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Slow Food Videos

Slow Food Chapter Profiles:

Slow Food Gainesville – Florida
This video was produced for the University of Florida to explain the Slow Food movement in Gainesville, which hopes to combat today’s push towards fast food, by asking people to produce their food organically and in a way that can sustain our environment.  Posted:  March 05, 2008  2,208 views



Slow Food Toronto – Ontario, Canada
The Slow Food concept was founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986, and celebrates the importance of connecting pleasure to food. Many of Toronto’s top chefs practice this idea, and encourage both visitors and locals to enjoy the region’s fine selection of fresh ingredients.  Join executive chefs Anne Yarymowich (Frank, Art Gallery of Ontario) and Teddy Corrado (C5, Royal Ontario Museum) as they discuss their approach to cooking in Canada.




The Slow Food Movement:

Slow Food Nation: An Evening with Carlo Petrini
An excerpt: From Fast Food Nation To Slow Food Nation, Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International, speaks to us about his revolutionary ideas.




People & Power: the Slow Food Movement
People & Power looks at the work of Carlo Petrini, an Italian journalist and food activist, whose organization,  Slow Food, is considered the culinary wing of the anti-globalization movement.  Produced by Al Jazeera.



The Mother of Slow Food: Alice Waters
Alice Waters has been preaching the virtues of cultivating fresh food for decades. As Lesley Stahl reports, this world-renowned chef and restaurateur hopes a slower approach to the food we eat will keeps us healthier and greener.  Produced by CBS 60 Minutes.




Slowing Down in the Fast New World
In an event sponsored by Visions and Voices, the University of Southern California’s arts and humanities initiative, on November 9, 2007, the USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy hosted a panel discussion titled “Slowing Down the Fast New World.” The panel, moderated by USC professor Gelya Frank, focused on how technology and a fast-paced lifestyle inhibit our mental and physical well-being. The panelists were Peter Whybrow, director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and author of American Mania: When More is Not Enough; Robert Gottlieb, director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College; Evan Kleiman, host of “Good Food” on KCRW 89.9 FM, founder of Slow Food Los Angeles and owner of local slow food movement eatery Angeli Caffe; and writer/photographer Paula Stoeke, executive director of the Sculpture Foundation. A picnic lunch catered by Angeli Caffe followed the discussion.



Slow Food School Garden – Carlo Petrini visit
Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini dedicates the Sanchez School Garden project. Produced by ABC News with Charles Gibson



*New* Fast Food Nation Trailer
Out in theaters November 17th.

A dramatic feature based on material from the incendiary book Fast Food Nation, a no-holds-barred exploration of the fast food industry that ultimately revealed the dark side of the “All American Meal.”  Produced by Fox Search Light Films.

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Slow Food Books

The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by : Michael Pollan

The Art of Simple Food by Alice Walters

The Art of Simple Food by : Alice Waters

What to Eat by Marion Nestle

What To Eat by : Marion Nestle

A Return to Common Sense by John Ikerd

A Return to Common Sense by : John Ikerd

This Organic Life:Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader by  Joan Dye Gussow

This Organic Life:Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader by : Joan Dye Gussow

In Defense of Food by  Michael Pollan

In Defense of Food by : Michael Pollan

Food Matters by  Mark Bittman
Food Matters by : Mark Bittman

The Botany of Desire by  Michael Pollan

The Botany of Desire by : Michael Pollan

Second Nature: A Gardner's Education by Michael Pollan

Second Nature: A Gardner’s Education by : Michael Pollan

Food Rules by  Michael Pollan

Food Rules by : Michael Pollan

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Eating Animals by : Jonathan Safran Foer

Recipe for America: Why Our Food System is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It by Jill Richardson

Recipe for America: Why Our Food System is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It by : Jill Richardson

The War on Bugs by Will Allen

The War on Bugs by : Will Allen

Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front by Joel Salatin

Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front by : Joel Salatin

Slow Food Nation:Why Our Food Should Be Good, Clean, And Fair by Carlo Petrini

 

Slow Food Nation:Why Our Food Should Be Good, Clean, And Fair by : Carlo Petrini

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No Farm, No Foul

No Farm, No Foul
Re-examining the farm to table movement
by Tracey Middlekauff @urbanitemdfood

• Farm to table generally means rusticity, authenticity, purity, and simplicity, but some chefs note that it stifles creativity and technique.
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June 23rd, 2012 “Summertime and the Sipping is Easy”

Summertime and the Sipping is Easy

The vineyard is calling…YOU and ALL YOUR FRIENDS to join PA Wine Society and Slowfood Harrisburg on Saturday, June 23rd at Waltz Vineyards in nearby Manheim, Pa for great wines, live music and mingling with friends old and new. It’s a party in a vineyard and the special price of just $20.00 makes it easy for you and all your friends to come join the party.
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Save the dates

We have been asked to post the dates of our events so that everyone knows what we are planning. The first is this year’s installment of the film series, which will be April 20 at the Green Center on HACC’s midtown campus.  The film being shown is Home, more details to come soon! 

The second event is our annual fall Meet the Producers dinner at HACC.  The date for that is Friday, September 28. This will be held at the Wildwood Conference Center. Stay tunes for detail on the menu.

 We are working on a couple fo other events for early Spring so please keep an eye out on this site.

 

 

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Harvest Fruits

Harvest Fruits: Meet the Producer Dinner

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm                                                                               Friday, September 23, 2011

Slow Food Harrisburg welcomes fall at its annual Meet the Producers dinner with a celebration of the fruits of the harvest. The reception and dinner will be held at 6:00 pm on September 23 at the Wildwood Conference Center, Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC).
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Current Food Policy Movies of Note

Film screenings and film-related events are always popular.  A recent leader call on planning & hosting an effective event turned up a bunch of questions about how to secure licenses, how much to charge, etc.  This thread will be a place to check in about current movie opportunities as well as a place to discuss the various logistics of planning a movie-related event. Continue reading

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Dickinson College 2011 Local Food Dinner

The Dickinson College 2011 Local Food Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th 2011 at 6pm!    This fund raising event supports our regional Buy Fresh, Buy Local campaign and is sure to tempt your taste buds!   We are excited to announce that this year’s local food dinner will host Anna Lappe, daughter of Frances Moore Lappe and international advocate on issues relating to “sustainability, food politics, globalization, and social change” as the evening keynote.Please join us for our annual celebration of food, farmers, and building community!  Continue reading

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Slow Food Harrisburg Film Fest

Slow Food Film FestivalFilmmaker Scott Hamilton (award winning director of OT: Our Town) brilliantly captures in a series of explosive and wrenching turns of events, the ways greedy developers, inept politicians and self-serving “community” leaders can run roughshod over the lives of working-class families fighting to save the largest urban farm in America: a 14-acre oasis in Los Angeles that was created in the wake of the 1992 LA riots. Continue reading

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Why Local Food Systems are an Opportunity for Industry

By Jess Halliday, reprinted from FoodNavigator.com and posted 07-Feb-2011

The food industry should not rage against the idea of professionalised local food systems, nor unleash its lobbying force to uproot them before their green shoots can reach maturity. Rather, it should explore ways to benefit from local foods and, in turn, foster their development. Continue reading

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James Minick Presentation March 15

The Blueberry Years coverJim Minick is an award-winning author of The Blueberry Years, a memoir about one of the mid-Atlantic’s first pick-your-own, certified-organic blueberry farms.  He will give an exclusive Slow Food Harrisburg dinner presentation at 6PM on Tuesday, March15 at Harvest Restaurant, Hershey.  Cost: $45 per person includes tax & gratuity; cash bar.  To make a reservation, call the Harvest Restaurant at 534-8800 and state that the reservation is for the Slow Food author presentation on March 15.   The deadline for reservations is March 12. Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Dinner & Entertainment

Chinese New YearHelp welcome in the Year of the Rabbit (a most auspicious year!) at  Slow Food Harrisburg’s 2nd annual Chinese New Year celebration. Enjoy delicious Chinese specialties, musical entertainment and good conversation.  The dinner will be hosted at the China Tea House, 610 Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg. This is a great event for the entire family. Last year’s event sold out, so reserve early! Continue reading

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Mushroom Class Offered Oct 23, 2010

Taming the ‘shroom: an introduction to mushroom collection, stewardship, and log-based production techniques

October 23 (10 AM- 3 PM) with one-hour lunch break (noon to 1 pm)

Market Square Presbyterian Church @ 20 South Second Street, Harrisburg, PA

$25 per person (min. of 15 people for the class and max of 50) – includes a light lunch.

Deadline to register is October 10, 2010.  For reservations or more information, contact Jennifer Briggs at 717-221-1125 or email to jenbriggs.  Checks should be made payable to Jennifer Briggs and mailed to 349 Oak Drive in New Cumberland, PA 17070.

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Are we getting what we pay for?

Americans love cheap food. We spend less of our incomes on food now than ever before. In 1949, we allotted 22% of our incomes to food. In 2009, that figure dropped to only 10% (about half of what the Japanese and French spend). Seems good until you correlate another set of statistics. Back in 1959, only 4% of children were overweight. Today that figure has climbed to 19%. In 1979, 28% of adults were overweight. Now it’s a shocking 64%.
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Slow Food Wine Dinner: Always Interesting; Always Well Prepared

By Ira Barrows

The Slow Food movement began in Italy in 1989. As the name implies, Slow Food is the antithesis of fast food and not merely in speed of delivery. Adherents to the Slow Food philosophy of which Carol and I are two, believe in locally grown and raised food and sustainable agriculture.

The Harrisburg Convivium sponsors many events, most notably semi-annual “Slow Suppers” at HACC, with the culinary students, under the chefs’ supervision, visit the producers, plan a menu which they then prepare and serve.
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Local Food Dinner March 27

Dickinson College presents its 2010 Local Food Dinner fundraiser for the South Central Buy Fresh/Buy Local campaign. There is an indoor farmers’ market from 3PM to 6PM. This is followed by the dinner starting at 6:30. The market will be held in Holland Union Building and is free to the public. The dinner will be held in the Social Hall of the Holland Union Building. Suggested donation is $15. To reserve your ticket, contact Jenn Halpin at 717.245.1251 or halpinj.

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Irwin Richman Presentation & Dinner

Slow Food Presentation, Irwin RichmanIrwin Richman is Director of Research and Development of the Heirloom Seed Project of the Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster.  He was a longtime Professor of American Studies and History at Penn State Harrisburg.  Penn State Alumni Magazine described Mr. Richman as the “Godfather of the Museum Profession in Central Pennsylvania,” since many of his former students have been placed in our regional museums.  A popular speaker, he is also the author of over 25 books. Continue reading

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Come join us!

Slow Food at Griggstown Quail Farm

Slow Food Harrisburg supports the following events:

Author presentations: Once a year we invite a nationally recognized author to speak about food issues or regional culinary traditions.

Film Fest: We sponsor showings of films on food policy, food heritage and the joy of eating good, clean and fair food.

Local farm tours: Generally held in the summer, these tours are designed to explore our local agricultural resources and support our local growers. The tours include special entrees to visit farms and local farm markets. The tours usually include lunch at a local restaurant that embodies the Slow

Food creed: local, fresh and organic.

Meet the Producer Dinners: Twice a year we sponsor a dinner at Harrisburg Area Community College’s Culinary Arts Department to showcase local foods. In return, the future chefs learn about the benefits of sourcing local, fresh products and witness the food cycle from field to fork.

Click here for a generic 2010 events calendar or click here for a listing of upcoming scheduled events. While Slow Food membership is not required to participate in our events, we encourage you to become a member. Go to Join to learn about becoming a member.

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Monsanto’s GMO Products to Blanket the Earth

Monsantos acreage growingThe Associated Press just uncovered a series of confidential commercial licensing agreements that give around 200 smaller companies the right to insert Monsanto’s genes (resistant to their Roundup herbicide) in their corn and soybean plants.

This means that Monsanto will OWN and CONTROL roughly 95 percent of all soybeans and 80 percent of all corn grown in the U.S. Monsanto is blocking competition in the seed industry, forcing farmers into growing genetically modified crops, and all the while increasing seed prices. Now, when farmers buy bags of seed from obscure brand names, they are paying for Monsanto’s seeds. To read the AP article, click here.
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Slow Food at 20: The Graceful Revolution

Reprint from The Financial Times, December 12, 2009 By Harry Eyres
Slow Food at 20I don’t often feel tempted to raise my hand in salute but I’m making an exception for the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Slow Food Manifesto in Paris in December 1989. This is a fraternal greeting to the inspired organisation which, at the tail end of the most violent century in history, provided the perfect antidote to that lamentable paean to speed, Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto of 1909. Slow Food has not merely mobilised the beneficent force of slowness (which can be surprisingly powerful, like the tree-men Ents in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings) but has also provided one of the bases for a new politics of food and environmental quality.
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