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.

Scholarship Application Deadline: January 9th, 2015

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Slow Food Austin is offering a scholarship to the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas from January 29th-31st. This conference offers discussions on a variety of topics of utmost importance to farmers and gardeners in Central Texas with organic growing practices and organic advocates.

 

There will be breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and the option for attendees to concentrate on a specific topic of interest by following any of six different tracks, from Organic 101 to Advanced Producer. The full schedule is available here. For additional information about the conference, please visit the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association website.

 

The scholarship will cover the full cost of registration.

 

For an opportunity to win this scholarship, please submit a completed application below. The deadline for submissions is January 9th. The scholarship winner will be contacted directly by Slow Food Austin.

 

For any questions about this opportunity please contact Hannah Kane, Scholarships Coordinator (hannah@slowfoodaustin.org).

 

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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

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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.

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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

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“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.

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happy hour: green gate farms benefit at lenoir, 11/19/2014

October 31, 2014

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 [...]

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farm tour: logro farms, 11/2/2014

October 8, 2014

Date: Sunday, November 2 2014, 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm Location: Logro Farms, 13005 Fitzhugh Rd. Bldg. C Austin, TX 78736 Tickets: $20.00 includes farm tour, brewery tour, Logro’s “Sustainable Farming with Mushrooms” class, and a takeaway of fresh oyster mushrooms and herbs. Purchase Online (Children 12 and under may attend with parents for free.) [...]

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slow session: meridian hive meadery, 10/19/2014

October 4, 2014

Date: Sunday, October 19, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Location: Draught House, 4112 Medical Parkway, Austin, TX 78756 RSVP: claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot Join Slow Food Austin for a Slow Session with Meridian Hive Meadery at the Draught House on Oct 19th. Mead or honey wine is the oldest alcoholic drink [...]

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slow session: chocosutra, 10/5/2014

September 29, 2014

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Location: Gallery Black Lagoon, 4301 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78751 RSVP: claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot Join us this October for a special session with Richard Kreuzburg, the man behind the magical healing chocolate creations of Chocosutra. Richard cares deeply about his work [...]

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slow session: bee rescue, 9/30/2014

September 23, 2014

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm Location: in.gredients, 2610 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78722 RSVP: claim a FREE ticket to reserve your spot Come learn how honey bees are safely removed and relocated. Daniel “DJ” Schmalz is a hive and swarm capture service extraordinaire specializing in chemical free bee removals and rescues. [...]

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happy hour: salt and time, 9/18/2014

September 10, 2014

Date: Thursday, September 18, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Salt & Time 1912 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 Cost: $10 suggested donation (payable with cash or credit card) RSVP: Join the Facebook Event Join us this month with Happy Hour at local butcher shop and salumeria Salt & Time! If you were at [...]

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2014 snailblazer award

August 21, 2014

Our Snailblazer Award is the highest honor given to recognize individuals that exemplify the Slow Food movement’s ideals of “Good, Clean, and Fair.” In honor of his considerable and distinctive work as one of Austin’s most treasured local food pioneers, Eric Polzer of Wink received our 2014  Snailblazer Award. The award was presented at our Grub [...]

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