When Chefs And Anarchists Meet — Slow Food Nations Denver – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

On this week s show, we re bringing listeners along to Slow Food Nations 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The event celebrates slow and sustainable food systems through summits, workshops, and a street festival. The festival s theme for this year was Food for Change, and Slow Food USA s Executive Director Richard McCarthy was more than ready to share his thoughts with us, particularly about food s potential to be an antidote to our society s polarizations. Next, we meet Paolo di Croce. Paolo s been involved with Slow Food since the late 90s, and starting in 2005, as Secretary of Slow Food International s Board of Directors. He joins us to discuss the international scope of Slow Food s work. Professor Raj Patel describes his observations about the festival and how small scale organizing can help bring about a more fair and equitable food system. We also learn about Mexico s chapter of Slow Food from founder Alfonso Rocha. Alfonso is passionate about protecting traditional Mexican foodways and the people who bring it to the table. And we hear a sample from Slow Food Nations late night summit, which brought together Chefs Rick Bayless and Massimo Bottura for a conversation about the power of community kitchens. For more of all things Louisiana Eats, be sure to visit us at PoppyTooker.com.