Slow Food

April 2nd, 2010

Produced by Monica Rogozinski
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Slow Food USA is an educational organization dedicated to stewardship of the land and ecologically sound food production. Slow Food aims to improve access to and availability of foods that are local, seasonal and sustainably grown.

The members of the Philadelphia chapter come from a wide variety of professions and backgrounds. Slow Food Philadelphia organizes farm visits, tastings, lectures, and dinners where participants can learn about the farmers and artisans who grow, produce, and prepare our food. The chapter also supports initiatives that improve nutrition in schools, such as school gardens and policies to increase the quality of school lunches.

Art of Food will feature Hansjakob Werlen, head of the Philadelphia Slow Food Chapter. He'll take us to Restaurant Alba and talk about the history of the movement, its goals and plans for the future. At Alba we'll also talk to its owners, the husband and wife team of Sean and Kelly Weinberg. They're involved in every aspect of the restaurant. Sean's contemporary cuisine focuses on seasonal local ingredients. Dishes are simply prepared and cooked over a state-of-the-art wood-burning grill. This allows the true flavors of the food to stand out while being enhanced by a live hickory and mesquite wood fire, a concept found throughout the countryside of Europe. We'll also visit Green Aisle Grocery and take a look at their variety of specialty products, all locally produced.

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Susanna Foo's Gourmet Kitchen

April 2nd, 2010

Produced by Andrea Campbell
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Chef Susanna Foo whips up lobster and striped bass with curry sauce for two lucky customers at the closing of her Philadelphia restaurant. Susanna foo now in Radnor, Pa at her new location, Susanna Foo's Gourmet Kitchen makes a strong connection between music and food: she likens her palette to a musician's ear, and says that music and food both have the power to bring happiness.

Friday Arts Extra:

Extended interview
with Hansjakob Werlen

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Hansjakob Werlen head of Slow Food Philadelphia, talks about the grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

A taste of Slow Food in the city:

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