November 2015

Events Watch
Highlights of Upcoming Slow Food Sacramento Events:
Nov. 8 -Annual Harvest Dinner at Mulvaney's B & L. Unveiling this year's Snail of Approval awardees. 

Nov. 12 - Book Club reading Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller. More info.

Nov. 16 -  Meet Edie Mukiibi on his Good News From Africa Tour at our Fall Mixer, 6-8 p.m. at Magpie's Nido Cafe. More info.
Dec. 10 - Terra Madre Membership Meeting & Potluck, 6-8 p.m., Hart Senior Center. Free.

Jan. 17 - Meet Meat
Save the date! Our first ever Slow Meat event to be hosted by Chef Michael Touhy and Empress Tavern. 

Other Regional Events:

Nov. 20 - ECOS Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 6p.m. 24th Street Theatre,Sierra 2 Center. Slow FoodSacramento a sponsor. More info.

Dec. 2 - Olive Oil
Immersion6:30-8:30 p.m., Sac Natural Foods Coop. More info. 

Welcome to our newest Business Member: Elliott's Natural Foods.  Thank You for recognizing the importance of good, clean and fair food for all!

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Harvest Dinner Nov. 8

Annual Harvest Dinner
Nov. 8 from 5-9 p.m.
Mulvaney's B & L

Join Slow Food Sacramento at Mulvaney's B & L for our annual Harvest Dinner. Experience Mulvaney's hospitality and excellent food, while mingling with Slow Food members and guests. And you will feast on this scrumptious menu by chef Patrick Mulvaney:

Harvest Dinner 2015
Passed Apps on Arrival
A Panoply of Winter Greens and Roots
Preserved Tomato Vinaigrette
Acorn Oricchiette & House Cured Ham
Winter Squash ~ Fiscalini Cheddar
A Mess of Passmore Catfish
Grass Valley Hush Puppies
Smokey Diestel Turkey with Gravy
Quince ~ Full Belly Potatoes
Apple Hill Dumplings with Persimmon Cream

Slow Food Sacramento will present this year's Snail of Approval awards to ten local business owners whose work embodies the Slow Food principles of 
good, clean, and fair food for all. Join us Nov. 8 to salute this year's awardees.

Hook and Ladder, Formoli's Bistro, Mother, and The Press Bistro
Preservation & Co., Track 7 Brewing Company, and Two Rivers Cider Company
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op Community Learning Center & Cooking School

The Harvest Dinner is also your chance to help Slow Food Sacramento raise money toward our annual programs. We will be auctioning off seats to two upcoming chefs dinners to be held in private homes.
Members $65
Non-Members $75
No Tickets Sold At the Door
All Sales Final

Good News From Africa
Nov. 16

Meet Edie Mukiibi!
Nov. 16 from 6 - 8 p.m.
(1409 R St.)
Celebrate Fall While Raising Funds For Youth Gardens Here and Across the Globe!

Join us in welcoming Slow Food International Vice-President 
Edie Mukiibi from Uganda on the final leg of the Good News From Africa food sovereignty tour across America. Yes, Sacramento is one of six cities in the U.S. on his tour.

Hear inspiring stories of communities solving their own social & food crises by embracing small scale agriculture and youth/school gardens AND mingle with some amazing people who do this work everyday in our own community.
Your ticket purchase and donations will help raise funds for both Grant High School's GEO Environmental Science & Design Academy and a second Sacramento sister school garden in the 

Ticket includes: Seasonal appetizers by Magpie's Nido Cafe and 1 glass local beer or Ferrari Winery wine.

Please help us spread the word by inviting and sharing with your friends and colleagues!

Book Club - Nov. 12
Reading This Month:
Extra Virginity: The Submime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller

Book Club Meeting on Nov. 12 - RSVP Here
Location provided following RSVP

Tom Mueller has become the world's expert on olive oil and olive oil fraud. He writes of lax protection of fake and even toxic food passed off as olive oil. Not just an industry of deception, Mueller writes of the artisan producers, chefs and food activists associated with the olive oils that deserve the recognition of "extra virgin."

PLUS, We are happy to share a special opportunity to learn more about olive oil:

Olive Oil Immersion - Dec. 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Sacramento Natural Food Co-op Community Learning Center. 

Come learn from a naturopathic doctor why this fat is so healthy, and get an introduction to tasting and choosing the best oils from the experts at the California Olive Oil Council. Learn More and Sign Up. Special discount for Slow Food members, but open to all. 
Annual Membership & Potluck
Dec. 10

Terra Madre Membership Meeting & Potluck 
Dec. 10 from 6-8 p.m.
Hart Senior Center   
Chanowk Yisrael of 
Yisrael Family Urban Farms and Slow Food Sacramento Delegate to We Feed the Planet, Milan Italy.

Cost: FREE and open to all members (you're welcome to join at the meeting). Learn More and RSVP here.

ECOS Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Nov. 20 @ 6 p.m.  - 24th St. Theatre, 
Sierra 2 Center, Sacramento

Slow Food Sacramento is proud to be a sponsor of the 6th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival hosted by ECOS (Environmental Council of Sacramento). Enjoy informative short films on a host of environmental issues from California and around the world.

Governor's Report


Growing the Slow Food network - within the region and around the world!
This month shows how well connected Slow Food Sacramento is to the national and international movement that is Slow Food.
* I and other chapter members are headed to Mexico for the Slow Food California/Slow Food Mexico Ark of Taste Tour at the end of the week. We'll be posting to the Facebook page.
* The Good News from Africa Tour comes to Sacramento November 16-18.
November 16, Slow Food International Vice-President Edie Mukiibi will visit the GEO Academy at Grant High School, meet the students, and share insights with local school garden leaders. (See story above)  * November 17 takes Mukiibi to the Bay Area at the invitation of Alice Waters.  * November 18 Mukiibi will visit the California Legislature with Slow Food California Policy Committee Chair Brenda Ruiz. In the evening he will be a guest and make brief remarks at the inaugural Grantland Johnson Community Awards dinner hosted by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty in partnership with Congresswoman Doris Matsui, State Senator Richard Pan, the Sacramento Hunger Coalition, the Sacramento Housing Alliance, and Slow Food Sacramento.
* We Feed the Planet Slow Food Youth Network comes home. Chanowk Yisrael had a fantastic trip to Milan and is now connected up with friends - farmers, producers, fishers, chefs, and activists -- from all over the world. He even made the newspaper in Milan! Look for an article in Comstock's Magazine by Amber Stott, meet Chanowk at our Terra Madre Day annual meeting/potluck December 10 (where he will share his slide show), look for his Slow Food California newsletter article in early in 2016. And thank you again for helping us fund this fantastic representative of Slow Food Sacramento!
* Slow Fish - New Orleans March 10-13 Gateway to the Americas -
This first-ever Slow Fish event in the United States will include "Slow Fish Meet Slow Meat," a Boil & Boucherie in St. Bernard Parish. Sounds fishy, but industrialized meat and feed production is the biggest threat to the coastal wetlands that are critical to healthy, sustainable fisheries. New Orleans is where is all comes together (including in a huge dead zone where fish no longer live). An agenda, tours and talks connecting all of the Americas are being finalized. The site is the U.S. Mint Building and the French Quarter. Details, including housing and registration costs, coming soon. Plan to attend! Help us identify and fund delegates making a difference in sustainable fisheries.
Charity Kenyon
Slow Food USA Governor
Central Valley California Region &
International Councilor