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February News: Upcoming Events!
  • School Garden Symposium: Feb. 27 & 28
  • Indian Cooking With Author Meera Klein

Read about these and more below....
Congratulations to  The Good Stuff (Sacramento owned and operated) for their 2016 Good Food Award in the Preserves category! The Good Food Awardspresented last month in San Francisco, celebrate tasty, authentic and responsibly produced foods. We are proud to call The Good Stuff a Snail of Approval business in the producer category.
Find Us At:
School Garden Symposium

Feb. 27 from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Luther Burbank High School, 3500 Florin Road

Before Feb. 15: $75 / After Feb. 15: $95

Co-Sponsored by Slow Food Sacramento's School Garden Coalition and Soil Born Farms

Network with like-minded teachers, parents, garden designers, community leaders, school garden coordinators, and others involved with helping kids make the connection between food, health and the environment. We are so excited to host Mary Ann Bash of Denver Public Schools and National School Garden Director Andrew Nowak who will present curriculum especially designed for English Learner educators, "Each One Teach One: No More Gap." Slow Food Sacramento board member Chef Brenda Ruiz will present "Developing Taste: English Acquisition Through Food." These and other exciting workshops, plenaries and hands on projects will prepare you to support your neighborhood school.Learn more and register here...

Slow Food U
Indian Cooking With Author Meera Klein
February 25 @ 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op Cooking School
$35 Slow food Members/ $45 General
Enjoy conversation, a cooking demonstration and (of course!) food tasting with local author Meera Klein. Her memoir My Mother's Kitchen is based on growing up in south India and the foods prepared by her mother for their family. This novel with recipes is the perfect way to learn more about life in India and everyday cooking techniques.
We are pleased to co-sponsor this cooking class with the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. You will learn about cooking from this region of India and taste foods prepared by Co-op chef Adam Lovelace. Read more...

Highlights of Recent Events
Thanks to our special donors and attendees at the Memories of the Slanted Door dinner held in December at the home of Kip and Jean Wiley. Wished you had been there for the tasty fun? Check out the photos and write-up prepared by Kip on the delectable foods he and his wife Jean prepared.
More tasty fun was had at our annual Terra Madre Membership & Potluck meeting on 
Dec. 10. Attendees brought delectable dishes to share, some incorporating Ark of Taste foods and all non-GMO. Chanowk Yisrael shared his experiences as our delegate to We Feed the Planet, the worldwide convening of young farmers, producers, fishers, chefs, and activists committed to a better food system. 
Our January book club meeting featured  Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen. Our lively book discussion was held while supping on several dishes featured in Von Bremzen's memoir of growing up in Soviet Russia before she emigrated to the U.S. in 1974. Thanks to Tatiana Morfas, native of Ukraine, for sharing her own memories of growing up in that part of the world. We welcomed two new food book aficionados Kelsey Maher and Glenda Marsh. 

2016 Advisory Board
Each year in December we elect our Advisory Board for the coming year. This year we added two new board members - Chef Michael Tuohy and Chanowk Yisrael. Michael is the Executive Chef/ General Manager for Legands Hospitality overseeing food operations for the Golden 1 Center. Chanowk is the founder of the Yisrael Family Urban Farm in Oak Park. See a complete list of our 2016 Advisory Board...

Governors Report
Slow Food USA has completed a strategic planning process and landed on the organization's national role of inspiring change to summarize how it will organize national activities and priorities. It will direct energy and resources to the three ways Slow Food is best suited to achieve the goal of inspiring change: through Gatherings, Campaigns, and Strategic Partnerships.
What else does this mean for local chapters like ours? The grassroots network remains the strength of Slow Food and source of most important ideas and work. Chapters will continue to lead from the roots, but Slow Food USA is determined to remove some of the bureaucracy from our plates.
Finally, look for the new Slow Food California newsletter coming to your inbox soon. You will learn more about activities organized on a statewide basis, including Ark of Taste and food policy.
Charity Kenyon
Slow Food USA Governor
Central Valley California Region & International Councilor

Check Out Our Website
Slow Food Sacramento welcomes you at the wide array of events and programs we host throughout the year. You can always find upcoming events by visiting There you will also find our list of Snail of Approval restaurants, producers and suppliers. Check out these businesses that align with the Slow Food mission and take the opportunity to patronize them. 

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