Celebrating Good, Clean, and Fair Food in Sherman Park and Lindsay Heights

Celebrating Good, Clean, and Fair Food in Sherman Park and Lindsay Heights

If you’re an admirer of all things cooked to perfection, Tandem, located at 1848 W Fond Du Lac Ave., is worth a night out. But this new restaurant in Lindsay Heights offers more than a menu of family favorites—everything from steak chimichurri to what patrons are calling the best fried chicken in town—it offers jobs and food service training to neighborhood residents in an area with an unemployment rate of roughly 22 percent. And it’s only a taste of the inspiring neighborhood development projects in …

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Families That Dine Together, Recover Together

Families That Dine Together, Recover Together

This week, a small group of Slow Food WiSE members gathered at Meta House in Milwaukee to serve 50 women and their families a home-cooked dinner. Meta House, a residential treatment program for women struggling with addiction, embraces a holistic approach to recovery that includes a 15-week Celebrating Families (CF) program in which the women share a weekly meal together.

The goal of CF is to create a structured setting where families can unite, engage in conversation with each other, and learn about the importance of …

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Obesity in Milwaukee

Obesity in Milwaukee

The numbers aren’t great, with 37.2 percent of Milwaukee residents considered obese in 2014. That’s up 8 percent from 2011, according to research from the Public Policy Forum, spearheaded by Chris Spahr, the Forum’s 2015-2016 Norman N. Gill Civic Engagement Fellow.

On Friday, July 15, 2016, the Milwaukee Center for Independence hosted the Forward Forum to bring an inspiring mix of organizations together to react to Spahr’s research. Participants had the opportunity to discuss existing roadblocks as well as solutions to address obesity—specifically childhood obesity. Among …

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A Salute to the Pimento

A Salute to the Pimento

Meet the 2016 Ark of Taste Kit Veggies!

The Wellspring Seedling Sale will be held from 10am to 2pm May 14, 2016.

 

Every year, Slow Food WiSE selects six varieties from an endangered seed catalog, called the Ark of Taste, to package for home gardeners. Growing these heirloom veggies in your garden puts our community one plant closer to protecting rare and delicious flavors.

New to this year’s selection is the Sheepnose Pimento—a pepper that’s primed for cooking, canning, stuffing, and partnering with cheese.

It’s meaty, it’s sweet, and …

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Contemplating the Meaning of Slow Food

Contemplating the Meaning of Slow Food

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

2015 Slow Food Midwest Conference

By Maia Persche

This October, Slow Food delegates from chapters across the Midwest came together in Chicago for a regional conference. I was one of four students from the campus chapter at UW-Madison who attended, and learning about the wider world of slow food was inspiring. I think I can speak for all of the slow food chapters present when I say that …

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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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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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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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Slow Meat: down on the farm with Farm 45, LLC

It’s like camping without a tent.. I want them (the sheep) to be as happy and healthy as they can get. –Terry Groth, Farm 45, LLC

A few weekends ago, we enjoyed an afternoon at Farm 45 LLC in Jackson for an event called “BBQ on the Banks”. Owner Terry Groth, together with representatives from Town and Country RC&D and the River Alliance of Wisconsin, accompanied guests on a walking tour to discuss the livestock management techniques he uses to steward his land, its soil and …

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