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Zagat Names Salt Lake City “Up and Coming” Food Scene

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Zagat’s 7 Cities list for 2013, Salt Lake City slide

A recent Zagat blog post lists Salt Lake City as one of 7 up and coming food cities (click through the slide show for the cities; Salt Lake is slide 2). Slow Foodies have known this for some time, but it is satisfying to get a shout-out from a national food publication. Other than Boulder, CO, the others are all in the southeast region, such as Athens, GA and Charleston, SC. Utah restauranteurs like Scott Evans of Pago and Viet Pham of Forage, along with their many local food suppliers, are exciting the taste buds and building a reputation beyond our valley. As Zagat notes, “While many regard this Western town more for its skiing or religious ties, the burgeoning culinary scene is undeniably exciting, especially when it comes to the number of restaurants cooking local, with an emphasis on foraging. …”

Slow Food Utah Features Ark of Taste Seeds at the 2013 People’s Market Seed Swap

It may be the depths of the Utah winter, but as we approach the end of January spring is closer than it seems. For gardeners and growers, its the perfect time to be pouring over seed catalogs, inspired and tempted by pretty pictures and delectable descriptions of page after page of edible plants and flowers.Continue Reading

Slow Food USA Appoints Richard McCarthy As Executive Director

Slow Food Utah is pleased to share the news that our parent organization, Slow Food USA, has hired a new Executive Director. We re-post the press release in its entirety below. You may also be interested in viewing Mr. McCarthy’s 2010 TEDxNOLA talk about Market Umbrella, public markets, and the public good. We welcome himContinue Reading

Application period for microgrants now open!

Applications for Micro-Grants are now being accepted! From now through Feb. 1, 2013 Slow Food Utah is accepting applications for microgrants for projects that strengthen our local food community. This program was created in order to fill gaps that we see in traditional funding sources for local food-related projects, especially for small-scale food growers and producers,Continue Reading

Annual Membership Meeting and Celebration – November 7th

It’s time once again for our Annual Member Meeting! We meet once a year to vote on candidates for and reaffirm the Board, to get feedback on the past year’s events, and to get input from YOU on what you would like to see in the coming year! Slow Food members one and all, comeContinue Reading