Upcoming Slow Food Events for March and April

February 13, 2007

I’ll announce this again closer to the dates, but mark your calendars now for the following Slow Food Piedmont Triad events in Greensboro and Rockingham County:

Saturday, March 24, 2007
Mushroom Inoculation and Potluck at Handance Farm
Details TBA

Last year’s mushroom inoculation and potluck was one of the most pleasant, relaxing days that I spent last spring. And a Slow Food potluck is not to be missed if you like to eat real food.

Friday, March 30, 2007
Slow Food Film Series: “Barbecue is a Noun”
Meet-up, 7:00 p.m., movie starts at 8:00 p.m.
The Green Bean, 341 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC

Barbecue is a Noun is the story of some very peculiar men who make a particular kind of barbecue. Their stories unfold in the small towns, strip malls, farms and backyards of North and South Carolina, conjuring insights into fading traditions andrising ambitions. Eccentric, dedicated, and patient to a fault, these men struggle against modernity and uncertain futures as the film unfolds.

Friday, April 27, 2007
Slow Food Film Series: “Fast Food Nation”
Meet-up, 7:00 p.m., movie starts at 8:00 p.m.
The Green Bean, 341 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC

Inspired by the incendiary bestseller that exposed the hidden facts behind America’s fast food industry, Richard Linklater’s Fast Food Nation traces the birth of an everyday, ordinary burger through a chain of riveting, interlocked human stories. As the film traverses from pristine barbeque smoke labs to the volatile U.S.-Mexican border, it unveils a provocative portrait of all the yearning, ambition, corruption and hope that lies inside what America is biting into.

For both films:

Come early to meet other Slow Foodies and socialize at 7 p.m. Stay after the movie for discussion of the film!

The movie is free but a donation to Slow Food is encouraged. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.



Slow Food Planning Meeting in Winston Salem

February 13, 2007

Slow Food hasn’t split, BUT we decided to have a planning meeting in both Greensboro and Winston Salem.  Here’s the announcement from the W-S Slow Foodies.  After this meeting, we’ll have some announcements of events that affect the western part of our convivium. Judging from my email in the past few months, there are some interesting ideas brewing in Winston Salem!

Slow Food snail logoWednesday, Feb. 21, 2007
Slow Food Planning Meeting – Winston Salem
6:30 p.m.
Foothills Brewing, 638 West Fourth St., Winston Salem

Come on out to Foothills Brewing, 638 West Fourth St., Winston Salem on Wednesday February 21st at 6:30 p.m. and get to know neighbors interested in the enjoyment of quality, locally grown food. We’ll also talk about activities for 2007, including a film series, visits to local farms, and of course FOOD!

For a live person contact Laura Frazier at (336) 971-3834 or Jim Toole at (336) 768-8217.

UNCG Sustainability Film Series

February 7, 2007

UNCG is sponsoring a Sustainability Film Series this spring semester, and all films are open to the public.

  • The Next Industrial Revolution, Feb. 8, Weatherspoon Auditorium
  • Blue Vinyl, February 22nd, Jarrell Hall in Jackson Library
  • Hot Zones, March 22nd, Jarrell Hall in Jackson Library
  • Future of Foods, March 29th, Jarrell Hall in Jackson Library
  • Urban Explosion, April 19th, Weatherspoon Auditorium
  • Here’s the description of the next film from the Sustainability Committee:

    “The next film in our series will be shown this Thursday night, February 8th.  It’s entitled The Next Industrial Revolution , and is based on the book by William McDonough, Cradle to Cradle .  This film (and the book) shows that it is possible to exist in harmony on planet Earth.  They discuss measures already taken by companies such as Nike, Ford, and Herman Miller Furniture.  It’s full of hope for the future, and I hope all of you will be able to attend.

    “The movie will be shown at the Weatherspoon Auditorium this Thursday at6:30 pm.  Discussion afterward will be led by Dr. Anna Marshall-Baker from the Interior Architcture department. “

    Information on the Slow Food “Food with a View” series will be out
    shortly, along with other plans for 2007.  It looks like it will be an
    exciting year, so stay tuned!