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“Obamas Prepare to Plant White House Vegetable Garden”

Digging begins tomorrow on a garden that will have practical value but may also come to have significant symbolic value: an organic garden on the White House lawn. The idea of a visible garden on […] Read More >>>

In Other Media: Alice Waters on 60 Minutes

Thanks to the members and friends who alerted us that Lesley Stahl’s profile of Alice Waters will be featured on tonight’s episode of 60 Minutes (CBS). Slow Food Nation and The Edible Schoolyard serve as […] Read More >>>

Do you have any food rules to share?

If so, Michael Pollan would like to hear about them. He’s preparing a new project on food rules and is looking for readers’ input, whether they’re rules that you’ve heard from parents or grandparents, ones […] Read More >>>

What We’re Reading: Mother Jones March/April 2009 issue

Several articles in the current issue of Mother Jones will be of interest to Slow Food Los Angeles members and friends: ++ In “Michael Pollan Fixes Dinner,” Clara Jeffery interviews “America’s favorite food intellectual” about […] Read More >>>

In the News… Saturday, December 20, 2008

† Cheap food isn’t so cheap when there’s this mess to clean up. Kudos to Elanor Starmer of The Ethicurean.com team for her work on the report. † Seafood sustainability and supermarkets: Greenpeace recently issued […] Read More >>>

Weiser Family Farms in The Kitchn

Slow Food member and Kitchn contributor Emily Ho sings the praises of Weiser Family Farm and their glorious root vegetables. Many Slow Food members are die-hard fans of Alex Weiser’s potatoes and carrots, but Emily’s […] Read More >>>

In the News… Thursday, December 18, 2008

Many Slow Food members and friends have been expressing their opinions about how the next administration’s food policy should take shape and who should occupy key food-related positions in the Obama administration. Earlier this week […] Read More >>>

Secretary of Food?

Nicholas Kristof’s op-ed piece in yesterday’s New York Times suggests that while finding appropriate candidates for the Secretary of Agriculture position is necessary, we need a more radical rethinking of the position itself. “Secretary of […] Read More >>>

No “chefs” in Marcella Hazan’s kitchen

In her op-ed piece in today’s New York Times, Marcella Hazan talks about the increasingly frequent elision of “chef” and “cook” and why an appreciation of the latter is so important: I am my family’s […] Read More >>>

Michael Pollan: “Eating Sunshine” at the Web 2.0 Summit

As part of the Web 2.0 conference earlier this month, Michael Pollan talked with John Battelle about many of the issues Pollan raised in his recent New York Times Magazine article, “Farmer in Chief: What […] Read More >>>

Reading: The Fall Issue of Edible Los Angeles

The Fall issue of Edible Los Angeles is now available and it features a host of stories of interest to Slow Food Los Angeles members and friends, including news about subjects ranging from the national […] Read More >>>

Proposition 2: California votes tomorrow

Naomi Starkman interviews Wayne Pacelle, President of the Humane Society, about Proposition 2, a California ballot measure that’s of significant interest to Slow Food members and friends in California, and one that should be of […] Read More >>>