Heirloom Tomato Tasting and Tour at Adena

On Saturday, August 16, a group of us went to Adena Mansion in Chillicothe for a tour of the mansion and gardens and an heirloom tomato tasting, complemented by an array of Ohio foods provided by A Taste of Ohio. The tour of the gardens was very educational. They are divided between a flower garden, with broad paths and open areas for social gatherings, and vegetable gardens, with plots to grow food for the family and to teach the children gardening skills. Great care is taken to maintain historical accuracy… which means that the gardeners have to grit their teeth rather than rely on modern countermeasures when groundhogs and other garden terrorists ruin their hard work. The tour of the ma

Announcing “Local and Loving It” — Our Inaugural Dinner!

Greetings All, At long last we are announcing the details of our inaugural event, a special Italian dinner at Cafe del Mondo at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 20. It is called “Local and Loving It,” as we are eating a variety of local and organic foods and dining with the people who produced them. Of course, great wine pairings are included as well. The divine espresso, imported from Rome, will be prepared by a talented barista. We will take our time and enjoy a lovely meal with like-minded new friends. As you probably know by now, the Slow Food movement was started in Italy. Its central three principles for a food system are these: Food must be good (healthful and delicious), it must be clean (p

What Slow Food is all about…

Hi there, I just came across this article and think it captures succinctly and simply what slow food is all about. I don’t understand the article’s title… SF convivia are all over Japan. Colleen

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