United by Slow Food Conference

United by Slow Food Conference

Read what UW student Annaleigh Wetzel had to say about the 2015 Slow Food Midwest Conference held in Chicago.

2015 Slow Food Midwest Conference

By Annaleigh Wetzel

As we made our way onto the bright yellow school bus that would serve as our transportation for the weekend, Slow Food leaders from around the Midwest grinned at one another, inviting conversation and camaraderie. When we gathered together at the #SlowFoodMidwest conference, it felt like the first day of school all over again. The excitement my three fellow Slow …

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Fast Gifts, Slow Cheese

Fast Gifts, Slow Cheese

Need a last-minute gift idea? When in doubt, just say cheese. And local live music… Throw in a craft brew or two and call it the best 2nd and Bruce Street gift around. Our friends at Clock Shadow Creamy in Walker’s Point are offering this eventful and tasty holiday package, which includes:

2 vouchers for a tour at Central Standard &
Milwaukee Brewing Co.

2 vouchers for a concert at Anodyne Coffee

2 vouchers for a cheese tour at Clock Shadow Creamery (plus a …

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Farmers’ Markets for All!

Do you believe everyone has a right to fresh, local food? Registered Dietitian Jennifer Casey does. As the Upper Midwest Regional Governor for Slow Food and Communications Director at Fondy Food Center, Casey is working to increase accessibility to farmers’ markets across Milwaukee’s diverse communities.

As a result, Fondy Food Center recently announced a new partnership with the Milwaukee County Winter Farmer’s Market (MCWFM) that will help Fondy continue to provide equal access to fresh food.

“At first, long time shoppers and fans of the MCWFM won’t …

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Last Call for Ground Cherries!

There’s a little window that stretches from late September to mid-October that offers the best time for farmers’ market goers. It’s when summer meets fall. Signs for just-picked tomatoes perched next to new varieties of acorn squash; sweet bell peppers mingling with sugar pie pumpkins; honeycrisp apples by the bag are sold next to Brussels sprouts by the stalk. It’s last call for summer, first call for fall.

But as the leaves begin to turn from green to gold along our crisp Packer countryside, let’s not forget about …

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Think It’s COOL To Know Where Your Meat Comes From?

COOL, or Country of Origin Labeling, tells you just that. Or at least it used to …

“We’ve been here all along, proudly producing the food we all eat,” says Terry Groth, owner of Farm 45 in Jackson, WI.

On June 11, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the law requiring country of origin labels on beef, poultry and pork. If passed, consumers won’t know what country their meat came from. “Next it will move onto the Senate and most likely pass to appease …

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Growing Power $7 Benefit Show

What can you do for $7 on a Friday night? How do three of your favorite Milwaukee bands performing live at the Cactus Club in Bay View sound? Mark your calendar: July 3rd, 8 p.m.

Local bands perform live at the Cactus Club on July 3rd to support Growing Power.

It’s a trio of psychedelic rock, folk and alternative country as The Fatty Acids, Ladders, and Heavy Leaves take the stage in the best kind of benefit show, the kind where you get to kick back …

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Community Cooks Learn Korean Cuisine

Personal Chef Karen Gill shares her experiences in Asia and offers samples of soju to the Community Cooks group.

“Who here has tried soju?” asks Chef Karen Gill, as she pours a round of shots for the thirteen cooking students (all over 21) in her living room. “It’s about 20% ABV, made from rice.” In Korea, it’s not uncommon to walk the streets sipping on a bottle, she explains. But we stop after a modest taste and move into the kitchen, where we’re introduced to …

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6 Foods You Can Save From Extinction

What is an Ark of Taste kit?

Every year, Slow Food Wisconsin Southeast selects half a dozen plants from a catalog of endangered foods—called Ark of Taste—to sell to home gardeners. For $30 ($25 for members), you can purchase the entire 6-pack and help restore the longtime tradition of growing and sharing delicious food.

Learn more about the cultural significance and flavor profiles of this year’s Ark of Taste picks, and consider making room in your garden for these treasured varieties. Or hey, maybe Mom’s garden bed …

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Foodie Book Club!

There a few things better than curling up with a good book.  How about curling up with a good book about food? Sounds good, right?

Well, we’ve been talking with our friends in the Friends of Real Food Group that meets at the Riverside Urban Ecology Center every month, and have decided to start a book club co-sponsored by Slow Food WiSE and Friends of Real Food!

The book club is open to anyone who is interested, and will be

led, at least for the first few books, by board members …

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A Slow Meat update: better, less

The Slow Meat conference in Denver this June was one heckuva meat meet. All puns aside, mainstream meat production in this country encourages some of the worst practices in livestock management–and moving the dial toward the better would amount to enormous systemic change in an industry fueled by demands of fast and cheap.

So how can we as consumers use our purchasing power to buy good, clean, and fair meat? How do we know how to read labels, source good food, and restructure our plates? Read …

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