NEW & IMPROVED BLOG

April 21, 2009

Once again, Slow Food Piedmont Triad is moving our blog. Please point your browsers to http://slowfoodpt.blogspot.com/

“Why?” you ask? Well, the Blogger platform is more user-friendly than WordPress, all its features are FREE and Blog-diva, Nicolette Miller-Ka has more experience using Blogger and finds it much easier to use.

If you have any questions, comments or ideas for the blog, please email us at info@slowfoodpiedmont.org!

~Nicolette Miller-Ka

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Guerilla Dining: January 24

January 11, 2009

On Saturday January 24th, 2009 at 7pm we will meet at the Historic Nissen Wagon Shop (310 East Third St.)

for a dinner prepared by local chef Starr Johnson and the SUPPLEMENT team.

Space is limited so please RSVP early. RSVP to http://supplementws.eventbrite.com

We are using a new system for RSVP so please follow the eventbrite.com link and follow the easy online instructions.

If you have questions please email us at supplementws@gmail.com

http://supplementws.eventbrite.com

SUPPLEMENT #8

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 7pm.

Food will be served at 7:30 pm.

Menu

*Cassoulet with local rabbit, duck confit, local fingerling potatoes, and white beans.

Roasted brussel sprouts and mashed turnips

Salad Nicoise

Local cheeses and bread from The Camino Bakery

Tarte Tatin from The Camino Bakery

*Vegetarian option will be available. Please let us know when you rsvp.

The goal of SUPPLEMENT is to promote high quality and great-tasting local and sustainable foods, craft and artisnal beverages, and communal dining.

We hope that you will join us for one of our food events and don’t forget to tell your friends about us.

Please visit our website for more information:

http://supplementws.blogspot.com

 

~Nicolette Miller-Ka


“Good work as a source of pleasure”

October 10, 2008
Seven incredible food activists and writers on one stage at Slow Food Nation: Wendell Berry, Vandana Shiva, Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, Eric Schlosser, Carlo Petrini, and Corby Kummer. Wendell Berry, as always, is a fount of wisdom and is not to be missed. See the video at the Slow Food Nation blog.

Forget Obama and McCain – Wendell Berry for President!

~Laurie O’Neill


Gratuitous Growth

October 8, 2008

Food is expensive. That is nothing new or novel. It’s easy to buy sodium-plumped, preservative-filled, chemical-laden packages of foodstuffs. What about people in our midst who just want to give sustainable food to those less fortunate? Many times Slow Food enthusiasts are called to action, to rile up citizens about trying, buying, producing and selling clean, fresh, fair, local food. No money needs to change hands in order to bring those ideals to fruition:

“In blue-collar neighborhoods, grassroots volunteers… are growing increasingly concerned by the price of food and transportation. Once a household has paid the utility bills and rent… there’s less left for groceries. The easiest item to cut out is fresh fruit and vegetables – at the expense of good nutrition.

For Braswell, there is a vital connection that grows up between the land, the volunteer harvesters and the families who get the fresh produce – human contact that satisfies a deeper kind of hunger.

“So many times we struggle so much to keep our own heads above water that we don’t have time to help somebody else,” Braswell says. “It’s like, ‘You’re on your own.’

To read more, click here.

~Nicolette Miller-Ka


Slow Food In The News

September 16, 2008

North Carolina is making Slow News as well as Slow Food shine in the media this month.

Featured in the October issue of Bon Appetit magazine, the Durham-Chapel Hill area has been recognized as America’s Foodiest Small Town. The article begins with Alice and Stuart White of Bluebird Meadows, a sustainable farm in Hurdle Mills, NC. It travels down a short, but familiar road to focus on other local farmers, favorite restaurants, and the reality of widespread sustainability.

It makes this self-proclaimed foodie excited and happy to see our state in the limelight. Is it possible to “make a way for ducklings” and make the other triangular shaped region of the state excited and fired up about sustainable food and its practices?

Our neighbors to the west and eastern coastal region have caught the eye of Slow Food USA. Two articles about guest workers in the Asheville area and shrimp from our coast are important enough to turn an eye to this way.

Are we on our best behavior? Do we have refreshments available for our criticizers guests? As we invite the world to view our efforts to promote good clean, fair food, what are we doing in the Piedmont?

Slow Food really means Go Food, in my mind. It means go out and be active to see what you’re eating and how it gets to your table. It means being knowledgeable.

What are you doing at home, work, or school to this effect? Let us know. We want to hear from you, too.

~Nicolette Miller-Ka


A Taste of Slow Food Nation

September 6, 2008

Photos are from the “Come to the Table” dinner at the Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco on Thursday, August 28.

Slow Food Nation

Slow Food Nation

Columbus Salame

Slow Food Nation dinner

"Come to the Table" Slow Food Nation

pluots and fig branch

debris from "Come to the Table" Dinner

~ Laurie O’Neill

Slow Times September 2008

September 6, 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 info@slowfoodpiedmont.org by Sept 11, the price of admission is $20.

For nonmembers who RSVP to info@slowfoodpiedmont.org 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 info@slowfoodpiedmont.org 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!
 
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Saturday, September 13, 2008
Sixth Annual FARM FEST at Rising Meadow Farm
10am-4pm
Between Liberty and Climax, NC
See www.risingmeadow.com 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.
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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.
 
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There’s a movement among some Winston-Salem area folks called Guerilla Dining.   See the blog for more info and links: 

SUPPLEMENT BLOG <http://supplementws.blogspot.com/>
 
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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 cmatkin2@uncg.edu or on my cell 919-274-4632.
 
Thank you for your consideration,
Courtney Atkins

~Laurie O’Neill