Monday, February 11, 2008

New Slow Food St. Louis Website and Blog!

Exciting News!

We recently launched our "new" website, which will allow us to add significantly more dynamic content and update the site more frequently.

We have also started a new blog ... check it out, and look for more posts soon!

Happy Eating!

Monday, October 1, 2007

What Are We Feeding The Kids? (And Ourselves?)

**Slow Food St. Louis is happy to promote this event, but is not sponsoring it**
Join in for this town hall discussion of what is driving our country's childhod obesity epidemic, and what folks in St. Louis are doing to turn around that trend. Anne Lappe, National Best-Selling Author, Lecturer and Food Activist will speak on the topic "What Are We Feeding The Kids? (And Ourselves?)"

Monday, October 8, 2007
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Wild Oats Natural Marketplace
8823 Ladue Rd., St. Louis, Missouri, 63124

Healthy snacks and drinks will be served compliments of Wild Oats.
Call Jill at 314-289-3553 for full details.

$10 suggested donation; $25 includes a signed copy of Lappe's book: "Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen". Proceeds benefit The Fiji Organic Project, a project of Earth Island Institute.

**Slow Food St. Louis is happy to promote this event, but is not sponsoring it**

Monday, September 17, 2007

Kitchen Clutter Fleamarket and Potluck

Join Slow Food St. Louis on Sunday, September 30th, for a kitchen clutter sale, barbeque, and picnic!

Kitchen Clutter Sale from 3:00pm to 5:00pm: Gather your unused kitchen items and price them to sell, tables will be provided (50% of proceeds will be donated to Slow Food St. Louis)

Potluck Picnic from 5:30pm to 7:30pm: Bring a side dish to share and a beverage of your choice, plus your own plates, cups, and utensils - our goal is a green picnic! Grilled meat from local farms will be provided.

  • RSVP: By September 25th to or 314.822.8682
  • Cost: Free for current Slow Food members; $5.00 for non-members.
  • Location: Kirkwood Park - Scout Shelter (On geyer Road, between Manchester and Big Bend)

Monday, August 20, 2007

Slow Food Ice Cream Marathon!

The heat got you down? Cool off with an ice cream marathon! All across the St. Louis area, ice cream and gelato artists are serving up their hand-made confections. You are invited to try some of those shops and their unique flavors, and then compare your reactions with other Slow Food members.

Here's how it works. From August 27 through Sept. 3 (Labor Day), visit a few (or all!!) of the shops listed below. At each one, order your favorite flavor and the shop's signature flavor (or flavor of the week). Also, test your taste buds with the mystery flavor--the servers have picked a flavor they will serve you but keep the name of the flavor a secret. When you've finally had enough ice cream,
share your thoughts right here on our blog. Just remember to support these great shops by making a purchase while you're there, in addition to enjoying the samples these generous folks are glad to share.

So, gather up family and friends and eat your way from one delight to the next! We'll send reminders later in the month--but mark your calendars now.

  • Serendipity 8130 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves, MO 962-2700
  • Gelato di Riso 9905 Manchester Rd. Brentwood, MO 962-0660
  • Crown Candy Kitchen 1401 St. Louis St. Louis, MO 621-9650 **no mystery flavor available
  • Gelateria 1327 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 621-8838
  • Gelato's Italian Ice Cream 301 E. Broadway Alton, IL 618-465-9350
  • Ronnie's Ice Cream (Ron Ryan's fabulous flavors are sold all over town--including Cicero's, Duff's, J. Bucks and especially at Schlafly Bottleworks or Schlafly Tap Room where you can try his Oatmeal Stout ice cream)
  • LaVallesano Tacos and Ice Cream 2801 Cherokee St. St. Louis, MO 776-4223 NOTE: Because of a language challenge, the management didn't understand this activity. So, don't try to order a mystery flavor there. But DO be adventuresome and enjoy their tasty Mexican-style ice cream.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Take Action on Farm Bill

You may have heard the buzz lately about the upcoming reauthorization of the Farm Bill—the nation’s most important food and farming policy. As an organization, we advocate for a food system that is good, clean, and fair, and we hope that you, our 14,000 voices, can get that message across to our government! Slow Food USA has signed onto "Seeking Balance in US Farm and Food Policy," published and distributed by the Farm and Food Project, a W.K. Kellogg Foundation initiative. Seeking Balance is a statement of values and principles that encourage more balanced food and farm policies. For more information please check the Slow Food USA site.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Art Of Food: A Canvas of Culinary Inspired Art and Incredible Edibles

The "Art of Food" Event At The Mad Art Gallery
To Benefit Slow Food USA, St. Louis Chapter

WHO: Slow Food USA, St. Louis chapter, a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting sustainable, local foods and food traditions, holds its fundraiser, "Art of Food" on July 28, 2007 at the Mad Art Gallery in Soulard from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

WHAT: The "Art of Food" event will showcase the area's top "slow" restaurants serving delectable hors d'ouvres using only the freshest, local ingredients prepared by the hottest chefs in the slow food tradition. Food-themed art by local artists, gift baskets filled with a variety of specialty goodies from boutiques, wineries and restaurants are up for auction at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Enjoy cool drinks, fashion with a food edge and savory morsels of music and video clips from classic to corny for your viewing pleasure.

WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2007 from 7 to 11 p.m.
WHERE: Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S. 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63118
COST: $30 cash at the door • $20 in advance at
brownpapertickets (fee applies), at Mad Art Gallery, or at various Farmers' Markets • One drink ticket included in purchase price. Cash bar available.

Offical Art of Food Website ::: Slow Food St. Louis Website


Greg Barth, Malinda Sullivan, Mary Beth Shaw, Tara McCarthy, Sarah Frost, Tim Meehan, Bruce Howard, Geoff Story, Jim Ibur, Kirsten O'Loughlin, Daniel Shown, Carmelita Nunez, Tim Garrett, Gabriela Toujs, Cbabi Bayoc, Robin Woll, Sara Hale, Joe Eisenberg, Katy Fischer, Jaime Gartelos, Ron Buechele, Julie Malone, Jenna Bauer, Amy Hoover, Marie Oberkirsch, Tom Lawless, Mitch Huett, Karen Jones, Julie Wiegand, Jeff Marsh, Kohli Marsh, Allyson Mace, Fern Taylor, Theresa Disney, Katherine Bish, Josh Crow

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Fête de Chaumette July 14th

Chaumette Vineyards & Winery announces its July 14th Fête de Chaumette, a Celebration of Regional Wines, Cuisine & Goods

Chaumette Vineyards & Winery announces its annual Fête de Chaumette, held on the winery grounds Saturday, July 14th from 11am to 7pm. Chaumette’s Fête de Chaumette is a celebration of regional cuisine, wine, arts, goods and entertainment that proudly features and promotes the significance of Missouri’s regional products. Fourteen new and established wineries, sixteen food producers and sixteen area retailers are participating from the Ste. Genevieve region and beyond. Owner Hank Johnson states, “We conceptualized this year’s Fête to proudly showcase the regionality of our local products - from fine wine and food products to arts and other goods and entertainment that our region offers. By bringing many local area businesses together, guests can discover and enjoy a multitude of regional delights all at one event.”

Each participant vendor will sell and sample their products. Chaumette’s Grapevine Grill will serve BBQ all day, featuring a menu that include ingredients that food producers will sell at the event, including BBQ bison burgers, BBQ chicken, pork & lamb, local cheeses & sausages and salads made with local produce. The indoor/outdoor event is a family friendly festival for all ages and kids’ activities will include turtle racing, kite flying, bobbing for apples and boulé. Live entertainment will perform throughout the day, including House of Bishops, a Blues, R&B and Oldies band and Dennis Stroughmatt & the Creole Stomp a Louisiana Creole Zydeco, Cajun and Blues band as well as other local musicians. Event is free of charge to guests, and a $20 parking fee per car will be collected. Plenty of covered & uncovered outdoor seating for guests will be offered.

Wineries participating include Charleville Vineyard & Winery, Claverach Vineyards, Durso Hills Vineyards & Winery, Meramec Vineyards, Peaceful Bend Vineyard, River Ridge Winery, Sainte Genevieve Winery, Shady Grove Vineyards, Tower Rock Winery, Twin Oaks Vineyard, Vance Vineyard & Winery, Villa Antonio Winery and White Rose Winery.

Food producers include Alpine Dairy Goat Farm from Webster Groves, Claverach Farm from Eureka, Family Friendly Farm from Cape Girardeau, Missouri Grass Fed Beef from Jackson, Goat's Beard Farm from Harrisburg, Hinkebein Hills Farms from Cape Girardeau, Living Springs Ranch from Belleview, Missouri Elk Farmers Association, Monroe Farm from Berryman (Washington County,) Pioneer Apple Orchards & Market from Jackson, Prairie Grass Farms from New Florence, Sayersbrook Bison from Potosi, Sunflower Savannah from Beaufort and Windrush Farm from Farmington.

Retailers and other locals businesses participating from Ste. Genevieve are The Show Me Shop, a retailer of Missouri products from Ste. Genevieve, First Settlement Country Store, Ivy & Twigs, a garden shop, Joyce & Choyce’s Antiques & Collectibles, Odile's Linen & Lace, Etc., The Stained Glass Shop, Sweet Things, Candle Corner, Zielinski’s, specializing in vintage retail, Deb Says Sew, specializing in embroidery, The Racing Edge, Nancy Dee's Antiques & Collectibles, Lulu’s Antiques, Only Child Originals, specializing in hand-made jewelry and the Ste. Genevieve Tourist & Information Center. Also participating are Stonie's Sausage Shop from Perryville and The Tiger Sanctuary from Bloomsdale.

Chaumette’s Fête de Chaumette originated four years ago as a celebration the French holiday Bastille Day to commemorate the rich French heritage of Ste. Genevieve. Over the years, the festival has grown to something even more prominent and encompassing – a festival for regional cuisine, arts, and entertainment.

Established in 1990 by Hank and Jackie Johnson, Chaumette Vineyards and Winery is located in Ste. Genevieve County 20 miles southwest of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. As a premier Missouri Winery, Chaumette is dedicated to handcrafting wines of distinction and elegance. For more information go to