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Slow Food International

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Class Alert! Learn to Roll Sushi, Break Down a Goat and More

    Sushi making seems like such a veiled art, deceptively simple magic. Every year, Mikiko Ando, executive sushi chef of Delica Sushi Bar, pulls back that secret curtain and hosts a series of three hands-on sushi masterclasses that explore various forms of rolls, nigiri, and sashimi and offer knife ski ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Culinary Pet Peeves: 5 Things We Hate About Local Restaurants

    Eating at a restaurant should ideally be a pleasure and a leisure pursuit, but little needling things sometimes get in the way, whether a service, management, or menu quirk. And if our huge palette of local restaurants have anything in common, it's quirkiness. What are your pet peeves about local r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Slow Food Reaches Out With Happy Hours

    Slow Sip Where: Jamber Wine Pub, 858 Folsom (at Fourth St.), 273-9192 When: Wed., Oct. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $5 (purchase in advance via Eventbrite) The rundown: Slow Food San Francisco has hit upon a pretty ingenious method for reaching out into the community in hopes of attracting volunteers. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Go Apple Crazy at Local Farmers' Markets

    As tomato season comes to an end and sweet potatoes and winter squashes usher us into the final months of the year, the modest and always-appealing apple is in full swing at your local Farmers Market. Because different varieties ripen at different stages in the season, the time for the early birds, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    This Weekend, Enjoy a Slow Beer at Golden Gate Park

    It looks like we're due for another sunny weekend, a perfect time to slooooow down a bit and spend an afternoon in Golden Gate Park. And while you're there, be sure to stop and smell the beer.On Saturday, the SF Brewer's Guild collaborates with Slow Food San Francisco to bring you a Slow Beer celebr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Golden Glass: Slow Food, Wine, and Free Tickets on Us

    ​ Hey, want to go to Slow Food's Golden Glass event? SFoodie has two tickets to award to the person who writes the best one-line description of a wine, real or imagined, in the comments section below. If you like Italian wines, you'll like the Golden Glass wine and food event, and we may even be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Slow Food's $5 Challenge Made Alice Waters Cry

    People are apparently quitting Slow Food USA over this.​On Chow.com this week, former SFoodie editor John Birdsall came out with a shocker of a story. Slow Food USA is losing members, upsetting core supporters, and laying off staff, Birdsall reports. Why? Because it's changing its focus to address ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    This Saturday: Slow Food Crab Feed

    ​What: 5th Annual Slow Crabs Dinner Where: Women's Building When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. Cost: $60 Slow Food members, $65 general admission The rundown: Roll in the start of Dungeness Crabs eating season with the folks at Slow Food San Francisco. The feed will be cooked by California Culina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Slow Food Finally Addresses Elitism Charges With $5 Challenge

    ​SFoodie was an enthusiastic member of Slow Food -- the Italy-based international organization dedicated to traditional foods and, well, everything that is the antithesis of Mickey D's -- for a couple of years back in the 1990s, before we grew tired of the San Francisco convivium's $80 prix-fixe d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Queen of the Sun: Stinging Bee Documentary Comes to the Roxie

    Queen of the Sun Filmmaker Screenings Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087 When: Fri., Mar. 25, 7 and 9 p.m. The rundown: On the screen, bees used to be only slightly less menacing than Chucky. Nowadays ― as colony collapse has gone from something thick-lensed culture ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    The Ferry Building is for (Bargain) Lovers

    bluemini/Flickr​Food From the Heart Where: Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero) When: Fri., Feb. 11, 5-8 p.m./ Sat., Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: Free entry, $2-$4 for wine and hors d'oeuvres The rundown: Eating at the Ferry Building is always a treat, but no one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Sustainable Artisans to Shine at Good Food Awards

    seedlingprojects/FlickrEntry in the poster contest for Seedling Projects' Good Food Month.​In August last year, Seedling Projects (it helped organize Slow Food Nation in 2008 and the S.F. Street Food Festival in 2010) announced an awards contest to recognize the top responsible artisan produce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Cooking with Italian Grandmothers Potluck

    ​Slow Food Potluck with Jessica Theroux Where: JAX Vineyards SF Loft, 334 Brannan (at Stanford) When: Sun., Jan. 16, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $15 plus a dish to share; includes olive oil tasting and one glass of wine with dinner The rundown: Cook like the nonna you always wanted to have for this pot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Slow Crab Festival Teams Up with S.F. Brewers Guild

    being1628/FlickrMerry Dungeness.​Northern California's Dungeness crab sport-fishing season opened last weekend. The commercial season launches next week, an occasion as momentous for San Franciscans as the first drift of cherry blossoms from the trees at Tokyo's Ueno Park. That means it's not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Best Practices for Being Authentically Slow Food

    ​But is it local?​Important: Slow food doesn't mean eating Snooki (or anyone else who is "slow" mentally). Besides, that shit is definitely NOT organic. Slow Food is an eating movement that counteracts fast food and fast life, and connects us with the Earth and its Magical Bounty. Basic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Dolores, Lamb Dumplings, and Fries On a Sandwich: This Week in Food Bloggery

    Lou BustamanteFrom Giordano's, with love.​Five highlights from the blog this week: 1. The Blue Bottle Dolores Park cart drama has ended with BB pulling out of the park and canceling its lease. John Birdsall's post-mortem post is a lovely elegy for a scene that could have been. 2. Catch up, foodist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Can Tech Tools Help Us Eat Better? Find Out at Free Ferry Building Event

    ​Wikia and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is at the helm of an all-day free food and tech event at the Ferry Building this Sunday. It'll seek to ask whether things like food blogs, websites, and smartphone apps can influence healthy food choices, with a panel discussion that includes Chow's Jan ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Slow Jams Arrives at Bi-Rite Today

    Philip Clark​A business cultivated in less than a year thanks to the SF Underground Market, various street-food parties, and most recently, the incubator kitchen at La Cocina, Slow Jams is celebrating its first retail customer today. Bi-Rite Market is now stocked with Slow Jams' local and org ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    We Evolved to Eat Processed Food. No, Really

    mooshee85/Flickr​Our favorite morsel from the Web. Historian Rachel Laudan has a prescription for eating better: Demand more industrial foods. Laudan's essay "In Praise of Fast Food" (it originally appeared under a different title in The Gastronomica Reader) feels as provocative in the Utne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Slow Food's Gravenstein Apple Promotion: Make a Pie, Save a Tree

    ​ To the people who know them, Gravenstein apples are pie apples. One of the first varieties to appear in the markets in late summer, they have a bright acidity and a gorgeous aroma that survives even after the apples have been baked or simmered for hours. There are currently 900 acres of Gravenst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Winemakers Pouring Into S.F. Next Month for Golden Glass

    Slow Food San FranciscoThe yearly Slow Food fundraiser attracts a crush of international winemakers.​Clear your calendar, Slow Food-slash-wine geeks: the Golden Glass is due next month. This is the seventh year for the swirl of sustainable grapes and noshes, the primary fundraiser for Slow Foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Can Technology Help Get Everybody Off the Corporate Food Grid?

    Frog DesignTech-driven urban ag systems could bring Slow Food within reach of everyone in a city.​It's the sort of question guaranteed to surface at every Slow Food showdown, dinner discussion series, and urban farming tutorial in town: How can we make local food accessible, affordable, and ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Slow Food S.F. Kicks Off Ingredient Series with Chile Tasting

    chasingbirds/Flickr​Masochistic chile-heads take note: On April 13, Slow Food San Francisco is kicking off a new series called ― rather unimaginatively ― Pantry Item Tastings. In this inaugural installment, the "item" at issue is the hot pepper. If you drown eggs in half-cups of Inner Beau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Tonight: Sustainability and Slow Seafood at Hayes Street Grill

    kewlio/Flickr​Slow Food San Francisco's Convivial Table ― called the Dinner Club back in the day ― gathers tonight at Hayes Street Grill. Expect a healthy serving of foodie chatter along with local, sustainable seafood. Tonight's event has proved so popular, organizers moved it to a larger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    This Weekend: Slow Food Potluck in Berkeley

    slowfoodusa.org​Slow Food Berkeley has planned its New Year's Potluck for this Saturday, Jan. 9, noon to 3 p.m. in the auditorium of Berkeley Adult School (1701 San Pablo at Francisco). RSVP your attendance, group size, and dish you will bring to events@slowfoodberkeley.com. While it is a free eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    2009 Alt Foodie Trend No. 4: Major DIY-ness

    Now till Dec. 31, SFoodie is counting down the city's top alternative food and restaurant trends of 2009 ― the ones you won't be reading about in the Chron. See also: No. 5: Profit Margins Crashed; No. 6: Beer Busted Out; No. 7: Twitter Ruled; No. 8: Sportin' Wood; No. 9: Street-Food Busts; No. 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Forget Christmas: Have You Started Your Terra Madre Shopping Yet?

    ​Just when you thought December was full up with holidays, turns out Thursday is Terra Madre Day. Say what? The Slow Food commemoration is dedicated to worldwide celebrations that, in the words of Slow Food itself, "raise awareness of the importance of 'eating locally.'" Full explanation here. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Weekend Planner: Slow Food SF's Annual Crab and Oyster Fest Hits This Saturday

    ​Saturday marks Slow Food San Francisco's third annual Slow Crab and Oyster Festival, 6-9 p.m. at Potrero Hill Neighborhood House (953 De Haro at Southern Heights). Live acoustic blues? Check. Fine wines and craft beers? Check. Local Dungeness and oysters? Double check. Tickets are $65 general ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    S.F. Library Hosts Slow Food Discussion, Followed by Slow Party at 18 Reasons

    slowfood sf/FlickrSlow Food San Francisco's Labor Day Eat-In at Civic Center.​Personalities on what organizers are calling both sides of Slow Food will participate in a panel tomorrow night at the S.F. Public Library's Koret Auditorium (100 Larkin at Grove). We can't guarantee sparks, but the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Wednesday's Tuscan Dinner at Chez Panisse One of 33 Celebrating Slow Food Book

    Welcome BooksAlice is all over it, big time.​Zagat Guides and Slow Food have organized 33 nationwide dinners -- collectively called A Slow Taste of Tuscany -- happening Wednesday to celebrate the publication of Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town (Welcome Books, $50) by Douglas Gayeton. The Petaluma a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Steep Yourself in Culture at La Cocina's Pickle-Making Class This Wednesday

    stumptownpanda/FlickrDills at the pickle pavilion from last year's Slow Food Nation festival.​Want to learn to make your own foodie host or hostess gift, while keeping a steady stash for your own cupboard? The history, science, and health of lacto-fermented foods ranging from sauerkraut to chu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Across the Country, Over the River, and Through the Woods for Some Painfully Slow Food

    Raphael Brion/EatMeDaily.comLocal food shows up in big portions. Stuff from far away, not so much.​Unless you're going to New York this weekend, you won't actually see this. All the same, it looks like something you'd enjoy. As part of Pioneers of Change, this month's festival of Dutch desig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    ​A choice morsel from the food blogs (and beyond). Loaves and feta: On SFGate, Leah Garchik recalls Monday's Civic Center Eat-In, Slow Food San Francisco's 400-strong Labor Day potluck. Garchik reports on the offerings at her table: orzo, white bean salad, green beans in tomato sauce, Vietnam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Slow Food Potluck Draws Hundreds to Civic Center on Labor Day

    mental.masala/FlickrThe Civic Center event was one of several in the city.​Slow Food San Francisco president Dava Guthmiller estimated about 400 people showed up at a potluck in Civic Center yesterday. The event was one of more than 300 Labor Day Eat-Ins organized by Slow Food USA, a kickoff t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Don't Kill Us for Saying, But Now's the Time to Order Your Thanksgiving Turkey

    Cobalt123/FlickrGruesome thought, isn't it?​It's that delicious moment when San Francisco summer starts for real. Who can think about Thanksgiving, with its scramble for pies, its making-nice-with-your-brother-the-Christian, its turkey, for chrissake. But this is the very moment to start thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    ​Canny: At Civil Eats, Anya Fernald opens up about Yes We Can, the series of communal preserve-a-thons at La Cocina. Fernald, director of last year's Slow Food Nation events and organizing force behind the upcoming Eat Real Festival in O-Town, is, ahem, canny about organizing around food. Who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Slow Food's Potrero Hill Potluck a Crunchy Alternative to Civic Center

    Common Vision/FlickrA community planting at the permaculture garden on Potrero.​Okay, so maybe you're thinking Slow Food's big Labor Day potluck in Civic Center sounds too urban. Well, a small-scale, altogether crunchier Eat-In is going down the same day on Petrero Hill. Up to 70 attendees are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Slow Food S.F. Gearing Up for Sprawling Labor Day Potluck in Civic Center

    sarahmroos/Flickr The Civic Center Eat-In harks back to last year's communal potluck in Dolores Park. ​Organizing a potluck can be headache-y -- you've got to do a lot of e-mailing to avoid ending up with a table crammed with hummus and Toll House. Imagine, then, what Dava Guthmiller is goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Bored? Learn How to Butcher a Goat or Ferment Stuff

    Claudine/FlickrCutting up a critter may not be as hard as you think.​Urban Kitchen SF has more workshops for DIYers with a Slow Food bent looking to try butchery, jam-making, or the increasingly on-fire kombucha. The classes are popular, so sign up ASAP to save a spot. Sliding scale pricing is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Are the Mission's New Street-Food Carts the True Heirs of Slow Food?

    J. Birdsall A serving from Adobo Hobo: Accessible and easy to like.It was a few minutes before 7:30 last Friday night, at an undisclosed location in the Mission. The patch of grass before us would soon coalesce into a de facto market of underground street food: Magic Curry, Adobo Hobo, Gobba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Documentary Tracks the Birth of the Modern Home-Grown Chicken Movement

    Mad City Chickens Mmm, chicken-y.The folks at Slow Food on Film continue to spread the local-farm-to-table word with a screening this weekend of the fascinating documentary Mad City Chickens at the Delancey Street Theater (600 Embarcadero at Brannan). The film tells the story of the so-called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Learn to Make Bacon, Granny Style, at Slow Food Workshop

    phil.lees/FlickrReally, are you in touch with meat?​A four-hour Slow Food bacon- and sausage-making workshop is happening this Saturday, August 8, from 1 to 5 p.m., in a private home in San Francisco. For twenty bucks and a bottle of vino (for sharing), the secrets of swine can be all yours at ... More >>

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    October 29, 2008
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    August 27, 2008
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    July 23, 2008
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