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.
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?
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!