Slow Food Des Moines Winter Soup Potluck, February 22

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We have the perfect cure for the late-winter blahs: the Slow Food Des Moines Winter Soup Potluck!

What: Soup Potluck, with a contest for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place best soups.

When: Sunday, February 22nd from 2 pm – 5 pm
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Crooked Gap Farm Dinner Photo Gallery

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Slow Food Des Moines Harvest Potluck Photo Gallery

Slow_food_Des_Moines_2014_Fall_Potluck_homemade_relishesDes Moines Slow Food celebrated the beginning of the harvest season with their annual Fall Potluck on Sunday, September 7.

Several dozen attendees met at Des Moines’ Waterworks Park, and shared a feast of homemade pies, cookies, vegetables, barbecued meats, salads, and pickles (and more).

Matt Butler (who made the fantastic Potluck poster) and James Lewin made artisanal beer and sodas to share with the crowd.

Participants voted on favorite dishes in several categories; prizes included wonderful gift baskets from AllSpice, The Cheese Shop, Kitchen Collage, and other local Slow-Food-friendly businesses.

Here’s a photo gallery of some of the delicious food and lovely people who participated in the potluck:

 

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Eat, Play, Love: Slow Food 2014 Fall Potluck September 7

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Bring a dish to share and join us 4 – 7 pm, Sunday, September 7, for our Slow Food Harvest Potluck!

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Helping Deb C. Represent Slow Food Des Moines at Terra Madre

olympicsnails320Slow Food Des Moines board member Deb Cazavillan will be representing Slow Food Des Moines in Italy this fall! She has been selected as a delegate to Terra Madre, the biennial, international Slow Food gathering.

While it’s an honor to be chosen as a US delegate, and some of her expenses are covered by being named a delegate, there are still plenty of other costs (including transportation to Turin, and housing while she’s there) that she will have to fund on her own.

We invite you to join other Slow Food Des Moines members in helping Deb represent Iowa, and the US delegation, at Terra Madre.

Here’s how you can help:
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Slow Food Des Moines Represented At Terra Madre

olympicsnailsEvery two years, Slow Food communities from around the world come together for an extraordinary and important event called Terra Madre & Salone del Gusto, a conference that is a sort of “Olympics for [Slow] food.”

The participants in this global conference have an opportunity to share and learn about the vast diversity of food from around the world and come together with small-scale farmers, educators, chefs and artisans who follow the Slow Food principles of good, clean, fair, safe and accessible food for all.

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‘Taste of Knoxville’ – Crooked Gap Farm Dinner, June 22

Celebrate summertime, Slow Food-style!

Slow Food Des Moines and the Chefs’ Collaborative are hosting a seven-course gourmet dinner, Sunday, June 22, at Crooked Gap Farm in Knoxville.
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Here are our plans for the evening:

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