NEWS


Slow Food: Can You Eat Well and Save the World?

By Lisa Abend

Friday, October 29th, 2010

At midday on Oct. 23, some 300 young people sat down to eat in a shopping mall in Turin, Italy. But instead of the usual food-court fare of burgers and Cinnabons, lunch for these mostly 20-somethings consisted of rice-and-broccoli salad, stewed sweet potatoes and hand-chopped beef tartare — all of it served on recyclable paper plates draped with raw kale leaves. If that seems a surprisingly wholesome meal for the setting, that's kind of the point: the "eat-in," organized by the Youth Food Movement — an arm of the Slow Food organization — was devised in part as a protest against fast food. "By doing this and by making Slow Food work, we're saying no to the industrial food that most people are forced to eat," says Gabriel Vidolin, a 21-year-old Brazilian chef who helped prepare the meal... Read more >>


Your Sacramento Guide: Restaurants Get Slow Food Movement's Honorary Snail Symbol

By Rick Kushman

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

For some people, this won't be the most appetizing symbol, but lots of Sacramento restaurants are happy to earn a snail. Specifically, a Snail of Approval from Slow Food Sacramento – see, snails are very, very slooooow so, uh, you get it – and this week the local group took the program out of its shell and awarded Snails to 13 area restaurants... Read more >>


Farm-To-School Lunches in Davis

By Elaine Corn

Thursday, September 23th, 2010

Today our "Back to School" series checks in with a special booster club in Davis. But it’s not for the football team. It’s for school lunch. As Capital Public Radio’s Elaine Corn reports the real boost in this club comes from a renowned cook... Read more >>


Beyond Farmville: Supporting Urban Agriculture Online

By Christian Madera

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

While climate change remains a major societal issue still waiting to be addressed at a national level, more and more Americans are looking to see what they can do to make a difference, however small. Thanks to the popularity of books like The Omnivore’s Dilemma and documentaries like Food, Inc., interest in locally produced food as a way to both be healthier... Read more >>


Seasonal, local, fresh

By Nancy Brands Ward

Thursday, June 24 2010

Winters cookbook author Georgeanne Brennan was on the forefront of what became a global slow-food movement. Can she entice you into her kitchen?

It’s the easiest thing in the world to step into Georgeanne Brennan’s nearby farmhouse kitchen.

The award-winning cookbook writer’s seven students... Read more >>

 


Going green unites Sacramento restaurant community

by Rick Kushman

Wednesday, June 23 2010

One of the good things about the Sacramento restaurant community is that it really is a community. And the cooperative spirit is showing up in that most elegant of items: compost... Read more >>



The New York Review of Books

The Food Movement, Rising

by Michael Pollan

June 1, 2010

It might sound odd to say this about something people deal with at least three times a day, but food in America has been more or less invisible, politically speaking, until... Read more >>

 


Sacramento farm-to-table advocate raises food for thought

Published Monday, May. 17, 2010

The peeling paint, chain-link fences and abandoned lots in central Oak Park belie what's beyond a modern wood fence at the end of a driveway on Seventh Avenue... Read more >>


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