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:
- Read! Some great new books to put on your [insert holiday here] list include:
- The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation by David Kamp (highly recommended)
- The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters
- Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty by Mark Winne
- Gastroanomalies: Questionable Culinary Creations from the Golden Age of American Cookery by James Lileks
- Definitely not a new one, but a classic: The Physiology of Taste by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
- 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.
- Watch foodie movies. See if King Corn is still playing near you, or rent some DVDs: there's The Future of Food, Babette's Feast, Ratatouille, Mondovino, and the one Christmukkah gift I am most looking forward to, The French Chef
- 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,