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Slow Food Philadelphia’s Fall Seminars Are Back In Full Swing!

Slow Food Philadelphia kicks off it's fall/winter seminar series starting 9/21 at the Restaurant School. Past courses have included foraging for wild foods, pictured above. Photo courtsey Slow Food Philadelphia

Slow Food Philadelphia is a local chapter of Slow Food International, a global grassroots organization that aims to promote food that is both healthy and beneficial to the community and the environment. Founded in 1989 in response to the rise of fast-food, Slow Food now has chapters in over 150 countries and is still growing.

Slow Food Philly is kicking off their Fall/Winter Seminar series tonight with Preserving the Harvest, a class on canning and ‘putting up’ the season’s bounty with Marisa McClellan.  Samplings of preserved food and fermented wine will be included. Buy tickets here for tonight’s class!

Upcoming seminars include:

Understanding of Food & Wine Terms – Dr. Solomon Katz, coauthor of “Encyclopedia of Food & Culture”, will reflect on terms like “sustainability”, “organic” and “biodynamic” and discuss how they have affected our past and present. Food sampling & wine tasting included. [October 12]

Affinage: The care and ripening of artisanal cheesesDiBruno Brothers specialist, Richard-Luis Morillo, will be educating participants through a tasting of young and old house-aged cheeses from around the globe. [November 16]

Where’s the Beef (and Pork and Lamb)? – Marilyn Anthony from PASA and Jessica Moore from Philadelphia Cowshare will discuss humanely raising and handling meat. Food sampling & wine tasting included. [December 14]

Time: Wednesday evenings, 7pm – 9pm
Cost per class: $20 for materials
Tickets: Available through Brown Paper Tickets.
Location: 4100 Walnut Street, entrance on 41st Street
Free Parking: 4207 Walnut Street (main campus parking lot)

Note: For those who decide to attend the whole four-class series, Slow Food Philly will let you attend one class for free! To take advantage of this offer, send an e-mail to info@slowfoodphilly.org.

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