Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Slow Food Atlanta Benefit Dinner

Slow Food Atlanta will celebrate the first day of spring with a “Slow Sustainable Supper” honoring best-selling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan. The event will begin on Friday, March 20 at 6:30pm, with cocktails in the Oakhurst Community Garden, followed by a stroll to the Solarium at historic Scottish Rite, for a multi-course feast prepared by some of the finest chefs in the southeast. The 2009 Slow Sustainable Spring Supper, featuring a taste of the South, will showcase a cast of award-winning southern Slow Food chefs.

The event will be a fundraiser for Slow Food Atlanta and Slow Food USA, to support their ongoing efforts to create change for good in our foodshed. In addition to Michael Pollan, special guests include Dan Imhoff, author of Food Fight: A Citizen’s Guide to a Food and Farm Bill, Erika Lesser and Josh Viertel, Executive Director and President of Slow Food USA, as well as Patrick Martins, Heritage Foods USA.

Slow Food is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Slow Food envisions a future food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice.

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