Slow Food Philadelphia

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.

January 6th, 2014



We hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday Slow Food style with family and friends. November was a busy month for us and we especially want to thank Brooklyn Brewery for hosting a week of events, the Reading Terminal Market and the Philadelphia chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier for co hosting a great Food Day event and Techniques Salon and Spa in Blackwood, South Jersey for providing a wonderful donation raised at their annual holiday event.

Looking to get more involved with the food movement?  I have decided to step down and am looking for a young visionary replacement to lead our local Philadelphia chapter of Slow Food.  We are also looking for volunteers for our Steering Committee.  With all that is happening in the food movement in our region here is an opportunity to get involved.  We work with many of great organizations, farmers and food producers, and restaurants so here is a great opportunity.  Interested people can inquire by e-mailing me at





Here are a few events you might be interested in attending.....
Vinitaly International and Slow Wine ,Collaborate, for the second year in a row, on the biggest day of the year for Italian wine tasting in the US.
 Where:  Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 
When: February 3rd, 2014 12:30 PM - 5 PM: Walk-Around Tasting
Registration is complimentary at:

4th Annual Beekeepers Guild Natural Beekeeping Symposium February 9, 2014  10 am - 4 pm is being held at William Penn Charter School on 3000 W. School House Lane, Philly 19144.  For more information and to reserve a seat go to their website


Join GMO Free PA & Brad's Raw Foods for a special Valentine's Day event on February 15th to learn about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the various impacts to our world, including your health, the environment and animals. Taste some delicious GMO free food from Cucina Verde as we demonstrate how to substitute your everyday pantry ingredients and cook safely with GMO free alternatives. Plus CSA and local businesses that operate a GMO free way of life will table their resources and provide plenty of additional information. Doors open at 9.30am to check in.  Program runs10am until 2pm. Address: 7034 Easton Rd, Pipersville, PA 18947. For additional information, you can contact us through our contact form:



Please consider being a member of Slow Food USA.  Your membership fee helps to support our National Programs and a portion of your membership fee is being returned to your local chapter. We ask that if you are currently not a member that you please consider joining and if your membership has expired, please consider renewing.  We thank you for your support.  Your tax deductible donation for membership is used for many projects all listed on the national website that includes school garden programs and the "Ark of Taste" preserving heirloom foods.

Buon Appetito!

Joseph Brandolo, President
Slow Food Philadelphia