Monday, November 30, 2009

Terra Madre Day Event

Thursday December 10th,
Slow Food Cincinnati will be hosting a locally based food reception to the Segoe Symposium on Smart Growth at the University of Cincinnati. It will feature a panel discussing the formation of a Food Policy Development group in Cincinnati, and then PhD Kami Pothukuchi will speak on her experiences with sustainable food systems in the SEED program in Detroit.

The event starts at 5:30PM, with our reception following the final speaker (probably around 7:30). We're planning on small bites and local wines. It will be held in the Niehoff Urban Studio just off campus at:
2728 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45219

The event is free, but please RSVP to:

Come and help us celebrate Terra Madre Day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanks Giving

Hey, just a quick post to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. I wanted to recognize it as one of the few really great American food traditions. It seems like the holidays are when all these great heritage recipes flood back to us, and we concentrate on the making of really good food and the enjoyment of that food with the people we love. That's what Slow Food is all about, but in all times beyond just the holidays.

Remember to keep it good, clean, and fair this thanksgiving, and show those local farmers some love. I'm thankful that we have a great community of citizens here in Cincinnati who care about their food and hope that we can become a solid partner in fostering our food connections in the area through the coming year.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Slow Food Miami

So we just found out that Miami University has a Slow Food chapter that is active now. Its exciting to see more people getting involved with and caring about food in the region.

Also a little short notice on our parts, but they are screening Food Inc. on Miami's Campus Thursday (tomorrow), November 19th. Here's the info:

Event: Showing of Food Inc
Time: 8pm, Thursday November 19, 2009
Place: Shideler 115 (on Miami's campus)
Cost: FREE and open to everyone
movie website: www.foodincmovie. com

So if you haven't seen the movie yet, or just wanted to get up to the Miami campus and talk food, this is a good chance.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Slow Food Update

Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to let everyone know that we are still around and actively planning if you are out there searching for us on the web. We are about to launch a new website and will keep you posted on when it will launch.

In the meantime we are planning a few more events. We are looking at hosting a Slow happy hour event to get all the members together and maybe one or two more planned events before the New Year. We are looking to create a local event based on the Terra Madre Day supported by Slow Food national, a day to celebrate local food (Dec. 10th) and the 20th anniversary of the Slow Food movement:

This is also coming off the back of our involvement in the first annual Farmers' Fair at the end of September, which was a big celebration of local food in Covington featuring farmers, chefs, demos, a petting zoo, and educational activities. Take a look at the photos and why you should join us again next year.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Slow Wine

When: April 16th starting at 5:30PM

Who: Slow Food Cincinnati

What: Happy Hour / Meet & Greet

Where: Tino Vino in Hyde Park

Why: To learn more about the Slow Food organization and our upcoming plans, and to get a tour of Tino Vino's facility and an overview of their winemaking process

Details: Please stop by the back room of Tino Vinos for our first Happy Hour / Meet and Greet event!  It will be a great opportunity to learn more about our organization, ask any question you may have and drink some great wine at the same time!  There will be light appetizers provided; a $5 donation is suggested to cover the cost of the food.

Hope to see you then!

The Slow Food Cincinnati team

Monday, March 16, 2009

Why would I join Slow Food?

The Slow Food movement is a reaction to a fast food lifestyle predominant in many modern cultures.
By choosing to become a part of the Slow Food movement, you are making a choice to be a co-producer rather than a consumer; an active, proactive and informed part of the food chain.

Your support is extremely important to our success. If you aren't currently a member of Slow Food, please join or renew your membership and join us in speaking up for a more sustainable future. Please visit Slow Food website

Benefits of being a member:

  • Discounts to Slow Food events

  • A personal membership card usable anywhere in the world

  • Four issues of the international magazine Slow Food Almanac

  • Four issues of the newsletter The Snail

  • The right to attend all events organized by the Slow Food movement around the world

  • Discounts on all Slow Food publications and merchandise
When you join Slow Food, your funds directly contribute to our movement to change the world. Your helping hand makes an enormous difference as we reach across cultures, continents and out to new people to educate the world about the Slow life.

Our economic crisis, our healthcare crisis, our environmental crisis, and our children’s health and education cannot be addressed without addressing the food we eat and the way it is produced.

Help us spread the word in Cincinnati!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Welcome to Slow Food Cincinnati!

Slow Food Cincinnati has hosted our first event – a free to the public maple syrup tour and tasting – and has several more being planned. Our focus at this time is on membership and we will begin to be seen more around town at local food gatherings. Please come up and meet us. Our goal is to offer our upcoming programs with a reduced or free admission to members only – just as a way of thanking people for becoming part of our group. I hear secrets to bread baking may be unlocked in April!

We have organized around a small board, but are always looking for more people who want to become involved. It is the perfect time to get in on the ground floor with Slow Food Cincinnati. Our next meeting is in early April – for volunteers -- and we’d love to have your support. There are many, many wonderful food projects we would like to get involved with and support as we have more people to participate. In addition, we are always willing to learn more about the projects you would like to champion as part of our group.