Slow Food Nations comes to Denver

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By Diane Adam July 13, 2017 No Comments on Slow Food Nations comes to Denver

Slow Food Nations takes over Denver July 14-16

 

Do me a favor. Can you clear your weekend calendar? And instead jot down these three words in your planner —”Slow Food Nations.” Trust me. This is one event you don’t want to miss if you are passionate about good, honest food.

 

 

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The Mile High City will be bustling with people from all over the world who want to see good, clean, and fair food for all. Inspired by Slow Food International’s biennial Terra Madre gathering in Turin, Italy, Slow Food Nations will combine the energy of a street food festival, rigor of an academic conference, and inspiration of a cultural exchange.

Slow Food Nations is a free festival, which is open to the public. Not to mention it is a great opportunity to mingle with some of the top food movement leaders from around the world.

 

Leading food figures

 

I mean how often does Denver boast having Alice Waters, Ron Finley and Simran Sethi all in one setting?

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Speaking of Simran Sethi have you read her latest book Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love? Sethi, who is an award-winning journalist, is at the forefront of biodiversity, food waste and climate change. Written with honest grit and wit, the book is one you want on your bookshelf for years to come. She tackles her affinity of bread, wine and chocolate head on. And takes you along willingly. Be sure to check out the times she will be presenting this weekend.

 

Bring the kiddos

 

Can’t get a babysitter for the weekend event. No problem. This event even includes wonderful activities for the kids. One event not to miss is June Jo Lee’s presentation at the Tattered Cover Book Store on Sunday at 1 pm. This event will feature an array of wonderful food literacy books for the kids to enjoy.

 

Keeping it local

 

To kick off Slow Food Nations, be sure to check out the all-inclusive Colorado-Made Block Party featuring Colorado farmers, ranchers, artisan food producers and more. This is another great way to eat, drink and be merry with all things Colorado.

 

And be sure to stop in at Fooducopia to tell us what you learned from the event.

Enjoy the weekend!

 

What Alice Waters’ tweet teaches us

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By Diane Adam June 23, 2017 No Comments on What Alice Waters’ tweet teaches us

Alice Waters wants Amazon to “do the right thing”

 

 

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I like Alice Waters. And this past week I like her even more.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with her, Waters is the pioneer of slow food and all things organic. A giant force in the food revolution starting back in the 1960s, Waters holds food in high esteem. In fact, her famed Chez Panisse restaurant is an icon throughout the world for sustainable, locally sourced and organic food. So she offered her two cents as to the recent news about Amazon and Whole Foods. She tweeted an open letter to Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos—and it all centered around food—and it was by far more powerful than two cents. 

Since the announcement of Amazon’s intent to acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, the Internet has gone into overdrive with countless theories for the motive of  Bezos to take the helm. Will we ever know the motive? In time, but I am no expert to speculate.

But there is one person that did weigh in this ginormous purchase and I think she is a heavyweight when it comes to the matter of food—or should I say good honest food.

Waters understands from start to finish how this could help or harm the food industry. She is making it clear that a deal this big needs to take into consideration the farmers, the land, and our natural resources. Or as she puts it “it’s time to do the right thing for our country, our farmers, and our planet.”

The landscape of America’s food is changing. And with this recent Amazon acquisition, many industry insiders believe it is going to change even more. Waters wants Bezos to steer the ship of America’s food in a clear direction. Or rather in the right direction.

Many are skeptical and see this as nothing but a ginormous corporate takeover taking a bite into the food industry. Industry insiders are fearful and dreading what will happen not so much to food but rather the other green stuff—the mighty dollar. 

But that brings me back to Alice Waters who reminds us of the other larger green commodity that is at stake—our food system which is far greener in wealth.

“With hopefulness” Waters ended the tweet—signaling a chance the right thing will be done.

Shouldn’t that be what we are all fighting for?

Here’s a gift dad will enjoy!

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By Diane Adam June 17, 2017 No Comments on Here’s a gift dad will enjoy!

Father’s Day brunch at Fooducopia

 

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Father’s Day weekend is all about Dad! Father’s Day is a time to play, laugh and celebrate all the things that dad’s do best! Finding a right way to celebrate Father’s Day doesn’t have to be fancy or fickle but rather why not head over to Denver’s best brunch spot Fooducopia to enjoy good honest food. We’re pretty sure dad won’t mind getting the royal treatment of Chef Richard’s good honest food with his brood.

Fooducopia will be open on Father’s Day from 8 am to 3 pm.

Happy Father’s Day!

Small plates have arrived at Fooducopia!

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By Diane Adam June 6, 2017 No Comments on Small plates have arrived at Fooducopia!

Fooducopia’s small plates are a huge hit!

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One of the best things about summer is that dinner comes in all shapes and sizes. Here at organic restaurant Fooducopia, Executive Chef Richard Glover’s new small plates dinner menu is bold, creative, and hugely popular.

Unveiled earlier this month, the new dinner menu features a variety of veggie, meat and seafood small plates to choose from. Guests will find the prices ranging from $4 – $15 a wonderful way to mix and match all while sharing your small plates.

Wash Park’s Fooducopia works with small artisan producers and local farmers to give diners only the best local and organic ingredients!

“Fooducopia’s new small plates menu is a way to share and reconnect with those who matter most—friends and family—all while enjoying good honest food!” said Tim Lymberopoulos, owner.

Chef Richard has expertly chosen the finest selection for this new dinner menu. The wildly popular peel & eat shrimp with local elk sausage is already a customer favorite.

For those diners who prefer the traditional entree for dinner. We have a you covered as well with a wide selection of plates such as the wild halibut with a garlic cream caper sauce, rice & seasonal veggies or the smoked gouda burger with caramelized onions served with duck fat potatoes.

Summer sharing is here! So be sure to make your reservation for dinner here!

 

Why mom deserves THIS!

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By Diane Adam May 12, 2017 No Comments on Why mom deserves THIS!

Mother’s Day Brunch and beyond at Fooducopia

 

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Mother’s Day brunch at Fooducopia is a great way to start the day with good honest food—that she hasn’t cooked of course.

Fooducopia, which prides itself on local ingredients and organic produce, hopes that you enjoy spending time with mom talking, laughing and enjoying good honest food. I mean, how many times has she prepared a delicious healthy meal for you? So why not return the favor.

This Sunday, Fooducopia will open its doors to welcome moms on Mother’s Day with our best brunch in Denver. We are also excited to announce that we are now taking reservations for dinner on Mother’s Day.

So what are you waiting for? Make your Mother’s Day reservations and make mom proud and take her to dinner. At Fooducopia of course!

 

 

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