THE FUTURE OF FOOD IS THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET

If you care about local farmers, ranchers, fishers, animal welfare, the joy of a shared meal, preserving food culture, protecting the environment or avoiding GMOs

We have a place for you at our table.

WE BELIEVE FOOD SHOULD BE

GOOD

Our food should be tasty, seasonal, local, fresh and wholesome.

FAIR

Our food should be affordable, while respecting the dignity of labor from field to fork.

CLEAN

Our food should nourish a healthful lifestyle and be produced in ways that preserve biodiversity, sustain the environment and ensure animal welfare.

FOR ALL

Good, clean and fair food should be accessible to all and celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and nations that reside in the USA.

WHO WE ARE

Slow Food Charleston is part of the global Slow Food network of over 100,000 members in more than 150 countries. Our mission as an international grassroots membership organization, and 501(c)3, is Good, Clean, and Fair food for all.

A better, cleaner and more fair world begins with what we put on our plates – and our daily choices determine the future of the environment, economy and society.

Through a vast volunteer network of local chapters, youth and food communities, we link the pleasures of the table with a commitment to protect the community, culture, knowledge and environment that make this pleasure possible.

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Slow Food Charleston shared Spade and Clover Gardens's photo.1 week ago
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Slow Food Charleston2 weeks ago
Our longtime Board Member Kevin Mitchell had the opportunity to share some of what he has been up to with the James Beard Foundation. Congrats Chef Scholar - we're proud to see your hard work get the attention it deserves!
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Slow Food Charleston shared Holy City Sinner's post.3 weeks ago
Thanks, Holy City Sinner! We can't wait!
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Slow Food Charleston shared NPR's post.1 month ago
Wise words from Mr. Bourdain
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Slow Food Charleston shared Slow Food USA's post.1 month ago
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA18 hours ago
Get FREE SHIPPING on all Slow Food swag orders today through #CyberMonday! "Go Slow" and support your favorite small businesses – and non-profits 🙂 – this #BlackFriday. Shop now: www.slowfoodnations.org/shop
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA1 day ago
We're launching our Secret Snail Swap program again this year! This is how it works:
1) Share a recipe.
2) Receive a recipe.
3) Make a new Slow Food friend!

Sign up at slowfoodusa.org/secret-snail-swap.
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA2 days ago
This season, we are thankful for our Slow Food community and the network of passionate individuals – like you – who are making real change on the ground every day! Together, we can change the world through food that is good, clean and fair for all.
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Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA2 days ago
Over the centuries, Thanksgiving has become a special day to share a home-cooked meal with loved ones and an offering of thanks for our blessings. In many ways, Thanksgiving is the quintessential “Slow Food” holiday. And yet, as many of us know, Thanksgiving has a complicated and controversial past. As we celebrate with family and friends, it’s worth remembering the complexity and suffering from which our modern holiday of love, food and family was born.

Learn more about the origins of Thanksgiving and our exploration into regional food traditions: slowfoodusa.org/thanksgiving

#Thanksgiving #SlowFood #MenuforChange #FoodTraditions #Harvest
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA3 days ago
"Every day, we make dietary decisions that affect us and the planet on which we depend. Let’s turn our attention to the land that supports and feeds us."

Civil Eats explored agriculture’s role in causing—and mitigating—climate change in light of the 23rd annual U.N. climate talks earlier this month in Bonn, Germany. Read more at civileats.com.
#SlowFood #MenuforChange
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA3 days ago
After a Meatless Monday, what about Tuesday? Among the parameters to consider when evaluating the sustainability of meat is the local and regional economic, environmental, and cultural impacts.

Industry and government will be influenced by chefs, home cooks, regenerative farmers, responsible fishmongers, vegan innovators, and - when it comes to meat - a next generation of butchers committed to humane and sustainable principles.
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA4 days ago
#GivingTuesday on 11/28 is Give What You Can Day, when a donation of any amount will make you a member of Slow Food USA. We are raising money for Slow Food International to support projects around the globe, so on 11/28, every gift will be passed on to Slow Food International.
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Slow Food USA shared Slow Food OKA's album.5 days ago
Slow Food OKA organized a "Menu for Change" event at their local farmers' market to say that they are for sustainability, biodiversity and respect for the planet. #MenuforChange #SlowFood
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA5 days ago
Michael Recktenwald from the North Sea island of Langeoog is using sustainable measures at Restaurant Seekrug in order to initiate sustainable consumption and to protect the climate. He only uses regional products within a radius of 50 km, and customers get a discount when they bring in their own mug, an incentive to minimize the use of packaging and containers.
Read more about his efforts below. #MenuforChange #SlowFood
Slow Food USA
Slow Food USA7 days ago
"Local chapters all over the country are finding delicious ways to reconnect people with their love of food and community."
Slow Food International
Slow Food International19 hours ago
In addition to being carcinogenic to humans, cadmium affects microbial activity, resulting in less soil fertility and is highly persistent, so it resides in soils and contaminates aquifers.

Slow Food calls on EU governments to approve the European Commission proposal to reduce the levels of cadmium we are exposed to!
Slow Food International
Slow Food International is with Juri Chiotti.22 hours ago
Juri Chiotti explains why he supports #MenuForChange: "because it's time to move beyond words".
Full interview (in Italian): http://www.granaidellamemoria.it/index.php/it/archivi/terra-madre/juri-chiotti
#SlowFood http://donate.slowfood.com/en/
Slow Food International
Slow Food International
Slow Food International1 day ago
The proposed planning provisions will intentionally place small-scale pig and poultry farmers in the same group as large-scale intensive farming operations.

This will render meat production prohibitive for current and aspiring farmers, which will destroy local, small-scale agriculture and reduce eaters’ choice of pork and poultry to factory-farmed meat only.

With the support of Slow Food Australia
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Slow Food International shared This is Rubbish's post.2 days ago
Every year, an estimated 88 million tonnes of food is wasted across EU countries. Meanwhile, 1 in 9 people worldwide struggle to find enough food to lead a healthy life. This can't continue.

Earlier this year, the European Parliament set targets to halve EU food waste from farm to fork by 2030.

Now these plans are under threat, as the European Council ­wants to dilute these pivotal plans.

Slow Food urges EU citizens to call on their governments back binding targets for the reduction of food waste!
Slow Food International
This is Rubbish
EMERGENCY! Plans to halve Europe's food waste could be defeated in the next few weeks. Take action to save them! ow.ly/GSrd30gEVEI If you have more time, take our other actions: 1) Call on your country to back the targets here - just select your country: ow.ly/xdFM30gEVNH 2) Take our twitter action: ow.ly/CbXB30gGWe0 Please share this post far and wide! Thanks to Global Citizen and Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland for teaming up with us to host these urgent actions. Feedback - putting a stop to food waste OLIO - The Food Sharing Revolution European Environmental Bureau - EEB Health Care Without Harm - Europe Zero Waste Europe The Real Junk Food Project Slow Food International Slow Food Italia YEE - Youth and Environment Europe Food Waste Innovation Network Too Good To Go Last Minute Market Forum for the Future New Economics Foundation Disco Soupe Ecologistas en Acción Snact CIWF Polska Zachraň jídlo Mai Mult Verde Let's Do It, Romania! Deutsche Umwelthilfe NABU Bundesverband FoodLoop - Save It All Food Ethics Council Sustainable Food Trust RREUSE
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Slow Food International2 days ago
Artisan cheese in South Africa is a new phenomenon, having only existed since the end of apartheid. Yet this young craft is facing enormous difficulties because of drought, floods, dried-up rivers and other consequences of climate change.

#MenuForChange #SlowFood
http://donate.slowfood.com/en/
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Slow Food International2 days ago
Before this event, most Ainu women only cooked traditional Ainu food for spiritual celebrations and did regard this as safeguarding Ainu culture. But after working with Slow Food, these women of Ainu have begun to recognize the significance of their food culture not only for their fellow Ainu, but also within the wider Japanese context and indeed, global gastronomy.

With Slow Food Nippon and メノコモシモシ.

#IndigenousPeoples
Slow Food International
Slow Food International3 days ago
Well done to Slow Food Burkina Faso for being recognized at Les Koudou du Faso for your hard work in protecting biodiversity and promoting food sovereignty in small-scale farming communities. As Franceline Tarnagda says, "we must continue to develop synergies between producers and restaurateurs", and so make people more aware of their invaluable and delicious gastronomic heritage.

Africa SlowFood
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Slow Food International shared UNISG - Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche's video.3 days ago
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni inaugurates the new academic year at UNISG - Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche, which is now offering new two courses: a three-year undergraduate degree in Gastronomic Sciences & Cultures and a postgraduate degree in Food Innovation & Management. Best of luck in the new academic to all the new students from Slow Food International!
Slow Food International
UNISG - Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni Inaugurates the Academic Year at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, presenting the two new degree categories > https://goo.gl/btmG4n *** Il presidente del Consiglio Gentiloni inaugura l’anno accademico di Pollenzo presentando le due nuove classi di laurea > https://goo.gl/DdN14s
Slow Food International
Slow Food International4 days ago
On World Fisheries Day 2017, be aware: two-thirds of the world’s fisheries are overfished or fully harvested. Global warming, pollution and the loss of essential fish habitats have led to a decline of more than one third of global fish stocks. Time to rethink fishing. #MenuForChange #SlowFish
Slow Food International
Slow Food International4 days ago
A beautiful video by Slow Food Beirut member Nay Aoun: "For the Love of Thyme: The Man who Cultivates Lebanon's Wild Herb"

Mohammad Ali Neimeh’s life revolves around zaatar, the wild thyme of Lebanon. The changes that he has implemented have seen huge changes in the way that thyme is grown now in Lebanon. This is his story.
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