May 2015

Events Watch

Highlights of Upcoming Slow Food Sacramento Events:


May 14 - Book Club
The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food by Thomas McNamee

May 19 - Chenin Blanc Wine Tasting at Revolution Wines, 4-6 p.m.

Sept. 12 - Farm to Every Fork, Trinity Cathedral, 5-8 p.m.


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Slow Food Sacramento Website where you can find all our news, events, photos, and more! 



Other Regional Events


May 7 - Food-Cycle Celebration, Freemont Park (Midtown), 5-8 p.m. FREE - For families to learn about composting and completing the food loop.


May 17 - Day on the Farm - at Soil Born Farms, American River Ranch location, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. FREE. Fun family festival with farm tours, kids's activities, celebration of farm grown foods.


May 23 - Grabishfarm National Heritage Livestock Breeds Day,

10 a.m.-4p.m.; learn about heritge breeds on a working farm; families welcome. FREE 
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Big Day of Giving - May 5th



Slow Food Sacramento Welcomes 

Your Donation In Any Amount


Big Day of Giving


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One Day Only - May 5th


We are asking for your support on the
BIG Day of Giving this year from midnight to midnight on May 5, 2015. For those 24 hours, tax deductible, online donations will be accepted to further our initiatives. With your help, we will continue to promote the Slow Food way by encouraging food that is:


GOOD (authentic and real food from mother nature); CLEAN (locally and sustainable grown in a way that does not harm your body or the earth), and; FAIR (the grower, producer and consumer share in fair wages and pricing). Last year we hosted 30 events and we are on track to do the same again this year. You can look to us for:
  • Farm to Every Fork, an annual feast of local urban agriculture to raise awareness and money for the food insecure.We are earmarking all Big Day of Giving donations toward this special event!
  • School Garden Coalition to promote edible school yard gardens for science and culinary education. 
  • Policy Advocacy supporting urban ag and small, sustainable food producers at local, state, and national levels.
  • The region's only Snail of Approval program, a trusted guide to restaurants, producers and supporters following the Slow Food mission. 
  • Mixers and Dining opportunities at Snail of Approval restaurants; Cooking Classes and Tours through Slow Food U; our Slow Food Book Club focusing on food releated books; special membership opportunies like our Terre Madre annual potluck dinner.

All of these add up to our recognition that we are what we eat and how we grow and produce our food matters greatly. It's our aim to promote gastronomic culture, develop taste education, conserve agricultural diversity, protect traditional food at risk of extinction and support school garden projects. 


Your Donation Is Kindly Appreciated!


Chenin Blanc Wine Tasting
May 19


May 19 


Clarksburg Chenin Blanc Tasting


Revolution Wines

2831 S Street, Sacramento


Industry Tasting 2 - 4 p.m.

Public Tasting 4 - 6 p.m.


$15 donation requested

Join Slow Food Sacramento and the Green Restaurants Alliance of Sacramento (GRAS) for our 3rd annual celebration and collaboration of our regional rock star grape - Chenin Blanc.

Clarksburg has the distinction of being one of the top three places in the world to grown the Chenin Blanc grape. So if the Loire Valley or South Africa are not in your plans for May, come to Revolution Wines to taste this local gem on May 19.

Gerald Asher of Gourmet magazine once wrote, "it's the right grape in the right place." And local gastronome Darrell Corti has proclaimed that "Chenin Blanc loves rich Delta soil."

Garden Party 
With Edie Mukiibi - June 1

Meet International Councillor Edie Mukiibi
June 1st from 5 - 7 p.m. Garden Party
Grant Union High School - 1221 South Ave.


 Welcome another International Councilor to Sacramento! 

Join us in welcoming Edie Mukiibi, Slow Food International Vice-President, to Sacramento for a Garden Party at the GEO Academy at Grant High School. You'll learn more about Slow Food 10,000 Gardens in Africa  project protecting biodiversity across the continent in thousands of small, mostly school, gardens. The project is one of the best answers to those questions: Why Slow Food? What does Slow Food do? The opportunity to hear from and speak with Edie is not to be missed. It's a long way from Uganda, but the students on both continents are already connected! Help us support and broaden these connections.

Who's Invited:
Slow Food leaders and members from the Central Valley 
School garden advocates and practicitioners
Advocates for urban gardening
Elected officials who support good, clean, and fair food for all Read More...



Farm To Every Fork - Sept. 12

Sept. 12 is the second annual Farm to Every Fork.

Our dinner was a huge success last year and is featured in the current national Slow Food magazine, SLOW. We hope you will join us in making this year's event an equal success in broadening the coalition working to end hunger and homelessness in our region. Here's the link for tickets and sponsorships .

Photo by Mapurunga Photography   


Governor's Report



Watch your email for a Slow Food USA call to action! Slow Food USA and Slow Food California support the proposed new dietary guidelines that take into consideration environmental as well as human health. (Better meat, less - it's as though the FDA were following the lead of Slow Meat). Please follow the instructions and submit your personalized comments by the deadline, May 8!


And check out the new issue of SLOW - it features our Sept. 12  Farm to Every Fork event as well as the Slow Food California/Slow Food Mexico Ark of Taste Tour in October. And calls out Slow Food California as a "super chapter." It's you, it's us, it's Slow Food advocating for good, clean, and fair food for all. And Slow Food Sacramento leads the way in all respects. Thank you for all you do!


Charity Kenyon, Slow Food USA Governor Central Valley of California, Pacific Region

International Councilor 



Book Club - May 14


Reading This Month:


The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food 


By Thomas McNamee 


May 14 @ 6 p.m. 


To RSVP for the book club meeting, contact Kathleen at At that time you will be provided the meeting location. 

Check our website for our new books, just selected by our reader poll, to be read over the next year. 


Slow Food Sacramento 
April Highlights 

April Highlights: 

                Danish Traditions With A Twist

On April 6 the Danish Consulate generously welcomed 40 Slow Food U "students" to their offices on Capitol Mall for hønsesalat, savory æbleskiver, rugbrød lagkage and more. Slow Food International

Councilor and prolific cookbook author Katrine Klinken prepared the treats and Professor Ken Albala, noted food historian and professor at University of the Pacific, moderated a lively discussion of the state of food in the country with the highest per capita consumption of organic food and home to the world's best restaurant. Want to try those (translated) recipes? email


                    Kingbird Farms Spring Fete

On April 18, a group of Slow Food Sacramento's twenty most loyal supporters enjoyed a spring dinner at Kingbird Farms prepared by School Garden and Youth Projects Director Chef Brenda Ruiz with able support by sous chefs Kathleen Albiani and Lisa Frank. Farm tours, spring lamb, fresh vegetables and eggs, a to-die-for polenta and olive oil cake, and friends - a memorable feast was had.