Slow Food is a non-profit member supported International movement, founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
To finish up our year we have one more seminar on our schedule. This is truly a meat lover's feast and these farmers will be bringing some products to purchase so you can stock up for the holidays.
"Where's the Beef (and Pork and Lamb)?"December 14, 2011 7-9pm
Our friends at PASA (PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture) have assembled a panel of meat producers that will include Jessica Moore of Philadelphia CowShare sampling beef, Linda Geren, High View Farm sampling her lamb, and Dean Carlson, Wyebrook Farm sampling his pork.
If you are interested in stocking up your freezer, after the seminar there will be meat products for sale and as always a complimentary glass of wine will be served.
We recommend you reserve a seat by purchasing a ticket. Tickets are $20 per person and free parking is available. The classroom is located at 4100 Walnut Street and parking is at their main campus parking lot at 4207 Walnut Street.
Winter seminars starting in February will include:
Trey Flemming from Two Gander Farm - Beekeeping
Roberta Strickler from Daisy Flour partnering with Andrew Gerson of Strada Pasta
Fair Food - Heritage Breed Farm Animals
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The Slow Food movement came out of a deep respect for maintaining indigenous foods and food culture. Modernism has created a path that could erode the diversification and individual cultures around the world. In many ways food is at the heart of all culture and so food traditions must be maintained. It is important that we understand where our food comes from whether it be from local sources or in some cases from other parts of the world. Our Philly chapter is part of the Slow Food International movement and this year we have demonstrated our role by hosting Paolo Di Croce, our International Executive Director and also contributing to one of our International projects "A Thousand Gardens in Africa". In the upcoming year 2012 we will celebrate another Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto event in Torino, Italy in the fall. Locally we launched Snail of Approval that acknowledges local businesses in our region that we hope you will support. We are putting finishing touches on this local resource on our website. With this Mission in mind we want to help promote a movie showing.
Grid Magazine (Alex Mulcahy publisher of Grid was one of our delegates at our last Terra Madre in Italy) is partnering with Sustainable 19103 and the Office of Sustainability to view an excellent movie called The Economics of Happiness, which details the dangers of globalization and, the flip side, the joys of localization. We urge you to join us at The Church of the Holy Trinity. There will be light appetizers, beer and good conversation (BYO snacks & wine). Tickets are $5, click here to buy!
Date: January 12, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Church of the Holy Trinity, 2212 Spruce St.
Joseph Brandolo, President
Slow Food Philadelphia