Monday, August 25, 2008

Slow Food Member Sid Greer Featured in DMN Article

Texas Farmers Blogging for Business and Pleasure
07:29 AM CDT on Monday, August 25, 2008
By JESSICA SIDMAN / The Dallas Morning News

"Texas farmer Sid Greer was checking on his cattle last summer when it suddenly began to pour. He ducked behind a tree and watched as the rain filtered through the pine trees, glowing in the sun. The sight of the rain and the smell of the earth were so overwhelming that Mr. Greer ran inside to write a blog post. "It was almost a sensuous experience, so I wanted to share it immediately," said Mr. Greer, 59, of Daingerfield, Texas."

To read more of Sid's musings, please see his blog:

DMN Notes SF "Woodstock of Food "Gathering

Our own Dallas Morning News has taken note of the Labor Day weekend gathering of the nation's super-foodies (that would be us) in San Francisco.

Joyce Saenz Harris, writes in Sunday's edition: "Some 50,000 people are expected to participate in this country's first Slow Food Nation event, a gigantic 'Woodstock of food' to be held over the long Labor Day weekend in San Francisco."

Her article traces the roots of Slow Food Dallas from Timothy Mullner's kitchen in 2003 to our convivium-soon-to-be-chapter's 160 members today.

Current leadership team member Mark Monfrey notes that many Dallas members are "more interested in the social networking that Slow Food provides," but says that the political side also plays an important part in the movement's mission. "If we don't take an active role in government and politics," he says, "these small farmers won't have a chance."

Here, here.

Anyone out there interested in adding to our 160-strong membership roll should mark two dates on their calendar:

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 6:30 pm when there will be a new member "Meet and Greet" at the Veritas Wine Bar at 2323 N Henderson Ave. (between 75 and Greenville).

Sunday, Sept. 28 - Annual Meeting at a time and place to be determined.

Also if you're planning to attend the gathering in San Francisco let our current leader Jennifer Uygur know at juygur at She'll connect you with other Dallas Slow Foodies who plan on going.