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Food Day 2014California State University of Sacramento will host its fourth annual Food Day Friday, October 24.

Food Day is a national movement created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest to encourage healthy, affordable and sustainably-produced food, as well as a grassroots campaign for better food policies.

California State University of Sacramento will be one of the many communities and campuses throughout the country celebrating the effort with cooking demonstrations and tastings; discussions with production team of the documentary on food insecurity, The View From Here: Hidden Hunger; Community Partners Information session; the grand reveal of Capital Radio Garden Project; film screenings; a book signing and discussion with special guest Bryant Terry; and all-day featured menus, food literature, and a Nutrition Club Jamboree throughout campus.

Please contact Kristin Kiesel kiesel@csus.edu for additional details and questions.

See more information on the #FoodDay2014 website: http://www.foodday.org/

Bryant Terry is a chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. In regard to his work, Bryant’s mentor Alice Waters says, “Bryant Terry knows that good food should be an everyday right and not a privilege.”

Waldorf SchoolIt’s that special time of year again where children don their books bags and spend the day learning.  Slow Food Sacramento is celebrating with Sacramento Waldorf School by encourgaing kids and families to learn how to eat healthy by going back to school gardens.

Join us for youth-guided tours of the biodynamic school garden, cooking demonstrations, and farm fresh lunch.

$5/adults; youth 18 and under free.
1:00 pm lunch and presentation

RSVP at Eventbrite: http://backtoschoolgardens.eventbrite.com

View more about Sacramento Waldorf School here: https://www.facebook.com/sacwaldorf

Join the Slow Food Sacramento School Garden Coalition!
Contact brenda@slowfoodsacramento.com

farm-to-fork-flyerSet your table for two as Slow Food Sacramento partners with the Sacramento Homeless Organizing Commitee, the River City Food Bank, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, Sacramento Food Not Bombs, and the Fund for Urban Gardening to host a “Buy One Feed One” event to raise money for homeless and food-scarce services.

Each $150 ticket will allow you and a guest you will host from the Sacramento homeless community to participate in an intimate evening of dinner prepared by Chefs Michael Thiemann and Matt Masera of Mother and Empress Tavern, auction, raffle and VIP discussions. Purchase tickets online at: http://www.Farm-to-Every-Fork-Sacramento.Eventbrite.com

Set your table for two on September 13 as Slow Food Sacramento partners with the Sacramento Homeless Organizing Commitee, the River City Food Bank, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, Sacramento Food Not Bombs, and the Fund for Urban Gardening to host a “Buy One Feed One” event to raise money for homeless and food-scarce services.

 

View the event site for more information: http://slowfoodsacramento.com/event/farm-to-every-fork/

Sac Bee’s Debbie Arrington writes about a sit-down dinner, “the first of its kind in California, — affectionately nicknamed “Fork It!” by organizers” that “focuses on solving hunger issues by bringing people from very different backgrounds together for a special meal.”

Read more about this incredible event and see how you can get involved in this event to Help End Hunger and Homelessness.

The Slow Food Sacramento Book Club is a book club for readers who enjoy food-related literature, both non-fiction and fiction. The club meets at 6:30 pm on the second Thursday of every other month at one of our member’s homes. Everyone who attends brings an appetizer to share, and we enjoy an evening of lively literary discussion. At the close of each meeting we choose our next book based on recommendations from our members. New members are always welcome!

If you are interested in participating or if you would like more information, please contact Kathleen Albiani at katonthyme@gmail.com.

October meeting: October 16th at 6:30 pm

Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo

“In the fall of 2003, as Iraq descended into civil war, Annia Ciezadlo spent her honeymoon in Baghdad. For the next six years, she lived in Baghdad and Beirut, where she dodged bullets during sectarian street battles, chronicled the Arab world’s first peaceful revolution, and watched Hezbollah commandos invade her Beirut neighborhood. Throughout all of it, she broke bread with Sunnis and Shiites, warlords and refugees, matriarchs and mullahs. Day of Honey is her story of the hunger for food and friendship during wartime—a communion that feeds the soul as much as the body.”

The Slow Food Sacramento Book Club is a book club for readers who enjoy food-related literature, both non-fiction and fiction. The club meets at 6:30 pm on the second Thursday of every other month at one of our member’s homes. Everyone who attends brings an appetizer to share, and we enjoy an evening of lively literary discussion. At the close of each meeting we choose our next book based on recommendations from our members. New members are always welcome!

If you are interested in participating or if you would like more information, please contact Kathleen Albiani at katonthyme@gmail.com.

Next meeting: December 11th at 6:30 pm

Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army of America in the Great War by Elaine F. Weiss

“From 1917 to 1920 the Woman’s Land Army (WLA) brought thousands of city workers, society women, artists, business professionals, and college students into rural America to take over the farm work after men were called to wartime service. These women wore military-style uniforms, lived in communal camps, and did what was considered “men’s work”—that is, plowing fields, driving tractors, planting, harvesting, and hauling lumber. The Land Army insisted its “farmerettes” be paid wages equal to male farm laborers and be protected by an eight-hour workday…

Join us for a coffee break with friends to learn more about what Slow Food Sacramento is up to and how you can get involved in the Slow Food Movement.

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Mary Rousseve (916) 501-7768

Mayumi Tavalero of Fork and Knife Creations will lead Slow Food Sacramento world cuisine enthusists on a 60-90 minute culinary tour around the world inside the impressive KP International Market in Racho Cordova.

See the Slow Food Sacramento Events page for more information on registration and event details!