Slow Food Austin reconnects people with the food they eat. Our educational initiatives, social activities, fundraising events, and community volunteer projects inspire respect for where food comes from and awaken true pleasure in eating.

Date: Thursday, December 4, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: 512 Brewery, 407 Radam Lane, Austin, TX 78745
Tickets: $55.00 general admission, $45.00 for Slow Food members, Purchase tickets online


Please Join Slow Food Austin, (512) Brewing Company, and Antonelli’s Cheese Shop for our annual Beer and Cheese Tasting.

This has become a mainstay in our annual scheduling. A Beer and Cheese Pairing…an homage to the bi-annual event held in Bra, Italy by Slow Food International, CHEESE.

Proceeds benefit Slow Food Austin Programming including our Scholarship Program.

Ticket price includes a 512 Brewing pint glass.


Date: Saturday, November 29, 3:00 pm –  5:00 pm
Location: Easy Tiger, 709 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
RSVP: claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot


“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” James Beard, Beard on Bread.

Despite Beard’s words, most of the time bread is part of the feast, eaten alongside, wrapped around or placed under other food. Bread is eaten in many different ways in different cuisines around the world. In our Slow Session, we will explore some of the different ways that bread is eaten and the foods that are eaten with it, as I believe that breads have developed along with their respective cuisines and are integral to them.

From the open-faced sandwiches of Scandinavia, to French country breads, to the mysterious salt-free bread of Tuscany, we’ll look at bread integrated into everyday meals. We’ll also examine some traditional and special occasion bread pairings and look at how some breads can enhance or detract from various cheeses. Of course, we’ll have a variety of breads to taste and some food examples to go with them.

Please join us at Easy Tiger for a virtual international tour through bread and food.

David Norman, Head Doughpuncher

Recently selected as one of the Top Ten bread bakers in the country by Dessert Professional Magazine, David Norman is the Head Doughpuncher and a partner at Easy Tiger Bake Shop and Beer Garden.  His route there has included stints at some of the countries best bread bakeries from Seattle to New York City and included teaching professional bread courses at the French Culinary Institute and the San Francisco Baking Institute.

David’s interest in baking was born from his encounters with unfamiliar and inspiring breads during a couple years studying abroad. As a high school exchange student in Sweden and later as a student of German Literature at the University of Munich, he discovered a variety of new breads and new ways of eating centered on these breads. When he returned to complete his studies at the University of Florida, he found little choice to satisfy cravings for good bread but to make his own.  When he discovered a job opening at a small French-style bakery across town, he took the next step with his hobby and soon discovered a passion deep enough to turn his career focus toward bread baking.

Slow Sessions are educational events that are always free and open to the public. The goal is twofold: (1) to provide opportunities for Austinites to learn more about their food and where it comes from (2) to support local businesses whose values align with the Slow Food mission of good, clean and fair food for all.


Date: Wednesday, November 19, 6-8pm
Location: Lenoir, 1807 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
Cost: $15 suggested donation, all proceeds go to Green Gate Farms (payable via cash or credit card)


Join us for a night in LENOIR’s wine garden to support our friends in need at Green Gate Farms, a farm that has always been there for the Austin community. For the past three months, Green Gate Farms has gone through events that neither a family nor small business should have to experience in a lifetime, let alone a year. First, Farmer Skip was hit by a reckless driver, totaling their delivery van and resulting in medical issues that prevented him from planting crops for their Community Supported Agriculture distribution. They then received a notice from their landlord that rent will be raised on their city farm. And lastly, Bastrop County denied agricultural valuation for their River Farm, meaning their taxes will be nearly seven times higher than they usually pay. Proceeds from the happy hour will be donated to Green Gate Farms to help alleviate this financial stress.

Your $15 entry donation (via cash or credit card) will go directly to keeping Green Gate Farms so Skip and Erin can continue their passion of farming and food education to benefit all of us in Central Texas! Complimentary drink and specially priced snacks will be available.

You can also help Green Gate Farms by supporting their GoFundMe Campaign.

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