Slow Food Columbia is one of 200+ Slow Food USA chapters, located in Columbia, South Carolina. Our mission is to support the movement behind GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR foodways in the Midlands and beyond. Our convivium hosts workshops, potlucks and other events throughout the year to celebrate local + seasonal flavors; to showcase the culinary talents of our region's chefs, farmers, + artisan producers; to strengthen connections between members of our local food community; and to educate the public about the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

Friday, May 8, 2009

In the region: Slow Food Atlanta Events

Slow Food members and non-members alike are invited to the following Slow Food Atlanta events this Month.

Strawberry Celebration
Saturday, May 16th, 7:30am - 11:30am, $5
Morningside Farmers Market, 1393 N. Highland Avenue

Join Slow Food Atlanta at the Morningside Farmers Market for a celebration of one of our favorite springtime fruits. Strawberries = YUM! We'll sample local, organic strawberries a la carte, and in some delectable preparations. While you're at market, plan to stop by the stands, and shop locally for the week. Purchase a generous portion of strawberry shortcake for $5! Benefits the market, Slow Food Atlanta and Slow Food Le Cordon Bleu.

Country Asian Tapas
Sunday, May 31st, 6pm - 9pm, $30 for Slow Food members, $40 for non-members.
The Urban Oasis, Inman Park

A special event of homestyle Asian Tapas with Chinese Southern Belle charm and
hospitality in unique colorful surroundings. Join Natalie and Margaret for a fabulous evening of socializing, fusion fun, new friends, and come out to support good, clean and fair food! The menu of "Asian Tapas" will feature seasonal vegetables in favorite homestyle and creative fusion dishes, like Five-Spice Rutabaga Stew and Smoked Tofu w/ Chinese Sausage & Garlic Chives. Ni Hao, Y'all, let's Wok the Garden! Purchase a ticket today. The discount code for current members is "asian tapas." A portion of the proceeds will benefit Slow Food Atlanta. Check out the Chinese Southern Belles in 5/7/09 AJC food section!

Coming up in June, it's the 3rd Annual Slow Food Atlanta Ice Cream Social at the Peachtree Road Farmer's Market. If you'd like to enter your own home-made ice cream into this light-hearted competition, please write to Slow Food Atlanta at

Friday, May 1, 2009

Congratulations, Glenn Roberts on Your Ark of Taste Appointment

Slow Food Columbia would like to congratulate Glenn Roberts on the recent news out of Slow Food USA of his appointment to the U.S. Ark of Taste committee! You can read more about Glenn and the Ark of Taste on the Slow Food USA website.

Here is the description of the Ark of Taste taken straight from Slow Food USA:

Ark of Taste nominations are reviewed by a committee of food lovers around the country, including home cooks, gardeners, culinary instructors, grocers, chefs, food historians and farmers. Committee members hold three-year terms, during which they review nominations and champion U.S. food biodiversity by organizing events, leading Ark food restoration projects, and contributing to Slow Food USA publications and education material.

Slow Food Columbia is a big fan of Anson Mills and is glad to learn of the growing SC presence on this committee (Emile DeFelice being another committee member). Three cheers!