If food is the medium of your art, then it’s likely you are a subscriber to Sauce Magazine, our hometown guide to the best of the news for everyone who likes to eat, drink and socialize around these parts. If you’re nodding your head in recognition, I have to ask: Do you know about Slow Food St. Louis yet?

Slow Food Snail logo

Slow Food Snail logo

Slow Food St. Louis is not a publication, but a local group (actually a convivium*) of a larger international movement described on slowfood.com as,

Slow Food, founded in 1986, is an international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Through a variety of initiatives, it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction.”


It’s easy to stay in the know about the meetings of Slow Food St. Louisby signing up for their listserve on Yahoo!® Groups, which you can do on the Slow Food St. Louis Web site (linked below.) I see from on the Yahoo! Groups page that they’ve added three new members in the last seven days.

The next Slow Food St. Louis meeting is Thursday, April 9, 2009, at 6:30 pm at Shining Rivers Waldorf School in Webster Groves, which has a demonstration “edible school yard” that you will want to see. Shining Rivers is located at 915 N. Elm Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119.

slow-food-scooterworks-the_bar1This group is educational and social, with trivia nights and other get-togethers. I would be remiss if I didn’t give you the hook-up on this. > Slow Food St. Louis <

Editor’s note #1: If you are a member, please post your experience with the group here to share with us!

Editor’s note #2: *Convivium—a gathering relating to, or occupied with feasting, drinking, and good company.

Image of Scooterworks cafe from scooterworks-uk.com via the Web

Editor’s note: International members of the slowfoods.com convivia publish their versions of Slow Food Times newsletters online in the following languages: