Slow Times September 2008

Slow Food Piedmont Triad News
Come enjoy some local food and meet the current Slow Food Board members and find out more about what is coming up this year. We will have a Sept 14 Social Event at Sweet Basil’s in Greensboro from 6 – 8 pm. Ticket prices include an assortment of local appetizers and one complimentary glass of wine. (A cash bar will be set up for additional beverages of choice.) This is a Slow Food Piedmont Triad sponsored event with proceeds going to SFPT.

Current Slow Food members who RSVP to by Sept 11, the price of admission is $20.

For nonmembers who RSVP to by Sept 11, the price of admission is $25

And for member or nonmembers who walk-in that evening, the price will be $35. RSVP confirmations and tickets will be purchased at the door of the event.
Laurie O’Neill and Deb Bettini will have reports and photos from Slow Food Nation in San Francisco, and we’ll discuss the upcoming structure changes passed by the Slow Food National Congress and how they will affect our convivium, uh, chapter.
Please email with suggestions for our board’s agenda and nominations, including yourself, for board positions. (Let us know what you are interested in.) The board meeting will take place before the social.
We hope to see many of you there!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Sixth Annual FARM FEST at Rising Meadow Farm
Between Liberty and Climax, NC
See for details and directions
Admission- $5 – age two and older. NO PETS PLEASE!
A celebration of local fiber and food. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and plan to have a great time! Many fiber animals, local food and fiber vendors, and great music on a beautiful farm.

Sweet Basil’s is hosting An Evening of Slow Food Dinner with their chef, Tad Engstrom, on the evening of September 22, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. in association with UNCG’s CALL program.  Reservations and tickets can be purchased through the UNCG Division of Continual Learning before Sept 15. Tickets are $55 per person. This is not a SFPT event, but we encourage anyone interested in learning more about Slow Food to attend.
There’s a movement among some Winston-Salem area folks called Guerilla Dining.   See the blog for more info and links: 


The following is a request from a UNCG student:
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Courtney Atkins and I am the Vice President of Nutrition Club at UNCG. I am looking for fellow food and nutrition professionals in the community to come in and speak to our club about career opportunities related to foods or nutrition. We would love to hear from individuals or organizations in the local area, dietitians, chefs or anyone working in healthcare related to wellness, exercise or nutrition. We would appreciate not being solicited to by sales organizations, we are more interested in career professionals sharing their personal stories about how you got where you are today. We just want to know what options are available for us and how to get there. Our meetings are every Wednesday from 1-2 pm and we can provide free parking near the Stone building where you would be speaking. If you are interested in educating the members of UNCG’s Nutrition Club, please contact me at or on my cell 919-274-4632.
Thank you for your consideration,
Courtney Atkins

~Laurie O’Neill


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