Slow Food Sacramento: Part of the worldwide network advocating for 
good, clean & fair food for all!

December News: Upcoming Events!
  • Terra Madre Annual Membership Meeting & Potluck - Dec. 10
  • Book Club: Jan. 14 - Reading Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya Von Bremen
  • Meet Meat! - Jan. 17 at Empress Tavern - Learn the meaning and taste of Slow Meat -- Better Meat, Less 

Read about these and more below....
Learn how you can become involved in our chapter at our annual 
Terra Madre Membership and Potluck meeting on Dec. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hart Senior Center. 
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Terra Madre Annual Membership Meeting & Potluck

Dec. 10 from 6-8 p.m. 
Hart Senior Center (915 27th Street, Midtown Sacramento)

Free to Members (You can join at the meeting): RSVP Here

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Slow Food Sacramento invites its members to celebrate Terra Madre Day by participating in our Annual Slow Food Sacramento Membership Meeting and Potluck. Again this year, we are celebrating Ark of Taste foods, an important opportunity to protect local foods and food traditions. Bring your dish and enjoy this communal meal!

Slow Food Sacramento hosts its annual meeting on Terra Madre Day. We have a potluck challenge: GMO-free dishes made with Ark of Taste ingredients. We'll be hearing from Chanowk Yisrael, our We Feed the Planet delegate and from board member Lisa Frank about the first Slow Food California Slow Food Mexico tour, which has just finished. And we'll review our meetings with Edie Mukiibi at the conclusion of his Good News from Africa Food Sovereignty tour. Read More...

Let's Not Eat Up Our Planet!

Sign and share Slow Food International's call for food to have a central role in the upcoming climate talks in Paris Nov. 30 - Dec. 11, 2015. 
After more than 20 years of failed debate, mediation and forums, the Paris conference (COP21) will attempt to broker a binding, universal agreement for the first time. In the 54 pages of the text of the negotiations, however, the term "agriculture" does not appear once. Slow Food believes this is a serious omission. This is why Slow Food is directing the appeal Let's not Eat Up Our Planet! Fight Climate Change! to the representatives of the nations and international organizations gathered in Paris, in the hope that agriculture is placed at the center of the debate. Sign the  Slow Food International Petition and use these digital resources to help spread the word. 

Meet Meat! 
A Slow Meat Event
Jan. 17 from 2-6 p.m.
Empress Tavern

Meet Meat! - A pop-up party connecting different types of meat products to consumers. Following up on the Denver Slow Meat conference earlier this year, Slow Food Sacramento is bringing the discussion of Better Meat, Less to Sacramento with the help of local chefs and butchers. Several local butchers will be demonstrating butchery and meat cuts. Several local chefs will be cooking up tastes morsels of different meats. There might even be a meat dessert!

Chefs Michael Thiemann and Matt Masera of the Empress Tavern/Mother restaurants will be our hosts at the Empress Tavern on K Street (below the Crest Theater).

Chef Michael Tuohy, Slow Food Sacramento's delegate to the Slow Meat conference, will be overseeing the activities. Read more...

Book Club - Jan 14 @ 6:30 p.m.

Join us for the next Slow Food Book Club meeting when we discuss Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing by Anya Von Bremzen. Meet with like minded Slow Food readers to enjoy a potluck of book-themed dishes and a lively discussion. Read more...

RSVP to attend and get information on location. 

Sacramento Finishes Off Good News From Africa Tour By
Edie Mukiibi

The Good News from Africa Tour wrapped up in Sacramento Nov. 15-19. Some of you were able to join us for the mixer at Nido and now know why we were so proud to host Slow Food International Vice-President Edie Mukiibi on his first-ever trip to California and last stop on the Good News From Africa Food Sovereignty Tour. The next day we toured the Edible Schoolyard and lunched with 
International Vice-President Alice Waters at Chez Panisse. Brenda Ruiz and Slow Food California President Tiffany Nurrenbern hosted Edie in the Bay Area for a combination of urban gardening, cable cars, and the Golden Gate Bridge. 

On his last day, Brenda arranged meetings with legislative staff, the Governor's Office, and the Department of Food & Agriculture. That evening Edie spoke at the inaugural Grantland Johnson Community Awards ceremony. He told the gathering he was amazed to learn during his tour of the pervasiveness of homelessness and hunger in the United States. Everyone who interacted with Edie during these three short days learned and was inspired.
Ten Snail Awardees Honored at 
Harvest Dinner

Slow Food aficionados joined together for a hearty Harvest Dinner at Mulvaney's B & L last month when ten new awardees were bestowed with our chapter's Snail of Approval. 

Awardees, including Ryan and Jeanna of Track 7 Brewing Company (pictured here) were saluted at the dinner for offering menu items and products in line with Slow Food's misison of good, clean & fair food for all! Four restaurants (Hook and Ladder, Formoli's Bistro, Mother, and The Press Bistro were added to our existing roster of restaurants featuring locally grown, seasonal and sustainably raised foods. In addition three producers (Preservation & Co, Track 7 Brewing Company, and Two Rivers Cider Company) and three Supporters (Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, and the Sacramento Co-op Community Learning Center & Cooking School) were honored with a Snail of Approval. 

For a complete look at the 35 restaurants, 20 Producers and 10 Supporters on our Snail of Approval list, visit This holiday season, please consider gift certificates or products from these notable Slow Food Sacramento approved establishments.
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