Our featured guest blogger this week is John Forti, Director of Horticulture at the MA Horticulture Society and one of our Massachusetts Slow Food Governors. To get an in-depth look at the history, culture and food traditions of Massachusetts, visit our Blog to read his post on "Seeds of Place ~ Rooted in Tradition."
It's hard to believe Terre Madre Salone del Gusto is just around the corner! In honor of the international expo, we're thrilled to announce that one of our Boston-based Slow Food Small Business Supporters, Cristiano Bonino, will be making a $100 donation to Slow Food Boston for each participant signed up for his tour during the event!
Cristiano is the Founder and Tour Leader of Food.Stories.Travel., which provides personalized culinary tours around Italy. This year, he's offering a special walking tour of Italy's Piedmont region for this year's Terre Madre to event participants who want to discover more about its food culture and history. Cristiano has been a long-time supporter of Slow Food Boston as an active member, spearheading local food projects that better connect the Slow Food community world-wide while continuing to spread his love for gastronomy, adventure, and making new friends around great food touring across Italy. This customized tour as part of the Terre Madre experience will include a visit to the site that inspired Carlo Petrini's start of the Slow Food movement, an exploration of the region's local agriculture, and an opportunity to sample some of its finest food and wine!
What is Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, you ask? It's an international 5-day conference and expo for the Slow Food and Terra Madre network, where delegates from Slow Food chapters along with farmers and food producers from around the world convene every two years in Turin, Italy to discover the latest in food innovations and initiatives happening around the world.
If you plan to attend this year's Terra Madre Salone del Gusto and are interested in this tour, visit Food.Stories.Travel. and let him know you are a supporter of Slow Food Boston and wish to sign up. All proceeds donated to Slow Food Boston will go towards Slow Food events, educational programs, and causes that align with Slow Food's mission in supporting sustainable practices that produce "good, clean, and fair" food.
Don't miss out on this exciting food adventure with one of the best tour guides in Italy!
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We are pleased to announce the first installment of our guest food blog series for the summer season, featuring our first guest blogger: Kimi Ceridon.
To learn more about Kimi and to read her piece written especially for our series, check out our Blog and discover what inspired Kimi to start her very own cookbook club!
2016 Slow Food Socials
AUGUST Slow Food Summer Social
Join Slow Food Boston for a special social event in August where we'll be partnering up with Buffalo Trace for an evening of cocktails and fun! Guests will have the opportunity to sample a variety of bourbon-based cocktails... including our very own summer social signature drink! Bring friends and meet folks in the area who share an interest in locally sourced and produced culinary specialties we aim to support in the slow food community.
The event will take place at the KITCHEN at Boston Public Market (1oo Hanover Street) on August 9th from 6-8pm; Registration for this event includes 1 complimentary Summer Social Signature Cocktail ($5 additional bourbon drink tickets). Enjoy snacks from Boston Public Market vendors plus sample other bourbon libations.
Members will be notified of registration in advanced, while non-members can sign up on July 15th. Check back here to sign up then, or visit our MEMBERSHIP page and sign up to get the latest news and access to unique offers around Slow Food Boston events and more!
Slow Food Summer Social, 8/14
Urban Farm Tour, TBD
North Shore Tour de Farms, TBD
Disco Soup, TBD