A festival to taste and explore a world of good, clean and fair food for all.
Slow Food USA proudly announces Slow Food Nations in Denver, Colorado from July 14-16, 2017. Inspired by Slow Food International’s biennial Terra Madre gathering in Turin, Italy, Slow Food Nations will combine the energy of a street food festival, rigor of an academic conference, and inspiration of a cultural exchange. Alice Waters, Ron Finley, Simran Sethi, Jack Johnson, Hosea Rosenberg, and Alon Shaya are just a few of many food movement leaders joining the festival.
A delegation from Latin America will attend the event, including people from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba and producers from Slow Food Presidia in Mexico (Tlaola Serrano Chili Pepper, Mexican Plateau Agave, Tepetlixpa Native Beans, Yucatán Peninsula Xunankab Bee Honey).
Entrance to the festival is free and includes a taste marketplace with 100 exhibitors and producers, an outdoor culinary stage, gardening and cooking activities for kids and families, heritage food tastings, author talks, and many more events.
Slow Food leaders from around the globe will participate in an all-day delegate summit on Friday, including small group discussions, focused working groups, and a lunch by Alice Waters that will explore school lunch as an academic subject. Delegates will then serve as hosts and speakers during the weekend festival.
The first round of ticketed events went sale Monday, April 10 and include taste workshops, block parties, regional food and farm tours, roundtable discussions, and one-of-a-kind dinners.
Slow Food Nations reimagines the food festival to inspire individuals and communities to change the world through food that is good, clean and fair. As Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini says, “If you want to change the world, don’t do it with sadness; do it with joy!”
Many more events featuring leaders and innovators from around the world will be announced in the coming weeks. For the full lineup and details, please visit slowfoodnations.org.
For further information, please contact:
Slow Food International Press Office
[email protected] – Twitter: @SlowFoodPress
Slow Food Nations
Emily Smith, 303.903.4970, [email protected]
Slow Food is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Slow Food involves over a million activists, chefs, experts, youth, farmers, fishers and academics in over 160 countries. Among them, a network of around 100,000 Slow Food members are linked to 1,500 local chapters worldwide, contributing through their membership fee, as well as the events and campaigns they organize. As part of the network, more than 2,400 Terra Madre food communities practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality food around the world.