In 2007, Slow Food NYC identified a need to recognize producers, purveyors, and artisans who contributed to the quality and sustainability of food consumed in New York City. Since then many Slow Food chapters across the country have adopted similar…

We are working hard to raise $2500 by September 1st so we can realize a match by Jack Johnson’s foundation. This money will be used to help fund the many programs and events we will offer in 2015. We know…

Get Informed about the Indy Rezone Project

If you haven’t heard, the city of Indianapolis is in the midst of revising its zoning ordinances. As described on the Indy Rezone website, a zoning ordinance has two parts – the text that outlines the ordinance and a map….

The fearsome Winter of 2014 is just a memory now, and the warm, humid Indiana summer has finally begun in earnest. I’m still waiting to see my first firefly, but the bees have been out in force. The bumble bees…

In the past couple of months I’ve celebrated Easter, Mother’s Day, and a birthday with some of my dearest friends — family, really — and I cooked for each occasion. Easter dinner was quite the affair, with a stunning pork…

The cover story of this month’s issue of Indianapolis Monthly is headlined as “Master the Homespun Life: The Ultimate Guide to the DIY Craze.” If you haven’t already read the article, it’s a fun rundown of local experts and resources…

If attendance at last weekend’s Grow Your Own Salad Garden class is any indicator, there’s no shortage of Slow Food fans with get-out-in-the-garden fever! Instructors Maggie Goeglein Hanna, Executive Director of Fall Creek Gardens, and Julie Iverson, Advanced Master Gardener,…

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and I yearn for colcannon. For those who aren’t familiar with this traditional Irish dish, it combines creamy, rich mashed potatoes with cooked cabbage or kale, and is often served with ham or bacon,…

Slow Food in Late Winter: Keeping It Real

Last week I wrote about canning, and preserving summer’s bounty for the winter. Boy, I sure wish I had some of that bounty in my pantry now (next year, right?). But I don’t and I admit that I’m on an…

To me, canning has always seemed to be the stuff of summer, something you do on those hot days when tomatoes and cucumbers magically multiply on every horizontal surface in your kitchen whenever your back is turned. At least, that’s…