Shuck It: Oyster Education with Bryan Rackley of Kimball House & Watchman’s
Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Shuck It: Oyster Education with Bryan Rackley of Kimball House & Watchman’s

Join Slow Food Atlanta for our next education series event with oyster wrangler, Bryan Rackley, a partner of Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits. This event is ideal for guests who are either new to oysters or those who already love them, and are eager to deepen their knowledge about them. Oyster Education & Tasting Tickets are available HERE 

About The Event

  • Watchman’s Bryan Rackley will take guests on a “deep dive” tour behind all things oysters, from their role in sustainability as a food source to the important work being done by Oyster South in the growing industry.

  • After a detailed talk, guests will be treated to a guided tasting of 5 oysters from different parts of the United States, along with 3 alcoholic beverages.

The Nitty Gritty

  • Must be 21 or older (sorry kiddos!)

  • Member price $25 and non-Member price $40.

  • Only 25 spots available for this private tour for Slow Food For Thought

  • This Slow Food For Thought event is a Fundraiser for Oyster South, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit advancing oyster aquaculture from the Southern U.S. All funds collected will be presented to Oyster South for the Seed Bank Project.

Tickets are available HERE 

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Slow Food ATL Book Club // The Tenth Muse by Judith Jones
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Slow Food ATL Book Club // The Tenth Muse by Judith Jones

Living in Paris after World War II, Jones broke free of bland American food and reveled in everyday French culinary delights. On returning to the States she published Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The rest is publishing and gastronomic history. A new world now opened up to Jones as she discovered, with her husband Evan, the delights of American food, publishing some of the premier culinary luminaries of the twentieth century: from Julia Child, James Beard, and M.F.K. Fisher to Claudia Roden, Edna Lewis, and Lidia Bastianich. Here also are fifty of Jones's favorite recipes collected over a lifetime of cooking-each with its own story and special tips. The Tenth Muse is an absolutely charming memoir by a woman who was present at the creation of the American food revolution and played a pivotal role in shaping it.

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Slow Food 101 Training
Nov
16
3:00 PM15:00

Slow Food 101 Training

Would you like to attend a Slow Food 101 Training? 

In this training you will receive a thorough introduction to Slow Food.

Slow Food Atlanta is a non-profit organization, led entirely by volunteers. In a Slow Food 101 training, the history and mission of Slow Food are discussed. Then, the initiatives of Slow Food International, Slow Food U.S.A. and Slow Food Atlanta are shared and discussed. Current and upcoming opportunities to volunteer for the Slow Food Atlanta initiatives will be available. All participants receive a Slow Food Atlanta Ambassador name tag when they attend a Slow Food 101 training.

To register or questions: email slowfoodatl@gmail.com  Subject: Slow Food 101

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Slow Food Atlanta's 13th Annual Ice Cream Social
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

Slow Food Atlanta's 13th Annual Ice Cream Social

On Saturday, August 24th, 1:00 - 2:30pm, the 13th annual mouth-watering Ice Cream Social, has local chefs and ambitious amateurs - all partnering with local farmers and working together to create unique and flavorful ice cream. Chefs + Farmers = Better Together.

Advance Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children (5 & over) and include an all-access pass to each and every flavor! Kids 4 and under are free. This event is open to everyone - so bring a spoon and enjoy good, old-fashioned summertime fun! Kid Friendly!

What will the flavors be? You'll have to wait until Saturday, August 24th. Be ready to vote for your favorite flavor! 

This event always sells out, so get your tickets today HERE

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Booze in Style: Old Fourth Distillery  Private Tour & Tasting
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

Booze in Style: Old Fourth Distillery Private Tour & Tasting

Join Slow Food Atlanta for our Slow Food for Thought: Foodways Education Series 2019 Event at Old Fourth Distillery!

About Old Fourth Distillery Private TOUR

Join SLOW FOOD ATLANTA at Old Fourth Distillery, and get an in-depth look at how Old Fourth Distillery’s craft spirits are made. Your Ticket to the special Slow Food For Thought tour of Old Fourth Distillery is where you will learn the history, process, and flavors behind Atlanta’s first distillery since 1906.

The Old Fourth Team will walk you through the distillation process on their custom-built Carl Pot Still, followed by a detailed lesson on fermentation, then take a look at their hand bottling process, and finally enjoy a tasting of some of the finest spirits Old Fourth Distillery offers. The tour lasts between 45 and 60 minutes.

Tours end in the tasting room, where you will get to sample their four award-winning spirits or a cocktail.

Tickets are available HERE

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Slow Food ATL Book Club // The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty
Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

Slow Food ATL Book Club // The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty

Need some help choosing your summer reading? We got ya covered! The Slow Food Atlanta Book Club invites you to join us on Monday June 17th, 2019 to celebrate good, clean and fair food with a discussion on the best-selling book, The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty.

If you don't make it through the book, no worries, join us anyway! Our intention for gathering is to create community and space to discuss how good, clean and fair food affects us all. Please bring a drink or dish to share. To celebrate the hot, southern summer and the heart of the book, let's shoot to bring some good ole' Southern dishes. We will send an email the Friday before the event announcing the address. 

Register Here! 

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Sourdough 101: You Knead This- At Root Baking Co.
Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

Sourdough 101: You Knead This- At Root Baking Co.

Sorry We’re SOLD OUT - Sourdough 101: You Knead This- At Root Baking Co.

Sun, April 28, 2019 - 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

Join us for our Slow Food for Thought: Foodways Education Series 2019 Kick-off Event, with Master Baker Chris Wilkins of Root Baking Co.

Root Baking Co. will host a small group of ultra-beginners* at the bakery to learn how to bake at home with sourdough starter. Chris will cover how to train up a lively starter from scratch, how to mix, ferment, shape, and bake your own loaf and how to best utilize your home oven to produce crusty, delicious results. Root Baking Co. will provide drinks and snacks from their kitchen. This exclusive Slow Food Atlanta experience has limited class size to maximize hands-on bench time with the lovely bakers!

You will take home:

  • A fresh loaf of sourdough that you've made!

  • A bit of active starter to keep you baking at home

  • Freshly milled whole wheat flour to feed your starter

  • Information packet including helpful tips and notes from the class

  • Replicable formula for homemade country sourdough bread

*This class is intended for folks who have little-to-no experience with naturally leavened baking. This class will cover all basics to build a confident foundation upon which you can explore later, in more advanced classes that Root Baking Co. will offer in forthcoming months! PLEASE NOTE: PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 16 AND OLDER*

This one is sure to fill up fast, so don't miss it!

Members can attend for only $60 a person. Not a member? Not a problem! Feel free to join us for $100 or go ahead and become a member at www.slowfoodatlanta.org/become-a-member and attend for the reduced rate. (Remember: if you're thinking of joining us for two events this year, your membership pays for itself!!)

Tickets are available HERE

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Book Club Meeting - April 15, 2019
Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club Meeting - April 15, 2019

Please join us Monday, April 15, as we gather to discuss Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste by Luke Barr. Luke Barr's narrative of his Great Aunt's time in Provence with some of the greatest food thought leaders in America is as delightful as it is enlightening. Even if you don’t make it through the book, we would love for you to join us for conversation! Tap into the spirit of "American Taste" and bring a wine, dish, or nibble to share. We all know Slow Food members make us proud when there is food and drink involved, so don’t miss this delicious and insightful night!

Register here! Slow Food Book Club coordinators will reach out to registrants with location information at least a week before the meeting.

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A Talk with Author Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm's "Farming While Black"
Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

A Talk with Author Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm's "Farming While Black"

  • Spelman College - Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Academic Center Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Due to Heavy Demand A Second Viewing Option is Now Available

We have added an Overflow Viewing Room with 120 seats on site. The gathering with Leah Penniman will be live video Simulcast on 4 screens in the lower level Conference Room. Get Your Tickets HERE

Join us for a gathering with Author Leah Penniman, Soul Fire Farm's Founding Co-Director & Program Manager. Leah Penniman will be discussing her book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation of the Land.

Leah Penniman will share the stage with Naima Penniman of Climbing Poetree, followed by a panel discussion with Local Black Farmers moderated by Dr. Ashante Reece of the Spelman College Food Studies Program.  A Book signing will follow the panel discussion. Books will be available to purchase at the event.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to reserve a place HERE.

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Book Club Meeting - February 18, 2019
Feb
18
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club Meeting - February 18, 2019

Please join us Monday, February 18, as we gather to discuss The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber.  We will let Dan Barber recalibrate us in the New Year to think more deeply about our food and where it comes from. Even if you don’t make it through the book, we would love for you to join us for conversation!  Tap into the farm to table spirit and bring a wine, dish, or nibble to share.  We all know Slow Food members make us proud when there is food and drink involved, so don’t miss this delicious and insightful night! 

Register here! Slow Food Book Club coordinators will reach out to registrants with location information at least a week before the meeting.

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SOLD OUT!!!               Wasted! The Story Of Food Waste
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT!!! Wasted! The Story Of Food Waste

Sorry, this event is SOLD OUT!
A Reel Ruminations Event of the Emory Food Studies & Ethics Program

Thursday, January 24, 2019

6:00 pm         Pre-Film Food Tasting

6:30 pm         Film Screening     

8:00 pm         Panel Discussion 

The Center for Ethics, in conjunction with Slow Food Atlanta, invites you to a free screening of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste. A pre-film food tasting will showcase plates from Miller Union and Wrecking Bar, and a discussion with an illustrious panel will follow the screening.

Narrated by executive producer Anthony Bourdain, WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it directly contributes to climate change. Regional cuisine and food preparation was often a key aspect of his series Parts Unknown. Bourdain was passionate about the problem of food waste. He said, “It’s obscene that we’re dumping knowingly, or through neglect, 40% of our total food production straight into the  garbage.”  While he was reluctant to be viewed as an advocate or an activist, he said in the film “I’m pretty sure about this. This is not good. Waste is bad. We can all agree on that.”

This event is the first in a series called “Reel Ruminations,” presented by Emory’s nascent Food Studies & Ethics Program. Jonathan K. Crane, Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar of Bioethics and Jewish Thought at the Emory Center for Ethics, believes that “Communities and corporations are actively seeking the next generation of creative, ethically-knowledgeable, data-capable, health-minded, sustainability-concerned innovators and leaders.” The Food Studies & Ethics Program seeks to give students the tools to become these innovators and leaders via a multidisciplinary study of the  theoretical and practical, communal and individual, social and biomedical aspects of food and eating.

The screening is made possible by Slow Food Atlanta and Steven Satterfield, James Beard Award winning chef and co-founder of Miller Union. Says Satterfield, “Food waste is an problem that we can all help solve. This film not only brings the issue to light, but provides inspiration as to how we, as individuals, can work to waste less food.”  

A post-film panel discussion will feature: 

  • Steven Satterfield, a James Beard award-winning chef, is the executive chef and co-owner of Miller Union, a celebrated, seasonally-driven restaurant located in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood.

  • Robert del Bueno is managing partner of Southern Green Industries, a biofuel feedstock processor and provider.

  • Jasmine Crowe, the founder of Goodr—an app that fights hunger through addressing food waste management.

  • David Paull, co-founder of CompostNow, has been an entrepreneur in the composting industry for the past 7 years, running a compost collection service as well as working on the sides of processing and regulatory change in Atlanta.

  • Michelle Wiseman/Natasha Dyer, City of Atlanta, Office of Resilience

  • Jonathan K. Crane, Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar of Bioethics and Jewish Thought at Emory University’s Center for Ethics  


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Dec
17
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club Meeting - December 2018

Since the holidays can get crazy, we have decided to forgo a dedicated book for this month. We ask that you bring an excerpt from a book, a poem, piece of art or anything else that stirs your slow food soul and share it with the group. This is just a time to gather with one another, cheers to some good wine and enjoy being with people who all want to see more good, clean + fair food in their communities.

Register here so we know you are joining us!

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2018 Terra Madre Day Potluck
Dec
10
6:30 PM18:30

2018 Terra Madre Day Potluck

Join Slow Food Atlanta for a Terra Madre Day Potluck on Monday, December 10th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Terra Madre Day is an international holiday where Slow Food Chapters around the world come together to share a meal and celebrate local eating, food traditions, agricultural diversity and sustainable food production. Tickets are HERE.

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Oct
29
6:30 PM18:30

Book Club Meeting

Please join us Monday, October 22 as we gather to discuss French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew by Peter Mayle.  We expect this to be a light and breezy read, but even if you don’t make it through the book, we would love for you to join us for conversation!  Tap into the French spirit and bring a French wine, dish, or nibble to share.  We all know Slow Food members make us proud when there is food and drink involved, so don’t miss this delicious and insightful night! 

Register here. Slow Food Book Club coordinators will reach out to registrants with location information at least a week before the meeting.

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Taste of Terra Madre Dinner
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Taste of Terra Madre Dinner

It will be an extraordinary and intimate night, as Andrew Cacioppo of Brezza Cucina, Jamie Adams of Il Giallo Osteria & Bar, Jessica Gamble of KR SteakBar and Michael Patrick of Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante work together in collaboration on a multi-course, family-style dinner to benefit Slow Food Atlanta’s 2018 Terra Madre Sponsored Delegates. A vegetarian option dinner is available. Local Farmers attending the international gathering of Terra Madre in Turin, Italy, will provide select produce for the dinner.

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2018 Annual Meeting & Potluck
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

2018 Annual Meeting & Potluck

Join Slow Food Atlanta for our 2018 Annual Meeting & Potluck to celebrate community.

We'll be gathering on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 2:00pm-5:00pm at the headquarters of Beautiful Briny Sea for an unforgettable Potluck to enjoy our community, see old friends, make new friends and learn about our exciting programs for 2018. 

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Slow Food Terra Madre Potluck
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

Slow Food Terra Madre Potluck

Join Slow Food Atlanta for a local Potluck in celebration of the annual Terra Madre Day to promote the diversity of food traditions and production.  Join us and take an active part in expressing our love for the planet and a desire to defend the future for the next generations.

Five Seasons Brewery Westside (Cellar Bar) is our host. Each of us will be bringing a dish to share with all attendees. Beverages will be cash bar. Sign up to attend and select the dish type you will be bringing. If you're interested in volunteering as well, click here.

We will be hearing from several of our own US Delegates who attended Terra Madre Salone del Gusto US in Turin, Italy in September.

So, come spend your Sunday afternoon with Slow Food Atlanta to celebrate good, clean, fair food for all, discuss the relevance of biodiversity to build a better future, and spread the word through our extensive network of global supporters!

We ask you to include the hashtags #terramadre2017 in your posts to help spread the word about Terra Madre.

About Terra Madre Day

Since 2009, each year on Slow Food’s anniversary, food communities and Slow Food convivia all around the world celebrate local eating, agricultural biodiversity and sustainable food production. Celebrations take shape with hundreds of events ranging from collective meals, fundraisers, community festivals, protests, workshops for children, excursions to producers, and much more. It’s our way of demonstrating diversity and Slow Food’s philosophy of good, clean and fair food to communities, the media and decision makers.

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Slow Food Atlanta Movie Night
Oct
1
4:00 PM16:00

Slow Food Atlanta Movie Night

Join us for a screening of Asparagus! Stalking the American Life. This film shines a spotlight on Oceana County Michigan, the self proclaimed asparagus capital of the world.  Directed by Kirsten Kelly and Anne de Mare, this cinematic experience shows how a small town takes on the war on drugs, free trade and fast food in order to maintain their livelihood.  

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Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Slow Food 101/ Ambassador/ Docent Training

Do you want to know more about Slow Food's history and mission? Would you like to learn about professional volunteer skills and positions in Slow Food Atlanta? How much fun would it be to take  a set of Lexicon of Sustainability storytelling artwork to set up a Pop Up Show at a special event in the Atlanta area...maybe with another Docent?

If you answered, "YES!" to any of the above questions, please join us at our next free Slow Food 101/Ambassador/Docent Training in Decatur on Saturday, August 26, 2017,  2-4:30pm. "Slow tea and snacks" will be available.

There's only one rule, please wear the special "Slow Food Atlanta" name tag you receive at the training anywhere you want, but especially when you are serving as a Docent or Ambassador.

Contact Dr. Colleen Morich, Education Chair on the  Board of Slow Food Atlanta, to sign up for this engaging and fun training:  slowfoodatl@gmail.com

Hope to see you on the 26th! Directions will be provided to those attending.

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Grillin' & Chillin' Fundraiser at Emory Point - May 11th
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Grillin' & Chillin' Fundraiser at Emory Point - May 11th

Grillin’ & Chillin’ — Emory Point’s signature foodie fundraising series returns with top Atlanta chefs Savannah Sasser, Executive Chef of Hampton + Hudson Community Bar and Restaurant, and Jenn “Chef of the Farmers” Robbins , who will be grilling mouth-watering chicken dishes on Big Green Eggs.

They will be creating award-winning dishes on Big Green Eggs to give you incredible edibles and a fabulous Thursday evening! Throw in craft beers and signature cocktails from renowned mixologist Tiffanie Barriere of Tequila Avión, who will be crafting a signature cocktail especially for the evening. Add live jazz from Lilac Wine and you've got the ultimate date night for only $25 per person*.

Cost: $25 per person advanced purchase HERE: www.culinarylocal.com/grillin

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Slow Food 101/Docent Training
Apr
22
2:30 PM14:30

Slow Food 101/Docent Training

Lexicon of Sustainability Storytelling Artworks are being shown all over Atlanta at Pop Up Shows by our Trained Art Docents. In this training, a thorough introduction to Slow Food and the Lexicon of Sustainability will prepare Docents to do the Pop Up Shows and share information with interested visitors. Location in Decatur, GA

For more info or to sign up, email slowfoodatl@gmail.com.

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DECATUR'S SEED LIBRARY NEEDS SFATL VOLUNTEERS!
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

DECATUR'S SEED LIBRARY NEEDS SFATL VOLUNTEERS!

Please help the Decatur Library, at 215 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030 to prepare donated seeds for people to check out for free from their DIGG (Dekalb Invests in Growing Gardens) Seed Library!

Your simple job will be to count the seeds to put into packets of equal numbers of seeds for check out.  

Please RSVP to slowfoodatl@gmail.com, and bring your friends.

Thanks for your valuable help encouraging people to grow gardens!

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DECATUR'S SEED LIBRARY NEEDS SFATL VOLUNTEERS!
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

DECATUR'S SEED LIBRARY NEEDS SFATL VOLUNTEERS!

Please help the Decatur Library, at 215 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030, to prepare donated seeds for people to check out for free from their DIGG (Dekalb Invests in Growing Gardens) Seed Library!

Your simple job will be to count the seeds to put into packets of equal numbers of seeds for check out. Please RSVP to Colleen at slowfoodatl@gmail.com, and bring your friends!

Thanks for your valuable help encouraging people to grow gardens!

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In Search of Balance
Mar
19
4:00 PM16:00

In Search of Balance

Maybe it is time to look at our health problems from a new perspective, one based on an understanding of how our health and ultimately our destiny as a species are inextricably intertwined with the natural world. In Search of Balance explores a vision of health, science and nature that recognizes the importance of the interconnections between us, the food we consume, how we produce that food and the natural world at large including the mysterious, invisible world of the human microbiome. Through conversations with scientists, doctors, farmers and personal stories of healing, In Search of Balance uncovers the myriad ways of how it’s all connected.

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