Edmonton, Canada 5 June 2012 Slow Food Canada’s conference held in Edmonton in May has been hailed a success by national delegates.
Slow Food Canada executive member, Michael Howell, was one of 30 delegates to experience the four-day showcase of Alberta regional cuisine through farm tours, meetings with local producers and chefs, visits to local farmers’ markets, and the sell-out Roots, Shoots, and Garden Boots conference gala.
‘After spending my time in Edmonton at this conference, I have a whole new appreciation for the incredible food culture here,’ Mr Howell said.
Conference organiser, Valerie Lugonia, also praised the conference and the collaboration of local growers and chefs.
‘The conference was a huge success and raised $8,275 for Slow Food Canada,’ Ms Lugonia said.
‘Our team of chefs at the gala were amazing. The front of house staff was incredible. The food from our local producers was outstanding. I see active collaboration as the unique signature of our local Edmonton food community.’
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. A non-profit member-supported association, Slow Food was founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world. Today, we have over 100,000 members joined in 1,500 convivia – our local chapters – worldwide, including 35 in Canada, as well as a network of 2,000 food communities who practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality foods.
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