Slow Food Nation, an unprecedented celebration of the principles of sustainability, ecogastronomy, and conviviality that are at the heart of the Slow Food movement, will take place in San Francisco from May 1-4, 2008.
As part of the organizing effort, Alice Waters, Mark Peel, and Lisa Kring, cochair of the Slow Food Los Angeles Wine & Spirits Committee and a member of the Slow Food Los Angeles Steering Committee, are hosting what promises to be an extraordinary fundraising event at Campanile:
When: Sunday, September 23, 2007
Where: Campanile Restaurant, 624 South LaBrea, Los Angeles
Cost: $250, $500, and $1,000 tickets are available
How to reserve your place: Reservations can be made through Caroline Allain at Campanile Restaurant by email to caroline [at] campanilerestaurant [dot] com or by telephone to 1.323.938.1447.
What is Slow Food Nation?
Slow Food Nation is a campaign to change the way America produces and eats food. It will demonstrate how everyday choices affect our well being, our culture, and the health of the planet. Slow Food Nation’s goal combines pleasure with responsibility to inspire a new activism with food at its core.
If Brillat Savarin’s assertion that “the destiny of nations depends on the manner in which they are fed” is correct, then America is in a state of crisis. We are one of the richest nations in the world, yet we are also one of the unhealthiest. Our current approach to food, while steeped in a system with the potential to eliminate hunger in the world, has reduced the quality and diversity of legacy American foods, moved us away from the positive conviviality of the table, and distanced Americans from the source of their food to the detrimental effect of food, farmers, producers, the environment, animals, and humans.
In the coming months we will share with you more information about Slow Food Nation. In the meantime, we hope that members and friends of Slow Food Los Angeles who are able to lend their support at this time will join us on September 23 at Campanile.