For those who eat meat, know where it’s from.

In New York City, you can! Read this article :)

http://www.grist.org/food/2011-12-09-slaughterhouse-rules-inside-halal-butchershop-video

Eaters, beware: Walmart is taking over our food system

Grist.org

If you’ve never heard of grist.org, we’ve got you covered! It’s an up to date environmental news website, with articles ranging from climate & energy, to FOOD! So check it out read up and get informed about the most up to date environmental and food news!

And, check out the article above, real HORSE power!

Hey, we're in the Ithacan, again!

If you go to Ithaca College, please help us help you to get local/organic/labeling/dietary diversity within the dining hall by taking our survey! Thanks!

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CBMGJWR
Local Food in Ithaca Dining Halls Survey
www.surveymonkey.com

Thanksgiving done locally- from Slow Food USA

Slow Food USA

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Check out our Thanksgiving recipes, tips, tricks, and more!

Dear Emily,

Want to have a Slow Food Thanksgiving? Our one-stop-shopThanksgiving 2011 Guide is here to help. Make your holiday good, clean, fair, and more delicious than ever! It’s our small way of giving thanks for all of your support and commitment.

Let us help you:

  • Try new recipes using local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients. There’s something for everyone – whether you’re planning a traditional turkey dinner or looking for vegetarian alternatives.
  • Find ingredients near you and locate farmers markets, heritage turkey breeders, and Ark of Taste foods near your home. 
  • Learn tips, tricks, and Slow Food USA recommendations to make prepping less stressful and cooking more fun.


Thanksgiving is only two weeks away – visit our Thanksgiving 2011 Guide today and start planning your Slow Food meal!

With thanks,

Emily Anne Vaughn

Slow Food Ithaca College will be petitioning in Campus Center and the  Pub all week in order to demand a change from our dining services and  to establish sustainable practices from Sodexo, our food supplier. And  our main Food Day event, co-sponsored with ICES and REMP…
Food Teach-In and screening of the documentary Fresh (go to freshthemovie.com for a trailer and more information),  at Ithaca College Campus October 24th, Williams 323, 6pm: Teach-in to  talk about sustainable food consumption. There will be several dishes  that we will explain why it was chosen as the meal and what makes it  sustainable. Following the teach-in, the documentary Fresh will be  screened at 6 o’clock and the food will be eaten during the movie.

Slow Food Ithaca College will be petitioning in Campus Center and the Pub all week in order to demand a change from our dining services and to establish sustainable practices from Sodexo, our food supplier. And our main Food Day event, co-sponsored with ICES and REMP…

Food Teach-In and screening of the documentary Fresh (go to freshthemovie.com for a trailer and more information) at Ithaca College Campus October 24th, Williams 323, 6pm: Teach-in to talk about sustainable food consumption. There will be several dishes that we will explain why it was chosen as the meal and what makes it sustainable. Following the teach-in, the documentary Fresh will be screened at 6 o’clock and the food will be eaten during the movie.

10 ways to create more sustainable eating habits

And, read these…
http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/slow_food/blog_cat_archive/category/labeling/
-Slow Food Ithaca College

And, read these…

http://www.slowfoodusa.org/index.php/slow_food/blog_cat_archive/category/labeling/

-Slow Food Ithaca College

Can a National Food Day Convince Americans to Start Eating Right?

slowfoodseattle:

Modeled after Earth Day, Food Day is a nationwide series of events designed to change how Americans eat and think about food…

Food Day Principles

This week’s Slow Food Community meeting and dinner was focused around delicious apples, picked from an amazing local Orchard, Little Tree Orchards!  Some of the dishes this week included beet and apple muffins, baked apples with pears, baked eggplant-peppers-tomato-apple, gluten-free pasta, rice, quinoa soup with loads of veggies, and chunky apple sauce. 

If you are interested in food, like to cook, or are concerned about our environmental impact come on over to our weekly Slow Food meetings on Mondays at 7 pm in Circle 150-08.

Peace, love, and hot apple cider,

Danielle  (the scribe to the Slow Food Community)

Grrreattt Recipes! andd Apples!

I was introduced to this website the other day by our Slow Food member, Stephanie Bartzick. She made these beet and apple muffins from the website that were absolutely delicious utilizing our CSA and the apples that we picked from the local orchard, Little Tree Orchards. Further exploration of this website has led me to believe that I am in love. These are some awesome recipes and awesome ways to utilize those seasonal veggies and locally sourced foods! So, read on, let your mouth water, and explore what you can do with your food. :)

-Emily Shaw

PS. This weekend (Sept. 30-Oct. 2) is Apple Fest in Ithaca, so IC Slow Food decided for our community dinner this week to pre-game with some apple pickin’ and apple dishes. If you are in the Ithaca area and would like to partake in some local apple picking fun, then I would suggest going to Little Tree Orchards. They have fresh made apple cider doughnuts everyday while you are there, homemade apple cider, and a beautiful variety of apple/pear trees, and other fruit. Here is the website—->  http://www.littletree-orchards.com/, which includes hours that they are open, and directions. So, enjoy the seasonal fruits of New York, and support your local businesses!

Our second Slow Food Community dinner on Monday September 19th, integrated wild edible foods found all around Ithaca College’s campus!  Our dishes this week consisted of a mixture of our farm share, wild edibles, and grains to create a beautiful meal, with an assortment of wonderful colors too.  This week we cooked up (from left to right and front to back):

  • swiss chard, peppers (red, yellow, white, green), and almonds with raspberry vinaigrette
  • fried potato slices with paprika, cumin, onions, garlic, and nutritional yeast
  • sauteed eggplant with olive oil
  • black rice, peppers (red), and onions 
  • tomato salad with olive oil, basil, thyme, and balsamic vinaigrette
  • wild garlic mustard and basil pesto (vegan-style) with soy milk, almonds, garlic and olive oil
  • wild edible berries collected around campus - autumn olives, grapes, and uwe berries
  • roasted peppers, potatoes, beets, carrots and onions with thyme and olive oil
  • pizza with loads of veggies and cheese

If you like the food you see, you should stop by our weekly meetings on Monday nights from 7-8:15 pm in the Circle Apartment, 150-08 on Ithaca College’s campus!

For more information please contact slowfoodcommunity@gmail.com

Peace, love, and root veggies,

Danielle (IC Slow Food Community’s scribe)

Our first Slow Food Community dinner of the Fall season, held on Monday, September 12th!  We had an amazing turn out, and continue to have new members.  Our first dinner consisted primarily of our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture, a farm share) food from Early Morning Farm, as we cooked up some yummy beet cake, roasted pepper salad, sauteed swish chard- beet- almond dish, banana-peanut butter muffins, and quinoa-pepper dish to serve for this meal. 

If you are interested in coming to our Slow Food meetings please attend our dinners, held on Monday nights from 7-8:15pm in Circle Apartment 150-08!

Contact us for more information at slowfoodcommunity@gmail.com!

Delicious Black Bean Burger!

I just made the tastiest black bean burgers from this website—-> http://www.neverhomemaker.com/2010/08/around-world-black-bean-burgers.html

                 

We added some avocado, tomatoes, and lettuce on top. It was delicious, filling and nutritious of course. A lot of the spices can be substituted, or others added, for example we added tumeric and tikka masala curry instead of the garam masala, which is hard to find. They’re so easy to make and so delicious! It was also fun to make it with my family and everyone was able to do something. My dad chopped up the onions, I blended the beans and cooked the burgers, my mom chopped up the tomatoes, helped cook the burgers, and sliced up some cheese for the buns. It’s a great dish to bring people together and, without the cheese, it is also completely vegan! Enjoy!

-Emily

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? (2010) - Official Trailer [HD] (by DocumentaryTrailers)

Our Slow Food chapter will be tabling at the screening of this documentary at Cornell Cinemas on Tuesday, April 26. The movie starts at 7:15pm, so get there early and bring some friends! Spread the word.