Thursday, December 13, 2007

More Photos...

Hey Everyone,

Here are some more photo's from last week's dinner with French Cultural Society.

Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

End of semester...

Ooh la la, a feast! The French Cultural Society / Slow Food BU potluck on Dec. 4th was très bien. So was yesterday's Food Bazaar-- we got the word out about Slow Food and made a few bucks serving up your works of culinary art. Thanks to all who participated!

Now that finals are upon us, we're wrapping things up for the semester. Hard to believe that Slow Food BU has only existed for two and a half months, considering everything we've done so far. There's lots more to come in the spring, so stay tuned...

If you'd like to keep up with slowfoody things over winter break, here are some ideas:
  • Cook/eat something new. Find out what's local to your hometown/region, check out a restaurant or food shop you've never been to, experiment with new cuisines, and tell us about it when you get back.
  • Share meals with family and friends. Relish in the fact that you don't have to eat in the dining hall.
  • Ditch the traditional eggnog and dip into some more creative nogs.
  • Post your ideas in the comments section!

Enjoy the holidays and happy fooding!!

Best wishes for a delicious break,

Friday, November 30, 2007

Upcoming events...

Hey everyone!

We had a great meeting/gobble this past Tuesday...sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, pumpkin pie, cookies...thanks for sharing your "leftovers"!

Here are some things to put on your calendar:

Tuesday, December 4th

French Cultural Society/Slow Food BU Potluck Dinner
7pm @ the French House (153 Bay State Road)
Bring any dish you like (it doesn't have to be French)

Tuesday December 11th

Slow Down for Slow Food: A Foods Bazaar
GSU Link, 10am- 3:30pm
Stop by our table to sample foods prepared by Slow Food BU members, get recipes and information about local foods, and learn more about Slow Food BU's programs! Bring home-baked food to the table if you'd like to share it.

General Meeting (last one before break!)
808 Comm Ave, Room 122 @ 7:30pm
The usual food, talking, plus good wishes for the holidays.

And if you're already thinking about next semester...
Thursday, February 7th: A Taste of Slow (big dinner)
Thursday, February 28th: From Farm to Fork: Why Eat Local? (expert panel presentation/local foods tasting)
April: Earth Day Banquet

Finally, some interesting biodiversity news from Italy.

Happy weekend!


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

SFBU Mission Statement

At its core, Slow Food BU is a gathering of food lovers who want to share good food and who care about how that food reaches our plates. Slow Food BU aims to increase awareness on campus about issues related to foodways, including environmental sustainability, biodiversity, local economic development, health, fair trade, workers' rights, and cultural traditions. As a student convivium, we want to improve the quality and sustainability of the foods in our dining halls and in our communities. To us, food is a means of establishing connections with each other, of sharing our values, and of positively impacting the world we live in.

Our initiatives include:

Working with BU Dining Services to improve the quality and sourcing practices of our campus food system. This includes buying local, organic, and fair trade products; ensuring transparency and accountability in purchasing, distribution and preparation; minimizing the environmental impact of the food chain; and creating loyal, direct relationships with the people who provide us with our food.

Raising awareness on campus about the realities of our food system: how so many pressing issues of the modern world converge upon foodways, and how food can be a lever for major change.

Enjoying food with each other by sharing meals, organizing events such as taste workshops and film screenings, taking field trips to farms and food producers, and engaging in other fun food-related activities.

Getting involved in our surrounding communities, especially with school gardens and school lunch programs, as well as with hunger relief programs.

Building a "knowledge bank" to ensure that Slow Food BU continues to flourish as membership changes.