle Island

We spoke with Chefs Crystal Wahpepah of Wahpepah's Kitchen, Nephi Craig of Cafe Gozhoo, Elena Terry of Wild Bearies and Sean Sherman the Sioux Chef about their recipes, Indigenous land stewardship and sharing the wisdom and flavor of Indigenous food.

All About Amaro with Brad Thomas Parsons

Brad Thomas Parsons told us all about about Amaro, his favorite makers, and the history behind the spirit. We prepared four cocktails with recipes from Parsons' books, so get out your happy hour gear! Brad Thomas Parsons is the author of Bitters: A Spirited History of...

How to Break Down a Chicken with Stacie Billis

Knowing how to break down a chicken helps save money, makes for more flexible cooking, and doesn't take any time at all. It's one of those home cooking skills that, once you practice it, makes you wonder why you weren't doing it all along! Stacie Billis is the author...

The History and Culture of Fermentation with Kirsten & Christopher Shockey

Learn the basics of at home fermenting while also exploring its rich cultural and historical background. Kirsten K. Shockey and Christopher Shockey are the coauthors of Fiery Ferments, best-selling Fermented Vegetables, Miso, Tempeh, Natto and other Tasty Ferments: A...

Meet the Elberta Peach, the Masumoto Farm Adopt-a-Tree project and Joni’s Peach Cake!

Peter Ruddock is the president of Slow Food California and co-chair of the California Ark of Taste Committee. He spends much of his time working on food policy issues, acting as the coordinator of the California Food Policy Council and implementation coordinator of...

Make Bitters with Kelly Dressman

Kelly Dressman, Dry Land Distillers alchemist, takes you on a short historical tour of cocktail bitters and how they are used in today's cocktail culture. You’ll also see how she designs and crafts in-house bitters for their tasting room and cocktail program. Kelly...

Cacao and Community in the Chocó with Slow Food Ecuador

 Join us for a conversation with community members, cacao farmers and cooks in the Chocó forest of Ecuador, where the biodiversity rivals that of the Amazon! We begin the session with an introduction to the region and the unique human, animal and plant life that lives...

Cocktail Culture with the Cocktail Bandits

The Cocktail Bandits have pioneered a movement based on entertaining and educating consumers on the craft cocktail industry. The duo has travelled internationally to gain libation knowledge of different cultures and interact with makers of the beverages we drink...

Fish Head Soup with Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown joined her multi-generational family of Bristol Bay commercial fishermen when she was 10, spending summers fishing for sockeye salmon with her great-grandparents in Bristol Bay. You can learn more about Melanie and her family's fish head soup story here!...

The Summer Slow Food Box

The Summer Slow Food Box contains 4 hand-crafted items from the Slow Food Ark of Taste. It includes the highly celebrated Jimmy Red Cornmeal, Black Tepary Beans, cold pressed Benne Oil, and Chiltepín Peppers. Meet the growers and makers behind a few of the products in...

A History of Southern Food with Chef Kevin Mitchell

Conversations around southern food have been met with passion and debate. Oftentimes, the holders of these traditions are overlooked. Chef Kevin Mitchell, C.E.C, C.F.S.E, M.A, examines the stories of the freed and enslaved Black cooks from Charleston, who, through...

Heirloom Cocktails with Dry Land Distillers

Learn how to choose and enjoy authentic Slow Spirits and create fantastic cocktails at home from the team at Dry Land Distillers. You’ll go on a virtual stroll through an award-winning craft distillery as they mash, ferment, and distill ancient grains and native...

What’s The Buzz on the Ridge? Beekeeping at the Forest Ridge School

Come join the chefs at Forest Ridge School to explore beekeeping with honeybees, mason bees, and leafcutter bees. Take a tour of the school gardens, apiaries, and orchards. Learn how you can support these pollinators and in return how they can support your gardens....

Horchata with Chef Regina Escalante Bush

“The sun is shining and the weather is sweet..” Learn how to make horchata, a delightfully refreshing cold beverage from Mexico, from scratch with Chef Regina Escalante. Regina Escalante is the chef and co-owner of Merci restaurant located in Mérida, Yucatán, México,...

Family Story Hour with June Jo Lee

June Jo Lee reads her picture book biography, Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix, and talks about Korean ramen and "son-mat," which translates to “hand taste,” or food flavored by relationships...by love. With demos introducing children to the five colors and...

Intro to Kombucha with Teatulia

Learn what kombucha is, how to make your own at home for less, why the tea you use matters and where to find a SCOBY of your own. Learn what you need to get started and get tips on flavoring the best tasting kombucha. In this session, the Teatulia team will walk you...

Seed Saving: Preserving Biodiversity and Building Community

Seed saving is a valuable tool for food sovereignty, and as we see with the pandemic, the time is now for seed and food sovereignty. Seed saving also preserves food biodiversity and builds community. Learn how to plan to save seeds, the processes involved and how to...

Nose-to-Tail Fish Prep with Chef Evan Mallett

Don't know what to do with a whole fish? Fear not! Chef Evan Mallett of Black Trumpet Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH shows you how to fillet a fish cleanly, simply, and safely. You'll learn how you can use the whole fish (think stock!) and why buying whole fish is a...

Garden Story Hour with Katherine Pryor

Slow Food kids, this one is for you! Author Katherine Pryor reads three garden-themed picture books and discusses taste buds, growing food, and the importance of bees. Perfect for ages 3-7, although all are welcome. Katherine Pryor is the author of Bea's Bees,...

Make Masala Chai with Sapna Punjabi-Gupta

Let's gather for a Chai and Chat with Sapna Punjabi-Gupta. Take a pause in your day to cook with Sapna and make a cup of your very own Masala Chai. You'll learn the art of making Indian Chai and what's in the spice mixture (aka Masala) that is added to enhance the...

Urban Gardening with Kelly McGlinchey

A garden can grow and flourish in the unlikeliest of places. From apartment balconies to sunny windowsills, we'll explore techniques for growing in small spaces by embracing the unique elements your home has to offer. Together, we'll examine how even a concrete...

Simple, Stellar Sauces with Katherine Deumling

A good sauce (dressing, vinaigrette) elevates the most basic elements. Using pantry basics and fresh herbs we'll make half-a-dozen sauces and talk about how to enjoy and store them. Katherine Deumling is the founder and CEO of Cook With What You Have. Katherine has...

Meatless Monday + League of Kitchens on Slow Food Live

Hunkered down? The League of Kitchens can bring the world to you with traditional culinary techniques that put vegetables first. Meatless Monday conducted a survey about which pantry items most commonly remain untouched and unloved. The League of Kitchens reveals what...

Double Awesome Dumplings with Mei Li

Learn how to make and fold dumplings from scratch with ingredients from your pantry! We make a dumpling dough with flour and water, then a vegetarian filling combining a pantry food, a canned food, and a frozen food. If you love playing with dough and eating...

The Magic of Microgreens with Roberto Meza

Learn what microgreens are, why they are important to grow, and how to grow them using soil or jute mats in hydroponics systems with Roberto Meza. Roberto Meza is a local food advocate, first-generation farmer and co-founder of Emerald Gardens, a year-round greenhouse...

Slow Fish 101 with Colles Stowell

This is Slow Fish 101, folks! Learn how to think about buying fish the same way you think about buying eggs or produce at the farmers' market. Learn how and why it matters and hear from the fisher harvesters doing it the Slow Fish way. We promise there will be no tall...

Ginger Beer + Cocktails with Danny Childs

The principles of ginger beer lacto-fermentation are covered in a step-by-step tutorial. Danny also discusses how this same process can be adapted to make other delicious non-alcoholic sodas for the whole family. He finishes by showing how to use your favorite spirit...

Biodiversity and the Plant a Seed Story

Take a look at the 2020 Plant a Seed kit with Kim, talk about how to use it and explore the stories of the seeds. Lauren leads a backyard biodiversity exploration to conduct an audit of local plants, animals, and insect species found in her garden and backyard in...

Cooking on a Farm with Annemarie Ahearn

Join Annemarie as she reads an excerpt from the April chapter intro introducing spring in Maine from Modern Country Cooking. Then, pick the asparagus and herbs and head into the kitchen to make a quick and delicious salad. Annemarie Ahearn lives on the Coast of Maine...

Soil! with Alison Magill

The soil beneath us is a complex ecosystem filled with living organisms and amazing interactions. In this webinar, you will learn the difference between soil and dirt and a bit about the fascinating and important mechanisms that supply nutrients to your plants. You’ll...

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Gardening & Animals

30 Year recipe collection

In December, we put together a collection of recipes to celebrate 30 years, from a dozen creative and inspiring chefs that include Sean Sherman, Julia Turshen and Dan Barber. We hope you can nourish your homes and hearts with some of the recipes inside.

Yummy & Healthy Recipes for Kids

We created a collection of Yummy & Healthy Recipes for Kids with support from FAO North America to commemorate World Food Day. You’ll find a dozen fun and simple plant-based recipes in the booklet, perfect for lunch at home or a cooking class at school!